Sunday 30 June 2019

Stage 2 (Sunday): Get it done! (Time trial proxy day)

The Tour de France's 2nd stage is a time trial of 28 kilometres in the city of Brussels, Belgium. The route features four gently sloping stretches all at around 4%. Well, at least that’s what the brochure says.

Our day was very different. The Tour de France closes all the roads for its event, which only makes sense. Le Loop doesn't swing that kind of clout (yet). So our route today was heavy on bike paths designed for Sunday strollers and baby carriages. We were also treated to lots of downtown road that we had to share with Sunday drivers, Sunday trucks and really big Sunday buses.
Today was not a fun day.
A high level of concentration was required to avoid hitting or being hit. Thankfully, it wasn’t a long ride. Just one of those ‘get it done’ kinda things.
That all said, when you’re tooling around town, you do get to take a lot more pictures…. :)
Tomorrow we leave Belgium for France and Stage 3 of the Tour. 

Two of my teammates...
With Deirdre and Roger!

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