I left Langenselbold later as I expected. Reason: I woke up only after 8. The many riding days are taking its toll on the not so young body 🙂
Ernst Diekman of Achim sent me the actual weather report for Achim: Dark clouds, heavy rain. I got the message just before I left. But, again, the skies opened and I had a dry 440 km ride to Achim close to Bremen.
Ernst did many Botswana and Zimbabwe trips with me in the past, and it was now the first time that I would meet his wife Renate.
Achim is a beautiful small rural city close to Bremen. Late afternoon we decided to go for a ride on their bicycles. We rode on the dike nect to the Weser until the rain drove us off and we had to take shelter in a restaurant with cold beer and hot food.
This was my last visit to friends on this tour. Tomorrow it is the ride back to Berlin, and then the circle is closed. Today the KLR didn’t have any problems and it was a smooth ride to Achim. And yes, the sheepskin helped a lot to make the long sit a bit more comfortable. Thanks Bernd Tesch!
I will have all the information on our dinner of the 1st September this week, and then I will give it on the blog. Please keep the date open!
Now for Berlin!