|The Trusty Travel Bike outside the Hotel|
|Sweeping German Roads|
After a long 24 hour commute, I arrive in Munich at lunchtime on Sunday, so what else do you do after such a long flight, pull on the bike kit and head out into the early afternoon winter German sunshine and have a lazy roll around the Munich countryside.
Navigation is a cinch these days with Garmins, Map my ride and other such programs. I mapped out a couple of rides, one for the Sunday of 40k or so, and another of just over 100k in case I had an opportunity to get out for a longer roll. The combination of jet lag and the garmin opensource maps, succeeded in getting me lost on Sunday afternoon, however I found my way back ok to the hotel before dark.
|One of the farm roads heading through the farmers fields|
|The Garmin took me right off track!!|
|The Alps are just over that rise|
|Black Forest Roads|
Alps. They looked magnficent and really take your breath away with their sharp beauty. Many of the farms have little asphalt paths going through the actual farms themselves. The Garmin was taking me on some pretty out of the way places as I had selected not to go on main roads and it seemed to be taking that command very seriously. After 55k of sweeping roads, I found one of the many very good German bakeries and sat down to a very fresh apple slice and a nice latte. This was the life!! I then turned for home, and if all went to plan as per the ride in the Garmin, it would be a nice big loop leaving Munich and heading south East towards the
|Good Coffee stop!|
|Looks like a little German Berg to push over!!|
A real bonus!!!
|Straight through some German farmers field!|
|The road just traveled....|