Archive for Juni 23rd, 2010

day 084 – rest day

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

jurbarkas – rest day

it started to rain in the morning and it was cold…. not exactly inviting for a long day on the road. so we decided to make use of the free internet at the guesthouse / campground to update our blogs.

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day 083 – km 31801

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

pasyiai –jurbarkas

99km 293 alti meter

nice blooming rape fields along the side roads.


i scream for ice-cream! 

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the 3 man from bremen on their way to riga


the rolling bike shop at work….. broken derailer!? leatherman and a little piece of wood….


the skeptic look…. “will this work?”


still skeptic …. but riding ….


day 082 – km 31702

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

curonian spit – pasyiai

63km 258 alti meter

we checked out the border to the russian province and the sand dune before taking a sail boat to the main land (uostadvaris). we met a woman who imigrated to the usa 30 years ago and commented sadly about the economic changes of the area under soviet and now under eu influence.


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we all scream for ice-cream!


day 081 – km 31639

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

lithuanian border – curonian spit

98km 224 alti meter

nice bike routes to klaipeda where we met steve from the uk. we took the ferry to the curonian spit where we cycled down to the border to the russian exclave kaliningrad.


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day 080 – km 31641

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

jürmalciems – border lithuania

46km 190 alti meter

we tried to stay on the sandy gravel roads along the sea shore and through forests. the deep sand and mosquito attacks made us ride on the beach (same sand but no mosquitos). which was nice along amazing lonely beaches, but turned difficult as the high tide forced us to go through the loose deep sand close to the dune.

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day 079 – km 31595

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

riga – jürmalciems

27km 54 alti meter

re the “tour-guide” and flera gave us a ride to the “west coast” with lots of latvia background informations and secret windsurf / kite spots.

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day 078 – rest day

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

riga – rest day

in between french croissants for breakfast and tibetan lunch i did some serious extrem-couching while alex went sightseeing with flera and re.

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day 077 – km 31571

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

kabli – riga (latvia)

after a nice camp at the beach a nice ride along the coast to riga. along the way we meet rinrin, a japanese cyclist who is on the road since 3 years. re and flera pick us up at a beach about 35km north of riga. we watch re doing some kite-surfing and hang out at the beach.



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day 076 – km 31468

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

kurgja – kabli

121km 263 alti meter

nice day on the road with good cycling and a nice lunchbreak in the old town of pärnu.

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day 075 – km 31347

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

soodla river – kurgja

115km 289 alti meter

the mosquitos here show a impressive appetite and agressive behavior.

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day 074 – km 31232

Mittwoch, Juni 23rd, 2010

helsinki – tallinn – soodla river (estonia)

61,5km 226 alti meter

rainy morning in helsinki. on the ferry we met 3 cyclists from canada who are also on the way south. after riding through the old town of tallinn we rode east. or originally planed route over the saaremaa island was not possible the way we wanted because the ferry on the south of the island is not operating at the moment.




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