Today we had moderate and enjoyable ~56 km ride ride from Laufemburg, Germany with a destination of Basel, Switzerland. The hills were manageable and for the most part we we’re on well paved bike paths. We didn’t start to notice or be bothered by the heat until we were about 15 km out from Basel. There were a few sections of gravel and rocks and riding on busy roads especially once we entered Basel. I kinda totally hate depending on the driver’s of big trucks to not run me over but today was alright and everyone made it to the hotel in one piece. 🙂
When we got to Basel my jealousy of Mark’s injury overtook me and I got trapped in my own clip in bindings, catching myself on the same hand I fell on a few weeks ago back home. Obviously I was not wearing my riding gloves that would have saved me from yet another “pavement palm” situation that I seem so keen on experiencing the past few years. It’s really not bad at it all and minimal blood was involved. I made sure to explain to Mark how much better it is to catch yourself with a hand rather than a face but I digress.