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Munich to Venice – 19th Sept to 2nd Oct 2016

Munich to Venice – 19th Sept to 2nd Oct 2016

  Later we take a detour to Longarone. Here there is a large dam in a side valley and in 1963, shortly after its completion an enormous landslide came away from Mount Toc and dropped into the newly formed lake. The resultant wave caused 50 million cubic meters of water to overflow the dam. This surge ran down the valley and obliterated the villages below, Longarone was the worst hit. Nearly 2000 people died and we visited the memorial cemetery…

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Oktoberfest Sep 2016

Oktoberfest Sep 2016

Friday 16th September   We get into Munich for 6pm and arrive 5 minutes before the heavens open. We stand outside Munich station waiting for it to subside whilst watching the antics of some drunks variously hassling people for money or fags or about to have a fight amongst themselves. We pop into the tourist office on the off chance they have some info on the Munich to Venice cycle route. The man says “yes of course “ and pops…

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Lake Constance – 12th to 16th September 2016

Lake Constance – 12th to 16th September 2016

  Monday 12th September Lindau to Rohrspitz, Rhine Delta Distance: 21.66 km Average Speed: 9.99 kmh Top Speed: 21.83 kmh   Total Distance: 7622.21 km   Daz wakes up early! Last night we didn’t get the tent up and into bed until gone 1130pm. And now he proceeds to keep me awake by fidgeting and wandering to the shop and back. But at least we have milk for breakfast now, even though I wasn’t planning on breakfast for at least…

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Uhersky Brod to Lindau, Lake Constance – 31st August to 11th September 2016

Uhersky Brod to Lindau, Lake Constance – 31st August to 11th September 2016

  Wednesday 31st August Uhersky Brod to Dubnany Distance: 54.72 km Average Speed: 11.47 kmh Top Speed: 46.25 kmh Total Distance: 6915.62 km Daz’s Ti-Fly. Rohloff hub. 22/44 and 16 rear. Son dynamo, Avid BB7 disc brakes. EWerk USB charger and cache. Busch and Mueller lights – dynamo charged. Ergomesh seat and standard pannier rack. Handlebar bag mount, bottle holder, computer mount and computer. Hels’ Ti-Fly Rohloff hub. 22/44 and 16 rear. 90mm Sturmy Archer Drum brakes Busch and Mueller…

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