Last week was spent cycling through Poland.
We began the journey with 12 riders representing Polish, Australian, American, Irish, British and Dutch messengers. The journey was incredible. Cycling 150km (not 130km) we made it to Poland in one cohesive unit.
The first night we had an alleycat in Gorzow and approximately 35 people came out for the race. I came in 7th overall, which considering the 150km from earlier in the day, I was quite proud of.
The next day we rode some 40km to a small village town of Podogze. There were literally 6 houses in the entire village. We partied in a barn.
Day three we drove cars 300km South to Wroclaw. This town is simply amazing, beautiful and scenic. This was the first night of the PCMC - Polish Cycle Messenger Championships 2009. The crowd swelled now from our small group of 12 to 150 people.
The accomodations for Wroclaw were in these shitty five person bungalows. The walls would creak and shake if you simply placed your back or hand against it for support.
The main race was held in a park nearby. The checkpoints were in the shape of a fish, with each checkpoint named after a part of the fish - dorsalis, fin, etc.
Harry Potter (David) from London got 3rd place, which considering he was from our original group of 12 was really awesome. That night, the disco monkey (Said) got stoned out of his mind. He was insane (lots of video footage to prove it).
Following this we went to the velodrome for individual sprints and Australian racing. Our very own Aussie in residence, Brian Wagner, stole the show and won a brand new track frame. Stavo won the Australian scratch and took home a frame for himself too.
This was supposed to be the end… or was it?
The Warsaw Car Killers Crew - Kaspio Couriers wanted to take the party home. Seeing that a couple of us still had time to kill and zlati to burn we decided to head further east.
The last two days have been spent exploring Warsaw and its nightlife. Its an awesome city, good food, cheap beer and a nonsensical sylabic language.
te hu ya ya bunny!
Photos and Videos to follow.
The pictures and videos that accompanied this portion and the ensuing mayhem will be made available in short order.