Day 1 cycling - to Urbino
Trip Start May 12, 2012
27Trip End Jun 10, 2012
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Monday morning 9:00am - Cesaro: your bike is broken and we have a new one on the way; Romeo is bringing.
NOTE - ride sets off at 9:15am
9:02am - Romeo arrives with new bike, but no pedals and no seat.
9:04am - pedals appear from back of truck, have to re-oil and then fit to bike.
9:07am - have to find another seat. Yesterday's seat (carefully chosen) is on broken bike. Romeo brings out new seat, unlike any I have ridden before. Resigned that if brand is good enough for world champ, is good enough for me!
9:10am - Romeo fixing seat but this is a fiddly operation and takes time.
9:12am - levelling seat to get it just right. Decide near enough is not good enough so make a small adjustment (bang on seat with fist). Thumbs up from me!
9:14am - no puncture kit and tyres need inflating. Mad scramble..
9:16am - relieved, roll out to join more cyclists and a starting photo
Ride 100kms and climb 1500m. Urbino is our destination today; it is an academic city, founded in 1506 and is a World Heritage Site.