Numbers East Europe

To get out of the Netherlands: 165 kilometers

Germany

Date: 6th of May (Terheijden) to 21st of May 2015

  • Kilometers: 978
  • Most kilometers in a day: 91
  • Days of cycling: 14
  • Days of rest: 1
  • Fun fact: 12 nights in camp before we got a shower

Poland

Date: 21st of May to 25th of May 2015

  • Kilometers: 195
  • Least kilometers in a day: 30
  • Days of cycling: 4
  • Days of rest: none

Czech Republic

Date: 25th of May to 14th June 2015

  • Kilometers: 495
  • Highest altitude: about 780, Harrachov
  • Days of cycling: 10
  • Days of rest: 10 (sickness included)
  • Least kilometers in a day: 15
  • Most kilometers in a day: 72
  • Maintenance: minutely cleaned chain once, changed brake pads and screw in brake handle back and front
  • Special: got a vaccin against tick born sickness

We cycled 25 kilometer through Austria and 125 through Slovakia

Date: 14th of June to 16th of June 2015

Hungary

Date: 16th of June to 25th of June 2015

  • Kilometers: 499
  • Days of cycling: 7
  • Days of rest: 2
  • Least kilometers in a day: 43
  • Most kilometers in a day: 143 to Budapest
  • New items bought for cycling: VDO cycle computer, cycling gloves, (and a North Face ‘Talus 3’ tent)
  • Special:

Serbia

Date: 25th of June to 5th of July 2015

  • Kilometers: 526
  • Days of cycling: 9
  • Days of rest: 2
  • Least kilometers in a day: 29
  • Most kilometers in a day: 73
  • Animals seen: nutria (kind of big water rat), snake, deer, turtle, many storks, wild bore, leeches, fox

Romania

Date: 5th of July to 15th of July 2015

  • Kilometers: 586
  • Days of cycling: 8
  • Days of rest: 1
  • Least kilometers in a day: 49
  • Most kilometers in a day: 103
  • Maintenance: twice a flat tire, changed front inner tube

Bulgaria

Date: 15th of July to 23rd of July 2015

  • Kilometers: 381
  • Days of cycling: 6
  • Days of rest: 3
  • Least kilometers in a day: 59
  • Most kilometers in a day: 83
  • Maintenance: new inner tube back, two new tires (Schwalbe Landcsuiser) bought in Bulgaria. New cycle short with padding.

Turkey

Date: 15th of July to 4th of September 2015 (with a 3 week break)

  • Kilometers: 617
  • Days of cycling:14
  • Days of rest: 5
  • Least kilometers in a day: 10 kilometer
  • Most kilometers in a day: 77 kilometer
  • Maintenance: new sprocket, new chain, changed oil in Rohloff hub and took off the two Schwalbe Landcruisers and replaced by new Schwalbe Mondial tires. I brought a chain whip

Greece

Date: 4th of September  to 21st of September 2015

  • Kilometers: 700
  • Days of cycling: 14
  • Days of rest: 4
  • Highest speed: 56
  • Maintenance: new seat post, brand ‘Amoeba’

Macedonia

Date: 21st of September to 30th of September 2015

  • Kilometers: 155
  • Days of cycling: 4
  • Days of rest: 6
  • Maximum altitude: 1200 meter towards Ohrid
  • Highest speed: 55
  • We both fell head over heels in love with: Bobi

Albania

Date: 30th of September to 12th of October 2015

  • Kilometers: 405
  • Days of cycling: 13
  • Days of rest: 2 (with a few very short days)
  • Least kilometers in a day: kilometer
  • Maximum speed: 61
  • Maintenance: cleaned chain real good. Bicycle general cleaned and once cleaned at car-wash. fixed one hole in air mattress.

Montenegro

Date: 12th of October to 17th October 2015

  • Kilometers: 170
  • Days of cycling: 5
  • Days of rest: 1
  • Highest altitude: 1000 meter
  • Bad luck: notebook gave up, trying to get it repaired (three times).

Croatia

Date: 17th of October to 16th November 2015

  • Kilometers: 963
  • Days of cycling: 23
  • Days of rest: 8
  • Maximum speed:
  • Maintenance: hole in front and back Ortlieb repaired
  • Misfortune: tent poles considerably bended by hard wind. Had to buy a new tablet, Croation keyboard.

Slovenia

Date: 16th of November to 17th of November 2015

  • Kilometers: 40
  • Days of cycling: 2

Italy

Date: 17th of November to 4th of December 2015

  • Kilometers: 597
  • Days of cycling:15
  • Days of rest: 3
  • Maintenance: repaired a  rip in front Ortlieb. Front brake cable snapped, tried to repair but we failed.

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