Day 93: TET POLAND (direction west part 2)
What a disappointment!! You can see by yourself, it is mostly asphalt, what is that? Form the Lithuanian border i drove 30km to reach the trail starting point, I was exited by the nearly 850km trail ahead of me. But after a while I realised something was wrong.. at the end I rode 280km and I counted: 19% off-road only. I don’t know if there is a problem with my navigator or something else. The trail had totally no sense and purpose, it was boring nothing nice to see and the only off-road parts were very ugly, either sand (why sand after only asphalt) or bouncing roads with holes or stones (nice to see but ugly to ride). So my conclusion is that the trail was drown in the map only. Seems like there is no sense in what I was following.
The asphalt road was sometimes going through nice fields and landscapes, but very often into villages or small town, with traffic. What the hell. Plus I saw many trails nearby, which were going in the same direction. I actually went by myself into those trails I was able to spot in the navigator and they were good!! So if it were not for the few sandy roads I would say the “trail” was made for a conventional road motorbike, optimised for a GS1200 for example, which excels on those roads, fast and full of turns.
Poland is mainly flat with lakes and rivers, some hills alternating forest and fileds. The few forest were mainly central european type. The landscape was a mix between France (with threes along both sides of the road) and Lithuania. I skippes all the rest of the trail and went in #gdansk for the night. I said: Tomorrow I will pick myself the trails” and the results was much better. Part 2 following soon
Le foto sono anche “punti storici”. Sabato ne ho messo uno, questo.
Fullface on road.
Servirà a ricordarmi dove non arrivare. Si va in bici per divertirsi e rientrare appagati. Non il contrario.
Allenamento, alimentazione, riposo.