The day started out fine. It was partly cloudy and cool but not too cool. We were on the road by 9:30 and things were going fine. Koblenz was the first major town because that is where the Mosel joins the Rhine, we had to go inland a ways to cross it and ended up taking the scenic route thru Koblenz.
We were soon back at the Rhine and about to head south when somebody said "There is a race today, it is better to take the lower path." We notice people running with numbers pinned to their shirts and decided to take his advice. Bad move. The "lower path" was just a muddy, bumpy track next to the river. So we decide to brave the runners and took the main Rhine bike path.
We managed to avoid any collisions and were soon at the beer garten for the Koblenzer brewery. (They used to be called Königsbacher but changed the name, I assume, to promote local loyalty).
|Friday at the Koblenzer Biergarten|
We headed down the Rhine but Tim soon ran into tire (or tyre since he is British) and tube issues. We finally ended up replacing his rear tube and the whole process delayed us about 1.5-2 hours.
One of the times we were waiting, I took some touristy pictures of the Rhine...
At Boppard, my stomach was demanding lunch, so I insisted we stop. The place had a great view of the Rhine but turned out to have (not great but edible) Chinese food.
|More Rhine, where we had lunch in Boppard|
They had four beers on draft: the usual German brewpub three (Pale, Dark, Wheat) plus a Doppelbock. We ordered the smallest glass of all four.
|Beers at Bacchusbräu|
|Dunkel, Weizen, Doppelbock, "Pils"|
Distance ridden: 63km
Total Distance: 542km