Discussion in 'Member's Travelogues' started by OMG, 22 Jun 2017.
Looks good for heading on to Paris!
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!
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.
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.
Been there done that with the day from hell (had a few I think). Hope weather, mind and body feel better ASAP.
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.
@OMG You OK? Nothing since Saturday...
I said what I'll do.
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.
Every cloud has a silver lining?
And it was a big surprise to be caught by Google Maps car in the middle of nowhere.
As long as you weren't taking a crap at the time.
Luckily I wasn't
By the way the funny red thing you photographed is a fire hydrant. You open it to reveal the outlets and valves.
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