We’ve had around 10 straight days with storm, rain and even thunder in Berlin. I’ve hardly left my apartment. But today it was sunny and 13 degrees. So I got out on my bike for the first time since the beginning of November.

I was almost too warm under my new long-sleeved pullover, but since I took it very, very easy, not wanting to shock my body or cause injury, it was a good winter setup, along with full gloves and a thin cap under the helmet.

I went to Havelchaussee, where I used to bike a lot before because it’s beautiful, a bit hilly, and relatively car-free. Topped at 48,8 km/h in the biggest downslope and was overtaken by two cars right then – despite the speed limit is 30, so I guess they probably drove fast enough to lose their licenses without thinking twice about it.


I’ve bought a little smartphone for a number of reasons, so here are some photos that I took with it:







When I came home and uploaded to Strava, I saw that Simon too had started the season today. Not very surprising, since it’s hard to keep a cyclist inside on a day like this!

strava saisonstart

2 thoughts on “Saisonstart!

  1. Oh yes! Although it was veeeery stormy all day long, the sun breaking through the clouds suddenly was fantastic compensation for the efforts of fighting against wind and water! 🙂

    I guess today we won’t be that lucky 😛 But this can’t stop us!

    Will I see you out there!?

    1. It was fantastic indeed! Wonderful to be out again after 2 months break. Today looks terrible, but I might ride tomorrow:

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