|It's much steeper than it looks!|
|You don't want to hug|
the tree like this guy.
Sunday morning round 2 of the Middle Netherlands series brought all these clubs racers together at Hilversum. By a rough count 70 riders turned up to race on course about 2/3 the size of a football field. A few 3 meter high lumps keeps it interesting and with a morning rain slippery corners a plenty. And did I mention plenty of corners? With a course this size they use every spec of land-180 turn and then straight just enough to bring back the guy in front of you 100 times. It took a good two laps for the long line to break up-you could see the 30 guys ahead of you in two or three lanes racing back and forth. Passing is tough and after all those accelerations not much left in the tank, a good day is not hitting the deck while the sliding around. Going in circles is a long morning.
Happy to put the feet up and watch the World Cup on Sporza this afternoon!