Less Spring in my Step

I had some brownies to drop off at a buddy’s house, so set off on one of the routes I’ve taken many times before: up some hills to the south, and then over to the west, and the follow the Danube most of the way back home. But this time, it wore my sorry butt out. Possible contributing factors: I think my rear tire is a little low on air — gotta rectify that before my next ride I did 18 unexpected kilometers on Friday after work I ain’t gettin' any younger or lighter (see the brownies above) Headwind — it was pretty steady for at least half of my route I’m taking it slowly for the rest of the day…maybe the week....

March 20, 2022 · cliff1976

Closing out the week with river banks

I had a good chance to catch up on long-open work stuff this week, which was nice, but it might long hours of solo work in front of the computer. At the end of it, I needed to get some fresh air activity. It worked out nicely, timing-wise. I followed the Danube up on bank and down the other (as much as I could; the north bank was still closed off to bike traffic for much of the way due to construction, but that looks like it’ll be completed soon), crossing the Naab and the Danube at Mariaort....

March 18, 2022 · cliff1976

Ides Minus Two

It was quite cold this morning when I started out, but it was almost pleasant in the sun while not moving. Full sun while moving was tolerable at least, but moving in the shade almost wasn’t. Should have worn my gloves, but I thought I’d warm up more than I actually did. Last week I meant to do this route, but I wussed out at the temperature in the morning and cut it short....

March 13, 2022 · cliff1976

Weird Loop im Stadtosten

I’m still getting back into the swing of biking. This time I remembered to wear my delicate-biker-tushy-underwear, but I still got cold kinda early (trying out a new helmet I bought for the summer, with much better airflow…not ready for that quite yet, I guess). So I turned south early and hopped the river a couple times before coming back via Irl and the Conti test track instead of Donaustauf, Barbing, and Harting....

March 6, 2022 · cliff1976

Like a snail

I’m back in the saddle for the first time this year. Lots of reasons why only now; none of them are good. My route looks like a snail, which might explain my sluggishness (that’s one of those cross-language puns). Snaps Here I am, happy to be outdoors and in motion again. Wait, what’s going there on the riverbank? Wow, hard core! Route You might need to tap or click the map to make it bigger....

February 22, 2022 · cliff1976