Bicycle Trip to Greece Dr. Hans-Jürgen Weber 26.04.2013 - 17.05.2013


  

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26.04.2013 Haiger
27.04.2013 Rückingen
28.04.2013 Würzburg
29.04.2013 Pleinfeld
30.04.2013 Taufkirchen/Vils
01.05.2013 Freilassing
02.05.2013 Tweng
03.05.2013 Villach
04.05.2013 Bovec
05.05.2013 Ilirska Bistrica
06.05.2013 Karlobag
07.05.2013 Pirovac
08.05.2013 Omis
09.05.2013 Slano
10.05.2013 Budva
11.05.2013 Shkoder
12.05.2013 Fier
13.05.2013 Himare
14.05.2013 Igoumenitsa
15.05.2013 Paleros
16.05.2013 Platanovrisi
17.05.2013 Zakynthos

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26.04.2013, 1. day, 114 / 114 km, Haiger

Here we go again. After 3 years I decided to undertake a new bicycle trip.
As usual first to my office and then off from there.
Until I came to Hattingen, the sun was shining. In Schwelm light rain began. From Kierspe I had heavy rain. Continuously.
At the same time the temperature went down to 8°C (56°F).
In Halver I waited for better weather conditions for 1 1/2 hours.
It got worse.
So I continued.
I must say, I didn't remember the many inclines in this part of the country called 'Bergisches Land'.
Or I have simply become older.
I needed more and longer breaks and was at 7 pm at Wildbergerhütte, 55 km away from the day's destination. Because there was no campground, I wanted to take a hotel.
When I called my friend in Haiger where I originally wanted to stay that night, he insisted on picking me up.
I was glad, for I was totally wet und cold. He turned on his sauna and so I warmed up very fast.
I hope that the rain won’t be as heavy tomorrow. Let's see how far I will get.

Km on the bike computer at the beginning of the trip

Start from home

Farewell at the MDK

Start from the office

The "Science-Park" in Gelsenkirchen in the sunshine

The Ruhr river at Hattingen still in the sunshine

All of them are steamrollers

Continuous rain from Halver on

My hosts are checking the weather for tomorrow