Rode the couple of hundred ks to Dresden in threatening low cloud and occasional drizzle. Now that I've realised how thirsty the bike is at 160kph, we cruised at a sedate 130 - 140. (Fuel consumption doubles over that next 20 kph up to a staggering 1 ltr every 10 kms). The fun factor almost makes up for it. Almost...
On the weather front, we had 2 glorious days in London, overcast in Royston, rain to Hull. 2 brilliant days in Belgium and the ride to Nurburg, but haven't seen the sun since. We've over it. Really. Sun now please.
So I've attached a bunch of pics from today, both some stills from the GoPro and from a wander around the Old City of Dresden. For those who don't know, in February 1945, just a couple of months before the end of WW2, Allied Bomber Command thought it would be a nice idea to completely destroy the city. So over 2 days and nights they fire-bombed the place, killed over 20,000 civilians and destroyed a few (claimed) military targets.
The city has of course rebuilt, but the scarring is still there for everyone to see.
In a way it's fitting that it was such a dark and gloomy day today.
Here's some pics of the ride here. Note the camera is fitted on the left handlebar, not centrally.
And of Dresden on a gloomy Sunday afternoon.