6. Veni Vidi Fietsie!
We’re home again! One day earlier then expected, after 23 days and 1758 kilometers. Even though the route we chose wasn’t the most spectacular we’ve traveled and we had head wind most of the time regardless the direction we went(!), we still enjoyed our trip immensely. Only we hit snag or rather the gear hub of Remy’s bicycle…
5. Adieu France!
Nothing feels so good, as yawning wide and open, when you think nobody’s watching. You shouldn’t do that when you’re racing down a hill with 40km an hour though. That gaping hole is one big fly trap with plenty of room for anything that flies. I’m not sure what I caught, but Remy suggested that it might be a big dung fly - we were cycling through an agricultural area - and for it’s size and taste he just might be right. It tasted very bad. On the plus side I have enough proteins for the coming days. Bon appétit!
4. The Source…
Well… there it was, 1171 km down the road and 409 meters up: la source de la Meuse, a small and modest spring from which the mighty river originates.
The end of part one.
3. Through the heart of Europe
- Jules Deelder
Ever walked or cycled through the Ardennes without climbing? It’s possible! The cycle route through the valley of the Meuse offers a near shallow crossing of the Ardennes along the Meuse.
2. Back and forth and vice versa
- Dr. P. (listen here on YouTube in Dutch)
Anyhow, after 15 ferries....
We're getting dizzy!
1. On two wheels along Meuse and Moselle
Thinking of Holland
I see broad rivers
through never ending lowlands...
- Hendrik Marsman
No, it is not a typing error, the Main has been changed in the Meuse. I had a friend of mine on the phone last week and told her that we would be sitting in a bus next Saturday for 15 hours to Bayreuth, where our route begins. Then it just hit me... Fifteen hours in the bus with this heat!! I'm sure it has airco, but still... How terrible it must be! A melting Remy next to me or see myself drowning in my own sweat...