ICE 2 ICE Live Blog

Day 13

Back to civilization

Day 13

Back to civilization

If you ever wondered when I write this blog (in three languages, mind you) after days of cycling over 300km, you’ll find the answer in my team. Behind this world record attempt are also many helping hands in the background, take over the work that is kind of challenging for me sitting on the bike all day. In addition, in the best case does not half an hour passes between the moment I descend from the wheel to the moment when I close my eyes. Although my performance increases from day to day, not even the power smoothies are strong enough that I manage to do more than record a short voice message with the day’s events in this short time. As soon as we have an internet connection, this information, which I mumble in my sleepy voice, ends up in Vienna. There, my words are completed according to the rules of the Duden and then come (additionally translated) on the web pages. So you get an update every day and know exactly how we are doing on the track.

Today, for example, we’re doing really well again. We spent the night in a real camping park. Here, there is a direct water connection and electricity. Perfect for Chris and Kerstin to use the morning to do laundry and clean our small, mobile Ice2Ice home. Thanks to the great tools from Norwex they made headway and had time to close the Bermuda Triangle in the cutlery drawer, which had already taken various utensils. When shopping in civilization, the two realized that after 3000 km in the wilderness the huge Walmart is quite a challenge.

Meanwhile, Viki and Viola accompanied me in the Race Car and ensured optimal care. By now, my buttocks are slowly noticeable, unfortunately. I already know that from Africa and it is really not pleasant. Nevertheless, I have to say that the muscular problems are getting less and less by the day.

Almost every second passing car honks at us. But not because we are in their way, but because they cheer us on. It’s really motivating and fun! Before it was dark today, we could still admire a great natural spectacle of lightning and – usually far away – storm clouds. To experience this nature so directly fascinates me every day.

I have often talked about the girls in my team, but of course, Chris is always there too! You can see his great photographic work here every day on the blog or on ORF Sport Plus every Monday at 8:15 PM. As my cameraman, he has his hands full on making and editing the best shots. Really great, what he does there. Have a look at the ORF TVthek for week 1 and tune in Monday night! (self-promotion over)