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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Jaro and his bike are now in New Zealand.....

A nice 40.5 km bike route, which peaks out at 239m.  One spot where I stopped was at a home named after a castle in the Czech Republic.  A very interesting story that I got from the lady of the house - an elderly woman whose husband died 14 years ago.

It is a large property with lots of trees in the front part, so you can not even see the house from the entrance. There is a little booth between the entrance and the Křivoklát sign, where the woman sells avocados - a very common thing around here.

 Single-lane bridges on rural roads.
 I saw a minivan at the end of the driveway getting ready to leave, so I waited at the entrance where we chatted for a couple of minutes. I asked her about the sign, and she explained that the famous castle was where her husband lived before leaving the country in the 1950's.

She said he was a forester and lived along with a bunch of other workers in one of three houses on the castle grounds. In fact, she said, he was born on the castle grounds.

A couple of climbs on Kara road and then return eastward on SH14 with a nice fast downhill towards the hospital and then the short section of bike path through Raumanga Park.

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.



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