Epic European Cycle : 2015-07-29 : Danube Cycle Trail - Donauworth

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Notes Actions
General Info Blog: "Miracle Gabi" Day $0.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Dillingen to Donauworth $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 41: 42km: Total 1724km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Bed and Breakfast Goldener Greifen Donauworth $120.00 Incl breakfast

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We had our first significant mechanical issue today. We were about 13km shy of Donauworth, in the middle of nowhere, in the drizzle, when Laura broke a spoke. We were formulating a plan which involved her pushing to town, and me keeping her company while Brent and Gabi continued to Donauworth. Our map indicated two bike rental shops in town, but no bike store or mechanic, so I expected the next few days to involve a lengthy solution in order to get back on the road.

Instead, Magic Miracle Gabi saved the day.

She raised her arms and appealed to the universe for transport, then blew a kiss. She said to me, "OK, the next one is ours". Not two minutes later, the next vehicle approached - a car pulling a small horse trailer. Gabi flagged it down and told them our tale of woe. Turned out the horse trailer was empty! Gabi and Laura got a lift into town while Brent and I rode the 13km. Horse trailer guy drove Laura and Gabi directly to the bike rental shop, where the bike guy replaced Laura's spoke, trued the wheel, and as a bonus, replaced the missing bolt from her kick stand. They were done and fixed up before Brent and I even arrived.

Seriously, I think today is a dream. Not only did Magic Miracle Gabi save the day when Laura's bike went mechanical in the middle of nowhere, but Brent has now spotted two coffee machines just sitting by the side of the road.