Test ride

Only two days until we set off now so we took the bikes for a test ride yesterday to Kathi’s parents up in Wienerwald. Happy to say it was a success now we’re much less worried about the trip.  I’m guessing Kathi’s bike weighs 45 kilos including water and mine is closer to 65 but we still cycled up all the hills and even managed some singletrack!  Kathi’s bike is only 20 speed so I thought it could be a problem.

The idiot of the day award was down to me for putting the cleat on Kathi’s shoe upside down, or actually downside up, then proceeded to round out the bolts attempting to fix it!  Good job we could still use the drill.

On Wednesday we leave for Gyor where there is a campsite with a spa and if all goes well we’ll be in Budapest in time for some well deserved drinks on Saturday night.


Almost time to leave

It’s Saturday night and I have two more days of work left next Monday and Tuesday before choosing to become unemployed for the next two years.  I should be out partying but instead I’m just sat here becoming more and more excited about finally setting off.  It seems strange that from next Wednesday onwards the only responsibility I’ll have on a daily basis is to push my pedals, not to get lost and not to lose my wife – although not necessarily in that order.