Saturday, May 8, 2010
Gluttony and tire repairs.
My gluttony then took a break, and a detour for a tire repair. I had a flat, fixed it after some difficulty then found that my only other tube had a tear at the valve. Luckily I managed to get a nice German fellow and his wife to drive me to a bike shop in Germany (just over the Rhine) where I purchased a new tube, then was rolling through the German countryside back to Switzerland and Schaffenhausen.
Just as I was thinking of the bratwurst, and regretting that I had not indulged in a second one, I came across a fair in a small German town (Lauchringen) with a booth selling Haxen mit Bier vom Fass - translation: a slow cooked bbq pork shank (apparently a local specialty) and local beer. Naturally I couldn't resist. It was outstanding. A crowning culinary experience.
All in all, a copious day.