Cycling this month
Cycling statistics this month
This month I did a bit better with my distance but I am still not riding as regularly as I used to do (excluding work commutes). This is because life is busy and has been changing quite a lot recently! But it’s all good.
And here is the ‘wheel’ of where I went, including my 3 day tour to Bad Bentheim and Soest.
Millie in the news
I was interviewed by the Westdeutsche Zeitung and they wrote two articles on me, and here they are…
They are great articles and I have already been recognised by one reader of the newspaper!
Cycle Tour – Trike Treffen
I have written a separate blog post about my short tour to Bad Bentheim, Soest and back with Klaus. You can read about it here: Christi Himmelfahrt Tour 2017
Events this month
Visit of my Mum
My Mum came to visit me for just under a week and we had a really good time.
On the Saturday Klaus drove us to Monschau, a beautiful town in the Eifel. On the way we stopped off at the Giant Hole In The Ground at Garzweiler near Jackerath. This is where they are currently re-routing the Autobahn as they will be digging coal from where it currently runs.
Then we drove on to Monschau and had a look around.
Monschau lies on the River Rur (not Ruhr, that is a different one) and I had cycled there with Klaus once.
There is a Rur Radweg but it’s not suitable for Veloombiles so we might try it on the trikes on day but it’s quite off-road.
Klaus, Poppy and I climbed up the hill behind the town and looked down on it – you get to quite an impressive height.
This month Klaus celebrated a round birthday so I organised him a cake from our local bakery, Café Poeth. I sent them some photos and they did an excellent job!
His actual birthday was on the day of the Fahrrad Stammtisch so that worked rather well for cake-sharing. Cycling chum Ralf was 50 the day before and was also at the Stammtisch so it was a great celebration.
Once the cake was all eaten we kept Mini Celeste and I decided to see how she compared to Big Celeste. Very similar!
I have cycled to work most days this month and am often treated to lovely skies but this one was a cracker!
Cakes this month
This month I enjoyed rather more cakes than I should have, although some in this collage were consumed by Klaus rather than me. But they were all yummy!!
From tomorrow I will be off on my bike tour so expect daily blog posts. The forecast for tomorrow is thunderstorms and 12mm rain which is rather sub-optimal with leaky Millie, but we will survive! I am a Brit after all and used to rain.