… and slowly it gets serious. Because in four weeks from now I am going to start the ridestart. That means that all preparations have to be finalized soon. In addition to the equipment, i.e. bike, clothing, food, lighting and the most necessary spare parts, these includes navigation.
I planned the route yesterday. It is around 767 km from the border in Aachen to the border in Görlitz. You never know exactly. Detours, unpaved roads or traffic sometimes forces to change the route. Some striking points and places are on my way:
Km Ort 0 Aachen/Vaals (Border NL) 90 Bonn/Rhine 190 Herborn 278 Alsfeld 316 Bad Hersfeld (longer break) 346 former border GDR/GER 370 Eisenach/Wartburg 440 Sömmerda 500 Naumburg 650 Elbe/Radebeul (longer break) 680 Radeberg 720 Bautzen 767 Görlitz/Neiße (Border PL)
Breaks cannot really be planned. When it is hot, you have to refill your drinking bottles more often than in the rain. But you might like to stay under a bridge for some time to let a shower or a thunderstorm go. There is a fast food restaurant on the route in Bad Hersfeld. Perfect for freshening up, changing clothes and having a quick coffee. Maybe I can meet Christoph at the Elbe. That would be a good opportunity for another long break before continuing through the hilly Lausitz to Görlitz.