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... days or how mentally or physically tired one is. Often another cyclist will comment that a particular section is difficult which you personally find not too bad, while other times, they make the day not seem so bad, whereas you'll find it really strenuous. This was the case for me on our trip to Lygdnal-no-one seemed to mention the very steep pass we had to do before descending down into Lyngdal located at sea level at the end of a fjord! I had to push a lot of the way, as the incline ...
... left on it! so I used 3 hrs of it and gave it to some other poor bugger who was also trying to decipher its workings as we left.... We had a bit of a wander around there - very appealing place with lots of quaint old streets and shops, and a contrast with the new of the fast Oil-money. We tried to have a look at the spectacular oil museum that so fascinated me last time I was here but they wouldn't let us in because of Clara, the dog.... So, we just had a bit ...
... Chaz indulged himself with 4 day old chicken sandwiches. Lunch of champions. Food in our stomachs we progressed well and actually reached Egersund by 3pm, way ahead of schedule. In terms of climbs, the day was relatively flat until the final hour where suddenly the terrain became a lot more mountainous and challenging. I have a nasty feeling this may be a sign of things to come ...
... with sweat and was down to just shorts and a t-shirt in 3deg temperatures! More importantly however was the fact that when we did get there the clouds had all but cleared and we were presented with a scene that was of breathtaking beauty.
First sight of the 'Preachers Chair' - which I was told is the literal translation from the Norwegian name, Pulpit Rock has no relevance to the Norwegain name - was from around 20m above and 50m behind and it was simply ...
... best description I’ve heard is that Norway is offensively expensive and that’s exactly what it is. We felt somehow violated paying the equivalent of £40 for a pretty average lunch (no alcoholic drinks).
Something that we had not fully considered when planning our trip was the impact that possible speed limits might have on our plans. Excluding the highways close to Oslo, the speed limit on most of the country’s roads ...
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