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Welcome to my reluctant exercise journal.

About 6 km in grueling heat

I’m in Iași for a couple weeks and just hit the half-way point. I’ve been visiting this city on business a few times per year since 2006, but usually just for part of a week. As near as I can tell, this is only the third or fourth time I’ve been over a weekend, and only the third time not during the winter. And I’m staying in a new (to me) hotel quite close to the office....

July 2, 2022 · cliff1976

Tea Run to Regenstauf

I was running low on Earl Grey, organic and packaging free, so I grabbed an empty, cleaned-out pickle jar or something and hustled up to Quantum Satis to refill on that, and green cardamom pods, and star anise. They were out of star anise, and they won’t be restocking it: sadly, they’re shuttering for good on July 31st, 2022. The owner told me the economic situation of their store is just not sustainable....

June 11, 2022 · cliff1976

2nd try for Adlersberg; still hampered by rain

The universe does not want to make it easy for me to get to Adlersberg on my bike. I tried the same route as last time, getting this further this time before hitting the rain, and a detour for construction on the bike path forced me up a much steeper hill. I sought refuge in a bus shelter outside the monastery / brewery before continuing on an abbreviated route back home....

June 5, 2022 · cliff1976

Marathon cut short for rain

Heh; it wasn’t my marathon. The Regensburg marathon is today. I was only going to do about 30 km, not 26 miles. But along the way the weather started looking foreboding (much earlier than predicted), and glancing down, my rear tire looked a little low. So I cut my route way short in order to beat the rain home, and… still got rained on. Not drenched, but enough that a nice warm cup of tea was just my…cup of tea....

May 29, 2022 · cliff1976

Christi Himmelfahrt from Beratzhausen to Regensburg

As the Christ flies, it’s certainly more direct. But my buddy from Parsberg met me in Beratzhausen at the train station and and we followed a route he’d mostly done before. The weather looked promising at the start, and more threatening at the end. But no rain fell upon us, despite the clouds. A Catholic holiday miracle! We saw plenty of Good Ol' Boys grilling and tugging their Bollerwägen full of beer into and out of the woods, because Christi Himmelfahrt is also celebrated as der Vatertag in Germany, and that’s the tradition....

May 26, 2022 · cliff1976