Elbe 2017
WOULD YOU ADAM AND ELBE IT?

We sat outside the ice cream cafe in the warm sun. Sunday afternoon, we were in Wittenberg, birthplace of Martin Luther’s teachings 1617. The bikes were checked and ready.

Here in Wittenberg, one year ago we had finished the first part of our journey up the River Elbe, Germany’s watery arterial that pours out into the North Sea. For another week we were moving downstream on electric bikes.

This year I was team support; an injury precluded my being on a bicycle. So like Brecht’s Mother Courage I was to range across the countryside, crossing the river by ferry, offering support in the form of water, wit and chocolate at pre-determined stops each day.
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