The fork in the road

by Mark on June 27, 2014 · 3 comments

It wasn’t a tough decision.

I was enjoying the shorter days cycling and I’d already sacrificed the challenge early on. I decided to take a much more direct route back to Hoek van Holland.

So today I set out for Utrecht.

The route along the Nederrijn took me through pre-historic woodlands and the first real gradients of the trip.

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Wasn’t Holland supposed to be flat?!?

The hills were a nice change, and it wasn’t until I turned northwards to Utrecht that the headwind reminded me just how heavy my legs were still feeling.

The weather was great again today, 21c with a mixture of sun and cloud cover. Absolutely perfect for cycling.

However as I reached Utrecht the rain finally caught up with me; soaking me first when I was looking for my hotel, and then again as I tried to eat a pizza by the canal in the evening.

It had to happen at some point.

Miles today: 44.34
Miles so far: 347.81

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Su Butcher July 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

The people in Maastricht are going to be devastated!

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zGlV2EnexpcU.kVGFAPcgiw_c

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Mark July 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I was NEVER going to Maastricht Su, that bit of the Netherlands looks so land-locked by France and Germany they may as well just sign it over to them!

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Su Butcher July 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

Lol oh well…

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