I'm camped a little south of Wertheim after leaving the Romantic Road about 20km back. This will be my last night in a tent for this tour. Tomorrow I will visit friends in Darmstadt before wrapping up the trip and heading home.
Despite riding 93km, my knee continues to bother me. Robb (the Dutch cyclist I met yesterday) tells me this type of knee pain is related to the tendons, and just needs time to heal. I tend to agree, and think a week off the bike will return things to normal. Perhaps I'll even hike up the Hoher Kasten as my dad suggested.
The ride today was gorgeous. The flat country side before Rothenburg changed into the Tauber River valley. I rode through many gorgeous old towns each with their own unique charm. I felt guilty not giving each place more time and attention. I passed more bike tourers in this area than anywhere else on the trip, and I understand why. This place is a gem.
The campsite was a great find. Well priced, hot showers, and a beer garden serving Weissbier on tap. The steak was delicious too. All is good.
Posted: July 8, 2011, 4:50 p.m.