Hopp, Hopp, Hoppe! – June 15 2020 Road/Gravel Ride

It had rained so much in the last few days that fields are flooded, and I think my neighbour was building an Ark, such was the wood working noises that reverberated from his shed.

Although the continual heavy rain fall is brilliant for nature (the forests in particular) and the water supply, it is still a bit of a pain.

I spotted pink poppies amongst the red, something I have never seen before.

On this ride featuring four sections of gravel I expected to get wet, but no rain fell. I did get soaked from the spray thrown up from a previous shower when I flew down a baby-bottom-smooth Alpine like descent

I had opted for a mixed road and gravel ride because the forests would be very muddy and when you add rough stuff to good road kilometres it makes for a cool evening jaunt.

I was prepared for the worst the heavens could throw at me, dressed to suit what I believed would happen I got very warm climbing up to Jühnde Castle a spot that was ravaged during the Thirty Years War.

Thankfully, some well positioned graffiti on the road gave me the impetus to get over the hill.

Also, on route was a monastery at Mariengarten.

The Ride
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5095157095
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/3620411982

Mariengarten Kloster

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