My ‘big’ bicycle tour – Day 3

From Bad Endbach to Asolo Bicycle Solo Tour 2016                                                  May 7th to 15th

Monday, 9th May   (Day 3)

mika-o-manninen-germany-to-italy-bicycle-trip-2016-1000km-5 There was no breakfast buffet to start the day, but a plate with enough to get me rolling. The feeling of getting on the bike early in the morning and riding into the unknown is something you don’t experience on your local rides. It was a Monday morning, but hey, I was on holidays. I was on my way to Gaildorf, famous for its motocross track. I hadn’t planned to pass through Gaildorf, but had hoped to, and now I was getting closer. Stopped a few times to take photos of covered bridges over streams, which I found amusing. Continue reading

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My ‘big’ bicycle tour – Day 2

From Bad Endbach to Asolo Bicycle Solo Tour 2016                                                  May 7th to 15th

Sunday, 8th May    (Day 2)

mika-o-manninen-germany-to-italy-bicycle-trip-2016-1000km-78 Started the day with a good old German breakfast. As I went outside between the buildings and put the GPS and mobile onto my bike, stowed the water bottles & put the backpack on my shoulders I could see a blue sky. Relief, the weather forecast was holding true. Continue reading

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My ‘big’ bicycle tour – Day 1

From Bad Endbach to Asolo Bicycle Solo Tour 2016                                                  May 7th to 15th

Saturday, 7th May (Day 1)

mika-o-manninen-germany-to-italy-bicycle-trip-2016-1000km-13_0 The big day started very sunny and the weather forecast was for much the same for the entire week. The only thing was, I wasn’t staying in the area. Further South, the prediction was for rain and storms. I had planned to start my trip at my favourite bicycle dealer (Hipf Race Bikes), as a mini event for them. I was nicely surprised to see my friends turn up. We barbecued sausages and had a bit of Prosecco. Then it was time to hit the road. At 11 o’clock, the three of us rolled out. This was the first time I had the fully laden backpack on my shoulders. With such a specifically designed backpack, I was hoping it wasn’t going to pose a big problem. I was full of anticipation to see what this trip would bring. Continue reading

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My ‘big’ bicycle tour – Introduction

From Bad Endbach to Asolo Bicycle Solo Tour 2016                                                  May 7th to 15th

The idea of cycling down to Italy came about back in September 2015 when it was revealed that the 2016 Giro d’ Italia, Stage 11, starting in Modena, would go through and end in Asolo (our favourite Italian town!) after 227 km. The thought of doing a long distance ride had interested me very much for a while. There are two ways to do long distance rides, either all in one day or over several days as I have seen a Strava Buddy (Harald Legner) do in the past. I guess you can call it a bit of inspiration. Continue reading

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Eneco Tour 2015 – Day 5 – Start – Riemst (Belgium)

Eneco Tour 2015

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6. Krombach Hero-Triathlon 24.08.2014

6. Krombach Hero-Triathlon

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Kasper Lynggaard – # 215

Kasper Lynggaard – † 2014

A tribute to Kasper Lynggaard (Denmark) who raced Motocross & Supercross in Germany.

The photos are from 2009 & 2010.

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Kunst in Biebertal – 2013

Kunst in Biebertal – 2013

A two day exhibition of 36 artists from the Biebertal area (Germany), exhibiting various mediums.

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Golden Oldies Festival

Golden Oldies

A compilation of photos taken at the annual ‘Golden Oldies’ festival in Germany.

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Event Photography

Mwangaza Childrens Choir from Ggaba, Uganda.

Performing in Germany 2013

 Mwangaza is Zwahili for ‘Light’. The Mwangaza choir presents gospel music in English and Zwahili, with the combination of singing, dancing and traditional African drumming. ‘Celebrate hope ministries’ is the church behind the projects which support the children and families in their communities.

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