I am taking a day off! If I keep telling my self that it’s a vacation and not a race, maybe I will take it easy 🙂
It’s great to aim for lots of kilometres, but what about enjoying a coffee along the canal? How about having time to explore the gravel road instead of the paved bike path?
The path along the canal was a good change. Peaceful and flat with less then 12 humans sightings when I was riding along the Saar but a bit livelier while riding on the Marne to Rhin canal.
I now reduced my daily distance to 100km, allowing me to take breaks, smell the roses and get lost. I do get lost a lot! but as a friend told me “Europe is tiny” so getting lost is just bonus miles 🙂 Google, Galileo, Garmin, Eurovelo5 apps, I still manage to take wrong turns.
My little bike is fixed, I got rid of the brake rub and all my gears seem to work. All nuts and bolts have been tightened . The cobble stones, gravel and dirt roads may be shaking my loaded bike a bit too much!
Time to enjoy a coffee and a book before exploring Strasbourg. There may be a lot more coffees happening today.