Paul Webb Cycling at 50 years old plus

Paul Webb Cycling at 50 years old plus

Its not about the Car ,,,, its never about the car

The BlogPosted by Paul Webb Mon, August 20, 2012 22:00:02
Let's get this clear to start off with, In Germany the car is number One. Nothing must be allowed to slow it down, if you do happen to get In the way you will be cut up, intimidated, hassled, have cigarette buts flicked at you.

If there happens to be a cycle path nearby it will be worse, in Germany the car is king!

We are travelling to the Italian Alps, Wendy has always wanted to visit the. B lack Forest ( and I've ways been a fan of the Gateaux) so we stopped off at a place called Titisee in the south of Germany.

The Region is beautiful and we camped next to a lake (bit of a mistake with my Insect allergy).
I took the opportunity to take a couple of rides of about 100k.

Once you get away from previously mentioned areshole German drivers into the country lanes the scenery is fantastic, road surfaces great, the forests are beautiful and full of smells and the sounds of hawks which are everywhere.

There are very little flat roads in this region most climbs between 800 metres and 1200 metres in height, easy to find 2 or 3 of these climbs in a 100k ride, one of the climbs Passhole Fredberg was 7 miles long (yes they call them Passholes).

Don't expect to eat healthily in Germany, even the salads are fried, everything you see is meat based, this reflected in the rather large size of the Germans.

In summary visit the Black Forest, bring your bike but expect bad manners and to be hassled, but if you can find the country lanes you wll enjoy your time.

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