The heat is over, so the preparations can beging: excursion to Oehringen

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  • Author: Katrin
  • Created: August 10, 2018
  • Updated: August 23, 2018
Route type: Mainly road
Difficulty grade: Medium

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • 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.

Cycling along beautiful back roads

The Ohrn stream in Oehringen

One of the old town gates

A beautiful day

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