It is 8:00 am, the air is still cool and the sun is shining already quite promising. In my mind, I go once again through my packing list and wonder if I forgot anything. I don’t think so. Then I wonder about what is yet to come. There are 15,000 km ahead of me:
- 15,000 km distance
- 15,000 sweat
- 15,000 hard work
- 15,000 fun
- 15000 new experiences
- 15,000 km of highlights, but also low points
On one hand, I’m excited to see what awaits me. On the other hand, I am also sad to leave everything familiar behind.
After five minutes, I arrive at the organic market Möller where I want to buy some food for the next 24 hours. Nico and Mike are already waiting for me, they will accompany me today. I am really happy about this. After my purchase, my bike weighs 50 kg. Actually this is way too much for my body weight.
The obligatory bananas can’t be missing. 😉
Then the three of us start our journey and we have a a lot of fun together. Every 20 minutes we take a break, because I think that I’ve forgotten something, somebody is hungry or we need to adjust a saddle…
Time just flies by and at 1:00 pm we arrive in Altenau, where we have lunch together. After lunchNico and Mike leave me to ride back home again.
Thanks you two, that you’ve accompanied me!
A bit sad to be alone I continue my trip. Quickly I reach Murnau and take a bath in the lake FroschHauser. Rarely, a cooling has felt so good.
In the late afternoon I become aware that my mobile phone’s navi does not know the difference between a mountain bike and a 50 kg heavy touring bike. It sends me up a mountain, then I ride down a trail, where I almost lose all my bags. Later in the evening, I am somewhere in the wilderness. I briefly consider and decide to pitch my tent in a small wooded area.
As I am just ready to fall asleep something four-legged approaches my tent. If this will be a restful night?
Date: 24. July 2015