Yup, there are windmills in the Netherlands. Nope, there aren't many of the quaint old wooden ones with the graph-paper-like blades. Lots of GIGANTIC carbon fiber ones. They are, however, usually painted pleasing pastel colors (not the blades—the supports). They cover the landscape, revealing that the Netherlands are indeed flat, as promised, but are also quite windy.
Race is tomorrow, and I am equal parts excited/nervous about the longest race I've ever done. My brain is doing the standard "Why do you do this?" dance, but one of the benefits of doing this for a while is that you can tell your brain to shut up.
You might be able to watch on the internet (in the middle of the night for the start, but around 8:00-8:30 AM for east coasters) at this site:
Updates to come following race.
Interview: Chris “JBlood” Jongewaard Has Found a New Home on the ‘Cross Courses of Australia - Australian Chris "JBlood" Jongewaard won his third Australian Cyclocross Nationals on August 5. We spoke with him about his latest national title. The post...
21 hours ago