Thurs 10. Vovklabruck to Amstetten 80 miles. Now if the scales in the hotel this morning are to be believed, I’ve lost over a stone in a week! Talk about a crash diet! That maybe explains why I’ve not been as hungry this time, I’ve been burning up my reserves! I told everybody I was bulking up before I left, I was hoping that maybe it would last a bit longer, perhaps I’ll have to stop off in Turkey to build up again before entering Iran! Had to make a hasty stop at a Mcdonalds this morning, don’t know what I had but whatever it was it didn’t want to stay in me! At least I was able to use there wifi and check my emails whilst I was there. It’s turned pretty cold now, think there expecting snow soon as they’ve put the poles out alongside the roads so when snows you still know where the road is! Best get a move on before it does snow! Still in shorts though, don’t know if i’ll last much longer though, it’s pretty cold! Passed the 1000 mile mark today only just though, it’s 1002 at the end of today!