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Day 1783, Douglas – Randolph: The Danish Connection

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Oct - 20 - 2015

Distance: 83.1 km
Ride time: 4:19:53
Average: 19.2 km/h
Max speed: 49.3 km/h
Total: 41065 km

Originally I hadn’t planned to cycle through Boston, but yesterday afternoon I had changed my plan to include this big New England city on my route. That also meant I was writing my contacts there in the last minute to let them know I would be passing through.

First stop was Randy K5ZD – a radio amateur who I first met in Copenhagen more than ten years ago and who has been following along on this blog from day one. Randy had just returned from a business trip to Canada, so the timing was perfect.

As I left Randy’s house my bicycle computer ticked over 41000 km as I was heading towards Boston. I imagine I will end up at around 43500 km once I reach Newfoundland up there in the extreme eastern part of Canada.

When I changed my plan yesterday I had also written a message to Birgitte in Boston. Birgitte is Danish but has been living in the US with her American husband for many years. Even with the short notice I was invited to stay for the night.

I arrived at Birgitte’s house just in time for the Friday pizza family dinner. I have been speaking Danish on Skype with my family, but it’s a while since I have been speaking it in real life. It was an interesting evening, talking about travelling, the crazy New England winters, and the differences between the US and Denmark among other things.

Thanks for the invitation, Birgitte!

Categories: USA
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One Response so far.

  1. Friday family pizza dinner. Looks like you arrived on the right night! 🙂