BEUVRY LA FORET
Okay I’ll be honest with you, this drive was a motherfucker but somehow we made it. We entered the course on a pretty SIQ pave section right before Arenberg. There was some talk of shooting the race there because it was out in the open and dusty and the light was great, plus the crowds were good. Also, photographically speaking Arenberg is a butthole. It’s dark, you can’t really go in, and it’s so cliché. Coincidentally, after pushing on we discovered the Trench was CLOSED to the caravan for the first time ever. The subsequent detour totally fucked us. The next forty min was one of the most stressful driving experiences any of us had ever experienced ever. We spent as much time driving in reverse as we did driving in forward. We missed the race on the backside of the forest then scrambled to get to the backside of Sector 18 before the race came past but failed. Never leave a spot to get to a spot! Repeat after me:
“NEVER LEAVE A SPOT TO GET TO A SPOT!”
Defeated, we drove straight to Beuvry La Foret. As far as sectors goes this puppy is kinda basic and uninspired. Also, it’s right next to a freeway. Listen, it’s just not a first date sector is all I’m saying. Whatever, we got to see dudes bunny-hop dogs, I almost got run over at least three times and I’m pretty sure this is basically where Sagan made his WINNING move. So yeah, while it’s maybe not a ritzy sector or whatever, it’s got pedigree now bitch.