Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-02 : Danube Cycle Trail - Regensburg

Activity
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Bad Abbach to Regensburg $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 45: 26km: Total 1887km
Sight See St. Peter's Cathedral $0.00
Sight See Regensburg $0.00
Accommodation
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Dunnerkeil Azur Camping Regensburg $76.00 Two nights


Trip Log

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Second short ride day today to reach Regensburg (the rides of yesterday and today were originally supposed to be one day of riding). That pushes our rest day to tomorrow (Monday), which is great because we need to buy some bike stuff. We rode to Regensburg and stopped at the Campingplatz, which is on the near side of town. Gabi stayed at the Campingplatz while Brent, Laura and I went into Regensburg to have lunch, visit the Tourist Info office and have a look around. I was really excited about the wash station at the Campingplatz - I've been wanting to wash Dewey since before we left Germany in mid-June. After looking closer, though, you're not allowed to use it for bicycles. What the heck??!! So, instead, I used my nalgene and a rag to get the worst of the dust and dirt off of him. It's better than it was, but not great. I really wanted to use that spray washer! Boo, Campingplatz! Boo!
We have gotten into the habit of leaving the tent doors open because, so far in Europe (other than when we camped in the swamp), there's been almost no danger of mosquitoes or other undesirable bugs getting in. In fact, I have gotten almost no bug bites the whole time we've been here. It's quite amazing and wonderful to not have to worry about bugs and bugs and bugs and bugs. I'm a bug magnet, and my holidays (and outdoor activities) are pretty much always commandeered by bug bites and my desire to avoid being eaten alive. I won't know what to do with myself when I'm back someplace where I have to start worrying about that again.
Speaking of not worrying about things, we haven't had to worry seriously about our bikes being stolen. In some Campingplatzes we haven't even bothered locking them. When we're in a city and want to go walk-about, we'll often just lock them to each other and go. There are bikes and bikes and bikes around and no apparent danger or worry about theft that I can see. That will probably change as we move east, but for now, it's great to just relax and not worry about it.


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