Saturday, December 29, 2007

A day in the life in Meise: Saturday, 12/29/2007

Another day without racing, so naturally we had to find a way to spend our day. When we woke up this morning, the weather was quite dismal, so it looked like it was going to be a mellow day of reading, hanging out and recovering. We headed to the market in the late morning to pick up some provisions. Our hosts are out of town and we are on our own, as we are no longer "guests". I believe we have earned the status of temporary tenant. We love our digs here in Belgium and our hosts are simply amazing. Of course, Gerda couldn't leave town without making sure we had homemade soup for every day and she left provisions in the garage fridge. I feel totally taken care of. But we still needed to do some shopping, so we cruised the market down the street and then used our best dutch to order some vegetables, fruit, bread and cheeses. Pretty much our diet here. We also made a quick stop at the grocery store for beer that Kris had recommended and some misc. items not acquired at the market. By the time we got home, the sun was shining and we were anxious to get out and ride. A quick lunch and then we set out for a quick, short recovery spin. Or so we thought... Luckily we both were feeling really good. Not too tired from our racing, because our great idea to follow this guy riding turned our quick spin into a nice 3 1/2 hour endurance ride. The paths were great and we found where we were on our first ride with Jan, but we did not find our way back. As it started getting darker, I started getting more and more brave, asking every person we saw which direction to go. Luckily I started asking, because we were going in the wrong direction. Neither of us have a very good sense of direction, so our, or rather my, decision not to back track led us on a nice long loop. We arrived home just as it was getting dark and the weather was beautiful the whole time. Windy, but a great day to be lost on your bike in Belgium.

1 comment:

RRW said...

I'm thinking of taking some "provisions" up to Tim at the Cabin tomorrow.

You crack me up.
Live it!!!