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May 27, 2014 - Gent to Oudenaarde

May 27 Tuesday’s ride would take us from Gent to Oudenaarde (“old earth”), a shorter ride of some 26 km. The general forecast was for rain like the day before so Michel ordered up an out-sourced weather forecast from the Central Africa which said it might be OK? Apparently it was from a student meteorologist who studied his subject by correspondence. Our ride started at a relaxed pace until we reached a restaurant where we had a pleasant bathroom and coffee break (beer for me). We rode on to where we found a small nature preserve where we...

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Apr 6, 2014 - Bruges to Oudenaarde and the Tour of Flanders

Tour of Flanders Day 1 Today we rode the approximate route of the 1st leg of the Tour of Flanders. I say approximate because, for the real tour, the main roads are closed while for us the Bike Dreams crew wanted to keep us of these main roads. The route chosen once again used lots of little back rpads, lanes, cycleways and tracks. Lots of different surfaces, track widths and even a couple of off-road excursions where we had to carry our bikes across a blocked level crossing and down an earth embankment. After coffee we had ridden about 15...

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