Some rare days everything just falls perfectly into place. Today is one of them:
- I leave Dresden on a beautiful sunny but fresh morning straight onto 60 miles of cycle paths through a beautiful forest lined valley.
- I Find the long lost Smashing Pumpkin’s Siamese Dream album on my Ipod and listen to it 3 times.
- Hit the 1000 mile mark. (Photo at exact spot)
- Cross the border into the Czech Republic.
- Do a 500 meter hill climb to a nature park with beautiful sunset.
- Complete 75 miles.
- Spend virtually no money because I have the foresight to prepare a picnic to sit and eat by the river Elbe.
- Ran across a train track with my bike after the gates had come down. Something Ive always wanted to do.
- Virtually no cars which means no helmet which means comfortable head.
OK, I never really believed in absolutes but although it was not quite perfect it has been my favourite day on the bike so far. The things that didn’t go so well:
- I wanted the day to keep going and let it go until it turned night and I realised that I didn’t understand any of the Czech language and so couldn’t find anywhere to stay.
- Assumed the Czech used the Euro and when I stopped in a small cafe didn’t know the exchange rate and paid 8 Euro for a coke and bounty.
- Having spent a day in real beauty I expected to share my 1000 mile mark in a great spot. It turned out to be next to a mountain of dirt in some dusty quarry.