Vlaanderen Part 2
I was a little worried about the distance not because I have never ridden 230km before, it was more because I know how badly you can completely fall apart north of 180km of riding. I felt a little unprepared. I explained these concerns to my wife Sam and all she said to me was, “you’re soft.”
Vlaanderen Part 1
We traveled to Belgium specifically for one of the biggest bike races of the year, de Ronde van Vlaanderen or in English, the Tour of Flanders. Because of the timing, we likely experienced the “cycling religion” at it’s greatest intensity. With this in my, the Belgian cycling culture is awesome, and the experience quite literally began from the time we walked off the airplane.
Given there are many cycling events and for that matter, many jerseys given out at said events, I’d like to think that the story behind FRETORI and the Shimano Gran Fondo presents something that’s both engaging and unique. I want to create something that can be felt and coveted.