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
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
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
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
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
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!
…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!