Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 55.8km
Average speed / 平均速度: 14.0km/h
Time on skateboard / 走行時間: 3h 59m
Total skateboarding distance to date / 今までスケボで走った距離: 299.00km (plus 400km)
Total cycling distance to date / 今まで自転車で走った距離: 11,800km
Ascent / 上り: +95m
Descent / 下り: -120m
The roads were tough going on the skateboard this morning. Cobblestones and unenven paved surfaces made getting into a rythym impossible, and I spent much time feeling sorry for myself, watching the river flow by…
It was slightly cooler today than previous days, however the fine white crystals on the straps of my pack reminded me of how hot it had been.
My spirits were picked up somewhat by a guy from Georgia, USA. He had been in the US army on a base in Germany for 15 years, and had chosen to stay on once his duty was over. In his thick southern accent he told me how much safer it was to live in Germany than back in the States. He hasn’t been back to his homeland in 11 years.