The IFRD, the international female riding day, is a yearly reccuring event on the first saturday of may.
This year, it was the 10th anniversary of this event, and, naturally, I did participate too 🙂
We started with the lower parts, also called Marchfeld, and proceeded northward, along the Slovakian border, then further on along the Czech border,
At Hohenau an der March, at the first roundabout, it then happened. A small oil spot and my back wheel decided to slide away. After a 180° turn we were briefly sliding over the concrete tarmac
Only my pride was really hurt, thank god, nothing else was really damaged. So we went on after a short break,
and from there on to Lednice, our target for todays ride.
Lednice castle and the surounding park are an real beauty
It was really hard to find a place to park the bikes, as it seems whole Lednice is a no drive, no parking zone 😉 But we did find a gap, large enough for the bikes.
We then did a short foot walk around the castle, as there were still a few km to go.
It does have a beautiful city centre, beeing renovated now for decades it looks like a beauty.
But, we traveled on
Its a hill full of vine cellars, surounded by vine yards, called Galgenberg (Mountain of the gallow 😉 )
But we travelled on, no vine drinking with driving a bike. 😉
We now drove back south, through the hilly countryside and yellow rapeseed field
Until we did met the Danube again.
After the crossing we did went on along the northern Wienerwald where we were stopped by a young Biker, who did had a bike accident due to ballast on the street. Fortunately he wasn’t hurt, but in light shock.
We gave him some water and helped him to recover his bike out of the ditch.
the fairing broken, etc…
We did organise a towing firm and brought him to the next inn, so he could wait there for them to arrive.
It was a pleasant trip, in nice company, perfect weather nothing more to wish for. 🙂