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Today I got up at 6:00 AM. I went out at 6:30 and I took my bike. Just before 9:00 54km were behind me. I took a scary photo of a morning cornfield. Just like in a horror movie…

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I’ve just returned from my last bicycle trip this year. 20 km and a picture below… Yeah!
This year was amazing for me. Here are my results:

Walking = 142 km
Nordic Walking = 76,62 km
Running = 439 km
Bike = 3653 km

Właśnie wróciłem z ostatniej tegorocznej wycieczki rowerowej. 20 km i zdjęcie poniżej…
Ten rok był dla mnie rokiem szczególnym. Oto moje wyniki:

Chodzenie = 142 km
Nordic Walking = 76,62 km
Bieganie = 439 km
Rowerek = 3653 km

Last Day of 2012 in the forest

Last Day of 2012 in the forest

 

Autumn RoadThis was an amazing weekend in Poland. I decided to ride a bike because the weather was simply awesome. We usually have snow, or at least heavy rain in late October in Poland, but this weekend was unusual. About 20 degrees C all the time an no clouds! I had three major trainings, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I managed to cover the distance over 90 km! That was great!

Simply amazing weather!

River Mill

During my last bike trip (over 52 km) I found a small building on the river Warta. It appeared to be an old river mill. I really like taking photos of the old building used for technical purposes. This one was really nice.

Today is a big day for me. Another 50 km in the morning but when I added that 50 km to the Endomondo contest which started on 30.06 it made 1026.33 km! That is a big success for me, because I’ve never imagined I could do it!

old waiting room

The railway infrastructure in Poland fails into decay. This is one of the examples: the building of the waiting room in a village of Żarki Letnisko. It is closed and I think they will finally decide to demolish the small building. Now the trains are modern and comfortable and you can buy the ticket on the train, so there is no need to keep those buildings which make the history of Polish railway system.

Infrastruktura kolejowa w Polsce popada w ruinę. Oto przykład: stary budynek poczekalni w miejscowości Żarki Letnisko. Został zamknięty kilka lat temu i myślę, że w końcu zdecydują się go zlikwidować. Obecnie mamy nowoczesne i komfortowe pociągi i pojawiła się możliwość zakupu biletu właśnie w pociągu więc nie ma potrzeby utrzymywania tych budynków, które tworzą historię kolejnictwa w Polsce.

Bocian

I also met the stork. It was looking for food and was close to the road, but run away when I was preparing out the camera.

Spotkałem dzisiaj bociana. Szukał sobie jedzenia w pobliżu drogi, jednak zdążył uciec dalej kiedy przygotowywałem aparat.

Będusz

Today I was in Będusz. I saw a strange building. It looks like a castle, but it is probably (or it was) some kind of factory. I read that it was built in the beginning of the 20th century. What do you think about it? (Today 50 km)

Service Mode 1

After 700 km I’ve managed to ride in July so far I had to switch into the Service Mode. I had to dismantle everything and clean the chain, gear wheels, etc. There was so much sand, dust mixed with lubricant that it was difficult to recognise the mechanism. So I had a rest day today, but still I need to do a Test Drive, to check if everything is all right.

Po 700 km, które jak dotąd udało mi się pokonać w lipcu musiałem przełączyć się dzisiaj na Tryb Serwisowy. Musiałem wszystko zdemontować i oczyścić łańcuch, zębatki, wolnobieg, etc. Było tam takie nagromadzenie smaru zmieszanego z piachem, kurze, itd., że trudno było rozpoznać mechanizm. Z racji tego miałem dzisiaj dzień odpoczynku, jednak muszę zrobić jeszcze krótką jazdę próbną aby sprawdzić, czy wszystko dobrze poskładałem i maszyna nie rozleci się podczas dłuższej wycieczki.

Service Mode 2

half of the old house

This is a nice result. Over 500 km in only 12 days. I’ve never thought I’d manage!

Here are the pictures I took a few days ago. Most of them show old houses. Some of the houses are about 100 years old! I was talking to a man – I think this was the owner of the old house, but he was building a new one just behind the old one – and he told me that the house was over 90 years old and half of the house had collapsed a few years ago.

One of the photos below shows the blue building. It is a Sports Club “Eagle” – It is above the shop where they sell a lot of alcohol! A nice one!

To na prawdę niezły wynik. Ponad 500 km tylko w ciągu 12 dni. Nigdy nie myślałem, że może mi się to udać. Poniżej zdjęcia, które zrobiłem w ciągu ostatnich dni. Na większości widać stare domy. Niektóre z nich mają ponad 100 lat. Rozmawiałem (prawdopodobnie) z właścicielem placu, na którym był dom, który był w połowie zawalony. Ten dom ma ponad 90 lat! Na jednym ze zdjęć widać niebieski budynek kubu sportowego. Poniżej sprzedają sporo alkoholu ;-)

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Chapel in Woźniki

Yesterday I started exploring places I’ve never been before. They are not far from the place I live, but they are on the other side of the big road (not a motorway), called DK1. Maybe because of the road people who live on the east side of DK1 rarely go to the west side.

Yesterday I travelled 32.04 km and today another 50.31 km. I think it is quite a good result! As you can see, Poland is full of chapels and churches. Most of them are Roman Catholic. Some of the small chapels are adorable, but sometimes the parsonage is even bigger than the church! (check the sideshow where you can see one orange building which is a place where the priest lives!).

Pilgrimage in Poland

What is more, during the summer, even if you choose some small byroads you can wait in a traffic jam! And why? Because during the summer, especially around the city of Częstochowa, there are pilgrimages! Sometimes the pilgrims walk 500 km (or more!) to see the picture of Black Madonna and pray in front of it! This is something you cannot see in the other countries!

Koziegłowy (Goats' Heads)

Today I also visited Koziegłowy (the name of the town can be translated as “Goats’ Heads”), a nice small town which looks great! Thanks to the local businessmen who mostly produce artificial Christmas Trees for the whole world (and of course pay taxes), and the money which came from the EU they rebuilt the market. It looks pretty awesome!

More photos here:

Beautiful Wooden Bridge

This month was quite good. Yesterday I covered the distance of 25 km and today in the morning another 45 km. I found a beautiful old wooden bridge (which you can see above). Today I saw the landfill of the city of Częstochowa. It’s huge (the photos are below). And I passed our old steelworks.

Here are my results in June 2012:
Bike: 432.04 km
Walking: 38.48 km
Nordic Walking: 30.77 km