A few short miles to warm the legs and it was onto the Grossglockner, the highest road in Austria. It is what those who can actually climb would probably call a tempo climb, really long and a pretty consistent 10-12% gradient all the way. The views of course are beautiful. At the top I rode the extra cobbled climb up the Edelweißspitze because you do don't you?
On the way down my route planner sent me off the main road down what at first seemed like an interesting little road through a village but turned into an unrideable path so I ended up carrying the bike down the frigging mountain for a while rather than enjoying the descent, which was somewhat annoying.
German and Austrian bars in general, and the b2 Bar and Cafe in Spittal an der Drau in particular, are full of 90s music, dyed blondes and smoking, it's like going back in time. Or a night out in Bromley.