Riding just one gear

So far, I have ridden my single speed only in cities and on pretty flat terrain. Isn’t that the natural environment for this kind of bike that was born for track speeding and has been re-invented by the bike messenger scene? Well, today’s Olympic road...

Boring Olympics – And A Real Shame

During the last two or three years, I have completely lost interest in the pros racing around on whatever is the newest hype about the lastest pharmaceutical enhancement. Also the Olympic race which is currently still under way in London cannot get me all that...

Save the European Squirrels

Today, it was for the second time already that I road by this red or European squirrel – actually only a few centimeters past it. Because this Sciurus vulgaris was as flat as it was dead. Roadkill, to say it as bluntly as it presented itself to my eye with one...

A German in Vancouver

Today, I am sending greetings not from Germany, but from Vancouver, B.C. My first time ever in Canada; so, I was pretty curious to see whether and how and in which aspects a city such as Vancouver is generally different from all those US American cities I have visited...

Hamburg – Berlin

Sometimes the trips that you don’t go on are the best ones. At least, that’s what it felt like when I received word from the group of (sorry) freaks I almost joined (as yet another freak) to ride the 305K from Hamburg to Berlin in one day. And they did it...