Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-09 : Danube Cycle Trail - Melk

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Sommerau to Melk $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 50: 65km: Total 2167km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping Melk $25.00

Trip Log

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Today was supposed to be Gabi's last day cycling with us, but there was a miscommunication with her friend in Vienna, and he won't be there until after 10PM tomorrow, so there's not much point in her racing over there. That means she's cycling with us for one more day, which gives her an opportunity to see the Wachau, and it gives me one last opportunity to torment her with an early start. Brent, Laura and I had planned to start doing 5:30AM starts once Gabi was gone. Now that she's with us one more day, we had to compromise - she didn't want to do 5:30, so she negotiated me down to 6:30AM. Later, she negotiated Laura down to 7AM. It's ok - since we came all the way to Melk today, it means we have about a 35km day tomorrow - a short day. We'll spend some time enjoying the Wachau in the early morning cool air.
The heat wave continues, and it is making it hard for us to enjoy the sights. We've just been cycling as quickly as possible to our destination and trying not to die from the heat. We're managing carefully with the early starts, and plenty of fluids (including Gatorade).