Last Sunday after spending the afternoon inside watching live coverage of the Giro d'Italia and watching all those men suffer in the hills we decided to get out and get some fresh air ourselves. The area in which I live is home to the "Drei Gleichen"....three castles dotted on hilltops that form a triangle. Only one of the 3 castles is still standing, the other two are ruins and we decided to explore one of the ruins. The history of this castle is unknown and the first historical record of it is 1089 when it was mentioned somewhere....(my recall is astounding as you can see)..It was a good climb up the hill and the view from the top is great.
It is a pretty time of year, everything green and in flower and many many poppies growing by the roadside. Here are two of the photos to get a bit of an idea of what the countryside is for training every day.
Tomorrow I head to Canada for two weeks of racing, the bike has been packed, suitcase filled...off again :)