It’s been a couple weeks (weather and general life happening), but the weather was supposed to be great today (and it was), so I wanted to take advantage of it. A couple weekends ago our pal Special K came up to visit and brought her bike. That Saturday it rained like God had decided on a Do-Over, but there was a pottery market happening at Kloster Adlersberg. I thought that would be a nice bike destination under decent weather conditions, and I was right.
The Eiserner Brücke has been temporarily renamed after Michael Buschheuer, the founder of the Sea-Eye Mediterranean rescue organization HQ’d in Regensburg:
The Danube was very peaceful this morning before 9:00 a.m.
I turned north about 3⁄4 of the way to Mariaort and headed towards Adlersberg.
Honestly I could have gone for a beer and a plate of cheese and a few sausages right then upon arrival, and they looked ready for me, but not a creature was stirring.
So I admired the view and the ride down into the valley.
I took a break at the Naab and watched a rowing crew obey the sing-songy stroke orders through a megaphone as they propelled themselves upstream.
I continued along the train tracks, crossing the Danube too, and made my way south towards Matting. I realized I missed my turn-off at Unterirading and tried to short-cut my way through the woods. That did not work so well and I wore myself out getting up the hill on the off-road paths. I had to push my bike for a few hundred meters until I got back onto a gravel-paved path and continued toward Niedergebraching, and my old arch-enemy Großberg. This time I made it all the way up to the top of Großberg without stopping, but it was a slog. At least everything from Ziegetsdorf back home was an easy coast.
I especially liked the irony of the half-torn off “stickers forbidden” sticker on the post with all the other stickers on it.
Distance: 39.1 km Time: 3:00 Calories: 2046 Calories from fat: 18% Average Heart Rate: 132 Maximum Heart Rate: 172 Fat Burn: 0:25 Fitness: 2:35 Weight: not weighed