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Riding the Rhine - Days 3 and 4

Ben R
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15 Sep 2015

Day 3 - At Oberalppass at 11.00 am then proceeded to descend 1500 metres .We were told at the pass that braking was a sign of fear but we had to use them to stop breaking town speed limits .At one stage we got up to 40mph .However things slowed down after the main road in Disentis when we we off road on a cinder track and Ben got two punctures .His turn to have the bad luck so had no choice to turn off the track to main road but got back on track at Ilanz. Our descent then stopped and then we found an area of steep climbs including walking at times . Fabulous views of the Rhine at Ruinaulta gorge compensated for this.From there no problems descending to Chur. 60 miles in 4 1\2 hours .Now having a well deserved beer.
 

Day 4 Chur to Bregenz - For a change a problem free day apart from getting lost a couple of times at Flasch and Au due to poor signage but we battled on in the hot sunshine 27 degs to reach our goal in Bregenz. via 3 countries Switzerland ,Lichtenstein and Austria .

We are in Austria currently having done 72 miles today .Moving on to Germany tomorrow doing north side of Lake Constance .