Romantische Straße and the Mittelrhein : 2017-06-15 : To Landsberg am Lech *PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Gerstofen to Landsberg am Lech Today: 60km; Total: 681km $0.00 60.00 60.00
Sight See Kaufering $0.00
Sight See Landsberg am Lech $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Campingplatz Landsberg am Lech $26.00

Trip Log

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Today started off with a boatload of uncertainty. Laura was not feeling well. She hurled a couple of times after she got up and I wasn’t sure she’d want to ride… I know I wouldn’t have. But, after the second hurl she said she was starting to stabilize, and we managed to get a bun into her (and she managed to keep it down), so off we went. As the day progressed, she did slowly start to feel better and was able to do our whole distance. That was the other aspect of uncertainty. From studying my various maps, I couldn’t figure out exactly how long our ride would be today. I kept coming up with wildly different answers, ranging from 45km to 110km. I thought that 70km was most likely, and when we arrived at our Campingplatz, we ended up being spot-on about 60km.
We rode through a town called Scheuring today. There wasn’t much to see there, but I was interested to see it anyway. Our “tour guide” (Jürgen) told me he thought “Scheuring” meant that a place where you keep feed for animals (perhaps a grainery?). That made sense to me because I’ve been told that Scheurer means “owner of a grainery”. So, the Scheuring is the grainery, and the Scheurer is the guy who owns it? Maybe?
Just past Scheuring, we were stopped at a junction consulting our maps when a man introduced himself to us to help us get oriented. He lives in Kaufering and was just on his way home, so he offered to show us the way to Landsberg. His name was Jürgen and we got to know him as he guided us all the way to Landsberg where he showed us some sights and we bought him a beer.

We then continued to the Campingplatz (escorted by his friend who owns a bike store in Landsberg). At 6:30, Jürgen is going to come back and pick us up and take us into Landsberg where we’ll meet his wife and daughter for dinner. How exciting! His wife is French, from Nantes (a place along the Loire that Brent and I have visited previously).