valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 377 miles.
You have passed Final camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 7 miles to the next landmark.
You have 81 miles to reach Rivendell.

More or less in the right direction. If they went on, down the further side of the ridge, they would have the Mountains on their left. Some way ahead Strider had caught a glimpse of the Loudwater again, and he knew that, though it was hidden from view, the Road to the Ford was not far from the River and lay on the side nearest to them.

You have walked 384 miles.
You are at Three Stone Trolls.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 74 miles to reach Rivendell.

'There are trolls!' Pippin panted. 'Down in a clearing in the woods not far below. We got a sight of them through the tree-trunks. They are very large!'

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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 365 miles.
You have passed Another camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 93 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hills now began to shut them in. The Road behind held on its way to the River Bruinen, but both were now hidden from view. The travellers came into a long valley; narrow, deeply cloven, dark and silent. Trees with old and twisted roots hung over cliffs, and piled up behind into mounting slopes of pine-wood

You have walked 371 miles.
You have passed Another camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 87 miles to reach Rivendell.

That night they camped on a stony shelf with a rock-wall behind them, in which there was a shallow cave, a mere scoop in the cliff. Frodo was restless. The cold and wet had made his wound more painful than ever, and the ache and sense of deadly chill took away all sleep. He lay tossing and turning and listening fearfully to the stealthy night-noises: wind in chinks of rock, water dripping, a crack, the sudden rattling fall of a loosened stone. He felt that black shapes were advancing to smother him; but when he sat up he saw nothing but the back of Strider sitting hunched up, smoking his pipe, and watching. He lay down again and passed into an uneasy dream, in which he walked on the grass in his garden in the Shire, but it seemed faint and dim, less clear than the tall black shadows that stood looking over the hedge.

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valarltd: (bike)
After a round of asthmatic bronchitis, I have gotten my butt back on the bike. I can't do ten miles. Three was a strain.

You have biked 359 miles.
You are at Second camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
(edited) You have 99 miles to reach Rivendell. (there is a glitch at this mile)

The hobbits were glad to leave the cheerless lands and the perilous Road behind them; but this new country seemed threatening and unfriendly. As they went forward the hills about them steadily rose. Here and there upon heights and ridges they caught glimpses of ancient walls of stone, and the ruins of towers: they had an ominous look. Frodo, who was not walking, had time to gaze ahead and to think. He recalled Bilbo's account of his journey and the threatening towers on the hills north of the Road, in the country near the Troll's wood where his first serious adventure had happened. Frodo guessed that they were now in the same region, and wondered if by chance they would pass near the spot.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 356 miles.
You have passed First camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 102 miles to reach Rivendell.

At once they went on again. They crossed the Bridge in safety, hearing no sound but the water swirling against its three great arches. A mile further on they came to a narrow ravine that led away northwards through the steep lands on the left of the Road. Here Strider turned aside, and soon they were lost in a sombre country of dark trees winding among the feet of sullen hills.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have biked 351 miles.
You have passed The Last Bridge.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 107 miles to reach Rivendell.

They hurried along with all the speed they could make, and after a mile or two they saw the Last Bridge ahead, at the bottom of a short steep slope. They dreaded to see black figures waiting there, but they saw none. Strider made them take cover in a thicket at the side of the Road, while he went forward to explore.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 337 miles.
You have passed Still south of the Road.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 121 miles to reach Rivendell.

At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended. Strider now turned their course again north-eastwards, and on the sixth day they reached the top of a long slow-climbing slope, and saw far ahead a huddle of wooded hills. Away below them they could see the Road sweeping round the feet of the hills; and to their right a grey river gleamed pale in the thin sunshine. In the distance they glimpsed yet another river in a stony valley half-veiled in mist.

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peddling

Sep. 16th, 2010 08:57 pm
valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 334 miles.
You have passed Still south of the Road.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 124 miles to reach Rivendell.

At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended. Strider now turned their course again north-eastwards, and on the sixth day they reached the top of a long slow-climbing slope, and saw far ahead a huddle of wooded hills. Away below them they could see the Road sweeping round the feet of the hills; and to their right a grey river gleamed pale in the thin sunshine. In the distance they glimpsed yet another river in a stony valley half-veiled in mist.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 328 miles.
You are at Still south of the Road.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 458 miles to reach Rivendell.

At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended. Strider now turned their course again north-eastwards, and on the sixth day they reached the top of a long slow-climbing slope, and saw far ahead a huddle of wooded hills. Away below them they could see the Road sweeping round the feet of the hills; and to their right a grey river gleamed pale in the thin sunshine. In the distance they glimpsed yet another river in a stony valley half-veiled in mist.

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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 318 miles.
You have passed South of the Road.
It is 10 miles to the next landmark.
You have 140 miles to reach Rivendell.

It seemed too much to hope that the Riders had already lost their trail again. Perhaps they were waiting to make some ambush in a narrow place?

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Peddling

Aug. 21st, 2010 09:56 pm
valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 306 miles.
You have passed South of the Road.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 152 miles to reach Rivendell.

Not once did they feel the sense of present evil that had assailed them before the attack in the dell.

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valarltd: (bike)
You have biked 247 miles.
You have passed The Weather Hills.
It is 11 miles to the next landmark.
You have 211 miles to reach Rivendell.

In the morning they found, for the first time since they had left the Chetwood, a track plain to see. They turned right and followed it southwards. It ran cunningly, taking a line that seemed chosen so as to keep as much hidden as possible from the view, both of the hill-tops above and of the flats to the west. It dived into dells, and hugged steep banks; and where it passed over flatter and more open ground on either side of it there were lines of large boulders and hewn stones that screened the travellers almost like a hedge.

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