Stop on route
Meeting up with Vitas along the way
Got up early and headed out in a cold and overcast day that had seen rain and promised some more. We knew this would be hilly so we started at a leisurely pace of around 14mph with a drink stop every 30-45mins. The road improved and we started to get into our groove. The road climbed as predicted and we where all amazed at how much easier we were able to tackle the tough bits. We met up with Vitas along the way and when John stopped for a number 2, Nick and I decided to carry on up a monster hill. John came screaming past at 22mph when we where nearing the top - typical. Gintaras wanted us to try a local delicacy in Trakai which was very nice plus the castle (that we missed on the way in!) was superb. The rest of the journey was more eventful. The heavens opened and we hit the traffic...an incredible scary moment when we came down the one and only big hill in pouring rain at 28mph..the road was littered with potholes and drains and I couldn't see a thing through my shades (eye protection). We rode up to Green Hall to
John needed a lift. Not sure this is what he had in mind!
a great reception from our Lithuanian colleagues for some Pizza and I got dragged into a conference call (after 80 plus miles!). The slide show was cool and the diplomas etc were a nice surprise. Headed to Novotel and for some local fare with Vitas in the evening. A tough day but a good end.
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