Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vienna (May 24th – May 29th)

I didn’t end up leaving Linz until about 6pm on the Wednesday. I could have stayed another night but I was conscious of the fact that it was 220km to Vienna and I wanted to be there by Friday afternoon. … Continue reading

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The Donau Delivers

After all the snaking about I did following the Danube between Donaueschingen and Dillingen, I was put off a little bit. So when I was given the choice betweeen following the cyclepath between Vilshofen and Passau, or sticking to the … Continue reading

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Serendipity (May 22nd – 23th)

I decided to leave Augsburg on Sunday morning. I had the opporunity to hang around until Wednesday whence I could have got a lift all the way to Bratislava. I felt as if if didn’t leave then I never would so decided to make … Continue reading

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Beer

N.B. If you haven’t logged in a little while then please click here and work your way up from the last entry you read (probably ‘Sunshine and baguettes’) before reading this one. The amount of comment-worthy sights and exchanges I have … Continue reading

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Richtung Auxburg (16th & 17th of May)

The Germans are lightyears ahead of the British when it comes to going green. Recycling is second nature here, and the percentage of rooftops decked out with solar panels is surprisingly high. A monster nuclear power plant cooling tower bellowing … Continue reading

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Olga Crush.

I have been tweaking and fine tuning the bike each day trying to find the optimum touring geometry. Those hours spent in Dylan’s workshop perfecting the brakes etc has definitely made for a quality ride. Alas, the XT derailleur still … Continue reading

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Introducing Herr Donau (13th, 14th, 15th of May)

And so it was that I would leave country two and head east to the Franco-German border. I hate to say it, but the ferry which crosses the Rhine was genuinely really efficient. Maybe that’s something which reflects well on … Continue reading

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Fillet-O-Fish (12th/13 of May)

It sometimes amazes me that anything gets done in France so regularly is everything closed. Not only is everything but the largest of corporate businesses closed from 1200 ‘til 1400 each day, but also they seem to be closed on … Continue reading

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Chamber of Secrets (12th of May)

Alsace is one of those funny places which sits on the border between two different countries and therefore has character traits of both. Place names could happily belong to either state: Schirmeck (the first German name I came across perhaps?), … Continue reading

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The mountains beckon (11th/12th May)

I spent one morning wasting time trying to find caves and only found a very mediocre one. After climbing a beast of a hill I came across a map showing various tourist attractions. A roman temple on top of a … Continue reading

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