Milestone pod is a small, cheap device that can track the efficiency of your runs. It does not a need charger and basically, you don’t have to care about it at all. The pod will detect your movements and track your activity.
The ninth day was the last and one of the toughest. I nearly froze in Jeseníky mountains and flew over my handlebars. My landing was for zero points.
The eighth day was one of the best in the race. It was nice to have some rest before the second checkpoint. I was told that the Czech part is harder than the Slovak one, but I have to say that the roads there were much easier.
Finally, I left Slovakia. I can’t say it was ugly, but they pay by euros, on their signs is some weird font and home is home. I didn’t know that time that I will taste ambience of the music festival.
I planned an easy ride for the sixth day. I didn’t want to look devastated at the first checkpoint. But the track was more complicated than I expected … as always.
Day five was the longest of them all. The weather made fun of me. When I was packing my equipment before the race I didn’t think about winter and this was a revenge.
I got used to living on the bike during the fourth day. But not even a single kilometre was easy. I had a lot of problems with weather. After three days of non-human heat the rain came.
On the third day I started having problems with my bike. For one moment I even thought about giving up. Fortunately, there was a lot of cycle services in Slovakia.
The next day was much harder. It was a little more hilly, the terrain was rougher and the temperature was above forty degrees. I made 120 kilometres in spite of these unpleasant conditions. But at the end of the day, I was nearly dead.