Payten Maness - Cyclist

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Tourist Day - Burgge

(One of the really great things about these trips, is not just the bike racing, but a chance to enjoy the local culture…I love this place)

Today was tourist day as Christian and Chole loaded up the gang and took us for a wonderful day in Brugge. First a little background on Brugge:
…the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. The city-center Markt features horse-drawn carriage rides and 17th-century houses converted into restaurants and cafes, as well as the 13th-century belfry with its 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.

Well, there’s the cut and past history lesson, now to the real fun, this place is stunningly beautiful, that you could explore for days. And with hosts
from William’s Racing Academy, we had a very traditional, fun tourist day that included some incredible local indulgences: Belgium waffles and Mussels!

Thanks again for Christian and Chole for being such wonderful hosts! If you want to experience Belgian life as a bike racer, I highly recommend you contact the Williams and sign up for one of these trips! It is a trip you will never forget.



The Canals in this city are stunning!

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I don't know the story with this sculpture, but it was way cool!

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Some views from the Belfry
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The Food…Yum!!!

Well I'm signing off for now, back to a training block to work off the that Belgian Waffle and to prepare for my next race!