Thursday, May 5, 2016

Vat-oe-Fiets 2016

Thursday, 5-May-2016 - Veghel - Today, it's Ascension Day, Dutch Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag), and also the annual bicycle tour Vat-oe-Fiets.  It's a tradition in Veghel and also in the Weiss Family.  I usually ride with Chris, but this year he was staying home with Marit enjoying their newly-born son Seth. This year the route took us through all six towns and villages which make up the township of Veghel.  In Eerde, we rode by the turning sails of the town's restored windmill next to the memorial (photo) to the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment who landed here on 17-September-1944 and, after eight days of heavy battle, liberated this area of the Netherlands. Great weather, great ride.  I was good for 50 km. pics (134) gps-tracked route part 2 windmill video clip (33 sec)

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