Day 4 - Rothenburg o.d.t - Dinkelsbuhl.

I fell asleep early, being tired from jet lag. The weather is clearer, but the floods are the worst in 400yrs. They are worst on Danube, on the east side.

The plan is to cycle along the cycle path along the river where possible.

Arrived around 15:00 again after 55km of undulating farming country. There was a lot of bike paths and the country roads were generally quite.

We have a family suit with 2 bedrooms for the price of a triple, as its very quite for tourists due to wet weather. The sunny weather is predicted to stay fine for the next 4 days.

This is another medieval town. The cobblestones are a menace on the bicycle. Another flat tyre today. We visited a bike shop and I got a new tube and a decent pump. The small racing pump cannot get enough pressure into the tyres to survive the rough roads. So it was a late 10:30am start.

The blog is sometimes deleting my photos when I try to update it. So will just add another entry. Maybe I should have done the tutorial.

Tonight at 9:00 is a free night-watchman tour. We were too tired last night in Rothenburg, so plan to do it tonight.

I'm enjoying riding on the quite country roads. We stop a lot looking for the marked bike trail which can be a mixture of these roads plus Dedicated trails. Robin is in charge of maps and we validate with GPS. The best method is to put a route in the GPS having worked out the route on the map.

We had beers in the main square followed by dinner in the hotel. The ravioli was superb. The night watchman tour was in German so we bailed out early.

Booking accommodation for tomorrow night proved difficult, but eventually with 3 of us on the Internet we found one for 15% more then

Tomorrow we plan to ride 60km to Gunzenhausen, I found a new measure on GPS called vertical meters/min. My best on a 12% climb was 20min up and 96m/min down. Not sure if this is good or bad, but will try to improve on it.

Summary: 55km today; 585 vertical meters climbed.

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