Matt Krog & The Eurovelo 6: Day 32

Monday 13th August
Neustadt to Straubing: 6 hours 30 minutes, 112km

“I charged my phone in the bathroom this morning, but was kicked out by the grumpy farmer who owns the site. Perhaps he had forgotten that I had paid him 10 euros the night before, but I didnโ€™t argue as my phone was already 90% charged.

My destination for the day was Regensburg, a young 60km away. It would be a leisurely ride along the river. I stopped many times to take in the stunning scenery. The Danube cut through, what seemed to be a mountain of rock, leaving steep cliffs rising on either side and pebble stone beaches.

About 45km into my journey I crossed the 3000km mark. Just after that a tractor came rolling past. Who could it be, but the friendly campsite owner. Despite his earlier grumpiness, I smiled and waved. I noticed that he did have a double take upon recognising me.

I arrived in Regensburg around 4pm. Regensburg is a town that made it through WW2 relatively unscathed, making the original medieval town feel, just that more authentic. I knew tomorrow would be a ride of over 120km, and so decided to use the rest of the evening to push past Regensburg and cut some of the distance off tomorrowโ€™s cycle.

The next campsite according to Google was in a town called Straubing, 50km away. I decided to go for it. With 20km left, my right knee started to ache, the sun was setting and I discovered my front lightโ€™s battery was dead. While the sunset made for some amazing photos, these photos just delayed me further and I was unsure if I was going to make it before dark. During this time I was keeping an eye out for a good wild camping spot, just in case. I made it to the campsite at around 8.30pm and to my surprise the reception was still open. I set up my tent just as the last rays of light were disappearing.”

Matt Krog

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