True Radler

I did one of my most common routes this morning, but I changed it up by stopping for lunch at the Zunftstüberl outside of Matting for lunch. I was cruising by, making good time, and I thought Dang, a Radler sounds great about now. So I pulled in at the Zunftstüberl. Couple points to mention: Great Kartoffelsuppe with chopped up hotdog in it. Their warme Küche doesn’t start until 11:30; don’t let that mess up your plans....

August 7, 2022 · cliff1976

Tire Check

My biking routine got messed up by a flat tire I discovered at the start of last week’s would-be ride. This past Saturday afternoon I pumped up the tire again and cautiously took a lap around the parking garage. Seemed okay. I let it rest overnight. Seemed okay. I did a cautious ride yesterday to make sure I was not too far from home to push my bike back if need be....

July 31, 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