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The fork in the road

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.

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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3 Comments

  1. Mark Mark

    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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