Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Racing Turtle and Thomas Riedel / Bee Man🐝🍯 went for a bike ride.
June 30, 2020
Although we had to shell out € 3.00 for a day of WiFi at the Zaue campsite on Lake Schwielochsee, it was not possible to plan the last day of our journey home via Komoot the day before we left. Komoot only ever showed a straight line to Cottbus. Off grid means, put together the tour yourself in spirit. So the navigation was done via maps. I was recording. Our plan to take the train in Cottbus was sound, as we had no internet as I said. The tour started excellently. Until we were out of Byhten. Then it went through the forest. But not just like that! The path consisted of fine sand, which was heavily soaked by the heavy rain from the previous day. Has anyone ever tried to cycle along the Baltic Sea beach, where the waves arrive? It felt like that. The payload increased from 15 kg to 50 kg as if by magic.
July 1, 2020
It was always thought that an invisible hand pulled us backwards. Sometimes we had to push. The average speed was 7 km / h. Fortunately, we didn't meet a hungry wolf there, it would have been easy.From the forest it was pretty quick and soon we reached the main station in Cottbus. On the way there I noticed, well, an architecturally unusual building, which I thought was one of the fun pools that were primarily built into the blossoming landscapes everywhere in the Ore Mountains after the GDR was removed. But no, it was the TU Cottbus.In any case, we went straight to the travel center in the main station to find out when the next train to Leipzig and to buy a ticket. We were informed. The train leaves in 5 minutes, platform 8, i.e. from the other end of the station. With elevator use. Before the ticket was printed, a good two minutes passed.
And so reaching the railroad made us a coordinative feat. The woman at the counter remarked somewhat ill-humoredly that today she only had customers who got the last push. I cycled to the train to announce the other cyclist, because the elevator can only be used individually. The train attendant - also in a bad mood - meant that we should stick to the timetable. One said from the train. The train started to move 30 seconds late.The rest is told quickly: All connections by train went well, so we arrived safely in Geithain. But in every regional train we went on, there were an average of 5-7 bicycles. In Geithain we got back on the bike and off we went home. Nice holiday.
Oh come on, you've arrived home safely.There's the Stoneman in the Aarz Mountains. Here the sandman.And: the wolf is not entirely without, but does Cottbus survive? Boah! Congratulations!😂😁😁(written nicely)
July 4, 2020
Thank you very much for the compliment.And, yes, Cottbus has been a real challenge. Next time we'll drive somewhere else.