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BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2008

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 25

DATE: 28:08:2008
START: MASEIK
FINISH: 'S-HERTOGENBOSH
LENGTH: 121 KM
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A1
Nuclear alarm.
The room of our dear hotel had water beds. Immediately I went to sleep on the floor with my comfortable sleeping-bag; Matteo followed after few minutes. In the morning, breakfast is made vivacious by the tv which announces a nuclear alarm in Belgium. The fact was of some days ago, but only now it is public, don't worry, no panic, etc. etc... Are we in Belgium, actually? Noooo...

Next target is 's-Hertogenbosh, a quite big town in the middle of The Netherlands. I buyed a map of National Cycle Paths, but the scale is not good, so it is completely useless; I see only that the LF Cycle Paths are characterized by the zig-zag design.
A stop for lunch in a small village in the middle of countryside. I find nice looking at my bike parked beyond a glass, which is carrying me all across Europe. I really love my bike!
In the afternoon, after a rapid passage through Eindhoven, a race with two girls on a motorbike: it was a little motorbike, so with two passengers it was too slow for us.
Accomodation in a singular cheap hotel-pub near the Railway Station. In the middle of historical center, several squares and streets are full of machines of a Luna-Park. There is a celebration in town, and high machines move passengers fastly at few meters from the windows of near houses. All with the high music typical of Luna Parks.
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