Today it was a 12 km hard climb with 8.8% average steepness to Andermatt. I tried the focus look from Lnace Armstrong and when i had wind from behind i used the the ears tactic from Marco Pantani to get uphill. Little left to the red couch you see a wooden house thats my hostel for two days. On Monday i’ll bike to the top of the tour du Pisa. But now first i’ll relax and enjoy the views.
Update #tourdupisa: goal of today Altdorf. I started slow because there are some real mountains in this stage. That clubs started after the picture with the thumb at the lake 😉 Till Altdorf is quite hard because of the climbs but i thought i could climb a little further to Andermatt. I used my GPS to check how long the climb would take $%^&*( and played the Maarten Ducrot BINGO in real life: „with my tong on the road”, Get this guy to his room ad bring him oxygen, From top to tow damaged, Tonight they can sweep the room with that guy.
At that moment BINGO!
I allready reached Wassen so that was nice. Tommorow a 12km climb to Andermatt. I booked a hostel for two days so i can enjoy the nice views and region. I don’t have any words more only pictures.
Update #tourdupisa: This night i slept like a baby! Real nice breakfast with everything i would have. I spoke to the Swiss trainer and he gave me some tips about the route trough Swiss. After breakfast i slept a little an lunched in the city center of Baden. Real nice cosy place. Bought some food dated that in the park and i ve been to the barbershop. All about the weight when you have to climb the mountains 😉 In the afternoon i did a little nap watched the tour the france guidebook. Tonight get a good dinner and sleep early so i can make a big move to Andermatt!
Update #tourdupisa: Today i started at 9 and i stopped at 9 with enough climbing work, wauw! I had the find the right ritm but after that is was nice. Ive seen the 3 country zone France Germany Swiss. I biked trough Basel, after Basel i met a Dutch sportdocter he gave me a lot of tips about energy and food. He was on his tour to Croatia. Now im in Baden in a very nice hostel! With the Swiss girl cycle team! Tommorow i ve planned i rest day, so now i’m go to the bar and order a big beer!
Update #tourdupisa: This morning two big German guys waked me up bij snoring around real loud. That was for me the good moment to get a breakfast. But when i arrived at the breakfast room there where already 100 Chinese children in the line $%^&*. After the breakfast packed my bag and ant to go… want to go but i lost my key. Allright i know myself a little so i know this would happen at least once these trip. Just search relax, don’t make worry, everything is gonna be allright. Else i can arrange some tools to force the lock. But when i was thinking of that one of that big Germans showed up, with my key. Today i had the boat from Germany to France with a real nice route near little rivers with a lot of fish and other animals. The first mountains showed up today in Colmar i used my little tent for the first time. After some relax hours i took a shower and prepare my ass for tomorrow 😉
Update #tourdupisa: 7.00 out of bed, get a breakfast „all i can eat” 8.00 back on my bike. Damn my ass! First climb was hard see pictures. After an hour i had the ritme, after two days 160km + i need a good big meal. Oa kwark and Pasta. Does somebody have any tips for good food? For the first time i wear my helmet because real cyclists wear helmets.
Update #tourdupisa: The day had a good start i get a lead out from the grandpa of Jan Ullrich i think. At 14.00 i was already at the place i would sleep. So i cycled a little further to Mainz. Difficult to get a nice hostel or camping so i checked in at 19.00.
General classement toudupisa:
1. Grandpa Ullrich
2. Grandpa electric bicycle 2
3. Grandpa electric bicycle 3
4. Grandpa electric bicycle 4
3. Grandpa electric bicycle 5
182. P. Ram