Sunday, September 25, 2011

Skating to Hellevoetsluis

Sunday, 25-September-2011, - Rotterdam/Hellevoetsluis - It was a glorius, sunny day. After a nice overdue talk with ex-collegue Harald, I put on my skates and headed to Hellevoetsluis. Katherine and Logan picked me up, and we drove back home. High-time for supper. I was good for 30 km. pics (86). gps-tracked route part 1 part 2

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Double Fun-on-Wheels Skating

Saturday, 10-September-2011 - Veghel - Twin sisters Arianne and Astrid joined us today. We headed for Wijbosch. When we got back we stopped at the Mac for ice cream. Nine skaters--good for 15 km. pics (26)
gps-tracked route

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Return Trip to the Netherlands

Tuesday, 6-September-2011 - Zürich/Eindhoven - We left Zurich around 2330. I got more sleep on the way back. We dropped off Brigitte, Maurice, and Marion at a rest stop near their home where we picked them up. Got back safely to Eindhoven around 0900. Said goodbye to everyone and drove home to Veghel. Thanks to everyone for a great Fun-on-Wheels weekend! Special thanks to the organizers: Henriette, Kees, Marion, Ria, and Toon.
pics album (6) weekend top 50

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Night Skate Zürich?

Monday, 5-September-2011 - Pfäffikon/Einseideln/Zürich - Ria announced that the calf was born about 0300. I couldn't get to sleep after wakening for someone's snoring episode. On my way to the toilet, I saw that the morning milking had just started. I watched for awhile before going back to bed. It was still raining when we got up. After breakfast, we thanked our hosts and headed for the Einseideln Monastery for some sightseeing. We then drove back to the youth hostel in Zurich for the Monday Night Skate. It had stopped raining when we got there. We were on our own for a few hours--we'd meet back at 1730 to find out if the skate would take place. The sun came out after a few minutes--my hopes started rising. Marij and I found a nice place to eat lunch. pics (129)
Morning Milking at Lützelhof part 1 (19 sec) part 2 (22 sec)
Monday Night Skate part 1 (21 sec) part 2 (39 sec) part 3 (19 sec)
gps-tracked route part 1 part 2

Swiss Countryside Skating

Sunday, 4-September-2011 - Zürich/Pfäffikon - After breakfast, we headed for the village of Bollingen, about 50 km from Zürich, to meet our hosts and and guides, Ernst and Prisca, for the morning skate. During the lunch break, we got a downpour that didn't quit. That ended our skating for the day. We then headed to the Lützelhof dairy farm in Pfäffikon. This is where we would stay the night. Had a good meal and fun afterwards. During the evening we found out that a calf would be born that night. Helene and Ria stayed up to watch the birth. pics (297)
clip skater with the bell
gps-tracked route

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Skating in Zürich

Saturday, 3-September-2011 - Zürich - We arrived around 0930 at the youth hostel where we would spend the night. We put on our skates and headed for the lake front near the center of the city. Jürg, Monday Night Skate Team Leader, was our guide. pics (269)
Train Staton Music clips part 1 part 2
gps-tracked route part 1 part 2

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun-on-Wheels Zürich

Friday, 2-September-2011 - Eindhoven - Marij and I picked up Bep on our way to the meeting point in Eindhoven: Willy de Kruyff Touring Cars. Twenty-eight Fun-on-Wheels skaters and family members boarded the bus at 2330. Piet was our driver for the weekend. We were on our way to Zürich! pics (12)