A risky plan
After cycling long last night, today began late. It wasn’t till after 11, until I decided to peel out of my bivy bag.
Luckily I was mostly greeted with sunshine and some showers. The plan was to a) cycle the 200km per day I calculated to be possible and b) even add some more distance to make up for the shorter trip yesterday.
In the beginning I had the wind at my back and was cruising along quite fine, but as soon as I turned northwards it became obvious how much help I actually had by the wind.
Besides that, there is not much to say.
It’s basically lots of fucking trees here. It’s hard to get a feeling for progress, since everything looks the same and one barely can look further ahead than 1 or 2 km.
So I kept my mind busy with podcasts and my body busy with games like “for the next 20 minutes your heart rate is either above 150 or your speed above 25km/h”
This results in a nice average speed and the fact that I’m back in schedule while still feeling strong (except some sore knees, but nothing serious).
Ah, and the problem I thought I solved with the back wheel? Nope, still sounds like it’s gonna break apart soon, except now I have no idea why. I hope it’s the new plastic disc (lovingly called “dork disc”) which is sliding against the spokes, but I just can’t find the source of the noise since it only happens if I am on the bike.
I’ll see what the next days bring…
And now for the risky part: I’ve just realized that beans might not have been the best thing to eat for dinner when you are sleeping in something like a coffin out of cloth 😀 wish me luck!
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