On the 130th anniversary, I recreated part of the journey of the first person to cycle around the world on a bicycle. Taking it one day at a time. View the archive.

Through the mountains

By Stuart Lowe on

Yesterday evening and today are exactly the same weather as Thomas Stevens had yesterday and today in 1885. Rain. Today's cycle singing will be rain themed. Singing in the rain. Why does it always rain on me? Raindrops keep falling on my head.

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Wet morning into the Balkan mountains

Had a little detour to see a canyon.

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Waterfall

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Canyon

I think I'm amongst some impressive mountains. Shame they're all clagged in.

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The Balkan mountains

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The Balkan mountains

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Near Bela Palanka

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Poor roads south of Bela Palanka

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South of Bela Palanka

Over the pass and now the downhill

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Downhill

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Purple field and a smell of curry

I climbed miles up into the mountains on the only road then suddenly I get a "cars only" sign. What's that about Serbia? I've no alternative

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15km from Pirot

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Solar recumbents

To Pirot