Category Archives: Germany

Day 15 – moving on

Looked at another shelter for the night, too close to houses and very exposed. Heading to nearest campsite on GPS and it was more like a hostel. A group of Trike Riders where hold the semi-annual meet, with the bad weather there was still space.

Another friendly group – the language barrier caused a few chuckles.

Day 14 – Finding a bike shop

Nearest bike shop was in Ankum, they had overshoes – yeah.
Riding the bike without luggage showed how effort shifting that lot about is – speed was about 5mph higher today.

Day 13 – a lazy day

After seeing the snow this morning, climbed backed into the sleeping for a bit and had a very late start.
Decided just to find a nearby campsite, and spend a couple of nights there. Gives a chance to ride around a bit looking for a bike shop for new overshoes, mine have fell apart.

While looking for an ATM had a nice view of the a fountain and church.
Merzen

Day 12 – Cheeky sleeping

Found a nice hut away from houses, decided to spend the night here. Cleared out some of the rubbish that had been left by previous users, now cleaner than when I arrived.

Day 11 – Just a general ride

While heading to a cafe for a coffee came across a nice little shelter – decided to make my own and enjoy the view.

Handy place for lunch

View from the handy place for lunch

Day 10 – Entering Germany

The cross over to Germany was noticeable in the change to the cycle infrastructure. After cycling through Holland there is rather a large difference – still better then what the UK calls cycle ways though.

First Warm Showers hosting – a very friendly family who make you feel like you are one of there own.