Glacial Erratics … and some new and old things

Tuesday June 25, 2019 …
It felt like anything but glacial on the day we joined the local chapter of the ADFC or German Biycle Club for their weekly Tuesday afternoon ride. The blazing sun brought the temperatures up to a sweltering 32°C/90°F. Nevertheless, nine brave cyclists showed up for the outing. The program was to investigate some glacial erratics that had been dug up in the course of construction for a new highway near Starnberg, a ride of altogether 30 km.
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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.

8 response to "Glacial Erratics … and some new and old things"

  1. By: Lah Posted: June 28, 2019

    Neat that you have a group to go on adventures with. I miss belonging to our local bicycle club, but it became too stressful. Those who took pictures (and there weren’t many) were using their phones and I was wanting to take the time to get out my little camera, so I was always trying to catch up with them.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 29, 2019

      I knew I wouldn’t be able to catch up without having to ride too fast on bumpy trails for my taste. I preferred no pictures.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 28, 2019

    Glacial erratics!!! Love it!
    Sound like a great ride albeit on the warm side, here too, 90’sF.
    Soooo — those erratics are from the alpine glaciation in the Alps?

    Had a student refer to them as erotic boulders. 🙂

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 29, 2019

      Yes, Alpine. We had erratics in N. J. where I grew up, but I was in complete ignorance. We just called them boulders. Here findling is a term most people are familiar with and know they are stones carried here by glaciers, if nothing more.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: June 28, 2019

    It is always nice to find new or different cycling paths, and it looks like you have just done that in your new environment. Very interesting about the glacial erratics. What a great thing to do — taking a group on such an informative and interesting trip. Sorry for the heat though.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 29, 2019

      We’re looking forward to next Tuesday, wonder what Sebastian will have cooked up for us.

  4. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: July 1, 2019

    I reckon the activity of cycling filters out some character types that you wouldn’t want to meet, leaving those who’s company you enjoy. Your group will obviously also be a good way to get to know the new area. It’s going to be good summer!

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: July 2, 2019

    Those were some impressive erratics – glad you could explore some new trails with some new people. I can taste that cold beer after a hot ride, too!

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