The Czech Republic

My second attack on crossing the border was more successful, with the correct maps loaded.

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The area just into The Czech Republic is a nation park, and very scenic.

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I finally figured out the need for the fences, the deer eat the new trees, and so they need to be protected until they are old enough. It took seeing newer plantings for this to become clear.

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A rest area showed some Czech humor, and there almost German attention to detail, the American style coffee is a nice touch.

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The bottom of the valley was full of chemical factories of many sorts, with the typical soviet style to it, didn’t bother with photos.

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The hills and general feel of the country just below the hills reminds me of the eastern Darling Downs around Oaky, near Toowomba, rounded hills and rolling cropland.

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Thunder storms were building in the north, so I went south.

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The view south.

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And a sight I should have been prepared for, given the Czech love of beer, Hops gardens.

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Off the main roads the old villages were picturesque.

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And the forests Tolkienesk.

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They had good reason to build on hilltops back then.

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There were a lot of bikes on the road, and it wasn’t until I started to hear not nice sounds from the rear of the bike that I found out what was happening.

Public holidays had caught m out again, the Friday and Saturday were holidays, no good when I found I needed a set of rear wheel bearings.

I stopped in Tabor to diagnose the problem, which I first thought was the Cardan joint, as the rear wheel didn’t wobble when I tried it, but after booking into a hotel for the night and trying it in the morning with no gear on was it made clear to me, but the local bearing shop was closed for the holidays, and as it was now Saturday, I was now here until Monday morning, when I will get my hands dirty fitting a pair of 6204 2RS bearings.

~ by andygadget on July 6, 2013.

2 Responses to “The Czech Republic”

  1. …and that was the last we heard from him, officer – he said he was going to stay there for a couple of days fixing his wheel bearings. Do you think that he might have gone up to the old castle?

  2. Hey Andy, looks like your having fun. At least you can hook into a few beers without having to worry about the alcohol policy.
    Just one question. Is Tolkienesk, Middle earth tassie style??

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