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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Our Biking Trip

 On Sunday, July 4th we went both biking and had the road almost to ourselves...
Did use Relive for capturing the area to see it from above!
This yellow marking below gives you also a good idea about the hilly area we live in.
There are two rather steep hills with first a 9.6% grade, followed by a 10.9% grade...
The picture from a large field with green plants, is one of Georgia peanut plants. Plenty for harvest later around December!

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  1. This is very clever. I've never heard of Relive. Is it like Google Maps? How did you do the video?

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      We both have used it several times in the past for special trips. You can actually find 21 posts in my labels below. It is a Dutch invention and has turned into an app that you can download on your smartphone for use. Read more here: https://www.relive.cc/about
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, That is a long and ambitious ride. When I lived in Ohio, I bought a new bicycle, but my small side road just led to a narrow, hilly highway with high speeds and narrow shoulders with a ditch on both sides, so I rarely ventured forth, because comfortable riding areas were too far away. Your mentioning Georgia peanuts was a coincidence; just last night I was listening to the song Goober Peas.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Well, it is not easy for finding a safer and more quiet road to bike!
      For this route here above, we still have to cross the 4 lane 441 and again the 441 bypass! But it can be done after looking carefully.
      We both listened to the Goober Peas song, new to us and I've now saved it to my Pinterest Music...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Well I am impressed! That’s quite a ride. I am also impressed with your computer skills. Wow!

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thank you, it is just paying attention to detail and I've learned early on in 2009 how to build in and center any HTML content. It keeps the mind trained and alert...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Hi Mariette! Was it hard to drive? Do you ride those electric bikes?

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Not hard anymore but believe me we have done this same track years ago with our 7-gear bikes... Nearly killed us. Now we can use some support from the Electra bike; if needed for uphill riding. That's what the cardiologist advised Pieter, no longer strain his heart in our hilly area! So Pieter said, you too, as we always do things 'together as a team...'.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. That was one long bike ride, Mariette! I'm impressed by your computer skills, too. Amazing!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Well, working with the Relive App and then building it into the HTML is something I've been doing for quite a while. So I hope to stay on top of this...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. That's a long and very scenic bike ride! My butt hurts just looking at the video. Hahaha. Well done!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      It is about our longest ride indeed. But the saddle is oh so convenient as it has excellent suspension! No comparison with older saddles that would make such a ride cruel...
      We love being in nature, observing wildlife. Often too late for getting out our iPhone but it is on our retina!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Hello again, With all the bicycling news I forgot to mention that I have been reading with concern the reports of the flooding in the Netherlands and indeed most of Europe. I hope that your family and friends there are safe and have not been badly affected.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you and so far friends and family are safe. The friend in Maastricht lives at higher grounds and the rest is more distant from the actual river water.
      It is quite something though but it happens ever so often, despite all the sluices etc. Nature is a force we humans cannot fight against. The restaurant where we had my youngest brother's wedding had the markings on the wall where the water level reached over the decennia. People in that region are used to it and live with it after the waters recede and things dry out.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Debe de haber muchos km. Lo peor es el desnivel y las continuas subidas.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Esa es para nosotros la razón por la que tuvimos que cambiar a bicicletas electra con un poco de ayuda cuando sea necesario, abordando las muchas colinas y algunas medias. Que con la temperatura subtropical lo hace. Pero nos gustamos montar a bicicleta. Acabo de hacer de nuevo.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  9. Wow something I wouldn't be able to do

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      At first you have to build up your muscles but then it becomes second nature and you start loving it. Great for the legs and arms...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. You are very tough. We should not forget "sweating" in summer.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Thank you and sweating is good and it makes you appreciate a good shower even more!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. That is a very cool app Mariette, enjoyed riding along with you. I'm guessing you have EBikes, am I right?

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      It is a clever app for many uses to track where you were at. A great Dutch invention and now being used by millions.
      Yes, due to Pieter's cardiologist's advice we switched to electra bikes on March 8 this year and this works fabulous. No more straining of the lungs/heart!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. This is spectacular!! Every second of the video, the information you have shared in comments! My computer skills are still “there” so I am off to do a bit of work!! What a great app. Cheers to you and Pieter the intrepid duo.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Thank you and yes, it is a fabulous way of looking at where you have been. WISH this would have been possible at the time we immigrated, for letting our Parents 'SEE' where we are...
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  13. Dat was een mooie tocht Mariette. Leuk om jullie route zo te kunnen volgen. Fijn dat het niet zo druk was. Wij zaten zondagmorgen al om 8 uur op de fiets om zo grote groepen wielrenners voor te zijn. Om 10.30 uur waren wij al weer thuis. Fijne dag, lieve groet Willy

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja, het is hier heel ruim en landelijk en wij gebruiken het liefste zulke wegen. We wonen ten noordwesten van de stad dus zijn we er ook zó uit.
      Jullie hebben geweldige fietspaden, dat is een enorm voordeel. Fijn dat jullie de wielrenners voor konden zijn!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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