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  • Day21

    Fly east

    June 19, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    After 3 days of rest, we started cycling again. Our idea is to go East until we get stopped, either by a closed border or by the weather or who knows what.
    Today, our destination was Regensburg. We had strong tailwinds, so we could almost fly 😀
    Our route passed by Riedenburg where we turned on the Altmühl bike path to Kelheim. From there, we continued along the Danube to Regensburg.
    In the end, we were really lucky. There were quite some thunderstorms around us, but we managed to avoid them somehow, so we only saw the dark clouds and the rain.
    In Regensburg, Michl welcomed us. Who would have thought we'd meet again this soon after our adventures in Panama and Colombia?
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  • Day15

    Regensburg Germany

    August 22, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Sorry to say, but it's been another beautiful day along the Danube River. Today's adventures started with a walking tour through the city and visit the beautiful St. Peter's church. Lunch then our tour and tasting of Bavarian beers, pretzels and sausages! On our Microbreweries tour we stopped at 2 locations for beer and food pairing; excellent!! Found ourselves with an hour before we were to meet our transfer, so after a little more shopping and walking, we ended up at a beer garden near an ice cream shop. Great way to cool down. Weather has been so good, cool in the morning and sunny, not too warm in the afternoon. As we explored Regensburg, the ship moved up river towards our final port in Nuremberg.Read more

  • Day13


    September 10, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Nobody wants to hear this, but I nearly had a very bad crash today. Literally one mile from the city, my handlebar bolts loosened and I spent a terrifying five seconds or so imagining how terribly this was going to hurt and how hopefully I didn't die, but surviving a crash like this seemed pretty inconvenient, too, and there was just no good way out, and I hoped no one would be put off from cycling forever because of this, etc.

    Luckily, I lost a lot of momentum at the bottom and was able to brake enough to coast to a stop without falling. One of the bolts was stripped, but I tightened the rest enough to get me to my hostel. It should be an easy replacement.

    It was a very stressful end to a rough several days.

    I decided to take a day off to re-evaluate my trip (my initial 80-miles-a-day plan was a bit ambitious given the weather and the climbing....have I mentioned the climbing?), work on my bike, hydrate, figure out the rest of my route, do some laundry, catch up on these posts so no one worries I've crashed my bike (only almost), clear my head, you know, "rest." I wasn't scheduled to do all of this until Friday, but I think it's time.

    Anyway, Regensburg was one of the cities I was most looking forward to visiting, so I am not disappointed to have to spend a little extra time here.
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  • Day12


    October 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Woke up in the beautiful town of Regensburg Germany. 8° at 0900 and clear blue skies as we left on our walking tour of the medieval city.

    After our 2 hour tour, we had an hour of free time to check out the city, and decided to try the bratwurst sausage from the oldest continually open restaurant in the world.

    Back onboard for lunch then enjoyed the afternoon in the lounge with a red or two as we watched the world go by.
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  • Day14

    Regensburg and BMW Factory Tour

    September 28, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today was our first morning on the boat. It's kind of easy to forget that we're on a boat really. It was a bit of a sleep in for us since we were in motion and not able to get out and starting running around a town even if we wanted to. The breakfast buffet was quite extensive and Tyler is still grappling with the tendency to overeat now that there's so much included food at hand. After breakfast there was a presentation by the cruise director Ibi. She explained day by day the activity options. A few of us got dozy, but that's ok as we had already read the information packages and made a lot of our selections.

    We were still cruising in the morning so we had more spare time throughout the morning. Before we knew it, it was time to eat again. Again lunch had tonnes of options; the popular choice at our table was fish with rice. It was very tasty.

    The boat was a little late arriving to the dock at Regensburg but we were all ready to disembark to carry on to the afternoon activities. Rae and Celeste decided to spend the afternoon in the town of Regensburg but the rest of us opted for the BMW Factory Tour. We got an extra brief city tour (extra short since we started late) and then it was on to the bus to drive to the factory. Just seemed like an opportunity not to miss and we were so right!

    We met our tour guide Stephanie who walked us through the various areas of the factory. After a short informational video we started the tour. Absolutely no photos allowed on the tour which in a way was good as we could just really take it all in. We started in the body shop seeing the "robot garden" where the robots would weld together about 5000 individual parts on the body of each car. Then these frames move on to what she called the "petting zoo" (no shortage of interesting names to describe what they're doing). The petting zoo is where the staff use some type of gloves to feel the surface and make sure there are no defects in the body of the car. There were lots of interesting things that we learned and watching the numerous robots working away was mesmerizing. The next stop was the paint shop. We learned about the 5 layers of paint that they use and the different colours of the filler layer. Again we watched the robots, this time spraying paint on the body of the cars. This was termed the "robot ballet." There was another short video (the seats were BMW car seats... comfy). Next we walked past a huge building that stores the painted car bodies until it's time for assembly. Again super interesting to see the complexity of the system to build the cars.

    The last and most impressive stop was the assembly building. We saw the BMW associates installing the tires, doors and parts of the interior. This was where the most human work seemed to be needed. It is amazing that they have everything lined up properly so that the correct door comes down right on time with the matching car. We were warned in advance not to take the BMW decals from the assembly line. Of course we wouldn't have anyway, but I was amazed to see that we walked right past an open case of them! The tour was result very impressive and I'm sure we only got to see a small portion of it! There was a quick stop for the gift shop and then back on the bus to get back on the boat.

    Immediately when we returned to the boat, there was a lecture about the construction and technology of the canals. Very interesting and I didn't know anything much about it before.

    We got dressed for dinner (Tyler decided on lederhosen because he stained his good pants with gravy on his birthday, but I took the opportunity to wear the nicer clothes I brought.) Tonight was the captain's reception and welcome dinner. We were introduced to the leaders of the different groups of the staff. Dinner was a multi course meal. The main course was steak and was very tender and cooked properly. It was a relaxed and enjoyable meal. After dinner, we retired to the Captain's Club, a room where they have board games and lounging space. Much quieter than the bar lounge. Rae and Brett journaled, Tyler played Metroid, and I worked on this post. Another great day!!!

    Brooke & Tyler
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  • Day2


    July 21, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Nous avons roulé jusqu'à Regensburger ,à l'est de la Bavière ,jolie ville où il fait bon déambuler dans les ruelles.
    Au programme de ce soir concerts de Jazz dans toute la ville. Diner dans un biergarten, avec bien sûr saucisses, choucroute et bière.Read more

    Beneteau Carole

    Profitez bien......

  • Day3

    Rengensburg 2

    July 22, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Aujourd'hui rien de bien folichon. Nous avons visité la ville et fini nos derniers préparatifs.
    C est vraiment agréable de se déplacer en vélo quand tout est organisé pour. En revanche trouver une place pour nos vélos est compliqué.
    Eric a trouvé son meilleur magasin du monde. Des étages entiers dédiés aux cartes routières et guides de voyage . Tous les pays , toutes les échelles possibles....Chouette , on prépare nos prochains voyages.
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  • Day47


    August 3, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Overnight in Regensburg. Staying at a really lovely Hotel 'Hotel am Peterstor'

    Juliane Blackwell

    Nice wheels!

    Roslyn Brown

    I know- you should have one of these!

    Juliane Blackwell

    Do you think Evie's car seat would fit?

    Roslyn Brown

    We could make it!

  • Day6

    Durchpowern nach Regensburg

    July 13, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Der Radeltag war lang und das Gesäß tut mir entsprechend weh. Für die Gastfreundschaft von Tante Conny und Norbert in Regensburg hat es sich wirklich gelohnt.
    Mein Zelt hatte ich halb verdeckt von Büschen neben dem Fahrradweg aufgestellt. Damit ich da früh wieder weg bin, habe ich mir einen Wecker für 6:30 gestellt. Und so war ich um 7:30 mit den ersten Regentropfen des Tages wieder auf dem Rad. Es sollten noch viele mehr werden.
    Nach 15 Kilometer Waldwegen kam ich durch Ingolstadt. Ich gönnte mir einen guten Kaffee beim Italiener und schaute mir etwas die Innenstadt an. Und weiter ging es, in Summe über gut 60 Kilometer Schotterpiste und 25 Kilometer Asphalt zum Tagesziel. Es wären schön genießbare Landschaften gewesen mit Auen, Wäldern, Hopfenfeldern und Felswänden, wenn es nicht jede Stunde einmal volle Kanne geregnet hätte. Ich kann nicht mehr sagen, wie oft ich klitschnass wurde. Länger als 5 Minuten war kaum eine Pause, weil mir dann kalt wurde in den nassen Sachen.
    Es ging von Ingolstadt über Vorburg, Neuburg, Kehlheim nach Regensburg. Irgendwo abseits der Donau dann ein bekanntes, alarmierendes Fahrgefühl und -geräusch. Der Hinterreifen war wieder platt. Es war gerade mal kurz sonnig. Zwei drei Schluck aus der Weinflasche und ab an das schlammigen Rad. Bei meiner letzten Wechselaktion im Wald kam vermutlich etwas Dreck in den Reifen und hatte dem Schlauch zugesetzt. Akribisch machte ich alles sauber und ersetzte ihn. So langsam habe ich Routine.
    Jede Menge Regen später trennte mich ein Berg von Kehlheim. Hier führte der Donauradweg mehrere Kilometer zäh hinauf und auf der Rückseite in einer halsbrecherischen Abfahrt hinunter. Ich frage mich jetzt noch, wer eine Downhill-Mountainbike-Strecke bei einem Radwanderweg, der von 80% älteren Semestern befahren wird, für sinnvoll hielt. Mit angezogenen Bremsen habe ich mich langsam die schlammige Piste runtergetastet. Einmal musste ich nach vorne rechts vom Rad abspringen, weil der Vorderreifen im Schotter hängen blieb.
    Zwei Regenschauer später war ich müde in Regensburg. Die erste Nacht drinnen im Bett wird mir gut tun.
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    Ja Queline W

    Oh jeh. 😳 Was ein Tag. 🙈😅 Dann schlaf jetzt mal schön und erhol dich gut 😉

    Louis Schrettenbrunner

    😊 wird gemacht.

    Steffen Alfred

    Wie oft hast Du geflucht an diesem Tag? 😄

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  • Day4

    Ацф нах лйнз

    July 21, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Also gestern sind wir nicht mehr weit gekommen. Bei Bad Abblach stand Therme und Camping dran und Zack sind wir abgebogen. Übrigens hat das Auto natürlich k-e-i-n-e. Klimaanlage und wir , also selbst ich, ham geschwitzt wie die Weltmeister. Nachdem ichdann Durchzugverbot erteilt habe, war mit fahren fertig könnte man formulieren.
    Die Kaisertherme hatte 18.00 bereits zu und sah nicht nur auf Grund der Coronageschichten nicht einladend aus. Das örtliche Bad hatte selbst murmelnd auch zu und Camping am Donauufer muss vor gebucht werden. Sehr unfreundlich die Süddeutschen B... hier. Dann doch noch nen Platz gefunden,Hans hatte ihn bereits vorher favorisiert. Feiner Platz, uff die Räder Ortsbesichtigung hmhm, hier möchte ich nicht hinziehen müssen. Schlussendlich haben wir noch in einem der Drei Outdoorrestaurants gesessen und ne lustig frische Kellnerin beäugt. Rückwärts noch ein paar Fotos von der schicken Donaubrücke geschossen und gut warsch.

    Nun gehts Richtung Linz🚙💨💨💨💨
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    Franzi Paprika

    Iiiih Linz weißt du noch da gab s nix zu essen

    Kristina Latt

    Ach ja hast recht da waren wir in dem vornehmen Hotelzimmer 🙃

    Kristina Latt

    Wieso kannst du das lesen ?

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