Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-08 : Danube Cycle Trail - Sommerau

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Linz to Sommerau $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 49: 60km: Total 2102km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Zeltplatz Waser $28.00

Trip Log

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Heat wave in Austria. No fun at all. It's their fourth heat wave this year and it's terrible. They are warning people not to do outdoor activities because of the heat. We forced Gabi into an early start today - it's not a matter of preference anymore, it's a matter of health and safety. On good days so far, we'd have the wheels rolling at 9:30, but we've had starts as late as 10:30. Today I told Gabi we would be wheels rolling by 7:30, and we almost achieved that... I think we were rolling by 7:50 or so. We have a very very short window to get some distance behind us before the day heats up. By 9:00, the temperature is rising dramatically, so having the 1.5 hours early in the morning before it gets too hot is good. Once Gabi is done touring with us (tomorrow is her last day), we've decided that we'll probably start doing 5:30AM starts so that we have 3.5 hours before the day gets really hot. We used some gatorade a couple of days ago to keep our electrolytes up, and today we had even more. Brent bought 8 bottles in Enns - 2 for each of us. Between the early starts and the gatorade, we're doing pretty good.
Yesterday, Gabi convinced me that she could do the early start from a Campingplatz, so we cycled past Walsee and stayed at the Campingplatz in Sommerau, which is really just a field behind a large building at a Pension. It was nice, and the proprietors were REALLY nice. We hoped for a storm, but we didn't get one. We did go down to the Fischer Paradies (fish paradise) restaurant 1km away, and it was awesome. And Gabi was true to her word... such a trooper. She made the early start!