Today was the sixth day of cycling in a row! I slept well and there were no signs of mosquitoes so I was feeling ready! My right shoulder is still giving me some real grief but I hope to have a massage tomorrow in Konstanz. My calves and knees were feeling it as well but I’m hoping once I get going they’ll be fine.
Tim was on bike riding duties today. He stocked up his pannier with juice and sweets, which he said would give more energy and power me to the finishing line. I took his word for it…they sounded delicious. I think Dad needs to step his game if he wants to join me again!
We left our campsite after saying goodbye to Gaby (she worked at the campsite). She was interested in the ride and the charities so she made a kind donation. Thank you Gaby for your support!
Tim and I quickly changed our route after visiting Stein am Rhine (see photos below) on the other side of the river. Our destination was Konstanz, which is a town on the east side of a very big lake. There was a smaller lake to navigate first so we decided to follow the Eurovelo Route 6 around it. This cycle path took us through Germany so it would put some extra kms on the journey (check out the map below). The decision was made so off we set.
We pedalled along at a decent pace on some enjoyable cycle lanes. There were lots of other cyclists whizzing about so we knew we were onto something good. The views of the lake were superb. We stopped to buy a banana (Tim insisted…of course he did) and had our juice pit stop. My legs, hip and shoulder were holding up thankfully. We didn’t have any big hills to deal with so I knew I could make it without too much pain haha!
Once we reached Konstanz, we slowed down. It always takes longer to navigate through big towns or cities but it’s great to soak up a bit of atmosphere. Konstanz looks like a cool place so the rest day should be fun tomorrow. We completed our 50km ride in 2hrs 45mins. It had been a long one but a good way to cap the last week of riding. Rest time please!