Another wonderful ride in the mountain ranges of Odenwald – and really good organization. Including culinary high lights such as yogurt and – rarely found on such tours – not-so-sweet lemon tea.
Tea so good it would actually make a lot of sense (especially on a hot day like today) to store a little extra in the bidons; which I have to point out as really classical and stylish for riders here in the German state of Hesse:
However, looking closer you will realize that the stylish containers are not necessarily useful as bidons any longer. They have been re-constructed to serve as extra storage space, e.g. for extra clothing: Catering to nature’s law of bad weather, cold and rain only hitting you on your bike when you are not carrying any protective clothes, it has proven to be a successful way of tricking this law to carry a light jacket even on the sunniest of days – and you will be protected from any sudden thunder storms or such.
However, if you only have one bidon on a hot day, you usually drink a lot whenever offered something at the check points. And „a lot“ may result in … a lot of pressure during the ride. This is why a reminder like this one
…may actually be a good idea: By holding your water (or tea, for that matter), you help protect what is really wonderful nature and landscapes around here:© Copyright 2013 bxa, All rights Reserved. Written For: bxa's Greetings from Germany