The weather forecast for today was a significant electrical storm but it looked OK out of the window (dark clouds but dry) at 7am so I decided to go out riding straight away to try to avoid the worst of the weather.
I decided to go alongside the Rhein on the good cycle path to the Altstadt and then decide when I got there what to do next (dependent on whether it was raining). I had my waterproof with me, which was needed as it was a bill chilly at 7:15am.
I have noticed several times some graffiti on a bridge but not photographed it, so I thought I’d give it a go today.
Dunno the story behind this – “Tell my wife I love her very much she knows” – hope it wasn’t someone who jumped off the bridge.
I knew that the cycle path on the other side of the Rhein near Neuss is a bit complicated but couldn’t remember where the complication started (i.e. whether I would encounter it on my way back following my plan to cross over at the Kardinal-Frings-Brücke). The answer is yes, I had lots of cycling along paths beside busy roads and crossing tram tracks. There is a short cut across Neuss harbour but I couldn’t find my way up onto the bridge that goes over the harbour so had to give up. The main Rhein route isn’t signposted that way anyway.
As I crossed the bridge back to the Düsseldorf side of the river I thought I’d photograph this sign:
It’s a bicycle friendly town, you see, and it really is. Although so is everywhere else, from what I have experienced.
26 miles today, and I bought some blackforest gateau on the way home and ate it with a cup of tea back in my room. Yummy.
A couple of photos from yesterday, too. This is the road near where my language class is taking place – they seem to be relaying a bridge/tram section and it all looked very complicated.