Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 105.95km
Average speed / 平均速度: 15.4km/h
Time on bike / 走行時間: 6h 52m
Total distance to date / 今日までの積算距離: 1191.4km (plus 9700km)
First things first. The 14degrees Off The Beaten Track website had the honour of being chosen by .citycycling online magazine as the website of the month this month (Issue 22). Woohoo. Check out the stylish .citycycling online mag here.
And now to the daily action…
All these cities starting with ‘V’…all rather confusing.
I ate half a chicken for breakfast today. I couldn’t help myself. It looked so good. And at 2 Euros…I just had to indulge. Who knows how they can produce and cook a chook for that little. I hate to think.
This is what remained in my food bag:
Click on the photo for an ‘interactive’ photo with ‘notes’ for a description for each item
I felt a little tired today. All that walking in Venice perhaps. Give me cycling any day over walking…
I don’t know what it is with me an cemeteries, but I saw lots of people going in and out of a pretty looking building, and when I wandered inside to have a gawk, it ended up being the Padova cemetery.
A very impressive cemetery at that. I couldn’t help but think that upkeeping a grave is hard work. Hundreds of people were at work putting fresh flowers on graves, trimming bonsai sized trees on the graves, washing graves.
I liked Vicenza even before I arrived. It has a long cycle path running from the east of town all the way west into town. It was nice to be off the road for a while.
A big basilica called Monte Berico distracted me however, and I made the steep uphill pedal to this impressive church.
By the time I had walked around the basilica, it was time to search for a spot to sleep, finally settling on a secluded spot of grass just off the cycle path.