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F. Chopin International Airport, Poland

travel by plane
Fly: 14h 2 min (11219km)
LOT Polish Airlines Departs: 2008-06-10 Arrives: 2008-06-10
Flight LO45 Frederic Chopin (WAW) Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ)
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Pearson International Airport, Canada

travel by plane
Fly: 14h 2 min (11219km)
LOT Polish Airlines Departs: 2008-05-26 Arrives: 2008-05-27
Flight LO46 Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ) Frederic Chopin (WAW)
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F. Chopin International Airport, Poland

travel by plane
Fly: 27 min (371km)
LOT Polish Airlines Departs: 2008-05-27 Arrives: 2008-05-27
Flight LO3829 Frederic Chopin (WAW) Lech Walesa (GDN)
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Lech Walesa Airport, Poland

travel by car
Drive: 9 min (12.4km)
Departs: 2008-05-27 Arrives: 2008-05-27
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Travel: (1.0km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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Travel: (0.7km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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The 'resort', Poland

travel by car
Drive: 3 min (4.1km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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bike
Ride: 1h 9 min (29.1km)
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bike
Ride: 0 min (99m)
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travel by car
Drive: 23 min (29.1km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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    The 'resort' we stayed at for the first few days

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    This was the 'road' in and out of the resort. It was all sand which definitely improved our bike handling skills. After a few tumbles...

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    Gdansk Criterium loop.  This stretch was in the old center of town, and was all cobblestone

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    This was the 'road' in and out of the resort. It was all sand which definitely improved our bike handling skills. After a few tumbles...

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    Gdansk Criterium loop.  This stretch was in the old center of town, and was all cobblestone

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    The 'resort' we stayed at for the first few days

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    This was the 'road' in and out of the resort. It was all sand which definitely improved our bike handling skills. After a few tumbles...

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    Gdansk Criterium loop.  This stretch was in the old center of town, and was all cobblestone

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    The 'resort' we stayed at for the first few days

bike
Ride: 14h 43 min (371km)

Hotel, Poland

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    This is the 'hotel' we stayed in.  An ahletic dorms facility, remnant of the communist days.

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    Cirterium loop

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    This was the end of stage 1, after a gruelling 220km in 30C and sunny skies.  We ran out of water bottles during the ride and I was pretty dehydrated at that point.

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    These are the tracks I got caught at with 2 other teamates and ended up losing touch with the peleton as we we're doing the finishing lap into the city

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    This is the 'hotel' we stayed in.  An ahletic dorms facility, remnant of the communist days.

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    This is the 'hotel' we stayed in.  An ahletic dorms facility, remnant of the communist days.

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    Cirterium loop

bike
Ride: 2 min (1.2km)
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bike
Ride: 2 min (1.1km)
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bike
Ride: 2 min (1.2km)
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Hotel, Poland

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    This was the location of the stage 0 criterium, as well as the start of stage 1

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    This was one of the craziest high speed chases I've been on.  Good thing noone in the car was suceptible to motion sickness

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    This was the location of the stage 0 criterium, as well as the start of stage 1

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    This was the location of the stage 0 criterium, as well as the start of stage 1

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bike
Ride: 5h (126km)
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Hotel, Poland

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bike
Ride: 6h 50 min (172km)
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bike
Ride: 5 min (2.4km)
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bike
Ride: 25 min (10.7km)
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Stage 4 start, Poland

bike
Ride: 6h 55 min (175km)
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bike
Ride: 1h 17 min (32.7km)
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    First KOM climb of stage 6

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    This was a steep climb to the finish over cobblestones

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    Brandon and Brandan were working hard up this climb to try and catch the peleton.

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    Several of our riders got caught behind a near crash at this tight corner after the descent and were dropped from the front group

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    This was a steep climb to the finish of stage 4 over cobblestones.

    Stage 6 started with 5 laps around the city and up this hill.

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    Stage 6 started with 5 loops around a criterium style circuit with a cobblestone climb, a steep descent and some tight corners

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    This was a steep climb to the finish over cobblestones

bike
Ride: 4h 54 min (124km)
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travel by car
Drive: 1h 15 min (95.1km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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    Jan's elementary school

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    Rudy drops out with under 50km to go and just as the climbing was about to start

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    This is where Dawid flatted and I stopped to give him my wheel.  A high speed chase then ensued trying to catch the peleton.

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    Jan's elementary school

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    Jan's elementary school

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    Another crazy car ride, cracking 200km/hr on an 80km/hr highway!!  Only to stop at a gas station and wait 20 minutes for the others to arrive.

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    Rudy's last stand

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    Rudy drops out with under 50km to go and just as the climbing was about to start

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    This is where Dawid flatted and I stopped to give him my wheel.  A high speed chase then ensued trying to catch the peleton.

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    Rudy drops out with under 50km to go and just as the climbing was about to start

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    This is where Dawid flatted and I stopped to give him my wheel.  A high speed chase then ensued trying to catch the peleton.

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    mihai's note on Badih's trip

travel by car
Drive: 30 min (38.1km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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travel by car
Drive: 2h 4 min (156km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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Jan's private hotel, Poland

hike
Walk: 14 min (1.0km)
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travel by bus
Ride: 3 min (5.0km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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hike
Walk: 4 min (0.3km)
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City center, Poland

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travel by bus
Ride: 3 min (4.7km)
Departs: N/A Arrives: N/A
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    Watching Poland vs Germany soccer game in Poland!

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    Ivey lost/forgot his credit card in this cafe.

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    This is the pedestrian part of the old city.  Lots of bars and pubs and some nice churches

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    A deranged guy got on the bus here.  He seemed to have crapped in his pants and was walking around smelling foul.  He must have been rotting on the inside too.  It was one of the foulest things I had seen and smelled.  I doubt the poor guy would have survived much longer. He was walking around like a zombie.

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    Watching Poland vs Germany soccer game in Poland!

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    Ivey lost/forgot his credit card in this cafe.

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    This is the pedestrian part of the old city.  Lots of bars and pubs and some nice churches

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    A deranged guy got on the bus here.  He seemed to have crapped in his pants and was walking around smelling foul.  He must have been rotting on the inside too.  It was one of the foulest things I had seen and smelled.  I doubt the poor guy would have survived much longer. He was walking around like a zombie.

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    Watching Poland vs Germany soccer game in Poland!

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    Ivey lost/forgot his credit card in this cafe.

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    This is the pedestrian part of the old city.  Lots of bars and pubs and some nice churches

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    A deranged guy got on the bus here.  He seemed to have crapped in his pants and was walking around smelling foul.  He must have been rotting on the inside too.  It was one of the foulest things I had seen and smelled.  I doubt the poor guy would have survived much longer. He was walking around like a zombie.

hike
Walk: 14 min (1.0km)
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Hotel Vega, Poland

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Copernicus Airport, Poland