A page featuring galleries and links for cycle tours undertaken during December 2022.
I ride regularly, and I do not necessarily post a web page for each tour I do.
Post-Christmas Gö Strade Bianche – Love of mud in Gö – December 27 2022
It was a last-minute decision to call an informal Gö Strade Bianche Love of Mud Winter Series ride featuring the Dransfelder Ramp a lost railway to the west of Göttingen.
Danke to Sandra, Andrea, Renee, Def, Gerhard, Tim and Konstantin for the post-Christmas company.
No drop – Party Pace and one stop for a puncture.
West Side Love of Mud Schnee Ride in Gö – December 17 2022
The first Gö Strade Bianche Love of Mud Winter Series tour.
It was cold, the coldest temperature I have ever ridden a bike in (-10), but with the sun shining and thanks to great company it was a wonderfully positive experience.
The cold had freeze dried the mud and it resembled summer conditions being dusty, except where there was ice and snow. It was just a matter of being careful and we were.
A highlight was skimming stones across a frozen Baggersee.
Danke to Sandra, Isa, Andrea, Jeremy, Konstantin, and Josh for the ride and for tolerating my singing. It was good to see Derek in the P-Café for a well earned heiß Schoki!
On Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/8259205517
Love of Mud Galgen Humor in Gö – December 8 2022
I proclaim a Love of Mud with an elevated level of Galgen Humor (gallows humour)!
I had to abandon the track because the forest trail was blocked by felled trees. Just as well as I was beginning to feel sorry for my bike in the snow, rain, and mud!!!! (I caressed my bike to express thanks when I got home)
On Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/8224010466
Frigid in Gö – December 4 2022 Walk
After a few days of frigid conditions in Göttingen where the temperature hovered between zero and minus it was a relief to see the snow melting as we hit a balmy 3 degrees.
The winter is a challenging time to stay positive thus it’s important to embrace it and venture out.