Posted by Detlev Meyer
on 21 April 2018

die Zeit rast... ebenso unsere Aktionen...

nach einer erfolgreichen Fahrradbörse Ende März folgte gleich Anfang April unser Bike Opening mit BMC. Fahrtechnikkurse und Probefahrten rundeten die zwei gelungenen Veranstaltungstage ab.

Zwischen diesen Aktionen konnte ich noch ein Rad von Tara Parks, die auf Durchreise nach Nepal war servicen. Es lohnt sich ihrem Blog zu folgen: www.diaryofacyclepath.wordpress.com

Viel Spass damit

Hier ein kleiner Ausschnitt zur Kostprobe:

Fortunately due to expert planning (unlikely) we only had to endure the bad weather for the shortest cycle stint yet of 22km to the beautiful town of Blaubeuren. It was here we had arranged to meet the legend that is Detlev. This wonderful human being contacted me having seen my blog in the Satmap newsletter, he told me of his bike shop – the Bike Station – in Blaubeuren and that he would like to help me with any maintenance I might have. Little did I know that he was practically going replace everything, give it a good clean and even send me off with a cycle top from the shop. There was no end to his generosity and once we were all done in the shop Detlev showed us the sights of his beautiful town which included a cool water source called the Blautopf which goes to about 30m deep before it heads off into the hills and into a vast caving system. It’s possible to go diving down there to explore it all – pretty cool hey! The hospitality continued to his home where we were greeted with our own basket of Easter treats and some delicious homemade Bavarian dishes (Mum – I have a copy of the recipe!). After housing us and feeding us Detlev showed us the way to Ulm and what would be the start of a large stint along the Danube, all the way to Belgrade in fact! Not only did he shows us the way he also cycled my dear Bobbie whilst I had a go on an electric bike from his shop…I rather think this was a bad idea now because I’ve experience the easy way, Bobbie felt particularly heavy after that.

The man, the myth, the Detlev!
The Bike Station in Blaubeuren
The Blautopf – definitely worth a visit to this gem of a town.
Our wonderful hosts!
Which way?! Thankful for my Active 20!