This morning I find yellow leafs on my tent.
The summer is coming to an end, time to hurry back home before the fantastic weather turns in to darkness and rain.
Today I am going to Askersund, hoping there will be some nice food and tourist information there. The campings along the Sverigeleden are very sparse towards Stockholm, so I hope I can find accommodation options in the tourist information in Askersund.
The day starts with a few kilometers of uphill, I stop and practice some uphill parking. This is dead easy with the Bullitt and its massive kick stand.
The ride to Askersund was short and easy, once I get there I start to ask around and it seems the tourist information is closed and that there is no other source of information about accommodation along the route.
I wanted to have a rest day, but being this close to Stockholm it seemed a bit silly, so I decide to test a new concept. A hybrid rest day, a short ride in the morning and an expensive hotel the rest of the day. After some nagging I find a room that I can have and check in before 10:00.
So the rest of the day is spent in the room doing nothing or walking around in Askersund and finding 2 nice meals.
I spend lots of time on the Internet trying to find a better, flatter, straighter, faster route back to Stockholm, but it seems Sverigeleden is the winner. All other options will require a massive effort to detail route over small roads or ride the big 2 digit roads which will suck massively.
Askersund is very nice but very expensive, so having a full day of rest tomorrow is out of the question. Should be about 300-340 kilometers left now.