It is 2007 when I first participate at the Bart Brentjes Challange. Bart is a former mountainbiker who is having his own team now.
The BBC does start in Eijsden, southern Netherlands, called Limburg
Limburg is known for his more hilly area, so the climbs are longer then the rest of the Netherlands.
In 2009 I did participate again in the trail ride.
Would it be fun to ride it again with my ten year old son. Is it something he could enjoy as well or is it just something I want?
We decide to go for it and plan a long weekend in Limburg.
On Friday we did ride the “sint pietersberg” , this new trail is very technical and some nice views.
On Saturday we did relax and picked up our race numbers.
Sunday 07 october it is raceday.
It was a bit colder then the last vieuw days so we did start in our tights.
Then the waiting begins before we are set to go.
And the we can ride on. After a few corners we did the the trails for ourselves. Passing by some riders with mechanical issues.
It gets warmer when we have our first climb, so we stripped down to shorts.
During the ride we did get a lot of reaction. My son was really motivated to ride on. On some climbs he was able to pass some adults as well, wich made him go even faster.
At the end we have rode a 42,5 km ( 26 miles) and had 580 altitude meters.
Proud of what we did we drove home to enjoy the photo’s and did create the video.
We are going to ride some more of these trails.