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2012 is go

I’ve decided to ressurect this blog….it started with the best of intentions, but fell by the wayside somewhat.

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Days off the bike = bike rides round Oberstdorf

Got to Oberstdorf ok, and got booked into a B&B. Then went out for a ride to keep the legs loose. Ended up climbing about 1000 feet up the mountain behind the ski jumps, and felt quite good doing it … Continue reading

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Reasons not to be cheerful…….part 1

I get a little peeved at some people’s stupidity. Like the people who smash beer bottles on bike paths – why? People who spray grafitti on bike path signs? People who turn round bike path signs!!! got lost a few … Continue reading

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Let the train take the strain….

Woke up in the night coughing like a copper’s nark, and felt really crook. So I packed up and rode to Augsburg (about 8 miles) then got a train to Oberstdorf (where I am now) for 2 days off the … Continue reading

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Baptism of rain, wind, glass…….etc

Got up and felt really sh*t. I really struggled to get the motivation up to ride. Cold now on my chest, so coughing like a broken-winded horse. I passed through the 49th parallel, in line with Paris, Mongolia and the … Continue reading

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Attention readers

Please note I am writing this in a tent, not some swanky cappuccino shop with WiFi, so don’t expect too much in the line of grammar. I will do an edit and add pictures on my day off in Oberstdorf.

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Things you learn on the road – well things I learn….

I need to practice my ‘footballer’s nose blow, as the the right shoulder of my t shirt will testify. I can happily ride 75 hilly miles on a fully-loaded touring bike, although my @rse might argue the toss. I can … Continue reading

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