Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Fun on Wheels

Sunday, 24-May-2009 - Rosmalen/Den Bosch - It was a beautiful sunny 23 Deg C already at 0850 when we left the carpool meeting point. We headed for Rosmalen, the start of today's skate. The route took us in and around Den Bosch. 21 Skaters, good for 25 km. When I got back home, there was plenty of time for some yard work.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Skating

Saturday, 23-May-2009 - Veghel - There were four Fun-on-Wheels skaters today: Bep, Frans, Tonnie, and me. We went to Keldonk and back.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Katherine and Martin Turn 29

Thursday, 21-May-2009 - Hellevoetsluis - Katherine and Martin celebrated their 29th birthday today.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Volleyball Teammate Wedding

Wednesday, 20-May-2009 - Uden - I picked up Chris and Claudia. We drove to Uden for Marc's Bar-BQ volleyball teammate Peter and Manuela's wedding.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rainbow Skating

Tuesday, 19-May-2009 - Boekel - I got up at 0500 today, and I was at work at 0730. I wanted to go skating, because it'd been two weeks since the last time I was on skates. I needed to build up my condition. I wasn't certain the weather would cooperate, but there was a chance that the rain showers would skirt around Boekel. I got on my bike at 1815 and headed for Boekel. The cloulds were ominus, but they were also moving rather quickly from south to north. Before I got out of Veghel it started to rain. I stopped to put on my windbreaker. It wasn't water-proof, but it kept me warm. Halfway to Erp, it came down pretty good. I was soaked. Maybe it was dry in Boekel, I thought. I had to find out. At the other side of Erp, it wasn't raining, and the roads were dry. When I got to the Electroworld starting point, it was dry and there were a dozen skaters assembled catching up on the latest news. Jos announce that we'd keep an eye on the weather, and we cut it short if needed so as not to avoud getting wet. We departed at 1900 with twenty skaters in two groups. It turned out to be a great 25 km skate with sunshine and rainbows. I got back home at 2215 tired and with muscles hurting. All I could think of was a warm shower and a good night's rest.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Liberation Day

Tuesday, 5-May-2009 - Veghel - Celebrating freedom, the flag goes to the top.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Remembrance Day

Monday, 4-May-2009 - Veghel - Remembering those fallen. I started the day by lowering the flag to half-mast. As I returned home from work, I saw an F-16 formation fly over Veghel.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Six Bridges and Viaducts Around Eindhoven

Sunday, 3-May-2009 - Eindhoven - It started out cloudy, and there was rain predicted; but we made it back to the starting point just as it started to sprinkle. Seventeen Fun-on-Wheels skaters, escorted by two moped riders--good for 30 km.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bone and Fossil Collectors

Saturday, 2-May-2009 - Veghel - On my way to help Chris, I saw what looked like a human skull displayed with other bones on the sidewalk along the bike path. When I stopped to take a look, I met these bone and fossil collectors. Patrick was the expert. He was very passionate about his hobby, and he had quite a collection including mammoth (humerus), ancient horse (radius), and a pigs skull--no human bones. This really sparked my interest (see links). At the apartment, it was Thijs's turn. He and Chris were finishing laying the floor. They were ready for moving day.

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Help from Friends

Friday, 1-May-2009 - Veghel - Today, in addition to Roy, Chris and Claudia had help from Hellevoetsluis: Katherine, Martin, and Bowie. The apartment floor looks great!