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  • Day339


    May 9, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Today was the longest day of cycling so far, 90km with a fastest downhill speed of 58kmh...😀 some fairly nasty hills too add to the mix of course.

    We had our first puncture, a board tack IN THE FOReST! Who brings tacks to the forest, eh? Like a pitstop pro the inner tubes were changed in 15 mins and we were back on our way.

    I consigned the sleeves of my useless Tresspass rain jacket to the bin of a bus stop in a little village where we sheltered from rain and where a group of 3 children who had just got off the school bus were giggling at us. The two boys sent the girl over to ask 20 x questions, including why Peter was wearing sandals.😀

    In NBG were were greeted by Peter's friend Philip who was a fabulous host providing beer, showers and a comfy bed for the night. Just what we needed. We ate at the NGB equivalent of Hofbrauhaus in Munich which was very cool despite having a pub sign from the town my old office was based in. Work..? What work!

    A quick trip to Sportscheck made a hefty dent in my travel kitty but I now no longer fear the next rain downpour 😀
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    Carl Goddard

    Mum will be happy you have your helmet on 😉

    Sarah and Peter

    Yeah we did the first 2 days without but then thought better of it because we came away from cycle tracks onto roads with steep descents. Its staying on now!

    Carl Goddard

    That's a good choice Sarah. Be a silly way to get hurt, especially so early on. And I'm sure Europe has its own idiots on the roads like the UK. Take care matey. Good to hear from you x