What is this, you ask? You are about to read part 2 of our travels to the 2010 TdN. Its Thursday night, and we are getting closer & closer to the actual location and to the women’s start!
We rode the train from Warsaw to Krakow this morning. It was pretty rural with pine trees, birch trees and gently rolling hills. It was easy to imagine the wars and destruction that might have been done in years gone by. Nonetheless, there were lots of fruit tree orchards, fields of corn and more fields with cabbages and lettuces. Remember, sauerkraut starts with cabbage! And, we couldn’t help but notice the very muddy fields and swollen ponds amid the farmlands – a sign of trials conditions to come?
- (a) for the ever-fashionable Italian TdN team
- (b) a trip down memory lane to the days of old at British trials, or
- (c) the result of some quick shopping at the Krakow train station so as to reduce the chance of yours truly observers being caught soggy?
Just like Warsaw, we found the Krakow streets pretty void of M/C action – where the heck are they hiding their machines? Look at that custom pro scooter right there. After visiting Andorra in years past, where there are bikes and bike shops one after another, and similar sightings in Italy and Germany, we are really struck by this. Maybe they all ride trials instead?
Never fear – this third picture features the leading Polish brew and we’re again adding to your ever-expanding Polish vocabulary with the word above the door. Are the Belgian and Aussie teams doing the taste tests?
We’ll be heading to Myslenice early on Friday morning. Look for some real trials talk and photos tomorrow night. We promise!!