CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 2

The weather is good: …but my cough lingers
Sunday March 11, 2018

For today I had planned an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny little tour from one train station to another, along a river, just 23 km long and flat as a pancake. The weather was good enough, downright mild after a cold February. But my good sense and mainly my husband said it wasn’t a good idea. As a matter of fact he wasn’t going to let me go. So I – cough cough cough – gave up the idea for today.

Instead my husband and I rode our bikes in Munich and had a look at the St.Patrick’s Day Parade. This has become a big thing in Munich, I don’t know why because St. Patrick isn’t a Bavarian saint. The event was started by a small gathering of Irish expats in 1996 and has become a massive parade of over 15,000 participants and spectators. I always love marching bands and parades and marching bagpipers were a novelty. It was lots of fun.

What a great beard!
So many bagpipes!
Finally a bicycle, and an orange one!
Bavarian fife and drum corps
Bavarian brass band
Part of the parade were these four girls holding hands on their giraffe unicycles – amazing!

A dignified standard bearer

When we had seen enough we went for a pizza.

Pizza with artichokes – not very Irish.

It was a very short ride. Should it count towards the challenge? Well, if my planned theme doesn’t materialize, I’ll include this one. Perhaps the new theme will be “Inside the Circle”.

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 2"

  1. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 12, 2018

    Suzanne dearest,

    Of course this counts! Take it easy until you’re completely well. We have weeks yet. Your Goddess commands.

    -Yr Goddess

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 13, 2018

      Well, if it counts, I’ll write up another one of these little non-rides. Thanks for your blessings, Goddess!

  2. By: Scooter Posted: March 12, 2018

    Great! I’m envious – I’m never happy with my photos of people in crowds like this. The unicycle quartet is especially delightful.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 13, 2018

      Glad you like them, Scott. Pictures in crowds are the very most difficult, so much distracting background. You have to do what the photojournalists do – run into the middle of the road to get a front view, then squat down on the ground and shoot upwards to get sky as the background. It works every time – except I’ve never done it.

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