The Eddy Merckx Trip to Belgium

Posted on November 21, 2016. Posted in . Tagged as Community, Events, Featured Posts

We have all seen the images, cobbled roads, muddy, snow covered cyclocross races, crazed fans at track races, and lots of cycling passion. It is all true and I get to see it first hand in a three day whirl wind. I'm not a great writer, so I won't make you suffer through my bad typing. Come in the shop and I will tell you every story I can remember. I will give you a few images and captions of the trip and some of the more interesting Merckx bikes that you don't get to see everyday.

This is how you are greeted when you arrive at the Eddy Merckx headquarters, in Zellik.

I don't think I need to explain this.

One of the rare and very expensive EM 70 stainless bikes. This one is serial number 1.

This one is for your little cannibal. It will come to the US and be shipped with both cross tires and road tires. Juniors rejoice.

Would any one be interested in a very modern Eddy Merckx Titanium bike handmade in Zellick? I thought so. I hope to get on the list.

The bidon wall in the Tour of Flanders Museum. How many teams can you name?

The man, the myth

Johan Museeuw was always fun to watch.

Musseeuw was know as the lion of flanders.

The Johnny Thunders of road cycling, VDB.

Andre Tafi is certainly an honorary Flandrian.

The VIP area at the Gent Six Day.

I was giggly to see this. We were even eating frites in the cold.