The original plan for this first day was to go to work by bike (in the Mainz office) and then continue to Winterspelt. The customer meeting was cancelled last minute, hence I dropped the idea (requiring to carry suit and laptop on the trip) and decided to start 2pm directly to Winterspelt. Weather is fine and I use a mix of motorway to Karlsruhe, then country road to Pirmasens, and complete the trip on motorway again. 367km, 4h30 riding time, not too bad after all. I join Heribert to some local beer and grilled chicken in the pub in town. Remarkable on the trip is the number of windmill generators in the Eifel area.