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DO NOT FORGET sunday 16 oktober DOI TUNG bicycle event start 9a.m. everybody is welkom see you

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DO NOT FORGET  sunday 16 oktober DOI TUNG bicycle event start 9a.m. everybody is welkom  see you

THAIVISA'S 'HAMBURGERS' will be at the start with its strongest formation. Two Belgian aces!

They are shaving their legs already!

First of all our strongest trump Flupke, a man with iron legs, been tried and tested in the mountaineous area of the Belgian Ardennes. A climber 'pur sang' (this is French and means something like a 'thoroughbred' climber). A man, having been only three days in Chiang Rai, who already was offered sponsorship by the Trek Formation of Thailand for races in Bangkok.

In the mornings he warms up with a hundred kms and in the late afternoon he playfully rides another sixty. He is amazing. Yesterday evening he rode with Chiang Rai's best team (Northern Bike). All had racing bikes and Flupke his mountainbike. Speeds of 55 km an hour :o , but he didn't have the slightest problem. A man dedicated to his sport, a man with feeling for what is happening in the field during the course: This beautiful combination of force and intelligence.

We are proud to have him in our ranks!

And then, the veteran with the golden legs, our Jozef. Two days ago he celebrated his 48th birthday. What can we expect of him?

First of all: He is a born champion on the flat. He is actually unbeatable on the flat.

In the beginning the Thai Chiang Rai bikers smiled a little bit pityfull at him when he showed up with his 'simple' bike. Nowadays they make a 'wai'! Doesn't this say more than a thousand words?

Tactically he is brilliant. When he bikes on the flat there are no escapes. He will take back anybody, even if they are half his age! His fastest time up the killer hill of Sunday to come was 55 minutes.

His advantages: He will ride in the agegroup 45+. Most of the men will be from areas without mountains, which means they are seriously handicapped. Keep an eye on our Jozef (he already reduced his smoking)!

The 'soigneurs' will be Gerry1011 and myself (for what that's worth...).

Anybody who wishes to ride under the banner of THAIVISA'S HAMBURGERS:

Please PM Jozef! Sunday morning the participants will meet at seven o'clock at Ban Du and then, after some coffee, the convoy will head for Doi Tung.

Limbo (excited already).

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On behalf of the Sunbelt Thaivisa.com FC I would like to wish good luck to the bicycle team... All the best !!! And hope it will be an entertainning day for out bicycle team....

:o

Tytus

Sunbelt Thaivisa.com FC

Team Manager/Head Coach

Edited by tytus

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Waw , the pressure is there allright , keeping the farang( belgium ) colors high .

For me it is just for fun , as so many others , but I do like to race .

Second thought , suppose I should be in a winning position , what I seriously doubt , shouldn ‘ t it be better I just fake some material brake down and leave the glory to a thai rider ?

All by all this is an event to honour the mothers king , for thai people ( prove is even the brochure of the event is only in thai language ).

Ofcourse I will do whatever my sponsors expect from me !

So at the moment no more 55km/h , just relax touring (with jozef ) untill the big day

Keep on biking ,

Ronny

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Dear Mr. Flupke,

As well as Thai also foreigners hold a deep respect for the beloved Mae Fah Luang.

And the late HRH Somdet Ya, as She is called in the rest of Thailand, was very sympathetic towards ethnic and cultural minorities, among which we also might position the 'tribe' of the bignosed 'farangs'.

By building Her palace on Doi Tung she actually went to live in between them.

Having been an expat Herself (She lived many years in the United States and in Switserland) She would certainly not be against you taking a cup (THE cup if possible).

Keep in touch and don't eat seafood from now on!

Limbo.

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yes , these are truely words from a man of wisdom , with knowledge and respect for Thai culture and history .

offcourse I didn’t expect anything else , from my earlier reply , a little fish , swimming in thaivisa .com waters .

we are all honoured to have such a brightfull personality as our chang rai moderator .

( there are rumours he has secretly been training again , specially for this event , as he used to be the pioneer chang rai farang biker )

so next Sunday at Doi Thung , it will be : “ let the beast go “ , as the former popular belgian premier minister would say , while seated on a mechanical rodeo bull

thanks for clearifying on this matter .

for me as a ‘newbie ‘ to thailand always interested to learn more about its hystory and culture .

Thaivisa.com is truely amazing !

Ps : Limbo , seavegetables are the best source for mineral nutrition ,

but for Sunday I ‘ ll need something stronger .

what do you think about a double NO 1 hamburger special for breakfast ? :o

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yes , these are truely words from a man of wisdom , with knowledge and respect for Thai culture and history .

offcourse I didn’t expect anything else , from my earlier reply , a little  fish , swimming in thaivisa .com waters .

we are all honoured to have such a brightfull personality as our chang rai moderator .

( there are rumours he has secretly been training again , specially for this event  , as he used to be the pioneer chang rai farang biker )

so next Sunday at Doi Thung , it will be : “ let the beast go “ , as the former popular belgian premier minister would say , while seated on a  mechanical rodeo bull

thanks for clearifying on this matter .

for me as a  ‘newbie ‘ to thailand always interested to learn more about its hystory and culture .

Thaivisa.com is truely amazing !

Ps : Limbo , seavegetables are the best source for mineral nutrition ,

but for Sunday I ‘ ll need something stronger .

what do you think about a double NO 1 hamburger special  for breakfast ? :o

As I mentioned before: For the time being I wish to postpone my heart-attack !

And Jozef, please: From now on Flupke's spaghetti and hamburgers on the bill of Thaivisa.com (eh .... my bill).

Message for the THAIVISA'S HAMBURGERS BC supportersgroup:

The section Chiang Rai town meets in Ban Du at half past seven tomorrow morning (Sunday) and will join the local section of Maechan about 45 minutes later on the way to Doi Thung.

The countdown started!

Vive la Belge!

Limbo.

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OUR FLUPKE DID IT ! :o The First Cup!

The third price in the category 30 to 40 years (more than sixty participants)! Our Flupke (Belgium) is 37.

He rode the 27,4 kilometers in 1 hour and 16 minutes (average 21,5 kms).

Don't forget: It is very steep climbing for 95 % (the Doi Tung is at the 1600 meters level). Only one short descent during which he reached his maximum speed of 73 kilometers an hour :D

Belgian Jozef (48) finished the 18 kms alternative in 1 hour and 8 minutes.

Luke (44), our iron man from Vermont (USA) rode also the 27,4 and finished in 1 hour 35 minutes.

To compare: The over-all winner, a young and strong Thai cyclist took 1 hour en 10 minutes.

Please keep in mind: About 750 bikers from all over Thailand participated!

Among them six foreigners, of which 3 members of the THAIVISA'S HAMBURGERS BC.

Mumbojumbo led the supporters team of Chiang Rai town and Gerry1011 the supportersteam of Maechan. They did a great job.

I myself kept distance, being overwhelmed by emotions (....) :D .

It was the first time in the history of the Thai Bicycle Sport that the name of THAIVISA'S HAMBURGERS BC echoed over the mountains of Northern Thailand.

This happened when our Flupke received his Cup out of the hands of the Governor of Chiang Rai Province.

For me Flupke, Jozef and Luke are the heroes of the day and I am sure that I share this feeling with many of you!

Our transatlantic association (Belgium-USA) made a point! We exist!!!

And I am sure that the success of our top men will be an enormeous stimulant to the other bikers of THAIVISA'S HAMBURGERS BC.

Be sure you will hear more of us!

Flupke, Jozef, Luke: Thanks and thanks again!

Limbo.

:D:D:D

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I just want to memorize a beautifull moment in the race.

Our Belgian superman Flupke entered for a while in an agreement with a young Thai biker who was riding in another category. So they were no direct competitors.

They helped each other, taking the lead one after another, playing each others 'rabbit'.

When our Flupke had to go, still competing for a winning position, he shaked his new Thai friends hand and off he went.

It remembered me of the Maesai race I rode some years ago, where I waited for the cook of the Wang Come Hotel, husband of my laundry lady. I brought him back to the leading group, passed the group with him sucking my wheel with the intention to 'close the door' and put him in sprinters position about hundred meters before the finish. Shit, my legs went sour at this crucial moment driving next to the leader who immediatly took up the sprint and my cook had to pass me for the battle about the second position. He finally came in third (with about twenty kilos overweight, a cook you know).

Flupke managed to-day to keep his energy for the last track. He was able to give everything during the last kilometers without being handicapped by 'sour legs'.

It indicates his tactical and professional qualities.

Flupke, generous as he is, donated his cup to 'Hamburger 1' in Bandu, where it will be given a honorable place to remember the first success of THAIVISA'S HAMBURGERS BC.

Limbo.

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There is nothing more to add to what Limbo said...

Flupke, Jozef, you were great... in bringing the Belgian colors to the top of Doi Tung (in such a short time :o )

Next year we will be an even bigger team to support you.

Promised Limbo? :D

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As I doubt that they had the Belgian national anthem ready after flupke finished first, here it is. (The Belgians with their hand over their hearts and tears in their eyes of course... :o ): :D:D:D O dierbaar Belgie O heilig land der vaa-ad'ren ..... :D:D:D

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Thanks Mr. Tokker,

The organisation was far from perfect (I woke up in a massage place at 5.30 in the morning after Irish Tayto woke me up by phone at the day of the happening) and Gerry1011 is a Walloon (....). I first thought I was in a hospital, because of the curtains.

Flupke and Jozef are Flemish and I am a Dutch Limburger (no, not the cheese, but as a person). And we all spoke English!

That's the spirit of Thaivisa: "Völkerfreundschaft" as the Germans would put it.

We, in a way, were all singing before the church went out.

But Flupke got us all together.

Limbo :o

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