Monday, 8 November 2010

22nd Nachtrit

Last Saturday it was again time for our traditional blast through the country. Being one of the organizers meant I wouldn’t drive during the event itself. Our (Jos & me) task was to do a final check, for last minute road works, festivities etc. So we left pretty early on the Saturday morning in lovely autumn weather, it was again pouring with rain. The good thing about that was that much of the soil the farmers had left on the road was washed away, but the leaves weren’t, as the driver from a little Ford Fiesta found out. Car was well and truly hidden in the undergrowth in one of the tighter bends. Luckily no one got hurt, only the car. But despite the rather wet conditions we reached the mid way halt in just 2:15 hours, not bad indeed.


While we were enjoying our lunch, the weather cleared a bit, and the second stage turned out to be very good fun indeed. Road conditions were pretty good, with most of the slippery stretches easy to spot. Only real problems were some festivities in Theux, turned out they cleared the road by the time the cars past through. But before we got there we first had to negotiate a stretch of road going up a steep hill, a stage from the Boucles de Spa. Very good fun indeed with the car fish tailing its way up through the very slippery leaves. So with not much to report for the briefing, we got back to the start in time to see all the cars of ...


























Turned out that most of the teams had a good time. And the route itself, well that was 90% the same as last year, but driven in the opposite direction. For next year we will be going into another part of the Ardennes ...