Prague to Lesany 10/09
About 10k faffing about in Prague today before I hit record, so about 65k, hilly, and about 80% battery use. It’s higher than it could be, but because the controller is so flaky, once I get it working I don’t adjust it and it’s set higher than I need a lot of the time.
The Prague shop was small but had a good guy who only spoke Czech who ran the diagnostics and worked out that there was only physical damage, but a new part would be 2 weeks away. I’ll carry on with the flaky one which works fine if I get the lead twisted exactly right and bang it a few times. Not perfect but it’s ok, and I was very glad of it today, along with the full suspension, good pedals and the freshly pumped up suspension because it wasn’t cruising by a river at all.
We started off along the EV7 but a few k down the river it became a narrow path beside a motorway, so we back tracked, found a coffee and a beer and reassessed. Luckily we hadn’t planned anything for tonight because we worked out we would have to head east about 20k to find the Greenway route which goes from Prague to Vienna, and Jill found some fantastic small tracks though forests, down to single track at times, up hills, through excessively lovely villages until at about 4 we realized that we should look for a bed. We stopped at a convenient supermarket in fgg y tdcguice (all the towns have utterly forgettably unpronounceable names) and Jill again proved her worth by finding us a bargain of a penzion in a chateau in Lesany. Part of it was originally built in 1183, but we’re in the new part, 1650 or so. The very proud owner/restorer showed us around for ages, and we met a couple of Canadians who have been doing it hard with 20k of luggage on racing bikes for the last 4 weeks, making us feel very clever.
Max elevation: 496 m
Min elevation: 243 m
Total climbing: 650 m
Total descent: -578 m
Total time: 07:03:46