Mosel 2009 – Harwich to home

Day 11 – Wednesday 3rd June Distance: 15.63 miles; time: 1:18:10; Average speed: 12.0 mph; Max speed: 26.9 mph So… I woke up and looked out of the window across to the Shotley peninsula. Yes, we were docked at Harwich. I collected my trike, disembarked and then cycled the fifteen miles home along the A120… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Harwich to home

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Mosel 2009 – Bad Breisig to Hoek van Holland (train-assisted!)

Day 10 – Tuesday 2nd June Distance: 24.26 miles; time: 2:50:16; Average speed: 8.6 mph; Max speed: 18.2 mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 1347; total tour distance 448 miles. So today was my day for travelling home. I came down to breakfast early and was out of the hotel by 8:15am. I purchased my train… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Bad Breisig to Hoek van Holland (train-assisted!)

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Mosel 2009 – Hatzenport to Bad Breisig

Day 9 – Monday 1st June Distance: 68.97 miles; time: 6:03:20; Average speed: 11.3 mph; Max speed: 20.2 mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 4382; total tour distance 423.65 miles. When I got up this morning I felt a bit weary of the packing/unpacking/washing of clothes/carting everything about and wondered when to call the tour a… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Hatzenport to Bad Breisig

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Mosel 2009 – Bernkastel-Kues to Hatzenport

Day 8 – Sunday 31st May Distance: 63.32 miles; time: 5:14:40; Average speed: 12.1 mph; Max speed: 23.4 mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 3832; total tour distance 354.83 miles. Today’s plan was to cycle to Cochem, 50 miles away. However I had a chat with the hotel owner and he thought accommodation problems in Cochem… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Bernkastel-Kues to Hatzenport

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Mosel 2009 – Heading back again: Trier to Bernkastel-Kues

Day 7 – Saturday 30th May Distance: 40.86 miles; time: 4:48:55; Average speed: 10.7 mph; Max speed: 23.1 mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 2644; total tour distance 291.51 miles. Well James is at Portsmouth, apparently, (I phoned him last night), so I have probably cycled further than they have sailed in that time! I took… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Heading back again: Trier to Bernkastel-Kues

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Mosel 2009 – Traben-Trarbach to Trier

Day 6 – Friday 29th May Distance: 60.58 miles; time: 5:03:53; Average speed: 12.0 mph; Max speed: 25.0 mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 3894 So… this morning I realised I didn’t know what time breakfast was, so decided to aim for 7:30am which would give me plenty of time to get on the road for… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Traben-Trarbach to Trier

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Mosel 2009 – Treis-Karden to Traben-Trarbach

Day 5 – Thursday 28th May Distance: 44.34 miles; time: 4:03:48; Average speed: 10.9 mph; Max speed: 21.0 mph; Calories (guesstimate as Garmin lost ’em): 3000 After breakfast I set off at 9am, wanting to get on the road so I could do my riding in the morning and hopefully arrive at either Traben-Trarbach or… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Treis-Karden to Traben-Trarbach

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Mosel 2009 – Bad Breisig to Treis-Karden

Day 4 – Wednesday 27th May Distance: 48.35 miles; time: 04:39:32; Average speed: 10.4 mph; Max speed: 19.9 mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 3011 Breakfast of cold meats and cheese with a boiled egg set me up for the morning’s ride, although I eschewed the black bread (I ate the two white rolls instead!). Had… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Bad Breisig to Treis-Karden

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Mosel 2009 – Köln to Bad Breisig

Day 3 – Tuesday 26th May Distance: 45.34 miles; time: 04:09:27; Average speed: 10.9 mph; Max speed: 18.7mph; Calories (according to Garmin): 2928 After 9.5 hours of sleep I felt much refreshed! I had a good breakfast with a cup of tea (1 teabag down, 79 to go) and it made me realise that I… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Köln to Bad Breisig

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Mosel 2009 – Train to Düsseldorf and three wheels to Köln

Day 2 – Monday 25th May Distance: 34.71 miles; time: 04:05:49; Average speed: 8.5mph; Max speed: 30.5mph Woke up horribly early (5am) while we were still at sea. Looked at the breakfast for sale but at €12.50 decided that was too much so had the banana I’d brought with me. The tannoy called us to… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Train to Düsseldorf and three wheels to Köln

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Mosel 2009 – Heading for the continent on three wheels!

Day 1 – Sunday 24 May. Left home at 18:45, popped in to the beer/music festival at my local punb to say goodbye to the neighbours, then hit the road in earnest. The trike was going well despite all the luggage – it seems less bouncy over bumps although there’s still a creaking from the… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Heading for the continent on three wheels!

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Mosel 2009 – Ready for the off!

…and I’m ready to go, all packed and trike fettled and cleaned (well, a quick wipe-down with a wet cloth anyway). I’m very happy I’ve fitted everything in two panniers and a mini rucksack. Setting off at about half past seven tonight so I get to Harwich in the daylight. And what a fab day… Continue reading Mosel 2009 – Ready for the off!

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