C’est parti!

Today was my first day on the road. It was good to finally leave after spending the last days worrying about what is not yet happening. The self-confidence came back while cycling. And especially when taking a turn and noticing the snowy peaks in the background.

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Departure

 

I left Adam in Altstetten and followed the Road 84 of SchweizMobil that took me out of Zürich easily and without cars. It’s a luxury to have a path across the cantons, paved almost all the way, just for bikes and pedestrians.

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My vision, which had recently decreased to -0.75 per eye, is still not good enough to read road signs from far away. I hope that being away from computers most of the day will help to recover some vision during the trip.

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My bike racing a Hawker Hunter Mk.58

 

The weather was better than the forecast, I even had blue sky in the beginning. It ended with a light rain and the night coming before 17:00.  With such an early sunset, it won’t leave me much time to cycle …

I joined みとり in Luzern for dinner and she prepared omamoris for my bike. It is now protected against the potential dangers of the road!