Journal Completed

The story is now told, the pictures and narrative about our aborted tour are now posted over at CycleBlaze.

It seems we have embarked on a number of tours that we didn’t finish. But that hasn’t been the case every time. Now to get a plug in for the journal that I have just posted on CycleBlaze from our tour ten years ago when we got to Kassel and beyond and cycling 80 kilometers wasn’t such a big deal: From Bavaria to the Baltic Sea and Back.

Now it’s time to start thinking about FOOD!

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

7 response to "Journal Completed"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 3, 2021

    I love love love your journal and all the beautiful places you get to see not to far from you. I am not too keen on leaving a comment on your blog there as the comments seem so ‘mixed up’. Your photos and stories make me envious of the tours you take with all that beauty and all the old towns, places and buildings. We have nothing that can compare to any of it. Thank you for taking time to write for us and for those photos you share as well. Good for you and Janos on the 81 & 83 kms ;’-).

    • By: Suzanne Posted: August 3, 2021

      Thanks so much, Nancy! I am glad you enjoyed it and happy that I have you – and the rest of the cycling community – to share my bicycle rides with. Without this motivation I might not write at all, and with my lousy memory I would forget so much.—Yes, the comments over on CycleBlaze aren’t all in one place but kind of all over the place, but I do get notifications so I can find them.— Speaking of commenting, When I comment on your blog, I don’t see the comment. And you said you don’t get notifications. And if you answer my comment, I am not notified. 🙂 So Iˋll remember to comment on your blog over her at Cycle365.

      • By: NancyG Posted: August 4, 2021

        I have found that, apparently, I need to go to my blog post stats and check that it is ok to post the comment — I have started to do that on a regular basis now, and that too prompts me to respond! I too am grateful for our bike community and the handful of friends and family who read my blog as they motivate me to write too!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 3, 2021

    Wow what a great tour, the journal flows along nicely, and magnificent photos!
    Your crash had me on the edge of the seat for a minute or so!
    The anatomical (sic) clock was pretty fascinating too! 🙂
    As Nancy said, we have nothing like that to compare to here. Beautiful!
    I was really amazed the first computer goes back to the 1930’s. How that worked I have no idea even after reading up on it a little.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: August 3, 2021

    Thank you, Rich! You read the journal from 10 years ago! Thank you again. Yes, lots of history here in the old country and the sights aren’t too far apart, compared to the distances in the U.S. Visiting these places is kind of my history lesson. I was terrible in history at school, it seemed to abstract I couldn’t remember any of it. But visiting places and seeing the buildings and architecture has taught me so much… And I think I better correct that to astronomical clock.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: August 5, 2021

    I am sad for you that you weren’t able to complete what you’d planned, but it still looks like a great tour, even after the rainy and unlucky start. So much colour in the landscape and in the buildings. It all looks so neat, tidy and manicured. It makes where I live look so wild, unkempt and drab, ha! I think it would give so much more peace of mind to have things closer together and good infrastructure, too. I hope the tap water didn’t cause you any issues – it would be terrible to pick up a second infection while trying to drink lots of water to flush out the first one!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: August 6, 2021

      Thanks, Em! Yes, not too much wildness in our countryside and towns. We do have drab and shabby but I guess that doesn’t make it into my pictures. These picturesque towns are prized all the more since so much of Germany’s historic architecture in larger cities was destroyd in the war. Much of our cities are poorly planned post-war architecture from the 50’s and 60’s. … Fortunately I didn’t get sick from the contaminated water!

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