Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Wednesday 8th-August-2012 Samtredia to Gomi. 88 miles. What a lovely little hotel last night, and it only cost me twenty dollars. There was also a nice restaurant next door where I had supper last night and breakfast this morning. Although I felt a bit like the odd one out this morning, everybody had a pint of beer with their breakfast!
The day didn’t get off to the best of starts, and I think I may be scarred for life! I was merrily cycling along when I passed a Turkish coach parked at the side of the road. As I rode past, I glanced over and got an eyeful of some rather large Turkish women all squatting at the side of the road! I’d only been cycling for an hour or so. And that sight stayed in my mind nearly all day, no matter what I tried to do to get rid of it!
I’ve Found A Friend
I was hoping today wouldn’t be as long a day as yesterday, which it wasn’t in miles cycled. But it was time-wise. I spent much of the afternoon drudging up a 1000-metre climb! While drudging up this hill, another cyclist came up from behind me. We spoke as we cycled along, and I found out his name was Andras, and he was from Hungary. He told me he was in his sixties, which I found hard to believe. He certainly never looked it. I said that I was hoping to find a hotel in the next town, as was he.
Unfortunately, there was no accommodation in Gomi, but we got told of a guesthouse a few miles out of town. We found the guesthouse, and thankfully they had a couple of rooms. Although I’m not so sure it is a guesthouse now! I think it’s a bit of a knocking shop! Which is run by two women. One is slim and keeps grabbing my bum and other parts of my anatomy! The other woman is a rather large butch lady who doesn’t wear a bra but should before she trips over!
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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