Saturday July 16, 2005, 103 km (64 miles) – Total so far: 6,331 km (3,934 miles)
Today we said goodbye to the Alps and rolled down to Verona, initially on a fantastically smooth cycle path following the Adige river, then the last 30 km or so on a fairly quiet road.
We’re in the same campsite as last year, Castel San Pietro, under the vines by the Old Castle. There are a few signs dotted about the castle grounds with information about the builders of each section. I reckon the washrooms are from the medieval period.
It’s really hot down here on the plains, I must have sweated 20 litres of water just putting the tent up, and there are plenty of mosquitoes about too.
I broke another spoke today. I must keep a count for Andy at Roberts Cycles who confidently told me ‘the wheels will be fine, you won’t break any spokes’. I had asked him what gauge they were so that I could take some spares.