So as I didn’t get much racing done this year, however I did get a chance to take myself off on a weekends blast to Germany.
Set off from Rayleigh Essex in the early hours of the morning, a quick blast down to the euro tunnel for a 6:50 am crossing to Calais. Then from Calais, I jumped on several motorways until I got the outskirts of Liège. From there I used a great little app called calimoto which plotted my root down to Mörfelden avoiding all motorways and just picked out the twistiest of routes, the map pack did cost me about £5 for germany but it was 100% worth it!
Calimoto if you haven’t heard is a great app for finding some real twisty roads and lets you avoid the monotonous motorway miles. It took me down some roads that had racetrack quality tarmac, relentless twists and turns it was fantastic! It did also take me done some single-lane tracks that were into suitable but the good roads outweighed the bad! The interface is really good with easy to read maps and the notifications of speed cameras were really handy! The only minor down side was the annoying voice telling me where to go
Heres a screen grab from when I got off the motorway and the twisty roads that were laid ahead for me and a few taken from my phone across my weekend!
Early Start in Rayleigh
Sunrise at Eurotunnel
Some cafe in Germany with a nice view
When I finally reach my destination in Germany and found my friend we grabbed a few drinks and a pizza then grabbed an early night in preparation of what was to come.
Next day we grabbed yet more drinks and headed one town over to small local festival called Trebur Open Air. This was a great little festival held in the grounds of what I can only describe as a huge outdoor swimming pool like area! There was a huge campsite around back where there was heavy drinking and loud music going pretty much 24/7 for at least 4 days. It was mental but awesome I managed to get a few more pictures but most were blurry or not suitable for public consumption
Once I was broken by the festival it was time to start my 14-hour ride back to sunny ol’ England, pretty much done the same journey but in reverse. So a morning made up of twisty roads lots of hills and some mechanical issues. Not sure how but my battery worked its way loose and the bike eventually coughed and spluttered to a halt. Fortunately for me though I broke down just behind a Ducati owners house who come to my rescue despite barely speaking English. Then once I was moving again I stopped off for lunch here http://vulkan-waldfrieden.de Lovely pub/restaurant with extremely friendly staff and great food!
My lunch at said pub!
Shortly after lunch, I jumped back on the motorways and just pushed on to home 😀
Great weekend and I can’t wait to go again next year!