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29 Aug 2014

Summer Holiday 2014 (Days 06/07)

Today started well, my bike stopped making an annoying noise and we had another good morning cycling. However, just before lunch another spoke broke, so we spent lunch on the lawn behind a bike shop while another spoke was installed. The chap in the shop was very nice and quick but charged a fraction more than the first place. He also warned me that other spokes could easily go at any time now...

After lunch we redistributed some of the weight, my better half taking a bit extra and I'm now avoiding hard acceleration and breaking. Unlike the UK where our roads are more pothole than road, in Denmark most of the cycle routes and roads are pretty good but even so I'll try to avoid bumps from now on...

Wind turbines are quite common in Denmark - on average they generate more electricity per person from wind than the UK does from nuclear... Only when you get really close to them can you just hear a faint swoosh, they are silent compared with the road noise of a bike. So far we've seen no piles of chopped birds and bats at the foot of the towers, no blinded or deafened Danes and no "Nej" posters anywhere. I like them and thing the really big ones enhance the landscape as long as they are in clumps of four or five as they mostly seem to be at the moment.

Our day ended okay when we arrived in Vordingbord with all our tires inflated and all spokes accounted for. My wheel does make an annoying noise though...

All pictures, not just daily blips are now on Google. Today's blip is: Spinning in the wind

After another night in a Danhostel, we set off and nothing bad happened at all today. This is good. Even the rain held off until we had arrived at our destination in Køge, where we occupied ourselves doing the laundry. If you have to carry everything around with you on your bike you are more likely to travel light, hence a mid holiday laundry event...