Category Archives: sports


… walking around the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, wearing your BVB [Borussia Dortmund, my favourite German soccer club] cap, and suddenly an American woman asks you, “Are you a Dortmund fan?” – What a surprise! Da spaziert man Nichts … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 14 [Goshen/OH to Louisville/KY]

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On Tuesday, May 29, we intended to get on the road again, from Goshen/OH to our next stop for sightseeing and bicycling, Louisville/KY. We had chosen Louisville because that city gave us the opportunity to at the same time add … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 13 [Little Miami Scenic Trail and Aliens]

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For that day, Monday, May 28, we had planned to bicycle the Little Miami Scenic Trail – well, not all of its 78 miles, but only a very lovely part, starting at the trailhead in Loveland. The Little Miami Scenic … Continue reading


What a victory for my favourite German soccer club today! Nuremberg nada – Dortmund uno, Dortmund dos, Dortmund tres, Dortmund quatro, Dortmund cinquo, Dortmund seis, Dortmund SIETE! Yes, it’s true! The final result was 7:0 for Dortmund. Oh glorious day!


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 9 [Brevard Bike Path]

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First, I had wanted to write about the City of Brevard, the Brevard Bike Path, and our visit to the Looking Glass Falls, all in one post, and I had wondered if, with so many topics, I could do a … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 7 [The Doodle Trail in Pickens/SC]

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That day our travelling-plans made for a short distance only [124 miles], from Helen/GA to our new base for a few days, the “A Breath of Fresh Air” B&B [which we had booked via AirBnB], in Hendersonville/NC, with a short … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 4 [Bicycling the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia]

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As I wrote in my previous post, I had had to somewhat modify my plans for that day, because I had not been able to do all of the distance I had originally wanted to do the day before, and … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 3 [Bicycling the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama]

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Well, now for the actual bicycle ride: after a good and restful night we were up early, as is usual for us when travelling, because I wanted to do my bicycling before noon, if possible, since there were thunderstorms in … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 3 [Preliminary Thoughts]

It looks like I had better split this day into two or even three separate posts or it might be way too long. So let me start with our plans for that day [and the next one] first: RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Planning

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As in the years before [our first was, btw, already in 2005, at that time to the south-east, as far as Florida] we wanted to do another “RailTrailsRoadTrip” this year, meaning we wanted to visit some states other than Texas … Continue reading