To boldly go where nobody has gone before... met 28 kilometer per uur.
Wonderful trip on well-known roads, but this time in pitch dark. Fortunately, I had a new 1000 lumens lamp that made sure I saw enough, although I was careful on the winding paths.
Enjoyed the tranquility and shadowy shadows. Not much seen, not a single cyclist, but a squirrel who looked at me in surprise and then quickly fled into a tree.
October 11, 2020
What a wonderful trip! Beautifully sloping meadow landscape and vicious climbs through the forest. On a climb there were signs with 'WALD GESPERRT', but a disobedient Dutchman does not understand. I heard everything popping and slowly it dawned on me that there was a lot of shooting. Fortunately, they hunted deer and not snails.
Despite the fact that I climb so slowly, I started to look a bit more like a real Tour de France driver. That is more due to my rapid descent. A little too fast. At a wide hairpin bend my front wheel slid for some incomprehensible reason and I hit the tarmac. Now I look just as tough as those riders on television with their broken pants and eight beautiful red scrapes on my limbs.
It didn't spoil the fun. This tour was enjoyable from the first to the last meter.
The only downside: that I only found a terrace after sixty kilometers to drink coffee.
September 17, 2020
Up and down, many vertical meters, but the beauty of the landscape (and my leisurely pace) made it almost go without saying.
Many small roads along the grapes.
Balloons with hawk eyes hang above the grapes. They have to scare the other birds. At the same time you hear a recording of screeching birds of prey. Apparently it works because I have not seen a bird feeding on the grapes. It didn't work as well for me🍇😎.
The climb through the Idienbachtal was breathtakingly beautiful. Always a fine six or seven percent, but in the end it gets quite steep (15-20%).
September 10, 2020