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Reports by Kern Deorksen

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.


Lady CoMo of the Pyrenees
by Kern Deorksen, tour started August 2012, submitted 16 October 2012

A 4 week, self-supported tandem tour through the Pyrenees of Spain and France.

We travelled west from Girona (Spain) to Sabinanigo, crossed to France, rode 4 Tour cols, returned to Spain, and completed a loop via the Mediterranean. Daily GPS routes and elevation profiles are included, as well as lots of photos.

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The col from Sort to La Seu d'Urgell (Spain)
Trip Report - Romania 2007
by Kern Deorksen, tour started August 2007, submitted 27 October 2007

A trip report of a four week, 1,000 km cycling tour of Romania, complete with a villain, a mistress, and a hero.

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Descending the Transfagras highway from Balea Lac, the highest pass in Romania.
Cycling the Rhine
by Kern Deorksen, tour started September 2004, submitted 28 December 2005

The big picture was to fly into Amsterdam, take the train to Cologne, and then bike in 50km legs to Colmar (Alsace). Our intent was to bike up the Rhine from Cologne to Eltville (just shy of Mainz), leave the Rhine to continue south along the Weinstrasse (“wine road”) through Bad Durkheim and Wissembourg into France, on to Strasbourg and then to Colmar. Our ultimate objective was the village of Eguisheim about 7 km outside Colmar, for a total distance of 500 km. If we made it that far we’d rest our legs and play the return by ear; if we didn’t, we would park ourselves in a vineyard along the route and send postcards saying we’d made it to Switzerland! We decided to go “up” the Rhine rather than “down” for a couple of reasons, not the least of which was the north-to-south direction of the prevailing wind in the Rhine valley, which we judged would compensate for the slightly rising elevation .

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