You see 4 cyclist ahead of you. You hear them talking and you know they are Dutch. What definitely confirmed it is that one of them had a short with luxaflex.nl on the back. That same morning in the subway I had run into a Dutch school class visiting NY on the platform at 103rd. As quickly as I could I moved as far away from them as possible.
But two Dutch girls and two Dutch guys biking in Central Park is different. Then you want to talk to them and find out what they are doing in town and want to ride with them. And want to find out how quick and good they are. So for half a lap we talked and rode together and then I went on my way. Het was een mooi moment.