Today’s 83 km cycle ride was a nice loop to the north east of Heerlen and almost exclusively through Germany.

It included a 13 km gravel track alongside the river Rur plus the entire 25 km length of the Bahnstrassenweg Julich-Aachen cycle track.

This dedicated cycle track was built along the route of a disused railway line.

Therefore it is reasonably flat with long straight sections through the German countryside.

Today’s featured image is of a token remnant of railway track near to the end of the cycle track at Haaren, Germany.

For the second day running I’ve had to ride in long leggings and a long sleeve jacket as the unseasonal high winds and cool weather persist.

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