Completely refreshed I joined the crowd for breakfast in the lovely sunshine. There was much discussion about which routes to take as there are so many fabulous roads in this area. Gernot (in the sidecar), me and Bernt made up the "slow" group going north and the others headed off for a "fast" ride south.
It was such a delight to just follow again and not look at a map all day. Bernt knew the roads well and we passed through many lovely villages and fantastic twisty mountain roads.
This may actually be my last chance to ride the European twisties as I'm heading back to England after this weekend. We stopped off at a German War cemetery and then a while later at Struthof - a concentration camp. It was quite eerie as it still had quite a lot of the structures still in place including the gallows.
A bit further on we stopped for lunch in the middle of the forest beside a stream - so cliche. We then heard that one of the "fast" group had come off on a hairpin and had broken his ankle. We were over 100kms away so there was nothing we could do to help so we just continued on our ride. I think we did every single twisty and mountain pass in the entire region as it was past 6pm before we got back to the lodge.
We had a BBQ for dinner and then the beer started flowing. Much laughter and jocularity but I'm at a distinct disadvantage with the language barrier and really should have paid more attention to my German teacher in highschool.
Another very long tiring (but exhilarating) day and an amazing way to finish off my 3 months in Europe. I am immensely impressed with the German Ulysses club and in particular Wally and Gernot for their amazing hospitality.