Wandering in Europe

Discussion in 'Member's Travelogues' started by User, 22 Jun 2017.

  1. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Headwinds are a real joy-killer - like an endless hill with no view and no respite. Did you originally plan to return tomorrow or is this a result of a ghastly day on the road?
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Oh noes!
    Headwinds are not for fighting :-(
    Eat and sleep well and see what tomorrow brings.
    What was your planned itinerary?
     
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  3. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Sorry to hear it all went pear shaped today. Tomorrow is another day, though. Learn from this one.

    And yes, people are kind. That is one lesson I have learned from many thousands of miles of touring.
     
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  4. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Glad to hear that
     
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    How you feeling this morning?
     
  6. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Has the wind died down? Is the day - and the outlook - any brighter?
     
  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    If you are still in Amiens. Check out the cathedral. Its stunningly beautiful.
     
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  8. Weather forecast for Amiens today
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    It looks windy, but blowing from the west.
    Which way are you going?
     
  9. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Looks good for heading on to Paris!
     
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  10. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Years ago (back in the summer of 2000 in fact) when I rode from Sussex to Istanbul I found myself trapped in an endless cycle of cold and rain and by the time I had reached Hungary I was sick of it. Instead of going home though, what I did was revise my route. Figuring (correctly) that I was only going to find more wet misery if I persisted on my present course, through Romania, I turned my handlebars straight south - made for Trieste and headed down the hot and sunny Dalmatian coast to Greece and approached Istanbul that way. The world is your oyster when you are on a bicycle. If there are headwinds you don't care to buck, turn them into tailwinds and go elsewhere!
     
  11. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Take a day off; regroup, re-think, rest and look at your maps. You're 'Wandering in Europe' remember? All roads and avenues are open to you. Choose one you like.
     
    Last edited: 24 Jun 2017
  12. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Been there done that with the day from hell (had a few I think). Hope weather, mind and body feel better ASAP.
     
  13. damj

    damj Well-Known Member

    [QUOTE 4852824, member: 21629"]Last couple of hours before going to Dover. Will catch a 2am ferry to Dunkerque and will head to Paris. Should reach it in 2 days time.

    From Paris will go to Geneve and will spend few days in Switzerland. After Switzerland will go further.

    Got 3 bottles of SPF 50 suncream. ^_^

    Good luck for myself. Hopefully everything will be ok and I won't need to turn bicycle back home after the first night.[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely awesome mate take it all in, absorb it. Take care

    Edit after writing -

    Ah should have read on, some really advice, keep going, you'll not regret it.
     
    Last edited: 24 Jun 2017
  14. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
  15. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    [QUOTE 4858476, member: 21629"]I said what I'll do.

    Back home.
    The weather on Saturday was absolute crap, very windy + no sun + rain. Met another cyclist at Dunkerque who was complaining about the weather and wind.
    There was also a letter from HMRC for me so waiting for a checque now which will change all my holiday plans. No need for survival holiday.[/QUOTE]
    Every cloud has a silver lining? :smile:
     
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