31 results found for June, 2011

Washed Away

Washed Away

After dinner last night we spent the evening sitting on the well manicured grass that made up the beach of the small, pretty lake at our campground.  A stiff and consistent wind blew across the lake, which I have learned is nature’s way of saying “get ready, the rain is coming”.  Looking out on the […]

Sniffles

Sniffles

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Although we both got a better night’s sleep than Monday night, neither of us were feeling 100% when we got up.  These summertime colds really did a number on us.  Gratefully, we were up quite early, so we packed up camp and were out the door by 7:30.  Our first miles were mostly flat with […]

Giving up the Fluff

Giving up the Fluff

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Bree:Although both of us had been nursing a mild sore throat yesterday, we were hoping we’d wake up feeling good and ready for departure.  Instead, we spent most of the night tossing and turning and sniffling until finally we took some Benadryl which knocked us out for the night and well beyond the normal hour […]

Socks and Crocs

Socks and Crocs

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As predicted by the receptionist at our campsite’s iPhone, we did indeed wake up to perfectly blue skies – not a single cloud.  Actually, let me clarify by saying that I woke up to clear skies.  Bree woke up around 6:30, as she always does, to thick can’t  see the 5 campers down kind of […]

Another Rainy Day

Another Rainy Day

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The damp weather broke just long enough last night for me to make a really creative dinner involving Ramen and cabbage and we sat outside on our stools in a light misty rain slurping our deliciously hot soup and making quite a mess.  With as many noodles falling on the ground as were making it […]

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

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After a surprisingly cold night (we are back to temperatures lower than when we started in April!), we woke up ready to head into our beloved Alps, this time from the German side. Before we climbed into the mountains, though, we had a city to explore.  Salzburg, home of Mozart and “The Sound of Music”, […]

A Brief View of Vienna

A Brief View of Vienna

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For the last few weeks, I’ve been on something of an “adventure high,” loving every day that our bike tour has brought us.  I’ve been up early, reading to pack up and hit the road, already anticipating the excitement of the day.  That is, until this morning. Last night, after checking in, we set up […]

Closed

Closed

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Bree: It had occurred to us that we might take a rest day after our 100 mile feat yesterday and especially after getting so little sleep, but after the mosquitoes last night, and the ants which were crawling all over everything, we were not exactly loving our campsite. Our next stop was Vienna and then […]

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Things that Go Bump in the Night

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We had a very long night last night.  After our grueling 163 kilometer day yesterday (a feat we will likely never repeat on loaded bicycles), all we wanted to do was go to bed.  Having a mild case of heat exhaustion, and since the only place that we could do route planning and blogging was […]

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

I’m not sure where the terrible idea began, but a few days ago, we began tossing around the idea of completing a century (100 miles) on our loaded bikes while the roads were nice and flat.  Originally, we had thought we’d do it in a few days, but the more we looked at the roads […]

Western Transdanubia

Western Transdanubia

Today was slated to be a hot day in this region, and it was.  With that in mind, we were up and out the door fairly early from our well manicured, almost Swiss feeling campground.  We said our farewells to our curious and impressed German RV-neighbor, and rolled out into a cloudless Austrian sky. Our […]

Return to the Bikes

Return to the Bikes

I have to admit that at its inception, this blog had approximately four readers: my brother Colton and his girlfriend Miara, Megan in Texas, and Ben’s mom.  Since then, we’ve watched our traffic grow and grow as friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even strangers find out about our trip and check in to see what on […]