It was another sunny day on the Bath to Rome trip so spirits were high. Tim was joining me for today’s latest instalment of riding. He’s been doing lots of exercise but not enough cycling so I’ll make sure he gets a good workout!
Once again the ride looked short on the map. Most of the route was through Germany on the other side of the Rhine. I’d identified a couple of cool looking bike routes to check out.
Tim had some problems with the chain early on in the ride. It fell off and he had problems changing gear. What a novice.
We made our way into a green valley with steep hills either side. The route took us up a nasty little hill but this was just the starter. It was actually more like a canope. The main course and dessert was just through the next village. The road started off quite flat but then got steeper and steeper. As soon as you thought the hill was going to end, you’d turn the next corner and it was still going. Eventually I made it to the top but Tim was lagging behind (haha) somewhere. He had to get off and walk for a bit. It was a really tough hill and I was out of breath by the top.
The downhill was spectacular so it made up for all the hard work. We stopped to take a few snaps of the rolling green hills, the Rhine and the forests.
The rest of the trip was flat (thank goodness) so trundled along at a good pace. My knees, calves and quads were hurting! We cycled 31km in total but it felt like a lot more! These hills are something else!