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BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2008

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 9

DATE: 12:08:2008
START: WASSERBURG
FINISH: BRAUNAU
LENGTH: 101 KM
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A1
After days of cycling alone...
Yesterday ended with a pale sun, then a grey sky, and then, suddenly, a fast storm in the night. As usual. No problem in my new tent: perfect against rain. Not so perfect for inner comfort: one produces condensation with synthetic fabrics, instead my old tent was in natural cotton inside and I never knew condensed air with that.

Today Inn Cycle Path is often without asphalt. Not a real offroad way, but not even the billiard surface. So Matteo decides to take the asphalted, and trafficated, main road. He will repent about that. In the meanwhile, in a forest, me and Marco were feeling a bit bored, so Marco said some nonsense like "...and now a group of beautiful girls will appear" and... it seems really incredible, after days of cycling alone, with the only company of the river and of the rain, exactly in that moment, a group of German female bikers - directed to Passau like us - appears! We reached Braunau together, talking a lot, along a nice road in the country.

Braunau is a small town, a bit empty in the evening. Its camping is not excellent; it's also along the motorway,,, it means noise in the night. Anyway, the more we go toward north, the more campings are cheap; that is not so bad.
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