It had to happen at some point – a day so very easy. So easy that our arrival almost took us by surprise, had us questioning our GPS devices, Swiss geography, town names and our minds. Of course – we’re just a well-oiled machine that can knock off 70 miles in Switzerland like it’s a simple jaunt to the shops. Maybe.
As easy as the cycling was though, it was tough to say our goodbyes to the Ehrhart family who had been so very kind to us over the last couple of days. After a typically delicious and splendid breakfast, we were on the road by 9am, headed for Switzerland. The amount of pork and choucroute residing in our bellies should have bent our bicycle frames, but somehow they have survived the day.
The toughest part however, was saying goodbye to Mr William Mathias. We’re not sure there are any words that can describe this man. He was an incredible support, a real Bon Homme. Cheers Will, from all the team.
But back to the ride – with perhaps a contender for the best road we have ridden down. 4 miles, straight, forest on either side. So long you would see a car in the distance and not actually pass it for about a year. Magical. More of that please.
Another milestone reached – over 600 miles covered, and we’ve hit our 6th country. It’s nice to ride in Switzerland. Unless you anger a driver who proceeds to park their car across the cycle path a mile down and stand waiting for you, legs wide and arms up on their hips. JP smiled and all was forgotten.