Donaueschingen to Hausen im Tal
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Distance: 76 km
Distance so far:1800km
AHR: 101. beats/min
Feet climbed today :1173 ft
Punctures so far:1
Weather: A lovely pleasant Autumn day, sunny at times. Light rain forecast (yr.no) for noon. Didn’t arrive. Calm.
After yesterday's rain, the bike needed to be washed down and oiled up before leaving Hotel Kirschen just after 8.
I spent a while around Donaueschingen viewing significant sites connected with the river.
The Danube is 2888 km long from here to the Black Sea. But the Danube is unique in that Zero Point (km) is at the mouth and 2888 km point (the end) is here at the source.
I met a number of cyclists, some touring like myself, some just out for a local spin but there were so few. I almost had the path to myself all day. Also the villages are deserted. Where is everybody on a beautiful Autumn Saturday morning ?
Speed wasn’t of interest today (or on any of the days ahead). I frequently stopped to look back; often granting a totally different aspect.
Since my route did not cling exactly to the river there was some climbing involved, but it was all short snappy rises none exceeding a few hundred metres in length. A relief from the last few days.
Really enjoyed the first day following Donau through the Swabian Alps. I’ll be out of those tomorrow.
Thank God for the health and for the energy.