First ride of the year! I’d taken a couple weekends off, which stretched out to over a month, because I was worried about the moisture on the ground and the wintry temperatures resulting in icy conditions. I tried to walk more in the meantime. That kinda worked, but not as much as I’d hoped.

I thought it was a little weird to leave Regensburg and cross into Baiern. I mean the standard local historical thing is that Regensburg was a free imperial city for a long time and by crossing the Danube into Stadtamhof, one was leaving Regensburg and entering Bavaria (Bayern). But I crossed the municipal limits into a town called Baiern. It seems there are a whole mess of these: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayern_(Begriffskl%C3%A4rung)

Today was the first time back in the saddle, so I chose a route that I thought the ol’ cheeks could handle — just 25ish km. I goofed up a little around Lappersdorf and had to backtrack a bit. And I opted to head back home via the Nibelungenbrücke instead of cutting through the Altstadt, which would have obligated me to wear a mask. And they are getting serious about enforcement (rightly so!). So, bonus.

Snap

Just one of me today. You can watch the video if you like. The snow around 10:30 a.m. was kinda pretty, but the rest of it is quite gray and drab.

Route

You might need to tap or click the map to make it bigger. The red solid route was my intention. The blue dashed route is my actual route.

Stats

Distance:          27.8 km 
Time:              1:48
Calories:          1478
Calories from fat:   12%
Average Heart Rate: 146
Maximum Heart Rate: 171
Fat Burn:          0:02
Fitness:           1:46
Weight:     not weighed