Six Wheels in Germany – May 2021 (Month 86)

Activities this month This has been a rather active month for various reasons which I will go into below. But on the sport side, I reached one milestone: This was 100 runs since I started, with 360km run in total. And then two days later I did my best ever 5k run with a time… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – May 2021 (Month 86)

Six Wheels in Germany – April 2021 (Month 85)

Activities this month This month continued with activities on most days. I run every two days, for 30 minutes or more, with a rest day in between. I cycle to work in the velomobile and Klaus and I have also done a couple of trike rides. Here is the Wheel to show you where I… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – April 2021 (Month 85)

Six Wheels in Germany – March 2021 (Month 84)

Welcome to spring! I am starting to write this blog on Monday 29 March as I have a day off work (the last of my Christmas holidays that I was unable to take). The sun is shining, the birds are singing, we have some daffodils on the table in the lounge and Klaus is working… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – March 2021 (Month 84)

Six Wheels in Germany – February 2021 (Month 83)

Hello everyone! I’m writing this on the last day of February with the windows open and the sun shining in. The dog is basking in a patch of sunlight and Klaus and his daughter Lara are chatting whilst I sort out my photos for this blog. A relaxing Sunday and hopefully the start of spring.… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – February 2021 (Month 83)

Six Wheels in Germany – January 2021 (Month 82)

Well hello everyone. We have survived January – and this will be a short blog post as basically nothing has really happened. Germany is in lockdown which means you can only meet one person from another household – that is Klaus’s daughter Lara. Apart from seeing her, we are staying at home or going out… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – January 2021 (Month 82)

Six Wheels in Germany – December 2020 (Month 81)

Happy New Year! I would like to wish all my readers a happy new year 2021. For those of you who comment or send me messages through the Blog, I really appreciate it. It’s good to know that people are reading and what they find interesting. But before we get stuck into 2021 which will… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – December 2020 (Month 81)

Six Wheels in Germany – November 2020 (Month 80)

More Good News! Last month I started my blog with the great news that I had passed the German exam required for my citizenship. Well, I have even better news this month! It started with an Email from the Ausländerbehörde: For those who don’t understand German… “Your citizenship certificate is available!” Yes, I have been… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – November 2020 (Month 80)

Six Wheels in Germany – October 2020 (Month 79)

Good News! I will start my blog with some great news (for me at least). The results of my German exam for my citizenship application: I passed my German exam! And I passed well too, with 18 out of a possible 20 score (pass mark is 12, but you have to get at least a… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – October 2020 (Month 79)

Six Wheels in Germany – September 2020 (Month 78)

In September we had a mixture of fairly warm weather and also some very chilly days. My cycling distances are generally down this year – not particularly because of Covid but more I suppose because I have achieved a lot of my cycling goals and I don’t want to overdo it! Cycling this month Most… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – September 2020 (Month 78)

Six Wheels in Germany – August 2020 (Month 77)

August was a month of really warm weather which shifted into rather autumnal temperatures at the end of the month. But there were plenty of opportunities for cake this month, as you will see. Cycling this month Here is where I went: As you can probably see, there were only two long rides in the… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – August 2020 (Month 77)

Six Wheels in Germany – July 2020 (Month 76)

I’ve had a very low mileage month, pretty much only commuting. And here is the Wheel which shows where I have been – a small green blob around Kempen and a tiny blob near Munich. Klaus has been out riding Malcolm the Sprint X in the evenings and has taken some lovely photos. One good… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – July 2020 (Month 76)

Nine Wheels in Germany – June 2020 (Month 75)

Don’t miss my reports on our Kylltal and Mosel Trike Tour this month! Cycling this month Here is where I cycled this month: Here are my cycling statistics for this month. As you see from the top of this post, we did a bike tour early in June. But first of all we had to… Continue reading Nine Wheels in Germany – June 2020 (Month 75)

Kylltal & Mosel Day 7: Koblenz to Cochem

This was the last day of our tour and would be the shortest at around 45km. We breakfasted and then made ourselves ready. Once again we left for our morning’s ride around 9am – we have been very consistent about this! I was relieved to find that my motor did indeed work this morning, that… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 7: Koblenz to Cochem

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Kylltal & Mosel Day 6: Cochem to Koblenz

Today we would be back on the road again, but a shorter day than the previous ones at around 60km in total. But first we took the opportunity to offload some more unnecessary items to the car at Cochem Long Term Parking. I made a last-minute decision to keep my rain jacket as the weather… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 6: Cochem to Koblenz

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Kylltal & Mosel Day 5: Cochem

We both slept really well, starting to recover from a few difficult weeks at work. It is good to feel rested again! Yesterday the WiFi was being tricky (we had to use a phone hotspot) so I didn‘t manage to include some photos that Klaus took of Cochem, but here they are now. We had… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 5: Cochem

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Kylltal & Mosel Day 4: Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem

We woke to rather grey skies with misty hills in the distance – perhaps w would have a wet cycle ride today. Here is a picture from my bedside table – charging station for phone, iPad Mini, Garmins etc, and some biscuits that Klaus bought yesterday. They worked well dunked in tea first thing in… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 4: Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem

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Kylltal & Mosel Day 3: Trier to Bernkastel-Kues

We woke up a bit early – this is the disadvantage of a hotel in a city next to a supermarket. The deliveries for the supermarket come early and there is lots of banging and crashing of trolleys etc. But it was OK as we had had a fairly early night. Breakfast was at 7:30… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 3: Trier to Bernkastel-Kues

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Kylltal & Mosel Day 2: Gerolstein to Trier

We slept very well and then went down at 8am to a very good breakfast – served at our table rather than buffet-style due to Covid-19. However, they needed to give us a larger table really! We unlocked the bikes and then put all our luggage on. This was the first real opportunity to check… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 2: Gerolstein to Trier

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Kylltal & Mosel Day 1: Kempen to Gerolstein

One week ago Klaus bought a new trike. Today we set off for a cycle tour with this trike (and mine). Klaus had yesterday off work and he spent some of the time doing a bit of trike maintenance, such as fitting a holder for his Garmin GPS, fitting bar tape onto his handlebars to… Continue reading Kylltal & Mosel Day 1: Kempen to Gerolstein

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Nine Wheels in Germany – May 2020 (Month 74)

Cycling this month Here are my cycling statistics for this month. You can see the last ride in May was on the trike. More about that later! And here is where I rode this month Tile-bagging at Düsseldorf Airport It has to be said, Düsseldorf Airport doesn’t seem like the optimal destination for a cycle… Continue reading Nine Wheels in Germany – May 2020 (Month 74)

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