Monday, 10 June 2013

Stage Three

Cobbles....cobbles.....cobbles. That is what we have had today for about 50 of today's 96 miles. Don't ask why anyone would want to cycle on them...Hats off to those who race on them.
Our teeth were rattling...necks ached...bikes shaking. Total pain!!
We will all be glad to leave Belgium...As we have travelled south in the country they seem to be less bike friendly and the roads today were awful with plenty of gravel on bends etc.
Loads of long hills at about 7%-9%.
We are now in Rochefort and tomorrow will se us in Luxembourg.
The team are in good spirits and everyone, although tired, are holding together well.



3 comments:

the Slow Schlepper said...

Another gutsy effort PT.Keep on rattling!

cheers,

Ian
Melbourne

rlove2bike said...

I have been computer challenged as of late, but have really enjoyed catching up. I rode a charity event in Minneapolis MN that had a section of cobble like material. The thought that went through my head is how do people ride miles and miles of this stuff. Shake rattle and roll!!

J_on_tour said...

Looks like you'll be crossing Belgium off any future ideas. You've earned that refreshment.