Last week, I was able to mix a little pleasure with a business trip to Europe. Philippec already has posted a photo report of our meeting up to see the Tour of Flanders. http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=56773 I had some auto problems near Ghent (Gent if you are Flemish and Gand if you are French) a few days earlier. While I was waiting for help, I pulled my rented auto to the side of the road. Within 5 minutes, an old lady on a bike was beating on the windows of the car and screaming something that I could not understand in Flemish. Then several other cyclists passed by and smacked my car. Then it dawned on me, I was blocking a bike lane. I was at the beginning of my trip and did not realize how significant bike lanes and paths were in Belgium. I have never seen as good a bike lane systems as I saw in Flanders and respect for cyclists -- cars even give you the right of way where the bike lane crosses the entrance/exit to freeways. But, don't block a bike lane with your car or you will incur the wrath that I did. Although I was not in the mood for irony at the time, it is kind of ironic that I would be perceived as being insensitive to the rights of cyclists when I had a bike in the trunk on my car and only was in Belgium because I had come for the Tour of Flanders.