Monday, 5 November 2007
panamalleycat IV 03.11.07
my helmet was in my bag. i woke up when they were getting me into the ambulance. i'm lucky, i guess. my face looks like someone punched me and my shoulder hurts but i'm ok.
juan took my bike (with the front wheel fucked up) with him. jonathan and delphina came to the hospital and waited with me until they let me out at 5am. thank you guys.
so i missed the end of the night, but looking at my photos now... it was a great night.
we met up at 19:00 at porte maillot. lots of people showed up. local couriers from urban cycle, velocite paris, and novea, also tom (who runs tour de ville) vincent (haute-courier) and joss the boss (who works in london) from eindhoven, ... anny and rebecca (who i met at the velorution ride that morning) from the states, ...
tom, vincent and me wanted to enjoy the sights of paris la nuit. luckily, the 3rd checkpoint was in a bar so we stopped for a beer with axle and after a few amstel's we decided we weren't going to win the alleycat. so we never made it to the second manifest... but we found out where the finish line was and we got there eventually.
gab, yves and miguel (in that order apparently) won the race, joss was the first out of town, rebecca the first girl, pat the best dispatch, juan also won something, and so did some more people i can't remeber now... jboule did a great job organizing the whole event. merci beaucoup monsieur. a la prochaine (decembre 8).
more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedalturista