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September 16th, 2017, 13:51
Next week the 2017 bicycle world championship takes place.

Now, why am I posting this? It's not because I like bicycling as a sport (I do). It's because….

Because …

Because it takes place in Bergen, which, as you can see just to the right, happens to be my home town. We're already heavily affected, for once most of the major streets are reserved for bicycles. Fences everywhere, buses and trains going where they didn't use to (well, actually not the trains). And lots of dedicated people in brightly colored (yellow) jackets guiding confused citizens, who may know where they're going, but not exactly how to get there. Quite interesting.

And apparantly most of the world bicycling elite, although I haven't seen them yet.

So, now you'll have the chance to see where I live. You may even see yours truly - ok, not very likely and to be honest: you won't miss much.

This is where they'll be cycling:


And here:


Hurls, recognize those places? You've been there.

pibbur who will watch the events, even if he's seen the town before.

PS. A bit strange, but the weather forecast is quite good for most of the week, after 3 months of mostly rain. DS.
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September 16th, 2017, 14:30
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Next week the 2017 bicycle world championship takes place.

Now, why am I posting this? It's not because I like bicycling as a sport (I do). It's because….

Because …

Because it takes place in Bergen, which, as you can see just to the right, happens to be my home town. We're already heavily affected, for once most of the major streets are reserved for bicycles. Fences everywhere, buses and trains going where they didn't use to (well, actually not the trains). And lots of dedicated people in brightly colored (yellow) jackets guiding confused citizens, who may know where they're going, but not exactly how to get there. Quite interesting.

And apparantly most of the world bicycling elite, although I haven't seen them yet.

So, now you'll have the chance to see where I live. You may even see yours truly - ok, not very likely and to be honest: you won't miss much.

This is where they'll be cycling:


And here:


Hurls, recognize those places? You've been there.

pibbur who will watch the events, even if he's seen the town before.

PS. A bit strange, but the weather forecast is quite good for most of the week, after 3 months of mostly rain. DS.
Yes I do recognise the places!! A gorgeous place and I will watch for the cycling news/coverage.
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September 16th, 2017, 15:55
Wouldn't it be great if Boasson Hagen or Kristoff would win
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September 21st, 2017, 14:29
The good news is that the time trials for both women and men have Dutch winners
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September 21st, 2017, 15:16
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
The good news is that the time trials for both women and men have Dutch winners
Yes. Both were impressing.

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September 22nd, 2017, 10:03
We're good at speedskating?
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September 22nd, 2017, 16:37
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We're good at speedskating?
Slightly.

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September 24th, 2017, 14:29
As expected, yesterday a Dutch woman became world Champion
I think however, like me, most would not have expected Chantal Blaak to win, which makes it even more impressive.

I don't expect that today the Dutch men can do the same.
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September 25th, 2017, 15:03
Indeed, ended up with Peter Sagan winning for the third time in a row. Exciting race though.
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