|Submitter:||Joeri van Leeuwen|
|Description:|| On the lovely afternoon of Tuesday July 2, a somewhat rowdy but prepared-looking group of 32 ASTRON/JIVErs got together for the 2013 mountainbike outing. After fitting the rental bikes, these cyclists easily traversed the unpaved sandy terrain near the new building to get together for a group picture, while there was still little mud on everyone. We then split into three groups of varying speed, to tour the trails around the ASTRON building.|
The ages ranged from <25 to >65, and the experience from looking for fun, to sporty and seasoned. The latter got a taste of some of the off-track GPS trails that Eric had previously put together. After a break a little over half way, near Hotel Spier, the second half of the course sported a steep climb onto the new bank of the A28. Then past some nice, sandy, zigzagging forest single-track back to Astron, where the PV had prepared a spread of healthy drinks and snacks, that went down well after the warm afternoon.
Thanks Alex B., Eric K. and Marja C. for co-organising.