Taurage to Kaunas - Day 5

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May 12th 2011
Published: May 12th 2011
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Slept well though sore elbow limited movement. Our three beds were a little too close for complete comfort and John lost the snoring competition. We watched the Salmon trying to jump this massive Weir while we had breakfast and then embarked on an 85miler. I ws looking forward to see Kalingrad and a checkpoint so we had a few deviations. The road alongside the river was brilliant but unfortunately didn't have many places to eat so we went hungry for two hours longer than we would have liked...good Kebab though! Very hot and sunny again - 26 degrees. We had completed about 70 miles when the going got tough again and we had some really steep inclines with roads that fared from passable to Arrggh. Some drains where home made and I wish we had taken a picture as small dogs would be in serious peril and bikes would function afterwards but only if carried on the back of a scrap lorry. All in all a good day though, as we seemed stronger and fitter. We met the Rugute kids (three of them) in a car park in Kaunas, they were really nice and their parents seemed pleased with our attentions

Nick and I posing at the checkpoint sign to Kaliningrad
and the small pressies. The pictures the kids had painted were really good too and will take pride of place at our exhibition...coming to a town near you..probably. Just finished the evening off with a Chinese meal..lovely, especially the Pigs Tongue (in spicy sauce). Very heavy day tomorrow..rain, hilly, 90+ miles, early start.


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