The Old Mail Road

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 8 The Old Mail Road I wheel on and cross the Old Post Road (Cuxhaven-Bremen) coming from the coastal marshland to the dry sandy geest, formed by the winds of the ice age. In the beginning of the 18th Century the Brits and the Germans (electorate of Hannover) were friends (Yes,…

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old farmhouses near Dorum.

Never give up

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 7 Never give up! Today it will be a relaxed ride for my legs through flat country along the coast. Minor farm roads on old dikes, old farmhouses, birds, oilseed rape and may-thorn blooming in red and white. Sometimes the road goes right through a farm complex and mostly paralleled by…

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Asterix und die Normannen

We who know everything

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 6 We who know everything BEVOR I STARTED MY TRIP I was in contact with an archeologist in Cuxhaven. I wanted to show him a few things from the WW II where we played as kids. But as usual in this genre was the answer: We who know everything. By the…

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Friedhof der Namenlosen

Homeland

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 5 – Homeland This morning it was fricking cold in the woods and foggy again. I definitely reach the coast of the North Sea soon. On minor roads without traffic I freeze my way towards the coast. Then for God sake on the last leg the sun comes out, otherwise it…

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Bülkau

The Man from the Swamp

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 4 – The Man from the Swamp It’s still raining in the morning and quite foggy. Today no nightingale sings but seagulls screaming instead. Homeland! The weather fits perfect, just coast. I pack up, all dripping wet. No fun! The landscape is flat like a pancake, where one can see on…

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Banks of the river Elbe.

The very first Germans!

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 3 – The very first Germans! The ear splitting twittering of a nightingale above my tent wakes me. Almost daylight, I brew a tea, 4:00 a.m. Yes, no coffee for four weeks either. I think detox it’s called nowadays. I know life is hard. Muesli and green tea should do until…

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The Rock

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day 2 – The Rock THIS IS THE DAY! I can hit the road. It is not raining but there is fog and it is extremely humid. Very humid! I try to find the best way out of town to the countryside with minimum traffic what is not easy during rush hour.…

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Ghostbike

Raining cats and dogs

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Day: 1 – Raining cats and dogs I AM VERY EXCITED to start my bike trip and wake up very early. Katrin has to go to work (emancipation!) and I dress up for the holiday ride. During breakfast it starts raining, as usual in summer in the sunniest country in the world,…

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My bike-rig

Mit dem Rad durch Deutschlands ländliche Gebiete

Hier geht’s zum deutschsprachigen Reisebericht der Fahrradtour ➤ Germany’s hinterland DAY minus 1 – Flopped THE DAY BEFORE I WAS READY TO TAKE OFF on MTB trip from the banks of the Baltic Sea across Görmany’s backcountry, the hinterland, where the hillbillies live (so I thought at first) to the Swiss boarder, a friend from the Görman FBI phoned me…

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