Amerang - Munich to Paris the Long Way Round - CycleBlaze

July 25, 2019

Amerang

A day of two halves

With the thought of another very hot day we had breakfast as early as possible and were on the road before 7.30.  I was a lovely ride we are so impressed by the beauty of the countryside.  Being Germany everything is neat from the perfectly stacked wood, to the tidy little villages  and  the farms that really look like parks.  Going was easy, Ken took delight in watching a farmer feed his cows a load of fresh grass - he even sprinkled salt on it and it looked like a delicious salad for them.  There was also an old tractor to complete the picture.

The cows are having their salad
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There was a long sweep into Wasserburg and we sat in the old city drinking coffee and enjoying the ambiance - it was still early , not much after 9 and it had been a great ride.

Coffee in Wasserburg
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The Inn
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The old gates at the end of the bridge into Wasserburg
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Across the mighty Inn and the hills started.  We only had about 20km to do to get to Amerang so it should be a breeze but it wasn’t .  A lot of the way was very loose gravel, This is not as bad when you are climbing but it is another story when you are going steeply down hill,  Of course the inevitable happened, I was coming slowly down hill and just congratulating myself that I had made it when my wheels went from under me.  I was going so slowly that there was virtually no damage though no doubt I will come out in some colourful bruises and I felt quite shaken.  On we went on a track that was poorly marked, we stopped to eat our sandwiches.  Amarang was indeed a welcome sight and we are staying in a nice, but hot, room above a

Cows out to get a bit of sun
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Jan HaywardJust managed to get linked in when you came off your bike! I hope you have recovered well.
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Picking up grass and chopping it for a silage pit
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One of the original single cylinder Eichers
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A two cylinder one
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Another 2 cylinder Eicher
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The view from the lunch spot
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A unusual crop a mixture of wheat and oats
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Ken had been keen to see the great Motor Museum here but I preferred to lie on my bed inspecting the insides of my eyelids

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An amazing looking Adler 1938
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A 1938 Mayback - a limousine. The first NZ Grand Prix in 1949 was won by Stan Jones driving a Mayback special - Beating the BRM using an engine from a captive German half track
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Today's ride: 51 km (32 miles)
Total: 106 km (66 miles)

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stephen grahamHope you keeping your fluids up. Beer is a fluid.
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Scott AndersonI’m so sorry about your spill, and glad it wasn’t worse. It’s so easy to do on steep descents.
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Kathleen ClassenI hate gravel. Especially downhill. Much sympathy being sent your way.
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George HumphreysHi Ken, You missed a good KHSOB lunch yesterday. Barry & Peter H were there. The sad news was that John Sommervilles wife died yesterday afternoon. Sorry about the spill Trich - been there done that. Cheers. J & G
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Jack WatsonWell, apart from one spill (glad no great damage was done!) you are off to a great start. As always a pleasure to read about your exploits and enjoy the brilliant photographs. Also a pleasure to navigate the site--vastly improved since your previous travels.

All well here--except--you have probably heard that George Trounce is in Auckland Hospital following a very severe stroke.
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Tricia GrahamTo stephen grahamThe only trouble after a hot day it is rather a knock out drop. But yes I am keeping up the fluids
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Tricia GrahamTo Scott AndersonIt is loose gravel that I find so hazardous
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Tricia GrahamTo George HumphreysSounds as if it was a good lunch. We were sad Th hear of Julie’s depth. The heat continues - Junelle wouldn’t like it
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Tricia GrahamTo Jack WatsonThis is lovely countryside- so beautifully kept that it all looks like a park
Andrew is keeping us up to date with George’s progress
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