S- Hertogenbosch to Rosmalen - Retyrement on 2 Wheels 2 - CycleBlaze

July 30, 2018

S- Hertogenbosch to Rosmalen

Beaten by the heat. Jaunty bells for the P. Bikes on Dikes.

July 30 Monday 12kms

S- Hertogenbosch to Rosmalen 

Beaten by the heat. Jaunty bells for the P. Bikes on Dikes.

Start from campground in woods and catch a free ferry. We continue along dikes. Hot.

Breaking camp in the dust.
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Early ferry Heusden.
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Variety of vehicles on ferry.
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Breezy Herpt.
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The dikes are high, above the first floor of the houses. I am level with the middle of an enormous walnut tree we pass. Consequently, we have less protection from the wind.

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Rosmalen
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More interesting housing styles.
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And apartments.
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At Hei en Wei. Something to watch for.
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Church carillons play the hours. Each has a different tune, some quite jaunty. We are lunching near the one at Rosmalen, when I confess to feeling less than jaunty, so we plan our stopping point and book a room.

I pick up , of course, as the riding is mostly in woods.

Vincent, Airbnb host, has a cold drink for us and an upstairs room. He also has a garden room where we can prepare some dinner and sit outside. A young Romanian is putting his supplies in the little fridge. He is working locally as an electrician at a shipyard and boarding at Altijd Zon, and says he, "Did not have to like it here.” Poor chap is lonely and bored.

Our fan does not work but we ditch the duvets and ignoring the "rural" scent from the property next door, setting to sleep. 

Today's ride: 12 km (7 miles)
Total: 2,623 km (1,629 miles)

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