Monday, September 17, 2007

Leontien's Ladies Ride

Leontien's Ladies Ride is a non-competitive 70 km ride only for women, and is named after cyclist Leontien van Moorsel, who won 4 golden medals at the olympic games in 2000 and 2004. It is a sponsored ride for the benefit of all research of breast cancer.
It's also a very pleasant ride, with the purpose of stimulating people (read women) to live in a healthy way by riding their bikes.
And this is something dutch women loooove to do, because yesterday 7000 of them moved to Den Bosch to be part of the third edition. And so were we: Arja, Loes, Marian and Marion, 4 very old friends (not by age, but by acquaintance).
We had a great time, I think it's obvious when you look at the photos.
I had promised to make a caricature to present us as a team, and you can see the results.
The caricature speaks for itself, let me just say that "spatader" is a varicose vein, and is the nickname of our group.

A sea of bicycles at the start in Den Bosch

The four of us at the beginning of the day.


...and me. Nearly caused an accident making this photo.

Boy, do these girls know how to ride.....

Hurray! We did it!

Some women were even more weird then we were.


Vincenzo said...

That illustration is just SOOO Fantastic!!!!...and there is nothing like a good bike ride...okay, maybe there's a few other things :)

Tim Bye said...

Tremendous stuff - really inspiring!

The Gaber's Sketchblog said...

That was very nice of you to do. The picture and the ride.

Are bicycles a main mode of transportation there? I was just in Sweden and everyone rides a bike there. California, not so much.

Marion said...

Thanks for the compliments!
Gabriel,in this country distances are very small and therefore a bike is the perfect mode of transportation. It used to be the only way, but that's 40 years ago, unfortunately..
( I spent 4 hours today in a traffic jam).