After the first test outputs come the longer exits to experience the machine and train the cyclist!
Daniele repaired his brakes at the campsite, which had a very well-equipped workshop. We left shortly before noon. A beautiful day was coming: a blue sky, a sun full of watts, wind in the back! We were driving together, Daniele on the road, and me on the bike path along the road. Switzerland is full of attention for its cyclists! But sometimes these bike paths move away from the road to find it after a village, for example. And that’s what made us lose our sight. Nothing serious, you will tell me, a little phone call or SMS to meet. Unfortunately it is this June 8th that I changed telephone network operator. Could not reach us to tell us where we were. I found nice Swiss people who agreed to join Daniele with their cell phone. But Daniele never answered, I left a voice message (I knew the night he thought it was advertising). I tried Whatsap and the email in a service station equipped with Wifi. Nothing… After these unsuccessful attempts, I resolved to resume my journey. I followed the GPS track concocted by Daniele, not knowing if he was in front or behind me. At least we were driving in the same direction, on the same road.
The landscapes were beautiful, with a snowy mountain scenery, picturesque cycling paths. The day of sun gave 1003 Wh, she would have given much more if my battery had not been full by 8am. My 330Wp solar panels work wonders, I drove by tilting them well during the late afternoon. At the campsite, the wifi and WhatsApp allowed me to reconnect with Daniele. Phew, we’ll meet again tomorrow morning.
Another excellent day that took us from Lomont in Haute-Saône to Frick in Switzerland. From small roads to cycle paths, we reached Alsace. Change of scenery ! But it was on entering Basel that we really entered another world, with a real place given to cyclists in the city. Awesome! The storm had threatened all afternoon but the tent was already planted when the rain began to fall around 20h. What more ? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4IOFClU6Ld4
With Daniele, we ended up in Troyes to go to Italy. For this first morning, the weather is gloomy but fortunately it has improved throughout the day. For these first two days of road, with very different weather, we cross beautiful landscapes. At times, I felt like sailing in the heart of an ocean of greenery … The GPS track prepared by Daniele plunges us into the heart of rural France, it's great! One downside: after Vesoul, we ended up on an N19 with infernal traffic. Last night, charming Mini Camping on the farm in Lomont.
Rendez-vous from July 6 to 20: a tour of the Puy-en-Velay to Valence passing by the most beautiful passes of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes .