Friday, August 25, 2006

Havlíčkův Brod-Jilhava-Brno.

Trip dist: 123 kms. Trip time: 8 hrs, 52 mins. Tot dist: 5, 524 kms.

This should've been an easy and short ride but wasn't. Even though from Jilhava (elev 524 m) to Brno (elev 241 m) there is a net elevation loss of almost 300 meters the road is so hilly that it made the ride vey tiring and slow going, in spite of the favourable wind.

Also on the downhills (steep ones, at that) near the cities (the Czechs seem to like to build their cities on valleys surrounded by mountains/hills) there was a lot of stop and go traffic so it was a bit of a wear on the brakes.

But glad I'm in Brno (and it is kind of cool to say it, let it roll off your lips as you lengthen the traffic jam of consonants at the beginning: "" :) Hey. Don't make fun of me. I live for these kinds of simple pleasures, the sounds, the feeling of the word as it vibrates off your tongue and draws a little circle on your lips...{shrug}). Only 60 more kilometers to Vienna, which I've been looking forward to, perhaps to even catch the tail end of Mozart's 250th Summer Festival.

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