Day 3 of my bike journey from Krakow, Poland to Cadca, Slovakia was simply one of the crucial tough days of bicycle touring I’ve ever skilled. The gap was a brief 52 kilometers, however the roads had been uphill a lot of the means and had been normally lined in an inch or extra of ice and snow. Just a few uncommon streets had been cleared of the thick winter slush and this made the driving gradual, slippery and tough.
Whereas there have been a whole lot of gorgeous photograph alternatives alongside the way in which, I didn’t cease to take many photos. I knew after the primary few hours of driving that reaching Cadca was both going to be unimaginable or extraordinarily tough. So moderately than losing time with pictures, I simply put my head down and saved shifting ahead. I didn’t take a break all day lengthy. I simply saved going and going and going. It was exhausting work and I knew that I used to be nearing my psychological and bodily restrict because it began to get darkish, snow started to fall and car site visitors elevated. If I had needed to go for an additional hour or extra, I don’t suppose I might have made it. However I reached my lodge in Cadca simply minutes earlier than I reached my finish.
After checking into the lodge, I opened up my window to look exterior. The sky was white with falling snow whereas on the identical time being black from the dearth of solar. I had arrived simply in time. I had made it! And now it was time to fall asleep. Cadca, Slovakia could be my residence for the subsequent few days.