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BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2008

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 19

DATE: 22:08:2008
START: TREUCHTLINGEN
FINISH: WEIKERSHEIM
LENGTH: 138 KM
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A1
Chemical attack in the happy country.
Probably that farm had some problem. In the night we both wake up with the throat completely dried. We have to drink a lot, but it is not enough. After putting away the pillow, I can sleep again. Maybe there was a strange chemical inside that pillow??
Anyway in the morning I notice the cats of the farm: all are sick. So bad health here, I suppose... Flied away in a minute.

The remaining 100 km of Altmuehl are finished with rapidity, in the morning; they are a happy countryside. Rothemburg, the last town, intersection of Altmuehl and Tauber, is very interesting: it would merit a long stop. But our aim is the north, so we pass the center in a minute.

Tauber Cycle Path (Classic Version) is a series of steep descents, with some short but significative ascensts; speed is high. So high that Matteo is too forward, and miss the way. We meet in the next small town, thanks to the phone. Tauber Valley is a series of fascinating villages: this is rightly called "Romantische Strasse".
Late in the afternoon we are in Weikersheim, obviously together with our friend, the rain; accomodation in a refined zimmer exactly in the main square.
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