Day 24. 111km. Verona – Padova

Posted: October 6, 2014 in Cycling, Italy
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On a back road in the northern plains in Italy, I thought, this is pretty awesome. I am cycling across the planet. Away from the constant racket of cars, trucks and motorbikes, passing through fields and over valley ridges, I feel like I am cycling again. Not just making sure I’m staying alive. Happy.

Fimon

Fimon

Lunch is an important event for a cyclist. Sometimes it is in a pleasant place. Sometimes it is just somewhere when the hunger hits. Today I found a lovely bakery in a pretty town with a castle on the hill behind – Soave.

Reflecting my lunch

Reflecting my lunch

Another lucky pig to go with my sunglasses cloth

Another lucky pig to go with my sunglasses cloth

And milestones appease my ego. 2000km from Eindhoven and going strong.

2000km

2000km

A day of pleasant but not spectacular cycling.

Typical road

Typical road

In the evening sun

In the evening sun

Padova is a beautiful city. I was here once before many moons ago. Tonight the moon made for an impressive backdrop as I strolled through the city centre at night.

Padova by night

Padova by night

Padova by night

Padova by night

Comments
  1. Hi Matthew, i read the article in ED, and followed your updates since! Respect!! Looks like you are going strong. Best of luck!

  2. ton smeets says:

    Hi Matthew

    Bedankt voor je berichtje omtrent de donatie-mogelijkheid.
    Ik heb mijn donatie overgemaakt en ik hoop dat velen van je volgers hetzelfde zullen doen.
    Je fietst je niet voor niets uit de naad , toch ?

    gr Ton

  3. Jaiven says:

    Hi mate! Fellow Aussie here. I love Europe and cycling. Recently I rode Amsterdam to Hamburg. I learnt a lot of things and I can’t wait for another trip. Your blog keeps my dream alive while I’m at work here in Brisbane. Thanks for posting your blog. If you ever come to Brissie, I’ll shout ya one. 🙂

    • Hi there. Cycling is cool. If you really want to do it, you can make it happen!
      All the best, and I might see you in Brissie (I don’t know my route through Australia yet).
      Greetings from Venice.
      Matthew

  4. cyclerist says:

    Oh noooo don’t hurt Peppa Pig!!! 🙂 😉
    http://peppapigworld.co.uk/

  5. Hi Matthew, we were in that part of Italy on our tour about 1 year ago. Lovely cycling, especially south of there through Ravenna, San Marion to Urbino in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains. We just got home after 16 months on the road. I’ll follow your blog to pretend I’m still on it. Good luck.

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