Friday was a good day, no rain, no snow, but still just 4 degrees (you cant have it all). The bike was ready at 10am a Giant Trekking cost just under 800 Euros with mud-guards, back-rack, front and rear lights with a dynamo in the front wheel and disk brakes, triple chain-ring on front and an 9 cogs cassette on back.
All good, now for the test ride after 500 meters I had to stop I could not see through my sunglasses just like in a car in winter but the damned bike had no demister. After 25km I called it a day I still need my nose and ears for the rest of the trip, however I did buy a wind protector and tested it on Friday it is like a tube of cloth just pull it over the head then pull part up to the mouth nose or eyes, it appears to work but maybe it was just a better day, I rode over 50 km and I am ready to start.
|On my test ride the snow started to melt.|
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|Souvenir shops near the waterfalls.|
Best wishes to all Tom.
|A friendly squirrel.|