Sunday, June 6, 2010

May 5, Wednesday - Colder and Blusterier - Brrrr

Today we woke up to even colder and more blustery weather than yesterday! We left the Sonnen after an adequate breakfast. It was drizzling when we left. We headed out of town on a bicycle route that dead-ended into a tunnel project - after much cx-ing in mud and gravel. So, we rolled back to Schleingen and headed the general direction we wanted and eventually picked up the cycle route.

We braced ourselves against the howling winds and times were only rolling 6-8 mph and 13 if we could get a wind break. We set our lunch stop to Breisach. We ate at a pizzeria/italian bistro. It was busy with business lunches - from the French and German sides. Lunch was quite affordable and included salad and tiramisu. I had a vegetable and legume lasagne and Rick had linguine vongole.

I shivered as we unlocked the bikes to resume our journey. We then hopped on the River route toward Sasbach. It was about 17 km and not so bad by the river due to the trees providing a wind break - even though we were on dirt and gravel.

We ended the day at the Gasthaus Lowen for 57 E with breakfast. Dinner, for me, was an omelette with mushrooms and pommes frites. We shared a full bottle of Reisling from Sasbach. Our bikes got to hang out in a garage/storage room. And, the rooms were bigger and more modern than I was expecting from the price and the look of the building from the outside. After dinner, we had a nice chat with a couple from Frankfurt who apparently come each year on a wine-tasting vacation. They were very nice and apologized for the terrible weather - saying it was certainly not normal for this time of year.

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