Well, the weather has taken a turn for the windy and rainy, so yesterday Simon and I didn't cycle. Instead, we spent the day in Leiden doing some super-secret shopping for my dad. That's all I'm saying about that. We also bought a new suspension seatpost for my end of the tandem; that's why today is "much better." It turns out that my seatpost had probably been going for the last several rides. Last week's ride was especially unpleasant
. Enough said.
Today, we had a late start but managed to get out on the bike around 1 p.m. We rode to Wassenaar and then headed toward the coast, going north through Katwijk and Noordwijk and stopping in Zandvoort aan Zee for kibbeling
(fried fish chunks) and frites
(French fries). Fried fish, however, is the not best choice for a mid-trip snack. From Zandvoort, we went east to Haarlem and caught the train there. In all, we did 39 miles -- nothing heroic, I'm afraid. We did, though, have a great tail wind while we were going north. Our maximum speed was 31 m.p.h.
And yes, we're having a curry tonight.