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BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2008

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 20

DATE: 23:08:2008
START: WEIKERSHEIM
FINISH: ASCHAFFENBURG
LENGTH: 155 KM
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A1
Record of distance.
This morning starts with a good breakfast near the zimmer. The bikes are waiting for the race of today, ready with the luggage already mounted, close to the window of our room.
The remaining 60 km of Tauber pass fastly; together with the romanticism of this delicate valley.
Main Valley starts: now it is an industrial landscape. No more empty fields, all is urbanized. However, in the secondary towns, touristic accomodations are often rare; so in the evening we reach Mainaschaff but we have to return some km back, if we want to sleep in a warm place. Aschaffenburg is, fortunately, quite big and full of hotels.
As soon as we arrive in the city center, an Italian man hears that we speak Italian and offers help to find a good hotel; in the evening, during a walk, two Italian girls hear that we speak Italian and start a conversation. All this friendship is nice; it makes me think that persons who live far feel probably a bit of nostalgia for their native land. I wanted to offer them a great communication, but it was impossible - in that period I was lost in my dream, in my dangerous and complicated dream...

The road of today (155 km) will be the longest one of all EuroTour 2008.
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