2012.05.20 - emma
Yesterday when summer payed Belgium a short visit I decided to make most out of it.
Woke up to freshly made coffee and straight awayÂ my body cravedÂ to be taken for a ride. TT bike thereÂ was and I headed out forÂ 1,5 hour ride. Back just in time for lunch and to pack my bag before I left for the kermesse race in Breendonk.
Everyone I came across had a smile on their lips andÂ it’s quite awesomeÂ how a summerdayÂ affects you. It’s like you get more energy and all problems seems to dissapear!
It has beenÂ more than a year since last time I raced a kermesse and I had forgotten a bit what it was like.Â Belgium kermesse racingÂ are very “family like”Â there is a nice relaxing atmosphereÂ andÂ they bring youÂ closer to your friends, supporters and organisers.
AÂ flatÂ course with no windÂ made the race easy in the peloton. I was there to make theÂ most out of it and with most of the peloton on my back I had a goodÂ and hard day. Attacking and closing breakaways was what I wanted. With everybody’s eyes on me it’sÂ funny how I can decide who gets to ride away.
FinishedÂ the beautiful day off withÂ pacetraining behind the car and the first BBQ of the year together with ourÂ friends tasted lovely!
A real “oldschool day”Â as I would call it (of in total almost 200km) and I know for a fact that they do me good!
South Africa next!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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