Today was a good 145 kilometers on the plan: from Angermünde along the Oder to Küstrin-Kietz (unfortunately visiting the Polish side not possible at the moment) and then take the route to Berlin and finish in Erkner.
At 6:30 in the morning on the platform, almost routine. At around 8:30 am the start in Angermünde with light but steady rain. We have southeast wind and therefore perfect tail wind for the first half of the tour.
Experiencing nature in rainy weather has its special charm. No other people disturb the animals, so we see plenty of deer, herons, ducks and a murderous specimen of a hare. And as long as we make the route, we don't mind the cold wetness. On the Oder there is still snow in some places, overall the water is quite high. In no time we arrive in K-K and turn west, towards Berlin.
Uff! The push becomes a wall, we struggle a few kilometers forwards. But continue like this until Berlin?
No, we hijack an abandoned bus shelter and first warm up some food. Meanwhile, the rain clouds are clearing and the wind is easing. We continue to Seelow and take a look at the area around the museum for the conquest of the Seelow Heights in World War II. Incidentally, an insider tip for all D-Day enthusiasts. Behind Seelow it gets hilly, unfortunately there is no bike path here. Today, on Sunday, it is still bearable.
Shortly after Müncheberg, a small fall: not with speed, but still momentous because Fabi has knee pain from now on. Take a short break from walking, restore mobility, continue? Yes, continue. A little later then the retreat: it is too uncomfortable. So we turn around and with a little effort we make it to Müncheberg station when the train is just pulling in.
I can warmly recommend the route on the Oderdeich; at the same time I advise against the Küstrin-Berlin section. Regardless of this, you should take a look at the museum in Seelow - also from the inside, of course, if that is possible again.translated by•View Original
March 21, 2021
Today three of us are out and about with the beach volleyball bubble, which due to the lack of beach volleyball is increasingly expanding into a general sports bubble. 100 km in the Berlin area were on the program, but we fell out of bed extra early and were already in the saddle in Eberswalde shortly after 8 a.m.
It was quite cool and the high humidity felt almost like rain. There was a wonderful hazy atmosphere, the fog hung over the fields.
The forests in this area are beautifully rustic and have the color of rust due to the fallen leaves.
The area north of Eberswalde is great for cycling. The ups and downs on the hills - welcome interval training. The closer to Berlin, the more ugly it got. Note for the next tour: set the end point further outside so as not to ruin the beautiful journey on the last part.
Too bad that Komoot has mixed things up again: instead of the travel time, the total time.translated by•View Original
February 28, 2021