Sunday, April 27, 2008

Skating Fun from Mill to Grave

Sunday, 27-April-2008 - Mill - It was the warmest skating day of the year! We carpooled to Fitland in Mill. We had another great turnout: 18 Fun on Wheels skaters. Very nice smooth route--only a couple of rough stretches, including a historic stone-paved street in the town center of Grave where we had a break for coffee and tea at de Foeks restaurant. Great fun for 30 km. When I got back home, I had time for some yard work.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Skating to Nijnsel and Back

Saturday, 26-April-2008 - Nijnsel - It was a warm afternoon--my first skating day in T-shirt and shorts. This is what skating is all about--fantastic! We had 14 Fun on Wheels skaters. Good for 20 km.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Go Skate Kampina

Sunday, 20-April-2008 - Boxtel - Go Skate Kampina is the name of the tour route Fun on Wheels took today--28 km. We had a great turnout--18 skaters and one moped rider!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday Fun on Wheels

Saturday, 19-April-2008 - Veghel - There were eight skaters today: Tonnie, Frans, Marion, Mieke, Bart, Maria, Adriaan, and me. It was cloudy and starting to sprinkle when we decided to roll. We checked out some new asphalt along the river AA which runs through Veghel--very nice. We posed again at the bridge in the direction of Keldonk. Mieke cut it short when the sky didn't clear.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tour de Frans

Sunday, 13-April-2008 - Uden - Tour de Frans, because Frans is the one who selected the route. I rode by bike to the meeting place in Uden--about 8 km. What a turnout--23 Fun-on-Wheels skaters and one moped rider! Again, the weather was uncertain, but it stayed dry until we got back to the market place in Uden--then the rain fell out of the sky. Sure, I got wet on the way back home, but a nice warm shower took care of that. This was a great skating day--good for 25 km!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Fun on Wheels

Saturday, 12-April-2008 - Keldonk - We had eight enthusiastic skaters today: Tineke, Bart, Marion, Jeannette, Maria, Ronald, Tonnie, and me. The sky was threatening at times, but it stayed dry for us.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Retour Retour

06-April-2008, Sunday - Veghel - Retour Retour is the name of the inline skating fund-raising tour organized by 13-year-old Sacha for her father, Lex van Zutphen who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease." Sacha would like to help pay for a family vacation trip this summer to the United States--while Lex is still able. Fun on Wheels skaters responded whole-heartedly to Sacha's call for help.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

First Saturday Skate Outdoors

Saturday, 05-April-2008 - Veghel - It was to be our first skate oudoors today, but the weather was so theatening that almost everyone stayed home. I was watching the weather radar really close, and there was a chance that it wouldn't be raining around 1630, the time we meet on Saturday's. I rode my bike to the Sligro meeting point. Bep stopped by to see if anyone showed up. I was the only skater. I had to get the feel of skating outdoors before tomorrow.