Wednesday, January 28, 2009


The original plan may have been to continue on into the Appennini mountain range past Lake Transmino, Perugia, Assisi and eventually south through Terni and into Rome. But this bike ride is demanding enough without heading into more mountains than necessary in winter. And besides,I got a better offer. Genevieve will be in Rome next weekend so its a case of "All roads lead to Rome". In a country that is 75% mountain, it felt good to come out of them today. I hit speeds in excess of 50kph. Thats fast enough to warrant a speeding ticket. Obviously, the Italian passion for speed is contagious. I'm presently camped up by Lake Bolsena, 130kms north of Rome. The gentle sounds of the waves are been muted by a dog that has picked up my scent and will bark himself hoarse through the night. Time to put on the ipod.

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