Tomorrow at 3 o’clock in the morning I will be setting off to Italy for a small slope through Lombardy, although I am not yet finished with a light flue remaining from our latest trip through cold rain. I will cycle 35km to catch some train to Steinach/Brenner and from there at 9:30 a.m. start riding direction Lago di Garda and further on. There is not that much of baggage on the BD it seems, but actually its quite a lot for such a short trip without camping equipment. On the road bike I would have taken by far less load. Also, for the first time I will be using some navigation device on the bicycle, just to see how it works. I will meet friends on the way, but from the fifth day on I am left on my own and will ride back home to Austria without using a train, hopefully. Not yet sure about detailled timing and routing. We will see. Anyway, I am hoping for good weather. It looks a bit wet outside right now.