One of the most common questions I'm asked about my bike trip is how I prepared myself for it. I can see the people who ask me this picturing me in the gym, covered in sweat, or racing up mountainsides, or living on a diet of salami and powdered milk just to see how it feels. They look at the uncommon and interpret it as the extreme.
I haven't seen too many animal collision victims, which is a good thing, I suppose. Everyone in Norway seems to know someone who's run into a moose or a deer in the mountains, though, so it's not surprising that accidents happen. I'm charting my lack of sightings up to the low-traffic roads I tend to cycle and the time of year, when large animals have more food available and are further from inhabited areas. These are my very un-scientific assertions, backed up by nothing, so take them for what you will.
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