This morning big clouds, road soaking wet for the rain over night. My legs and knees are hurting.
Breakfast, getting the bike ready and pondering the options Train or ride ? I miss the 8am Train and there is really no point in waiting 1horu for the next so back in the bike.
After 8km first navigation error and +60m climb for nothing back on to bike route number 2 (http://veloland.ch)
In Illanz 2nd breakfast 2 salty croissants with ham and one with almonds. No more High-5 4/1 energy drink. I try the Hammer perpetum “neutral” it tastes like soap water.
After Illantz the no2 bike path is more like an off road trail. I get some dust stuck in my chain and the bike gets very slow. There are endless 7% climbs
Tschamut stop for a croissant and some water, outrageously expensive 3.70
5km of more 9% climb to the summit with steep corners. The last 1km I talked to a lady who was walking next to me. Finally the Oberalp. Put back my arms on the jacket, Quick picture and ready for a huge descent towards Antimatter.
Found a hotel but with no garage for the trike. Shower, supermarket for snacks, road planning while it rain’s
Total for the day 105km +2386m 7h54
Dinner talking to another bike who just spent a week riding the different passes around Andermatt. and an early night
Nice trick to use. I had some stamped envelopes with my home address and in the morning I sent back all the maps, receipts and write ups I no longer needed. It is not a big deal in weight but makes it easy to find things and make one feel lighter.
Profile and map of the day. Almost straight and up most of the time.