VEXILLOLOGY, FLANDERS, AND ONE FLAG'S MEANING. AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFF LOCKWOOD, OWNER OF THE NED FLANDERS FLAG.
I'm in a van full Belgians, driving through the Belgian countryside, in order to see the Tour of Flanders go by for the fifth time. I quickly learn that the locals pride themselves in knowing routes and strategic locations which will allow them to see the race go by as many times as possible. As we drive and eat stale sandwiches, we start discussing the many signs and flags that we commonly see in races like this. The Dirk Hoffman Motorhomes sign, Tornado Tom Frits and the like. I weigh in with my favorite. One that is not spotted as often, but is far more inventive. The Ned Flanders flag. The moment I mention this flag I get blank stares from everyone in the van. What do the Simpsons have to do with bike racing? >MORE
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