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 Responses to Saisonstart!

  1. Simon January 15, 2015 at 10:39 #

    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!?

    • Karl January 15, 2015 at 10:46 #

      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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