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Agony

I was determined to keep my back-tracking to a single day, and set out for the 126 km ride north at 7am from Tataouine. The 53 kilometers back to Medenine were done by 11am, and I took an hour in a cafe to drink water, OJ and coffee. What I didn't notice sitting there was that a ferocious...

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on January 4, 2007 from Gabes, Tunisia
from the travel blog: Harmattan



Technical bulletin: Bicycle

Some of you asked about my equipment, and so I thought I would start with the bike and occasionally add some other technical tidbits as I go along. The bike was designed by the good people at Pedal Power in Acton, Massachusetts (with a lot of "what if's" from me). The frame was measured to my...

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on January 4, 2007 from Gabes, Tunisia
from the travel blog: Harmattan



Solitude

End of a day of shopping: 1. Electrical tape: Larry, the handlebar wrap just isn’t holding up at the bar end. 2. Scrubbie/sponge: Lots more cooking happening soon. 3. Wool socks: At least, the guy said they were wool… 4. Knife: From the cutlery bin at the department store. 5. Corkscrew/can...

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on December 29, 2006 from Gabes, Tunisia
from the travel blog: Harmattan



New email address

I hope you'll all feel free to continue adding comments to the blog, but I've also set up the following email account for the duration of the trip: rkrabbendam@yahoo.com Hope to hear from you. Cheers, Roel

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on December 29, 2006 from Gabes, Tunisia
from the travel blog: Harmattan



Pink bathroom

I'm staying in another hotel tonight: heat and hot water and a completely pink bathroom and a very large, deep tub to boot. I pulled in at 6pm, just after dark, my first 100km day. I'm here for 2 nights to give myself time to buy some crucial stuff: 1. a new knife (this trip keeps eating...

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on December 27, 2006 from Gabes, Tunisia
from the travel blog: Harmattan



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