2016-09-09 50 8
A meadow near Heringen.
A class reunion was scheduled for 2016-09-10 and so I wanted to visit my mother. As I had some days off, I planned to go hashing on the following days, and took my bike with me. As I had to ride to Neuwied, I planned to go as near to the hash as possible by train and continue my way to my mother via the hash by bike.
The closest station to the hash was at Niederbrechen (what could be read as breakdown). It wasn't to easy to reach. I started at Speyer station at 10:02 but couldn't start riding before half past one. Half an hour later I was already near the hash. I had to leave the road for some 100 meters, especially since the hash lies much higher than the road. Then I reached a grassland with many apple trees. I parked my bike, walked a little and that was it. It was a great view from the hp, and I admit that I took an apple for me. Then I continued my way for the remaining 70 kilometers.
I don't want to bore you with the description of the trip. Just so much: I was surprised, how much traffic was on the Westerwald (what this low mountain range is called). And just when I got really thirsty I found a very small crafted brewery in the little village Grenzau and got an excellent IPA. The next mountain was much easier to climb :-) But then my tablet ran out of power and as I hadn't any other maps with me, I had no idea where I should go. For heavens sake I was already close to Sayn, from where I knew the way to my mothers house very good. I just had to go down to the valley. I've chosen the right way and after a short while I found myself on a narrow and steep path, even with stairs in it. But although I had to push my bike (or hold it back), I soon reached the ground of the valley and really was in Sayn. Just 20 minutes later I reached my mothers home at 7 pm.
the first 62 kilometers, before I run out of power. And I did ride 157 kilometers by train (and then only 7 kilometers to the hash, what qualifies for a public transport achievement).
| DODO earned the Land geohash achievement
| DODO earned the Public transport geohash achievement