Although we had to shell out € 3.00 for a day of WiFi at the Zaue campsite on Lake Schwielochsee, it was not possible to plan the last day of our journey home via Komoot the day before we left. Komoot only ever showed a straight line to Cottbus. Off grid means, put together the tour yourself in spirit. So the navigation was done via maps. I was recording. Our plan to take the train in Cottbus was sound, as we had no internet as I said. The tour started excellently. Until we were out of Byhten. Then it went through the forest. But not just like that! The path consisted of fine sand, which was heavily soaked by the heavy rain from the previous day. Has anyone ever tried to cycle along the Baltic Sea beach, where the waves arrive? It felt like that. The payload increased from 15 kg to 50 kg as if by magic.
3 days ago
On Tuesday there was a very violent thunderstorm over our campsite. It rained a lot. Our little tent held the storm to some extent, but there were a few things that were damaged.
We decided to go home and take the train a long way back home.
So we cycled from Schwielochsee to Cottbus, then towards Dresden and changed on the way to Leipzig, then Geithain and the last rest by bike back home. I had Google Earth show me the way, which also worked quite well. Only 5 km were there, which were so flooded with sand that we had to push the wheels.
Driving was out of the question. We didn't freeze! The whole thing recorded my travel clothes, about Komoot.
At home, of course
the tasks increased by themselves, which made our trip home a little easier. Now it is again bees, beds and berries.
3 days ago
Today a description of the tour.
We took the train to Erkner, which was an experience.
Since the S-Bahn only goes to Rummelsburg for construction work, the region had a lot to do.
In our compartment for bicycles, there were 10 pieces. A test for the personal tolerance, which was reached with some fellow travelers the limit with some fellow travelers
Fortunately, Erkner reached everything went well again, and everyone drove in his direction.
It was easy to cycle and we made fast progress.
At the temperatures we started to sweat again, it was very humid at times.
On the way we looked at the modest entrance to the new plant for electric cars, which only gives an idea of how nature and landscapes will blossom in the future.
I think we're about the Neolithic age when it comes to the turnaround in Germany.
Another little tip for cyclists through the Mark:
Take enough water with you, especially on Sunday.Bb!
5 days ago
When I arrived in the capital, I headed for our accommodation.
This worked very poorly in the beginning, so the recordings started later.
In the main station I immediately bought the tickets for tomorrow.
We want to start the tour outside, because downtown Berlin is not for
Cyclists from the province is. Today I drove again a piece without panniers, that was okay, but it was also Saturday.
7 days ago
Please do not be alarmed, the speed is not right.
On the return trip via Berkenbrück to Fürstenwalde I took the region from Füwa.
The heat had hit me hard, so I switched to the train.
Before that I rested in Berkenbrück in the lido and took a small bath in the Zilles way. A lot has happened here, but the water was like before.
Hans Fallada used to live in this small town, and some may know it. For me it is one of the best writers of its time.
7 days ago
The actual reason for this tour was a memory tour of times past.
In Fürstenwalde I voluntarily spent 3 years of my life involuntarily.
A retrospective today, more than 30 years ago.
Unfortunately, the whole thing changed a lot here, so I had a hard time putting everything back together.
Today the sun burned mercilessly, which is why the number of pictures is very sparse.
Otherwise Komoot did its best, the paths and roads were great.
7 days ago
Today a contemplative tour to Lake Tegel.
Get out of the Hermsdorf district towards Tegel.
In between is Forst, which is designated as a reference area. So a lot of nature that is left to its own devices.
Also wet meadows, which are cared for by water buffalos.
The Academy of the Federal Foreign Office is in the immediate vicinity of our destination.
The bathing spot we chose is a piece of beach, where you can swim at your own risk.
Everything was nice and clean and the water was also OK.
There are many such beaches around Berlin, which is also used briskly. I think that's great. Just like in Zille's time.
You don't always need a fun slide and fries barrier to be satisfied.
Get a little hut back home, but that's also part of it
June 26, 2020
Today's stage was probably the most demanding part of our summer tour. Not the length, not the profile, not the surface, but the sum of the impressions that pounded down on you was the experience. With fully packed bicycles along the entire B96 through Berlin. With a bit of black humor, I would say it was a murder show.
Please understand that I had no time, let alone a hand free, to shoot one or the other picture.
We rested briefly at the Brandenburg Gate and ate a nice Chinese lunch opposite Ms. Merkel's former corner shop in Wilhelmstrasse.
The goal of our tour this time was a house for nature lovers,
what the hostel will be for us for the next few days.
June 25, 2020
Some people will now think that the elevator does not go all the way up! First nice long tours and then he comes with 560m. Standing in the sun for too long!? 🤯
All wrong guesses.
My smartphone was fed up today and absolutely wanted to know my SIM card number from me. There were my problems again. Just start cycling and forget THE most important thing
Call the booth guard quickly at home and try to find THE slip with the number by phone. Then we succeeded, but unfortunately our hike together was beautiful
Teltow - Flemish region constantly interrupted.
In order not to disappoint the valued readers of my tours, what happened on the 4th day of our trip, I proudly took a few steps with the number that has now been brought back, which enables the connection to the outside world again.
So the goal was the next ice cream shop in the immediate vicinity.
This not only had ice .....
June 24, 2020