Posts Tagged ‘biking’

Day 165

Posted: March 29, 2014 in A photo a day
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I mentioned yesterday that I try to avoid going through the city by bike. Too many people and tram rails are just two tiny reasons for this. The best reason is this amazing park that lies between work and my place. When I tell people where I live in Potsdam (“West of the Havel, city center”) I usually forget to mention that I live right next to Sansscouci Park. It’s soooo beautiful! (Unfortunately the park closes by sunset (and it’s not really clear to anyone when exactly that is) and if you’re not out by then, you might be able to climb the fence… but what about your bike? So I only ever go through here in the morning and if I leave work at a reasonable hour. I can’t wait for summer!)

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Day 163

Posted: March 29, 2014 in A photo a day
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I finally woke up my bikes from hibernation. The Dutch would probably laugh at how whiny I’ve become when it comes to biking (“It’s toooooo coooold!”, “It’s tooooo wet!”, “It’s too…. well, I don’t want tooooooo!”), so it’s about time. I have three bikes in my basement: the new Black Beauty, my beloved orange Tigger (which I’ve had since I was 12), and the little foldable Snowball II. I’m not using the basement for anything else at the moment, but instead stuff everything I don’t need in┬áthe little shed next to my balcony.

Day 47

Posted: November 17, 2013 in A photo a day
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I bought a new bike! Yay! I’ve been riding my wonderful little Tigger for the past 12 years. Not only is he getting too small (well, I guess he’s been too small for a while), but I feel that with a serious daily commute, I should invest in something faster and more comfortable. Today was a quiet day at Das Radhaus, so I had all the time in the world (and a nice and knowledgeable shop assistant at my service) to find a new best friend. Granted, the batbike (KTM avenza) may not be as sporty as I’d like it to be (or as the other bikes I tried), but it’s damn comfortable and I’ll take that over stylish any day.

Day 44

Posted: November 17, 2013 in A photo a day
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Work is about 4 miles from my place. I’m slow, so biking takes about 25 minutes. The bus is about 30 minutes, depending on time of day. Biking for as long as I can is a no-brainer, right? These days this means gloves, a thin scarf and a thin hat. Once temperatures drop below the freezing point, I’ll need to huddle up a bit more.