Biker Chicks Ride Again!


Yep, it’s time for the biker chicks to saddle up.  Thankfully, though, we have 3 days in Prague first, to recover from jet lag and to convince ourselves that after weeks of non-activity, seeing parts of Europe by bike is a GOOD idea.

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These biker chicks decided to sit this trip out, but they will be with us in spirit.  Marilyn wants us to drink the local beer, so we will hoist our glasses in a toast to all three of you…probably more than once…or twice…

Marilyn, Sally and Victoria, we will MISS you!  Who is going to make sure I don't lose my glasses???

Marilyn, Sally and Victoria, we will MISS you! Who is going to make sure I don’t lose my glasses???

BUT, we have added two new members.  Denise and Karen are taking their first trip with VBT,  joining us oh, so very cool bikers.

Karen P., Denise, Diane, Karen H and Beth.  Jet lagged, but undaunted.

Karen P., Denise, Diane, Karen H and Beth. Jet lagged, but undaunted.

And we DEFINITELY will be cool, possibly even cold, and probably a bit damp, because the weather forecast for the next 10 days is rain, rain and more rain.  Known as “pula” in Botswana, a rainy day is a joyous occasion.  The Botswanians (if that is the correct term) like rain so much, the word “pula” means rain AND money AND is an all purpose greeting.  So, if rain drops keep fallin on my head, as they did a couple of times this afternoon, I’ll just tell myself I’m still in Africa and rain is cause for celebration.   (We’ll see how THAT works out!)

Yes, we were tired today, after flying all last night, but we managed to march ourselves thither and yon this afternoon, ducking into churches and a restaurant to avoid intermittent sprinkles.

Enough of my babbling.  Time for more photos of this lovely city.

I kept looking UP.  The tops of buildings are magnificent!

I kept looking UP. The tops of buildings are magnificent!

I was also looking DOWN, at the wonderful sidewalks. That looks to me like the Star of David and a cross, peacefully sharing space on the sidewalk.

I was also looking DOWN, at the wonderful sidewalks. That looks to me like the Star of David and a cross, peacefully sharing space on the sidewalk.

The statues are rather fascinating.

I’m guessing that the guy with the turban and curved sword hails from the Ottoman Empire.  But why is he the only one with midriff bulge?  Why does that stag have a gold cross growing out of his head?  And what’s with the handcuffs,  and the guy on the right with his hand on the other guy’s knee?

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Oh SO many questions, and this isn’t even a quiz!  ( Mainly because I don’t know the answers and I’m  punchy because I can’t sleep, though I NEED to,  except my body has NO bloody idea what time zone it is in. )

How about THIS one?

The details in the statues are intriguing.

The details in the statues are intriguing.

I’m SOOOO glad I’m not biking tomorrow!  Although, if the truth be told, ( which, on this blog, happens occasionally) these are not supposed to be very taxing bike rides.  Here’s the map showing the ground we will cover.

Notice the red squiggly lines? THAT’S the biking part. Not so bad, eh.

One last photo and a good night to all.  Aren’t you glad I kept looking up?

I have no idea what this is either

I have no idea what this is either

13 thoughts on “Biker Chicks Ride Again!

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  2. Miss all of you!!! Have a wonderful, wonderful trip!
    (sent from onboard “Lord of the Glens”, in Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands.)

    Sally

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  3. Shelley, this sounds like a great trip! Prague is a joy and your bike route is going to take you through some wonderful country. Too bad about the projected rain, but I guess that’s the nature of Europe in the Fall – I know because we’re getting ready to head over next week. Have a great ride – looking forward to your posts. 🙂 ~Terri

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