Day 156:Klagenfurt - Rammingstein(95km) - Distance travelled so far 9,387km "23%, you gotta be kiddin me!!"
The town of Klagenfurt on lake Worshee
After a good nights sleep, we were both ready for the day ahead. Cycling along the lake for the first couple of kilometers, we stopped in a small town for some breakfast. After a quick cup of tea and apple cakes we headed for the hills.
The start of it
Tis always rewarding, turning around, and seeing what you've done
The scenery is wonderful
Beautiful lookin towns in Austria
Up and up and up and up....
After a quick break in a small town, it was back to business once again. We knew this would be the toughest part of the day.
A bit worried
The 23% climb...
The day was beginning to be a bit of a slog. Turning ever corner, we were frustrated to see yet another hill. We kept the heads down and ploughed on. After 3 hours of constant climbing we finally made it to the top. Absolutely knackered, we tapped each other on the back and prepared for our well earned decent....
A sledge at the resort town on the summit
The summit town
It was certainly an amazing decent. We travelling over 20kms without even peddeling. Mike's speedometer clocked the fastest speed......
The proof...74.4kms....good going, eh?
The day had been a mighty success. Acheiving 90kms with the terrain was a great achievement. We bedded down for the night, knowing that tomorrow was to more or less the same as todays cycle.