Category Archives: sports


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 7 [Grand Forks/ND & MN: Bicycling the Greenway of Greater Grand Forks]

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Friday, August 25, 2017: Mary had chosen this trail, and with that also Grand Forks as one stop on our SolarEclipseRoadTrip, because we could here in one stroke get two states on our list of US-states in which we have … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 5 [Casper/WY to Billings/MT]

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017: Today was the day on which we wanted to continue travelling. As in Wyoming we were relatively far “up” north, and as it was not too far into Montana, our plans were to drive to Billings/MT … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 4 [Casper/WY: Bicycling the Platte River Parkway]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017: As I wrote in my latest posting, we had planned to ride our bicycles on (part of) the Platte River Parkway on that day, and a convenient starting point was Fort Caspar, as it is located … Continue reading


A Facelift for an Italian Beauty

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Even Italian beauties can do with a facelift now and then, especially if they’re vintage. Bicycles, that is! (Gesichts)verschönerung für eine italienische Schönheit Sogar italienische Schönheiten koennen manchmal ein Facelift gebrauchen, ganz besonders wenn sie schon ein älteres Modell sind. … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Ready to Roll]

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Basicallly, we’re ready to roll: the bicycles are loaded, and our baggage is in the car. If it wasn’t for the fact that we don’t like to leave after a full day but prefer to get some sleep and then … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Planning – Part 1]

Well, I’ll have to start the roundabout way. This is the way all of it started: Mary had always wanted to see this spectacular natural event. I was somewhat more reluctant first, as it means quite a long road trip … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 17 [Beatrice/NE – Oklahoma City/OK]

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Everything comes to an end eventually, even a wonderful holiday, and so this was the first day of our way back. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 17 [Beatrice/Nebraska – Oklahoma City/Oklahoma] Alles kommt einmal zu einem Ende, unausweichlich, und so war dies … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 16 [Homestead Trail/NE]

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It’s been a long, long time since I last wrote about our RailTrailsRoadTrip in October 2016, but I think it’s really high time to finish this (before we go on another one in August this year). RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 16 … Continue reading



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As in 2015 we today took part again in the Keith Hagel Moo-morial 5K Pasture Dash, a trail fun-run/walk for the entire family, here in Fredericksburg/TX, on the grounds of the Hagel dairy farm. The money raised goes to support … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 15 [Wabash Trace/IA]

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Talking of “Wabash” (Trace): it might be nice, while reading this post, to also listen to the song “Wabash Cannonball”. After all, it was this legendary fictitious train that gave the trace its name. Here the video with the version … Continue reading