With renewed vigour, thanks to all your encouragement, we blitzed stage 11 (actually, more like slow and steady wins the race!!) and cross the finish line in the centre of beautiful old Bratislava – feeling hot and exhausted but with a sense of achievement!
We’re in a bit of a dilemma! Stage 10 to Bratislava is over 60km and this presents a few issues / problems!!
Firstly the bikes have decided to give up – next to no electrics and few gears working now ?!? No Sparta bike service shops anywhere near us (or in Austria!?!), secondly, the heatwave continues with temperatures extremely hot by late morning, thirdly, whilst Bev’s health has improved she’s not fighting fit yet!
What shall we do ??????
Soon after checking into Hotel Mozart in Vienna, Mark has booked us into another challenge….. the scooter tour of Vienna!!
From Krems to Tulln (Stage 8)
and from Tulln to Vienna (Stage 9)
The heatwave continues as we push off towards Tulln passing the large Hofer (Aldi) sign, marinas, through wild native flowers and ancient roman buildings. We down cold refreshments at the Big Bear cafe in front of the non-functioning Nuclear Power Plant, built in 1979 – but never used.
We are in the breakaway!!!! ….. No cyclists ahead of us!!
Day Wednesday 25 July 2018 – Stage 5
Thanks for all your well wishes for Bev, she is feeling rested and is armed with cold and flu tablets and two inhalers as we confidently depart Enns!
Guten Morgen friends! We’re back again! After a smooth sailing (cycling) stage 3 even including a motorbike escort to our wonderful guest house, Stage 4 was a disaster and we recorded a DNF (did not finish) due to a DOCTOR DETOUR!?!?
Day: Sunday 22 July 2018
Start: Engelhartszell, Austria
Destination: Aschach an der Donau, Austria
Distance Travelled: 45km
Accommodation: La Mamma Pension
Weather: Scattered showers, overcast & low cloud, 20 deg
- the Three Billy Goats Gruff
- Interesting Barrels in the campground