Left with 5 litres of “eau de Cologne” and drank it before arriving at destination so I had to refill on the way. Feeling of freshness when it was only 30 degrees; also the breeze was welcome. Fortunately the cycleway was full of families so it was another reason to take it easy. Lunch break and quick visit of Bonn (saw the HARIBO shop, good that it was closed 🤣). Met several cyclists doing long distance trip and discussed with one who was on his way to the Black Sea.
Bike tour on a hot day, even on the summit of the Venn and the Eifel national Park. 65 km on unpaved ways. Several drink/water shopping on the way. Great landscapes. Wasn’t sure if I would make it to Cologne.
On cycleways, mostly dedicated. Easy to ride, the total distance is about 60 km long on a flat surface, mostly on asphalt; only one small segment is on a track and another one on gravel. The North segment to Offenburg is nicer than the South back to Strasbourg via Illkirch.
In May days are getting longer. That’s great! I can spend more time outside (since I don’t completely trust my eyesight I’d rather stay close to home at night).
I renew my 1,000 km goal for this month but would like to reach 10,000 km until the end of 2014. This one is going to be tough! I’ve done 3,339 km this year so far; more than 6,600 km remaining – that’s about 27 km every day.
Yesterday I was lazy and it was Labour Day, but I have a good excuse: thunderstorms. Actually, I was getting ready to do 50 km ride when I could hear the thunder; and then I was invited to join some friends for dinner in a great portugese restaurant called Atlantico.
Since I have postponed my cycling tour to today, I’ve extended it a bit, but the slope uphill was tough; cycling against the wind didn’t help.
Despite its difficulty, it was a nice and idyllic ride.
It seems some sections will look different in the future as they are building a road which is going to be a primary road close to the cycling route…
PS: still fine without chocolate, candies nor coke 🙂
The plane from Doha to Frankfurt was already delayed on departure. Then, when it approached Frankfurt, it keeps turning in circles for about another hour (apparently due to weather and congestion reasons). At some point it was was announced that the plane had to land in Stuttgart to refill the plane. Once there, we were welcome by some heavy snow showers which completely covered the plane; they had to clear it and one hour later we could take off to Frankfurt.
Since I arrived 5 hours late in Frankfurt I missed my connection to Luxembourg, but managed to catch another flight that took off 15 minutes later. And even my luggage didn’t miss the connection – bravo to the logistics in Frankfurt!