Weary because of 40km tours the days before, but the curse of summer forces to go out anyway. |
It was a warm august night with a full moon, what more do you want...
A full km of new throw away cars.
Those chemical plants can be so pretty in the sunset.
Enter windmill country.
And some trains with nasty stuff will cross your path.
The Acropolis at sunset. No not really, but the effect was very nice.
Another chemical processing plant. Very pretty in the sunset, with tabletop mountains of stuff to process and blueish pink smoke belching. It was breathtaking. Literally: the smell was horrendous.
Hard for a cyclist to breathe shallow when he needs oxygen. Makes you wonder if those factories are worth their existence. Maybe they make some compound for my tires.
Those windbraker things are a thing to behold. Will visit those better another day.
The sign over there says "swimming not allowed".
They kindly put a ladder there. Does not look very inviting to me...
Those colors... could that be from that blueish pink smoke...
They are so impressive. Funny to realize: that's where my power is coming from, according to the label on top.
That tempting road to the Maasvlakte.
Big? No, HUGE constructs they are.
Harmsenbrug. Turned back here though wanted to go to the maasvlakte all the way but would be dark and remembering yesterdays efforts...
... So now I was on a different path. Without much warning the bicycle road turned into a sheep farm.
Better slow down a bit. Or am I getting sleepy.
It turned out to be a narrow strip of 10 km sheep territory, essentially in the middle of a river, with a bicycle path trough it. What a nice discovery!
Crossing the Oude Maas. Had a nice conversation with a fellow night traveller on an electric road machine who made an impressive distance that day. No, it was not an e-bike.
'twas more like this; thanks Meiprime31 for capturing that moon. My old cellphone can't cope with darkness.
Turned out I did 68 km all together. Improving my technique helped, no more knee pains. Very nice to feel my condition is still improving despite more kms than I usually do and that without resting days in between.
One of my most memorable tours this was.