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July 16th, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,Germany

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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…

Old town Mainz, Germany

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.

The white stuff is dry sweat (near Oestrich, Germany)

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.

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Comment by Daniel N. Lang — July 28, 2007 @ 5:49 am | post a comment

Hey, take care! Even in Germany approximately 5000 people die in traffic accidents every year!

But when you arrive in the States take care for the cowboys (and wannabe ones) with their pistols and other weapons! I think Michael Moore mentioned a number of about 40.000 death each year by legally sold weapons! (How many dead were ther in 9-11? 2000-3000?)

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