The summer is over and in less than six weeks I will be in Europe looking for a suitable bike and learning the road rules. The 'painful' news is, I still have a problem with changing gear (this is my first bike with more than one gear). I changed too late to the low gear and the chain fell off, my foot
slipped off the pedal and I hugged the road, fortunately I wore long sleeve gear so the graze remained clean and healed quickly, even my strained wrist is almost right.
|A stroll on the seaside in Sandringham.|
The good news is, I have just cycled 73km with a pair of rear panniers, only seven more km to reach my revised target of 80km, with my remaining time in Melbourne I am confident to be ready.
Now I can turn some of my attention to outline the format of my blogs during the tour.
On my first blog in Germany, I intend to account for my activities in Donaueschingen. It may help someone, if not what to do, at least what not to do in buying a bike or planing a solo cycling trip.
Viewing platform in Sandringham.
I am taking my laptop and will communicate mostly by e mail. Wifi is available in almost all hotels and B&B's in all the countries I am visiting.
|Spirit of Tasmania in Port.|
|Almost ready to go.|
My best wishes to all.