A Short Ride Down Sentimental Alley
For any of those that are interested, just to prove myself and Tom took the Taratino from Lands End To John O’Groats in 2007 I’ve uploaded a few select pictures from the journey. Not included are many of the lovely beer gardens we frequented on route although a cheeky one of the eagle and child beer garden (that doesn’t really do it justice!) is in the bunch.
Just flicking through these pictures reminded me of two things that are going to hit home during the ensuing journey down the Danube:
1) There is genuinely no better way to travel around a country (if time permits) that via pedal power. Progress is made in a timely fashion whilst an appreciation of the great outdoors is garnered that is simple not possible when rocketing through powered by the good old combustion engine.
2) This is going to be unbelievably hard work! The screaming thighs (incidentally a good name for a metal band i reckon), the dehydration, the fatigue and the breakdown trauma make this one hell of a challenge!
Bring it on.