Sunday 13th October 2013 – Kozani to Larisa.

Kozani to Larisa. 81 miles.

The day started of a bit misty and murky I even put my lights on so other drivers would see me, but after an hour or two as I started to climb up another mountain it cleared and it was lovely sun all day.
I was about three quarters of the way up that 1000 metre climb when I was set upon by five dogs! Normally I can out run them but not when I’m crawling up some mountain! One dog a huge great white brute of a dog was particularly aggressive he even bit my bike and caught one of my straps nearly causing me to fall off, luckily it didn’t I just stopped, not wanting to hang around with five snarling dogs around me I soon started pedalling for all I was worth, but these bastards wouldn’t give up particularly the big white one, I threw some bread at them that I was carrying hoping they’d stop for that, no chance they just wanted me! I was really starting to worry after a kilometre of this pack chasing me, not sure if I could keep what little speed I had going, luckily the road levelled out a bit and I was able to get enough speed up so I could loose them!
A pretty scary 20 minutes or so, I’ve had plenty of dogs chase me and go for me but never actually had one that’s made contact before! Must admit it did shake me up a bit, but I’m alright and so’s the bike so no harm done in the end!
Had another big climb this afternoon, only 500 metres though this time, but when I came down the other side all the mountains had disappeared and it was nice and flat for the last 15 miles or so, first time I’ve not seen a mountain in my way in about four weeks!

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