- Created: August 10, 2018
- Updated: August 23, 2018
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 55 km
- Time 3 h 25 min
- Speed 16.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 502 m
- Climb 812 m
- Descent 822 m
I used the first cooler day to cycle to the small town Oehringen with it's huge palace garden.
It was a beautiful day, the apple and plum trees are (almost) ready for harvesting and I enjoyed the time being out and about again. In the end, the "not so hot" day, turned into "still pretty warm" (around 26°C or maybe even a bit warmer) and I was quite happy to be home for a cool shower :-)
Admittedly, this is one of the most uninspired and boring posts I ever published. But currently I just don't feel like writing and still have to write something, so that I won't forget....
Actually I wanted to write an inflammatory speech about wearing bike helmets although I, myself, don't like them at all.
The reason to write about this is that shortly before I arrived back home, I watched a woman cycling against a traffic light post because she was momentarily distracted and I had to witness how she would have crashed her head hard against the ground if she hadn't been wearing a bike helmet - and she wasn't cycling fast at all. Because she was wearing a helmet she stood up completely unhurt. A similar thing happened to me three years ago when I cycled on an iced up road - with only a woolen hat - when my bike slided away right under me and I hit the ground. I was lucky to have had the hat but I still suffered from headaches and neck pain for weeks. So WEAR A HELMET when you cycle,!!!!
The second thing I want me to remember is that I'm quite a bit proud of myself to have completed this hilly route in my current holiday mode and despite feeling sooooooooooo tired at the first hill and after only 5 kilometers :-)
And the third important thing to remember is that this was my first test ride with my new navigation device which I called - for not particular reason but in remembrance of Edgar Wallace - Edgar xD
OK, maybe at the back of the mind I'm sensing that Edgar is going to witness and document a number of crime stories :-D
since I was using Edgar only for tracking and not for navigating we went along pretty well so far.