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Biking Der Elberadweg – Day 5 Riesa to Listerfehrda

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Last nights sleep was the weirdest for quite some time .I ended up dreaming about a dream, how sad is that! It was a retake of my favourite childhood dream of flying my merely flapping my arms, still think it would be cool to do.  Except in this one I had hit someone on take off & got told of for day dreaming! The amazing thing is that it was clearly happening in Skinner Street, Creswell. I think it was the train noises outside the hotel reminding me of where we lived in Creswell. Anyway the net result was I hit a record snore score on the SnoreLab app 🙁 Good job I was the only resident in the Saxonia 🙂

Breakfast was a lavish affair of eggs, cheese, bread etc etc as “a treat” they had BBC world news on the TV, the first time I have seen any TV/Radio news for months & months. Really weird, although it was interesting to see Putin clenching his fist obviously getting ready to bop the reporter. Also a tag line was running about toilets in India – think I will stick to Twitter!

Outside it was a cool gray but dry morning with the wind from the North so in my face most of the day, always surprises me how the wind affects my speed. I guess I should be biking the other way like most folks.

1-IMG_3585Lots of umleitung’s today and my route only touched on the gpx file on the phone in a few places. The route was very fen like with straight flat roads & right angle bends, so all a bit dull, giving me lots of time in trying to work out to control the Luxos U dynamo/usb charger  still haven’t totally cracked it. Equally spent ages fiddling with the Gaia app, which I’m loving more & more, just wish I could work out why the screen stays on all the time (which I like)  sometimes and other times keeps switching off 🙁 is it related to battery percentage I wonder? The Luxos can only just about keep the iPhone running so through the day the battery percentage decreases due to stopping & low speed.

I had given myself riding to 4pm so duly went onto and found The Landgasthof Sonneneck for €39, I managed to arrive before their fax machine had churned out the booking (amazing in Germany they still uses faxes!). It seems very good, although it will be road noise tonight not rail 🙂

I managed 64.4 miles and 564 feet of ascent today which you can see on Strava a few pictures of the day are here.

Reader Comments

  1. Have a look at this;

    I’m thinking of buying one to charge GPS etc. I have the Schmidt son 28 dynamo 3v 6w.

    Incidentally i fitted Schwalbe marathon XR tyres 2500 miles ago and dare I say no incidents which is good because it took me 2 hrs to get them on my rims and took the skin off my hands.

    Enjoying the reports.

    Did you read one of the reviews of the guide you are following on amazon? The one where he didn’t stick to the guide and ended up on a narrow path with a 6m drop.

    1. Hi Richard, many thanks for commenting. I’m using the Luxos U which charges the phone (just about) although that could be the slow speed I’m biking 🙁 it does the lights to & is pretty neat.
      I think my tyres must be getting old as they did the 3000 miles to The Black Sea last year with no punctures at all. Whereas this year I’ve now had 2 🙁
      Never read the book reviews although I know some Amazon reviews are hilariously funny.

    1. I doubt it! Although if you had woken up it would probably have been impossible to get back to sleep!

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