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Wandering in Europe

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

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Looks good for heading on to Paris!
     
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  2. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Über Member

    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!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    If I want to have a tailwind I have to go back.

    Weather forecasts are different when you are in UK and when you are in the place. I don't know why.

    I will try to make a short video of that wind.
     
  4. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Über Member

    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
  5. 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.
     
  6. damj

    damj Well-Known Member

    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
  7. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    @OMG You OK? Nothing since Saturday...
     
  8. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    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.
     
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  9. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Every cloud has a silver lining? :smile:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    And it was a big surprise to be caught by Google Maps car in the middle of nowhere. ^_^
     
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  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    As long as you weren't taking a crap at the time. :whistle:
     
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  12. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Luckily I wasn't :whistle:
     
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  13. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    By the way the funny red thing you photographed is a fire hydrant. You open it to reveal the outlets and valves.