Got up for my last sauna session before leaving this paradise of hostel. Went to the bike shop “extratour” in Freiburg again for repairing my gears and Rune did an excellent job! I wish I would find that quality of technicians all over my trip.
Salsa was like new now, well almost, but it was ready to hit the Black Forest. I wasn’t that ready though, or rather I did not expect that much of an altitude along the ride. But it was great!
After finishing crossing the forest I found a nice surprise at the end of a hill, the Swiss alps. When I worked in Baden we could see the alps from the building when the weather was good. But this was a totally different experience, arriving to the place and finding them. Salsa was admired but also excited, judging by the past days, when we found a distant horizon, it would be a mater of 2 or 3 days to go through that. The alps was something different, they were a huge monster compared to the little battles we are used to win everyday when we finally arrive to our destination.
The road made a left turn and made us having the alps on the right side. I looked again at them, only to find about 4 or 5 horses running in the same direction I was going to, what it seemed to be ‘on the wild’. They were not scared, nor were following human instructions. Clearly they just wanted to run. This sounds like a Hollywood movie, but I got to witness the spectacle at the same speed they were chasing each other parallel to the alps horizon from the best seat in the auditorium, my bike’s saddle. I wish someone had a camera to record that.
I made it into Switzerland and as much as this was foreign to me, it was like coming home again. I recognized the flowers the fragrance of plants around the field, and the feeling of peace and silence. The cycling sit alizarin that I always saw but actually never used, was a breeze to follow, very clear and did not let yo go on your own in the middle of a multiple choice crossing. This was a great welcome.