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Just barely beat the rain home

Rain was predicted for all day today, so I did a 26-km ride yesterday…but then it kinda looked OK early this afternoon, at least for a couple hours, and since it was less than 30 km, the ol' carcass wasn’t complaining too much, so why not? I saddled up and headed out east, away from the likely soure of the rain. In the end, I made it back before the rain arrived, but not by much....

August 22, 2021 · cliff1976

Zeit für Zeitlarn

Alternate Title: “WTH is with all these cruise ships?" The weather is supposed to be rainy tomorrow, so I opted for a Saturday afternoon ride instead. First thing I noticed: there are a ton of cruise ships in port. Has anyone seen today’s incidence stats? THEY ARE NOT GOOD AND GETTING WORSE. But anyway, I realized I’d never been up to Zeitlarn. It’s a cute little town, definitely bikable from there into the offi…....

August 21, 2021 · cliff1976

Mariä Himmelfahrt, Cliffs Donaufahrt

It was a hot one today. Good day for a religious figure to get into presumably more agreeable temperatures. I’m a little skeptical about the heart rate numbers; it really didn’t not feel like I was working as hard as my chest strap says I was. The ride was pleasant and at no point did I feel like I was overtaxing myself. Those old guys towards the end obviously felt overburdened by their clothing....

August 15, 2021 · cliff1976

Slug Dodging

It had been kinda rainy lately, and in fact it started up again just now, but there was a window of beautiful weather this morning, so I jumped on it. And so did thousands of slugs. I did my best not to run them over, but I can’t promise all my swerves were successful. This was a good route for getting back into a routine after a couple weeks off:...

August 8, 2021 · cliff1976

Unsuccessful Fish Hunt

First time out riding in 3 weeks, but we were getting plenty of exercise on foot, exploring Brussels, Essen, Berlin and Leipzig for a week. More about that on Ye Olde Regensblogge. Today I thought I’d like another one of those Steckerlfisch for lunch like on my previous ride, so I planned a route through Obertrauling; but alas. No fish stand to be found. I did stop at Khoros for a Dürüm Kebap in Burgweinting, but it’s been a long time since I had one of those, and I’d forgotten how generous they are for 5€....

July 31, 2021 · cliff1976