Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Bikes: Pre-Grant Peterson Bridgestone Mixte, Gazelle Champion Mondial Semirace Mixte
Cyclocamping Athena trip report :)
My hubbie and I just got back from a 2 day cyclocamping trip to test out some new stuff we bought. We had a blast. It was 65 kilometers the first day. We went to the camp, set up our tent and campsite, then went out to see some hunebeds by bike.
This afternoon we came back and saw a few more hunebeds along the way. Hunebeds are megalithic stone groupings, smaller than stonehenge but big enough to impress me a lot. Most have cap stones originally, but over time many of the cap stones have been stolen to build local houses with. The trip back was 45 kilometers.
Bikes were fully loaded with tent, sleeping pads, clothing, cook gear and food. I know it seems kinda stupid to pack two days worth of food for such a short trip, but Dutch business hours are often short. We wanted to make sure we would have enough food and drinks to enjoy.
I did find myself having a small bonk issue. I changed my drink from lemonade over to a "sport drink" and that fixed it quickly. I normally can do fine with water and lemonade. It was.... weird. Gonna have to start looking into potassium I guess.