Biking in February 2015

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In February 2015 I deliberately tried to search out new bike routes around Berlin, with varying success.

I’ve never biked this much – 865 km – in a February month. It’s been a race against the weather. Sure, I have warm clothes, but I don’t bike in the rain or snow, at least not in February. So I’ve monitored the weather forecast closely and found the perfect sunny holes in this otherwise so gloomy month. Each ride was a victory!

Other cyclists are slowly turning up: I met Martin and Fabian on Tempelhof. The highlight, however, was a sunny ride to Mittenwalde with Paul last Friday on very good roads; my first fast ride (average speed 31.4 km/h including slow roaming) this year.

Some photos: The map below (hard coded, not embedded) shows my rides in January and February 2015, with markers 1-5 where the photos were taken.

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11 February 2015: Street vs bike path on Adlergestell east of Grünau, just before Schmöckwitz. Exact position on the OSM map below!

1: 11 February 2015: Street vs bike path on Adlergestell east of Grünau, just before Schmöckwitz.

2: 17 February 2015 at 13.36 - entering Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark.

2: 17 February 2015 at 13.36 – entering Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark.

3: Same ride. It was my shorts premiere and I got cold from waiting for the ferry in Caputh when the sun disappeared. (Next shorts ride was on 27 February and then it was perfect.)

3: Same ride. It was my shorts premiere and I got cold from waiting for the ferry in Caputh when the sun disappeared. (Next shorts ride was on 27 February and then it was perfect.)

4: 19 February 2015 - enjoying a quarktasche and coffee before ending the ride to Großbeeren with 5 rounds on Tempelhof.

4: 19 February 2015 – enjoying a quarktasche and coffee before ending the ride to Großbeeren with a few rounds on Tempelhof.

5: Perfect road next to Landstraße 40 between Großbeeren and Güterfelde.

5: Perfect road next to Landstraße 40 between Großbeeren and Güterfelde.

And a some photos that are not on the map:

13 February 2015: A trip to Tegel. These paths are nice in theory, but not suitable for fast biking because of pedestrians.

13 February 2015: A trip to Tegel. These paths are nice in theory, but not suitable for fast biking because of pedestrians.

Same ride, ended it - as so often - at Tempelhof.

Same ride, ended it – as so often – on Tempelhof.

15 February 2015: Dropped a water bottle and it broke. So I adjusted the length of the ride accordingly. (Sunday = no shops open, and I don't enter any shops anyway if I can't monitor my bike while inside.)

15 February 2015: Dropped a water bottle and it broke. So I adjusted the length of the ride accordingly. (Sunday = no shops open, and I don’t enter any shops anyway if I can’t monitor my bike while inside.)

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