Copycat entry, thanks to Greg for the inspiration.
The picture on the left is from our tour in Cambodia. We had just set out at the Thai-Cambodian border and were heading for Siem Reap. I wrote in my journal:
December 16, 2007 – It is now past nine, the sun is hot and the road is terrible. I had been warned this would be the case, I know, but I guess I just had to see it for myself. We stick to a kind of track on the edge used by all two-wheeled vehicles which skirts the potholes and rocks and deeper dust while keeping you out of range of the buses, pick-ups, cars and trucks. The air is thick with dust, I’ve masked my nose and mouth with a scarf as do most other people out on the road, and my thermometer climbs to 41 degrees centigrade. We have a headwind. My bicycle computer has stopped working – that was my first frustration of the day – but it’s just as well I don’t see how slowly we’re riding.
The selfie on the right is a shot from my 30-km ride yesterday afternoon. The sun was welcome, the temperature was about 25 degrees centigrade and I had a light headwind. The two days have little in common. Sadly, our days of adventure cycling are over. Fortunately, we are very happy with our present style of cycling, just feeling a bit nostalgic at times.