Freddie Frinton Rides are rides which are to paraphrase Freddie,“The same procedure as last time” from Dinner For One, a cult German film shown each New Year.
These are a few rides that are undertaken regularly and this includes Freddie Frinton Ride One featured here.
Late Summer Days in Gö – September 13 2020 Road Ride
Back on are my summer wheels and tyres (I took them off because I thought summer was over). I also wore my best white summer shoes and socks.
Come the Winter I will recall these days with a sigh and I will think about the Spring.
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5531439618
Gö – Besenhausen – Gö – September 9 2020 Gravel Ride
Soon into the ride Andrea snapped her chain, happily this was quickly fixed, and we continued to ride in a relaxed manner out to Besenhausen to eat Goosegog Kuchen close to the now defunct internal border.
We rode out along the Gutingi Strade Bianche route before we swung home in warm weather.
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5511446533
Gö – Kuchen – Gö – September 16 2020 Road ride
They say there is a heat wave on the way for mid-September but whatever the outcome I have been preparing for Autumn and Winter.
Onto my bikes have gone sacrificial wheels and tough tyres, and I had thought that a recent band of welcome rain would have made the roads ´dirty´.
I was wrong, although not as hot as the summer proper we rode in sunshine upon debris free roads.
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5496743584
Goosegog! – August 20 2020 Gravel/Road Ride
Its amazing when I think about it, is that I could take this ride so very much for granted. Before I moved here to Central Europe, I dreamed of riding such gravel roads, but now I can use them to simply go and eat great Goosegog cake. So no, I do not take it for granted.
An odd thing about Central Europe is that the heat of the day isn´t when ´Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun´ rather the heat seems to hit at 4ish.
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5414472194
No Yorkshire Tea – August 16 2020 Gravel Ride
As High as An Elephants Eye 2 – August 12 2020 Road/Gravel Ride
In a German Forest – August 10 2020 Gravel/CX Ride
A Hedge! – July 18 2020 Road Ride
(All of the above now have their own pages)
Café Society – July 19 2020 Gravel/Road Ride
We started late and cut out quite a chunk of route to get to the Spinnerai Café in time to meet Craig Lee Johnson and Lilja Mareike.
Here we ate cake and greeted many a friendly face such as Frauke and Ralf. (I was pleased that they understand my Freddy Frinton references)
What some Sundays are made for.
On Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/3786979936
Kuchen Gut/Cycling Gut – June 28 2020 Road Ride
I was glad to spin my pedals after Saturday´s solo tough ride and what better goal for a road or any ride than to consume cake and iced chocolate.
The Spinnerei Gartetal e.V. is one of the last vestiges of the once important trade in wool that Göttingen was famous for before cheap imports from the USA and Britain wiped it out. Most of the nearby forests were planted at the end of the 19th century after the many sheep that once grazed there were removed.
The café is open each Sunday in the summer months from 1-6. (Sadly, the mill is currently closed).
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5158668137
Fahrstil Lunch – December 12 2019 Road Ride
A quick lunchtime road ride with Gunnar Fehlau and pedalling with ´riding style´ – https://fahrstil.cc/ (Fahrstil – das Radkulturmagazin).
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4331323354
Freddie Frinton 2 – November 12 2019 Road Ride
We all had a tough ride at the weekend so we didn´t push hard on this ´same procedure as last time´ lunchtime ride. Having braved a strong cold wind, we were rewarded with some sunshine.
On route and as near as we got to the old internal border we stopped and Andrea surprised Gunnar Fehlau by giving him a few pieces of the Berlin Wall which she and her mother had collected in 1989.
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4245608331
Tip of the Iceberg – November 10 2019 Road Ride
Andrea did comment about the state of my bike from my ride the previous day.
Once we had established that it is best etiquette to ride with a clean bike, we took in a 30km road only spin.
It was cold! The coldest I have felt so far since I moved to Germany and that includes our ride in the forest in April when it snowed. I guess the temperature now is just the tip of the iceberg because it will no doubt be even colder at some point and I will have to take steps!
So much of the colour had been drained away at this time although there was a field of purple wild-flowers, which would be nice to know what they are.
On Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/2855536395
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4240216852
New road – November 7 2019 Road Ride
Gunnar Fehlau as part of our lunchtime road ride took us down a great new road, which now links nicely to other routes I have in my locker.
On Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/2847689731
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4230524685