Thursday was another holiday and another predicted hot day with thunderstorms and heavy rains predicted for later in the day. Consequence for me: another early start. This time I was on the road already at 7 AM!!! and it was already warm.
Since it was a holiday, almost nobody was on the streets and I found my way easily out of Heilbronn.
I knew the whole route would be hilly, no matter which of the options I took , so I prepared myself for some long slow climbs.