Saturday, June 07, 2014

Bike Trip Coming Up

In July three of us are going to ride from Bamberg to Rostock (on the Baltic coast). Well, almost. We are going to cheat at take the train from Licthenfels to Jena -- which is over the the big hills.

Originally the plan was to ride from Leipzig to Berlin to Copenhagen (with a ferry over the Baltic) but one of the group was time limited so we decided to stop at Rostock but add a couple of days on the front. Plus that gives us a bit more time in Bamberg, never a bad thing.

Unfortunately, my Bike Friday had a major frame failure. It is covered under the the lifetime warranty, but because they have a big backlog and are shorthanded the bike has been gone for a month. Add in travel before that and I am not in shape at all. So this may be a painful ride.

Below are the panned routes for the days. These aren't exact, but are approximations. For the Jena to Leipzig part I actually don't have any bike maps, so this is a bit of gamble. I am hoping we can pick up something when we get there.

Day 1

Bamberg to Lichtenfels (then train to Jena)



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2 comments:

Spartan1979 said...

How long does it take you to ride the 40 km? The 90?

Have a great trip

The Mad Brewer said...

We are in no hurry -- there are breweries to visit along the way. We probably average 15-20km/hr -- a fairly leisurely pace.

The first day is short because we have a train ride and there are a bunch of breweries along the way (but many don't open until afternoon so we'll miss them)