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
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
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, 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
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, 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. http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/20080412_sligro
Sunday, April 6, 2008
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
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.