"The route goes up and down a bit, but it's nice because you end up at a beautiful lake," our host Kirsten had told us. I kept this in my head as cars whizzed past; our first experience on the streets and I'm glad we had finally purchased helmets! Actually, German drivers were pretty good about giving us a wide berth to pass. It was just shocking to see the change from bike lanes everywhere alongside highways to just designated zones.
Some rolling hills and 80 km later, we descended on the lake. Sweaty and tired, we started to set up our stuff when swarms of killer mosquitoes came after us. We rushed to shower and cover ourselves head to toe, but the mossies were resilient. We ended up cooking dinner in the rec room and watching German music videos instead of a glorious lakeside sunset.