These two cyclists pulled into the park late in the day.
What caught my attention were the trailers with solar panels.
Each bicycle had electric pedal assist with 440 watts of solar.
That is twice the solar that we have on our home.
They need that much wattage to keep the battery pack for their electric bicycles fully charged.
A powerful thunderstorm just barely nicked us early that evening.
The wind got roaring. Lightening flashed all around. We were spared the golfball size hail.
Here they are watching the weather wondering if their tents were going to blow away.
Worse though for them was the sprinkler system came on at one in the morning.
I visited with them in the morning. Kaspar and Johannes are from Switzerland. I asked where they started out (New York) and where they would end up (San Francisco). With the power assist they average around a hundred miles a day with ease compared to doing so the conventional way of cycling although they are carrying quite a bit of weight. I left them to packing away their wet tents while I ate part of my breakfast. I got online to look at their website. HOLY COW!
The fellow on the right said the site was https://z2z.ch/ z2z meaning Zurich 2 Zurich which I interpreted as two guys from Zurich. It is Zurich to Zurich - these guys are going around the world!!
And they are planning to do so in six months!
The NY to SF reply he was referring to just this segment. He thought I understood the Zurich2Zurich.
I for sure will be following along on their blog to see how they progress.
Maybe you will want to also.
The guy on the left said “there is a lot of nothingness” referring to all the miles they have been putting in since reaching the Great Plains. He also said he was amazed at the size of motorhomes they are seeing in the U.S. “Yours would be as big as they come in Europe.”
- Beans update -
On the fourth day with only two pills having gone down the gullet Beans hasn’t wheezed once.