I spent the last night at Lahti Mukkula camping, where there was a gathering of "motorized families", which means Harley Davidson accompanied by their owners and their owners' children. That was something I've never seen (and heard) before. Especially heard, that is, it was definitely hard to fall sleep. And headache in the morning.
The day, however, went as planned. I spent the morning visiting Lahti, which is quite a modern town, a bit too modern for my taste, but it has some interesing sights. First of all the radio museum (I guess this part of the journey is strictly connected with radios), that includes also a section related to wired and mobile phones.
I have to say that it has been many years since the last time I entered a phone booth, and much more since I did my last phone call with a rotary dial telephone. Today I had the chance to experience both of them again. They definitely give a nostalgic feeling. As people seem still to get married in churches even nowadays, unfortunately I couldn't visit the church Ristinkirkko designed bt Aalto, as there was a wedding going on.
In the afternoon I left towards Hämeenlinna cycling at a good pace despite the strong gusts of wind coming really from any direction. A headache accompained me for the whole day, so I decided to take my first painkiller of the whole journey.
As a matter of fact it's the first time I take a medicine since the beginning, so I must say that cycling is a healthy sport! In Hämeenlinna I can finally sleep in a proper bed (thanks Minna!); tomorrow I'll take a break as the town has quite a lot to offer, and muscles are once again a bit tired 🙂
Day 37 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Lahti – Hämeenlinna
Trip distance: 87 km
Actual trip time: 5 h
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