Our courier Karel aka ‘Klokke’ is our elite racer. He is racing in Belgian Elite level on both disciplines: Road Race and Cyclo Cross. He is a perfect example to prove that steel bikes still have their saying even on such a high level.
During the weekdays he is working in our team as courier and on weekends he is racing. Therefore he is regarded sometimes as the modern working class version of the lives of the legends like Fausto Coppi or Ottavio Bottecchia.
Below you can find his Instagram feed from his latest races and adventures.
Yesterday was amazing! I dont know what it is but this rain and cold gets you to another level. The whole scenario changes. You only see half, every move has to be more calculated. Others are freezing, some are pissed. But at the end those races are the best and not to forget. #ritcheylogic #ritcheyrides #steellovingyou #pedalbxl Vollezele 5/3/2017 Result 56/152
That @ritcheylogic swisscross disc is amazing! Gets you over all surfaces. Last days have been cold rainy and snowy but with a weapon like this you simply cannot sit still and get cold. In one month the road season starts again so these days are perfect to train the body for the first cold races #ritcheylogic #ritcheyrides #pedalbxl Picture by @anttonmiettinen Hammering for @pedalbxl
Last saturday was the before last race of the season. Alsemberg was bathing in sun. Not really the usual weather. Arrived on spot I saw it was a track made for me. Bit of uphill and open field. Was standing on the last row at the start. Good that nobody saw that gap at the right and was almost wat the half of the pack in the first corner. I was my best b cross! Result 23/47 📷By Ivo Trappeniers #ritcheylogic #ritcheyrides #steellovingyou
3th cross! We evolve! 1st one 36th, 2nd 35th and yesterday 34th. The day was filled with sun and good legs. Little by little I could take some places. I was at 8 seconds from a group of 6 when I lost my chain twice. But did not give up. Then in the before last lap my derailleur broke. Good legs but tired gear. Getting the cross feeling back! On to the next one! Result 34/49 Next race: 23 oktober 15h. 📷By Ivo Trappeniers #ritcheylogic #ritcheyrides #steellovingyou
Yesterday 2nd cross, Nossegem's Patattencross was like last week. Full sunshine with a dry and fast track. On those bumps it was not easy not to fly. Was riding with bit to low pressure but it was nice. Those @ritcheylogic rims got few direct hits but they are strong! Not to much cleaning after the race neither. Should take a Swiffer instead of a pressure washer if it stays like this. #ritcheylogic #steellovingyou #professionaldeformation Result 35/41 Next race, Zingem 16/10 @15h15 📷 By Ivo Trappeniers
Last race was a blast! Heusdenkoers in Ghent. The world championship of "kermiskoersen"! Hammering 170km at 45,8 avg. Together with pro's like Keisse! Here on the pic together with Jerome Baugnies from @teamwantygobert . At least we both have the best sponsor: @ritcheylogic but nevertheless I have the best bike 😉 #ritcheyrides #heusdenkoers. Picture by Patje Cosyn