Today’s 40 km cycle ride was a little shorter than originally planned as a number of ‘road closed’ deviations in nearby Germany meant I had to improvise in order to find my way home again.

It was a cooler than yesterday’s ride but still warm enough for a couple of hours out on the bike.

Today’s featured image is from the Amstelbach, a small stream which defines the border between Germany and the Netherlands, close to the Dutch town of Kerkrade.

I would never have discovered this had it not been for the deviations.

It seems that wherever I cycle at the moment, money is being spent on improving the already excellent cycling infrastructure, which cannot be a bad thing.

In the Netherlands road/cycle track closures are clearly signposted with alternative routes but in Germany today it was a little different, with zero advance warning and zero suggested alternatives.

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