- Distance Instructions
- Distance 54 km
- Time 3 h 16 min
- Speed 16.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 566 m
- Descent 562 m
The weather forecast predicted strong winds, so I decided to leave early, just in case.
I left Verden around 8 and the weather was perfect for cycling: cloudy but dry and not too warm. On Wednesday I had gone to the bike shop and had them adjust my saddle so that the nose is pointing down now. And today I was flying - almost like super woman - and arrived at my first "stop" Hoya in only 1.5 hours. Maybe also the wind from behind and the superb road conditions helped but during the day I often changed directions and also cycled against the wind and with the new sitting position cycling is just so much easier and more efficient than before.
Since the cycling went so well, also my mood lifted and for the first time in days, I was really truly happy on my bike :-) Although the landscape didn't change much, everything was just beautiful and I enjoyed every minute.....ok, maybe except for the time when the wind became really cool and before I put on all my winter gear ;-)
In this area, there are again a lot of farm stays and farm cafés. Unfortunately, I passed them too early in the day and to early on my route to visit them ;-(
For lunch I stopped at an Italian "restaurant" (it was more an ice-cream shop which offered also hot food) in Hassbergen and had some.....well...ok-ish meat-sauce spaghetti . My guess is that the sauce was bought in a supermarket but the service was really, really friendly and I suppose that the ice cream is a lot better than the hot food.
On the way to Hassbergen and also throughout my lunch I could see a military convoy passing by, right in front of the house. I haven't seen one in a long time. It was really impressive...also a bit scary....guys with machine-guns on top of vehicles, tanks and trucks and this going on for almost an hour....I'm really thankful that we are living in such peaceful conditions here in Germany that when we see stuff like this it's only for training.
The rest of the way to Nienburg could have been quite short (about 10k) but I chose the scenic route which is about 22k if I remember correctly. And even after the long lunch break and with putting some kilometers on top of my stint, I already arrived in Nienburg around 1:30PM.
After some cycling around and looking for hotels or guest houses, I choose the proven method and went to the tourist information. And again, within minutes, I was booked into the cosy little Hotel Ambiente, right in the middle of the town center.
In the long afternoon, I did some walk around town and had some relax time at the Weser and enjoyed the weather which apparently hadn't read the not-so-nice forecast :-)
P.S.: I suspect that the SportsTracker App stopped working again for a while, so the route info (time, distance,...) is probably not 100% correct.