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Day 1930, Eland’s Bay to Lambert’s Bay: The Radio Interview

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 19 - 2016

Distance: 26.1 km
Ride time: 2:14:33
Average: 11.6 km/h
Max speed: 25.2 km/h
Total: 43995 km

I woke up to the sound of waves in my hut, and as I started cycling I could hear the waves all day from the beach only a few hundred meters away. Good cycling indeed!

In the beginning of the day I was still following the the dirt road next to the railway line – a road that is actually closed to normal traffic, but luckily they seem to let cyclists through.

I was aiming for the town of Lambert’s Bay where I wanted to arrive before 2 pm since I had a phone interview scheduled with the Faroese National Radio. I had a nice lunch and a cop of the local moer koffie before doing the interview – which you can listen to here if you happen to understand Faroese and/or Danish ๐Ÿ™‚

I had been doing some pretty long hours on the bike the last two days. The thing is that I’m still getting used to the new Specialized bike where the position and everything is different from the Bianchi. It will probably be another week before my body (including the butt) has fully adjusted ๐Ÿ™‚

Besides I liked Lambert’s Bay and decided I would call it a day in this remote fishing town right on the Atlantic ocean.

Categories: South Africa
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2 Responses so far.

  1. Is it a stock, standard, saddle? What’s it like?

  2. Hi Stephen! Yes, just the standard saddle that came with the bike. The real problem was that I hadn’t done any cycling for two months…. Now everything is back in shape ๐Ÿ™‚