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    Day 3: Cottbus, Germany

    July 8 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We woke up to the smell of fresh bread from the local bakery and coffee. We had vegetables, cheese, several home made spreads, and meats to eat with delicious rolls. We shared a few more stories with Thomas and Katrin before hitting the pavement towards Cottbus. It was a tough day of riding on gravel, single track, sand, and a few trails. But we made it to Thomas’s place just in time to pick up his wife, Negar at the train station and head to the beach for a picnic and swimming. They swim every day, even in the winter, cutting through the ice to take a plung! Jim was brave enough to get into the lake, while Lisa stayed snuggled up in her parka! It was about 55° F outside (and windy)🥶. Afterwards, we went back to the flat of Thomas and Nager’s for a night cap and more stories. Nigal entertained us with her beautiful music. We walked back to our tiny house in Thomas’ garden accommodation where our bed had a view of the stars. From the sky light in the loft. We fell asleep to the sound of the neighbors socializing and slept peacefully under the blanket of stars.Read more


    Hi Lisa & Jim... i discovered just now your biketrip. GREAT! It sems that you know everybody in the WORLD. Fine. Just back from European Champioships BMX in Dessel... Now Tour de France on TV. Nice to follow your trip in Europe.. Greets, jos