Two nights before Ronde van Vlaanderen and the pre-party before the race is on. Some of the great people of Zingem took us to places we would never have found ourselves near the Oude Kwaremont. To be sitting at the table next to the great cycling photographer Graham Watson or the cheif mechanic from the Orica GreenEdge team was great. But greatest of them all were of course our new-found friends from Zingem.
Later that night we drove down to a farm at the bottom of Oude Kwaremont that turns it’s old stable into a great bicycling bar for a coumple of nights every year. Jam-packed with cycling fans and local beer cheap as dirt. The man in the grey sweater told me what he considered to be the most important Belgian word: ”koers!”