Monthly Archives: August 2010

Aches & Pains

Fortunately I only fell off my bike twice, both times off the road up onto the pavement and neither time did I injure myself. A couple of times my bike fell over, while I was standing astride it, trying to put on or take off … Continue reading

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Facts & Figures – Zahlen

Here the totals: Calculated route distance:  750,00 miles Actual distance:                    883,72 miles Elevation:                               27762,47 feet Total bike time:                     99 hours 25 minutes 9 seconds Average per day overall:     55,23 miles, 1735,15 feet, 6 hrs. 13 min. Average 14 … Continue reading

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Bonny-TREK

It’s a bit late in the day, I know, but I decided to give my bike a name, as she has been so good – I have decided she is female. She really gave me no trouble during the trip … Continue reading

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I made it!

Well, I still can’t believe it properly – I am actually here! I arrived with my friend Anna at 7:15 lst night. It was again not an uneventfull day: We set off in the rain on a very interesting route … Continue reading

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Almost there

The first stage in England was again not easy: From the youth hostel at the top of the Telscome cliffs I had to go along a dirt road between the cows and carefully push my bike through enormous puddles whillst … Continue reading

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Encounters

One of the things which has made the biggest impression on me this trip has been meeting all kinds of extremely friendly and helpful people – well let’s say 95% of them. Apart from the friends I stayed with who … Continue reading

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Whether the weather be fine

whether the weather be not, whenever it’s not raining it is very, very hot, whenever you climb hills, the sun is showing, if not that, a gale force headwind is blowing. On this trip I have all kinds od weather … Continue reading

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12th destination

Yesterday really was an easy day. I stayed at Fran’s all morning and did some washing. I also caught up on my blog, uploading photos with the use of her laptop. Then I succeeded in finding a bed for last night- … Continue reading

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Love & Hate

As I have mentioned before, my husband and son most generously bought me a Nokia N97 mini especially for this trip. In addition to being a mobile phone it is really a wonderful liitle computer, camera, torch, spirit level etc. etc. … Continue reading

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Fotos for the last three days/Bilder der letzten 3 Tage

I am now approaching the last stage of my “Tour de France” as I set out for the final 16-18 Kilometres to Dieppe and have not been able to post photos recently, so to ensure that you really know I … Continue reading

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