The man kindly carried the bike out where Alan could then load it up!
Our route took us across the bridge and the up a long long hill! The last view we had of the Mosel was lovely with clear blue skies!
Even looking back the way we came does not do justice to the effort expended to get there. This slope looks innocuous!
But then look the other way and in the distance you can just see the motor Way bridge over the Mosel Valley!
We have to say that today the length of time taken to get to the top was equal to the time we took free wheeling down the other side! Some of it was on dirt tracks which required concentration to avoid the potholes at speed. Consequently though we had a nice long adrenaline rush it was at a more sedate pace of 34 km/h rather than the 50 plus we have had.
Then there we were on the banks of the Rhine!
Needless to say we did have the feeling that we were now on a mighty river.
There were twists and turns on the route which led us sometimes on to picturesque paths.
At others it demanded of us that we cycled beside a busy road.
This is the bracket and the corners are fixed by two thumb screws on the back and our stupid BBF had not done it up tight! He now immediately turned round and rode back the way we had come casting for the lost mobile. He falsely thought he must have lost it just after it last spoke to us!
The Bridge at Remagen. Some of you may remember the film at least!
On the hill in the distance above Königswinter is an old palace where Alan and Hanna once attended a formal dinner!
The first view we have of Bonn!
We were told to park the bike in the corridor of the entrance!
A siesta was in order next, then showers and washing and Alan went out for a meal. He chose a Chinese restaurant he told us, which was full of young Chinese students. Christopher would be pleased to know that they had an excellent buffet! Feeling suitably full he returned to plan the next stage!