Our man Hannu Cools dropped us a line and sent some pics from the road...
Damn, sorry I write you back so late; you might have been worried. I am not injured, but had a couple of busy but exciting weeks. I went to Montpellier in south of France for a contest called 'fise'. The contest is not really that fun (its another circus contest like they all seem to be these days), but it was really good to see all the friends again! And as my girlfriend joined me, going there was just an excuse to hang out in the sun at the beach.
After the contest we had an Eastpak dinner with my good friend Andy Zeis and the riders, which was really fun! Then the minute after, me and Birte drove out of the city to sleep on the beach! That was so good—clear sky with lots of stars, away from all the buildings, chilling sound of waves! We had a really good sleep there! When we woke up we realized we were on a nude beach, haha. Pretty handy because I forgot my swim shorts and wanted to go for a swim:)
Afterwards we picked up a lot of fruits at a local market and started driving a small road through the swampy area of south France—the "camarque", a natural area with wild horses! We continued on the small roads passing "Aix en Provence". We followed a mountain road that led us to the French grand canyon wich was amazing! Definitely go back there one day!
Then we headed home because I had to help build a set up for a demo in a Belgian festival called Groezrock.
It was fun. We had crazy good weather and Toby Forte flew over to ride with us! It was so good to see him again!
We started taking the course apart at night because I was desperate to go to our trails with Toby!
We were finished Sunday midday and Toby had his flight Tuesday evening, so we had two full days to play on MX trails. Jess (Toby's girlfriend) and Birte hung out while we went riding, and in the night we met at my place to have a BBQ!
After I dropped Jess and Toby at the airport I was so exausted! Went to bed early because I had to work the next day. On wednesday and friday i worked 27hours(!!) which was pretty nuts, but as my weekend started today already, I shouldn't complain!
Now I have to go and fix my van because on the trip a fuse caught fire, which is not really normal :)
p.s. In about four weeks we expect our little one! and Birte is doing fine!