i would have gone if i was in the 'hood. went last year. the non-dutch peeps are more fun to hang out with, imho, especially the dubliners (there were 6 or so who did it in '06). when i did it, the dutch were all super-competitive, preriding the 400k course (which is fine) but not much going on after the race. hopefully, i'll be able to do it next year, and not get as lost.