Alsace on Tandem Recumbent
Villages and lunch
These were again lovely little villages set among the vines. There were quite a few tourists but very few Americans. People never imagined we were Americans.
When we asked about somewhere to go with a nice view to eat lunch, the shopkeepers knew just what we meant. We had a container that rode on top of the main panniers with a padded cardboard box for our wine glasses. First things first! It tasted fine with grapes all around, after a pre-lunch climb up above the town.
Last day at Beblenheim
This was our last day at our bed and breakfast in Beblenheim. We had had a terrific stay there. I strongly recommend it if you are visiting Alsace. Pierrete and Jean-Claude Bruntz were terrific hosts. We had three delicious meals with them - all memorable: Alsacien sauerkraut, viande en pate (meat in pastry) and tarte flambee (sounds like a pizza, but much better) - cooked by Jean Claude on his wood flames.
On the last morning, I took Pierrete for a little ride on the bike. She enjoyed it very much. Actually, on a tandem like this, even though recumbents are known for being a little tricky, it is quite easy to take people for a ride. They just sit there and pedal and I do the balancing from the front. I've given a ride to a man 20 pounds heavier than I.