Aug 242016
 
Movienight: Cycle journies

Movies: “Travel by bike makes you happy” from me und “Free as a kangaroo – By bike across Australia” from Florian Schmale

When: Sunday, on 18.09.2016 at 8 pm

Where: Open air cinema Friedrichshagen, Hinter dem Kurpark 13, 12587 Berlin Map

Free admission. Everybody is welcome. Both movies will shown with English subtitles.

Place is for 500 people, around 50 places are sheltered. Toilets and a bar are on site. Bring a jacket and warm clothes.

Dec 022015
 
Germany amazed - From Leipzig back to Berlin

It started to snow heavily in Leipzig and surrounding before I left. But when I continued my trip, the temperature rises distinctly above zero degrees. It was Sunday morning when I made my way out of Leipzig, like in Berlin or Dresden, the city center was deserted on this day. Quickly I left the city and cycled through countryside in direction of Wittenberg. One place keeps in my memory, called Bad Schmiedeberg, because there is a large rehab center and most of the people in the village using walkind aid. At “Dubener Heide”, 30 km before Wittenberg, I camped in the forest close to a field. In the middle of the night I woke up because it was stormy outside, I thought the world will ends (just missed a thunderstorm).

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Nov 252015
 
Change of direction - From Dresden to Leipzig

Originally I wanted to go from Dresden to Prague and further. My mind wanted to go there, but not my body. Steffka talked into me and mentioned it would be better if I’m not doing such a big trip. Because I have to focus on cycling a lot, during the day I’m sleeping often and on little hills I have to push. On 23.11. I followed the river Elbe, but the other way towards Leipzig. One day before it started to snow. This was a new challenge for me, I never did a bike trip before in winter. After “Meissen” I left the cycle path by the Elbe and took smaller cycle ways and country roads. The landscape became hilly. I did 60 km and found a god spot next to a field to camp, nobody came along here. It was -1°C in the night. Fortunately I bought a new sleeping bag in Dresden (the old one was broke and only warm till +10°C). This time it wasn’t cold in the night.

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