Monthly Archives: July 2011

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz

Innsbruck, Austria:      I cycled from Germany to Innsbruck on Tuesday afternoon, devoid of emotion and more than ready to complete this first leg of my Euro challenge.   The ride into Innsbruck was sublime:  sunny dry skies through gorgeous Alpine … Continue reading

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Bavarians & Bad Tolz

Bad Tolz, Germany:  On my fourth day in Munich I went native.  A Bavarian I became, walking the walk though not exactly talking the talk.   My visit to Munich coincided with the Kocherballe, or Cook’s Ball, a traditional gathering and socializing … Continue reading

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40 Days, 3,000 kilometers and some extra “character”

Munich, Germany:  40 days and 3,096 kilometers since leaving Lisbon, last night I rolled into Munich, the nominal mid-way point in my trek across Europe, damp and smelly and five days early.  Yesterday’s ride to Munich was just yucky.  It … Continue reading

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Greener Grass

Fuessen, Germany:  Pedaling through this corner of the Alps where Switzerland, Austria and Germany meet, I ponder the age-old question:  Is the grass greener on the other side? I have had four excellent Alpine cycling days to consider this lingering … Continue reading

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4 Countries, 2 Wheels, 1 Day

Vaduz, Liechtenstein:  This morning I woke up in Germany and will go to sleep in Liechtenstein.   In between I cycled across bits of Switzerland and Austria.   Some days it’s about the destination.  Today it was about the journey, … Continue reading

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The Bells Toll

Konstanz, Germany:   Today I took a break from the bike to hop on a few boats and criss-cross Lake Constance.  After a week of going around lakes, I finally wanted to get on one.  It was a pleasant morning of … Continue reading

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Snapshots of The Day

Konstanz, Germany:  I blitzed through Switzerland this week, cycling past lakes and rivers and many charming towns.  Much of my Swiss tour was on designated bike paths, some paved and some not, that meandered through neighborhoods, farmland and industrial areas, … Continue reading

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