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LONGEST BIKE MESSENGER DELIVERY
17/09/2010, 10:22
Filed under: China, Holland, Home

LONGEST BIKE MESSENGER DELIVERY EVER DUDE!!!

so after over a year, Muz formally  B93 finally delivered his letter  he picked up from amsterdam. takening God knows how many Kms. this perhaps being the longest ever bicycle delivery. maybe not. who knows, will research on the internet now. if you know of any such delivery being longer then please let us know. the funny thing is that the letter has now turned into a wait and return!!! fck !!

 

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A QUICK HELLO
15/09/2009, 07:14
Filed under: Czech Republik, Germany, Holland

elo elo,

so we still alive, we havent had internet for a while, as been czcling thro czech Rep. we are currentlz in benesov, a little city 50km east from prague.

so we left amsterdam wit a hand built front wheel by lester, cheers dude, its well built man, and thanks Ali for the nice hub and rim!!SUNP0009

we arrived to a squatted farm after riding infront of a massif storm, as we arrived it pissed it down, like big cats and fat dogs. the farm was cool, made bread in clay oven, cooked alot, chilled with the goats and sheep,played wit cats etc. SUNP0007listened to valeria on the accordeon-piano and mathias on the guitar, so nice. oh and as wwoofer we helped in the secret garden… we stayed 4 dazs there and then headed towards another squatted farm , this 1 had no water but was in a monument building, met some cool peeps, we washed in the local lake then headed to german border to grab the regional train super wkend pass

it took 11 hours on the regional trains from kleve to chemnitZ. was tiring and met some energeticSUNP0044 granmas on bike bikes doing the same thing, they did the same train journez as us and were racing us on the platform changes.. crazy.. must b the olive oil.

we have been czcling since chemnitz through chumotov, prague and now benesov. its up and down hills mountains, but really amazing being at the top, beautiful views. its started raining in mornings, and getting cold.

its 9am, this internet cafe is not so cheap and the man next to us is blowing his cheap czechi fag smoke in our faces, so reckon its time to hit the road again. will update photos etc once we find internet agian, mazbe in bratislava. rock n roll



AMSTERDAM WOOHOO!
26/08/2009, 21:59
Filed under: Holland

On day 6 we finally got to the city who gave birth to capitalism apparently. We’ve now been here for a week, chilling with Muz’s friend Ali and his dog Cina. Also finding front panniers and racks as we don’t want to have the trailer anymore. It was hurting Muz’s knees, so Amelie took it in Holland when her knee got better (we’re taking turns!), but it is just too much drag, as an Englishman met on the way told us. He was going to festivals in Holland and in England, travelling on his bike with full panniers and a bucket and an umbrella attached to the top tube of his bike: “an Englishman doesn’t travel without an umbrella, take an umbrella with you and it’ll never rain!”. He was quite nice and gave us some tips about where to sleep, and how things work in the Netherlands.

We also met Laurence James in Den Haag, a great man! Muz was just asking where he got his front racks from as we were looking for some, and when we asked what he wanted for them he said “just get me a strong drink!” Nice one Laurence!

And we’re also spending time on the internet finding wwoof farms and writing this blog! Yes we’re a bit late, but we’re catching up! now we hope we’re going to be able to update the blog more regularly.

Photo-0062Here’s Ali with his dog Cina, really nice dog! In the house there is also two cats, Poes (pronounced Puss) and Zappa.

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And here’s a few pictures from Amsterdam

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DAY 4 Ferry
17/08/2009, 19:48
Filed under: England, Holland

We caught the ferry at 9am! We’re certainly not the only cyclists there, we can see we’re going to Holland the bicycle country! A group of them had loads of coca cola bottles on their bikes and nestle cheerios cereals :-[.

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The crossing is 7 hours long. They trying to squeeze money out of people like they squeeze lemons: a shop, 2 restaurants, a cinema is on board. Multiple announcements to remind everyone they must buy. But our stomachs had to be filled up and we hadPhoto-0058 to buy breakfast,a bit of a scank I tell ya.

Muz  had finally the first opportunity to play his trumpet on the deck.

Arrival in Hoek von Holland. We discover that there’s cycle lanes EVERYWHERE! We didn’t even bother getting a map as we found this cycle route going along the coast to Haarlem, where we will need to turn to go to Amsterdam. It’s very well signposted, we can’t get lost! Along the coast the landscape is pretty amazing: on our left we’ve got the sea, and on our right, we’ve got a sea of greenhouses as far as the eye can see! Sorry pictures missing, the camera ran out of battery! There’s also sheep everywhere!

We went to the beach at sunset and had a paddle.ha ha