Circuit Rider CZ

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Circuit Rider CZ
My name is Simon. I'm English and I've been living in Prague since 1995. I work as a translator, but cycling is what I really love doing.
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  • Easterly rider 5 months ago Stage 7, day 4 (Tuesday, 4 July 2017)Karolinka to Jablunkov, 86 kmAnother day, another border crossing, this time at Konečná, which means “terminus” in Czech. Things get even more terminal as I swoop down the other side of the pass into Klokočov, the first Slovak town I’ve encountered on...
  • Stuck in a (muddy) rut 10 months ago Stage 7, day 3 (Monday, 3 July 2017) Žítková to Karolinka, 75 kmNot for the first - or last - time on my Circuit Ride, I’m confronted with a cycle trail that’s too rough to ride. A short while back I had to squelch through a waterlogged section where some huge forestry vehicle had gouged...
  • Hill towers and towering hills 10 months ago Stage 7, day 2 (Sunday, 2 July 2017)Hodonín to Žítková, 93 kmI have ground to a halt halfway up the exposed spiral staircase of Travničná telecommunication tower and I’m having to give myself a stern talking to. That toddler just managed it, so why can’t you? The steps - slippery after...
  • Great Moravia! 1 year ago Stage 7, day 1 (Saturday, 1 July 2017)Břeclav to Hodonín, 54 kmI’m standing on Czech soil at the southernmost vertex of the Dyje Triangle, also known as the Moravian Amazon, one of the last uninhabited expanses of Europe. Just below me, the clear, black River Dyje is merging restlessly into the...
  • Circuit Rider returns! 1 year ago Yes, after a hiatus of almost six years, I have at last carved out enough time to attempt to complete my perimeter ride of the Czech Republic. In just over two weeks' time, barring disasters, I will embark on the long-planned Stage 7 of my Circuit Ride. I've booked time off work, I've bought my... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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15:58 PM November 20, 2012

Simon has a very unique angle for his blog. He is cycling around the perimeter of the Czech Republic. Along the way, he shares a whole bunch of history that is new to me. I especially appreciate his insights into the long-gone German population. It's a great read.

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