I’m back in Denmark now. I started Thursday morning from the motel north of WÃ¼rzburg, with frost on the motorcycle. Fortunately, it started promptly, but it was a cold start of the day.
When I started the thermometer on the dashboard showed 0Â° C, but as I moved northward it became milder, and most of the day I had 5-10Â° C and could put on a bit more speed.
The first time I had to get gasoline, I couldn’t open the gas tank lid. The key wouldn’t get all the way in. I had to warm the key in my hands to heat it enough to melt the droplet of ice in the lock.
I almost missed the exit towards Kassel, and did some fairly stupid manoeuvres at the exit to get back on track.
Close to Hamburg I saw a motorbike or large scooter on the motorway, but it turn off the motorway before I could have a look. It is the only two wheeler I have seen since I left Italy.
North of Hamburg it started to rain and it got dark, so I had to slow down again. I only had about 100 km to the border, so I just drove with the lorries at their speed.
I had rain and wet roads all the way up Jutland. My destination was VidebÃ¦k between Herning and RingkÃ¸bing, which is were my wife works. The last 100 kms were on main roads in the countryside, which wasn’t a nice experience. The lorries drive fast there too, and when they pass you in the opposite direction, they create a forceful drag full of water droplets they lift from the wet road. Its like getting sprayed in the face with high pressure water.
WÃ¼rzburg to VidebÃ¦k (850km):
Now I’m relaxing a bit here in Jutland. It seems like I will be driving to Copenhagen on Tuesday, based on the weather forecasts. It’ll be the only day without too much rain and wind in the coming week.
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