Cycle Touring 3:08:09  49.84 km (15.9 kph) +365m
shoes: Orbit Touring Bike
Day 18 From Schaffhausen to Waldshut
Totals 1005.22km 4423.3m
Yey, cracked the 1,000km mark today on a rather wet and windy ride on the north side of the Rhine.
After a major thunderstorm yesterday evening and a forecast of more rain today, we headed off under grey skies passed the Rhine Falls again, this time on the North side where there are good views for free rather than the expensive south side. Stopped for a couple of photos and then slogged up several hills to get out onto the plateau. From there it seems mostly downhill to rejoin the Rhine at Hohentengen, then mostly along bike paths through the fields and next to minor roads to arrive in Waldshut. While the route is very well signed, the route crosses in and out of Germany and Switzerland and they have different ideas on the distance with the German signs reducing the distance by 5-10km relative to the Swiss ones. The Swiss had the right distance.
The rain started as we got to the top of the first hill and pretty much stayed with us all the way to Waldshut.
Very few other bike riders out on the road today and we only saw three other groups of touring riders and not much of any people going to the shops.