Sunday, 8 July 2012

Day 1 Basel to Breisach

After a fabulous night's sleep with an equally lovely breakfast it was time to go. The Garmin played up (why does this always happen on a big ride?) so I had to revert another way of getting the route displayed which is show on map instead of navigate.

A quick photo shoot on the bridge and we were off. The route was very mixed today, some major off road sections with difficult wet bits to navigate and fabulous French cycle ways alongside the main road. For a change we also had a tailwind for the last 10 miles so we made up with some fast riding.

Breisach is delightful with lots of holidaymakers, watersports and fabulous Rhine cruise boats. There was also an impressive lock system, but not as impressive as the water regulation we saw at Kembs which took about 200 years to build. It also has an impressive church on top of a hill in the town.

The day started with rain but it stopped before we left Lörrach and then the sun turned hot. I definitely have sunburn and so does Stephen. A bit of suntan lotion tomorrow will be needed.

47 miles done today and 51 miles waiting tomorrow.

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