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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 9 [Excursion into Iowa for the Ed Winkel Trail out of Sibley]

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Sunday, August 27, 2017: In my previous post I had already mentioned that we wanted to go to Iowa on that day, for Mary to get the about 7 miles she still lacked in that state. How it came about … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 8 [Sioux Falls/SD: Bicycling the Sioux Falls Bike Trails]

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Saturday, August 26, 2017: Well, as I said at the end of my previous posting: we didn’t stay in our motel room, but nearly immediately left again to drive to Falls Park and start our bicycling of the Sioux Falls … 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 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


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 14 [Chief Standing Bear Trail/NE]

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OK, let’s continue here: RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 14 [Chief Standing Bear Trail, Nebraska] OK, dann geht es jetzt hier weiter: Basically, the Chief Standing Bear Trail was quite similar to the previous one and again led me through a very … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 14 [Blue River Trail/KS]

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This morning I woke up quite early, even without having set an alarm: at 7 AM. Was it the fact that we wanted to do not one but two rail trails on that day? I don’t know. Anyway: I dressed … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]

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As mentioned in my previous post, now it only remained to cross the Mississippi again, just as little as about 1 mile on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, to then meet Mary on the other, the Illinois side, where … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [St. Louis Riverfront Trail (North)]

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As I have already said in my previous posts about this day, I then, after the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, took the St. Louis Riverfront Trail under my wheels – not the whole trail, though, which begins at the Gateway Arch … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway]

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As said in my previous post about our RailTrailsRoadTrip we then drove to the beginning of the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, to cross the Mississippi by bicycle. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway] Wie im vergangenen Bericht schon gesagt sind … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail]

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I’d call this the first “real” day of bicycling because we did 4 different trails in Illinois and Missouri, or at least parts of them [Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail, McKinley Bridge Bikeway, St. Louis Riverfront Trail und Old Chain … Continue reading