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April 17th, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,Italy

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Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 110.23km
Average speed / 平均速度: 15.5km/h
Time on bike / 走行時間: 7h 05m
Total distance to date / 今日までの積算距離: 1751.9km (plus 9700km)

I got up early. Just after daybreak. My bike had left tracks in the freshly planted field. It was dark last night when I had wheeled the bike to where I slept, so I hadn’t noticed the newly planted grass. Dumb.

I finally found my way out of Piacenza and onto some small roads leading out of the city along the banks of the Po River.

1912 bridge crossing the Po River near Pavia, Italy

The small roads lasted until this bridge, which crossed the Po River and headed into Pavia, another beautiful Italian city. The city reminded me of Dunedin, a student city in New Zealand. Students everywhere. Graffiti everywhere.

Through Pavia, I saw my most beautiful sight ever.

Bike lane into Milano along the Pavia-Milano canal, just out of Pavia, Italy

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a bike lane. With its very own distance signs. Oh the joy and jubilation.

The bike lane runs all the way from Pavia, right into the guts of the sprawling city of Milano, along the Pavia-Milano canal. No traffic, just beautiful flat cycle path.

I didn’t make it right into Milano today. I slept in a freshly cultivated field, and decided to make a dawn attempt into the big city tomorrow morning.

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Comment by carl w. — April 20, 2007 @ 5:58 am | post a comment

it's looking nice and makes me want to run off and go on holiday.

Weather here ever so nice, but work has kept me from actually being out in the sunshine…

now am going to get a cup of tea and read up on your adventrues see what I've missed.

all the best from darkest surrey

Comment by Finn — May 26, 2009 @ 6:02 pm | post a comment

Its great to see that bridge again, i cycled over it about 3 weeks ago!!!! Not enough battery in my camera to get a picture at the time……

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