CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 1

The spirit is willing … but the flesh is weak
Saturday March 10, 2018

I’ve planned such lovely rides. I’ve pondered oh so many clever titles for the journal. I even have a theme. But perhaps things won’t go as planned. To start with I am just recovering from a bad case of bronchitis. But eventually I expect I will stop coughing, no? So let’s call that a minor obstacle.

During the winter I have had some other health issues. Still, I am hoping very much that I’ll be feeling well enough for not too ambitious rides – and what do I have an e-bike for anyway. I don’t mean to be secretive about what’s wrong, making alllusions but not saying what’s up. On the other hand, I don’t want to go on and on about old fogey health problems. For those who are interested, atrial fibrillation is the issue and it seems to be the cause for the shortness of breath that I have been experiencing since last November. Otherwise I feel fine, no pains or anything. I just have to go slow, even on an e-bike.

So what was my first ride? No, I’m not going to count it as a ride, it’s just my first cycling for a while. And it happens to be the beginning of the challenge. I rode my bike to the German Heart Center, the Deutsches Herzzentrum, and returned the monitor recording a three-day ECG. How exciting. I’ll keep you posted when there are results.

The German Heart Center in Munich

For the challenge I have planned to show you some of the areas surrounding Munich. So as not to waste all my km’s on the ride out of town and back, I will use the Munich public transportation system called the S-Bahn or city trains and cycle from one line to another, train to train, and eventually if all goes well I will have circled around Munich in seven rides.

The train lines extend in all directions from the Main Train Station.
For us it is only a 10-minute bike ride to the station.

If all goes well. I have no idea if I will complete or even start on this theme. Will I be feeling well enough tomorrow to take advantage of the good weather that has been predicted? After weeks of really cold weather, -14°C/7°F, we are expecting temperatures to reach an unbelievable 15°C/59°F!

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

4 response to "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 1"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: March 13, 2018

    I love your theme – even if you don’t get to complete it. Maybe you can celebrate each wedge of the pie with a slice of pie (do they have pie in Germany? Australia doesn’t do sweet pies much, just the meat pies which you don’t cut into wedges!). I do hope your cough goes away and you can manage a longer ride here and there. Em

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: March 13, 2018

    Thanks, Em. No, the Germans don’t do pie, but I could have a wedge of cake instead. 🙂
    I’m still coughing, but I decided fresh air is good for me, the more the better.

  3. By: Alchemyrider Posted: March 17, 2018

    A cousin of mine lives in Erding. At the end of the S2. I’ve only been to Erding once, so cannot tell you anything about what the cycling is like around there. But I do remember that they have a large brewery. The Erdinger Weißbier was good!

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