Trucking Digest

The past few weeks have seen me deeply immersed in sport. I’ve been listening to the Cricket World Cup on Test Match Special while driving my truck. Then this week has seen the annual Tour de France cycle race which I really enjoy watching on my computer. Additionally, Tuesday saw the first pre-season friendly game for Wingate & Finchley so I’m back at work photographing the team in action.

In my last Trucking Digest I said I’d be getting back into Europe and with the Tour de France in full flow I decided to get out and about in the Renault Magnum and give it a suitable French paint scheme. With the Tour on during the day, my driving has to be early morning or late evening – not that this affects the time of day in the game 😉 On Wednesday evening I enjoyed a long run from Dresden to my Montpellier base with a load of carrots. This included a run along the re-mapped A4 autobahn which has several punishing climbs and this rather intriguing piece of engineering near Chemnitz……This is the Bahrebachmühlen Viaduct which was built circa 1870. The A4 Autobahn was built in the 1930’s. It became necessary to widen the road in the 1990’s but the viaduct’s piers were too close together so a rebuild was required. The rather unique engineering solution seen in the screenshot, was built between 1999 and 2003.

The last part of that 3-shift journey saw me making a brisk run down the eastern side of France from near Dijon on the A6 to Lyon…
…and continuing south on the A7 before picking up the A9 at Orange to park up at home just in time to turn out the lights and close up for the night 🙂

This morning, before the start of the cycling, I did a rather nice ‘afternoon’ cross country run from Munich to Klagenfurt. This is a wonderful switch-back route through the Austrian Alps…


…That scenery is a great way to start the IRL day 🙂 And here we are parked up in the maintenance facility at Klagenfurt…

Keep the shiny side up everyone 🙂

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Comments

  1. You have been doing a lot of driving!

    • Hi Colline – I have been doing the real world equivalent of over 20000 miles in game each year since 2016! Because of the map scale it’s possible to drive around 1000mi in around 1.5 hours. It’s just one of those games that keeps me entertained in a stress-free way 🙂 I usually only do around 1500mi a year in my car!

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