Cycle Days Challenge, #43

Today’s ride from Himara to Saranda is the reverse of the ride we took two days ago.  It’s  dramatic and beautiful route along the Albanian Riviera, but we enjoy it much more than the first time, when it was an unbearably hot and humid 95.  Today it’s milder, much more bearable.

The route impresses for the magnificent scenery and the many encounters with domestic livestock – cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, even a pig – walking free range in the road, the main coast highway.  My favorite image though is of this amazingly colorful cricket that hopped onto my chain while we were stopped to adjust my brakes.


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3 response to "Cycle Days Challenge, #43"

    • By: Scooter Posted: June 11, 2018

      I know. So do I. I had no idea that crickets could be so beautiful, so I researched them a bit. There are 12,000 species of crickets!

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 12, 2018

    I suspect your brilliant photo will set off a stampede of pro bicyclists who insist on using pure cricket saliva, and only pure cricket saliva, as by far the most effective chain lubricant.

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