Posts in category My Tour

11. & 12. Overcoming Borders

The 75 kilometers between Narbonne and Perpignan (specifically Saleilles – I was not directly in the city of Perpignan) were really beautiful. I went along at a place where on the right and on left there was water and in the middle there was a cycle path. I dawdled a bit and then arrived again […]

9. & 10. Cosy through the heat

I let it come on just a little more cosy. Only 100 and 92 kilometers. I realized I need rather more than 6 hours of sleep. However, it makes a lot of fun with local people to talk and in that way to become a sense of the regions where I am. I am rushing […]

7. & 8. City, Country, Crisis

When I rode down from St. Genix to Valence and also later in the Provence, you realize unfortunatelyo rural decline. Including yellowed Le-Pen-Posters it is not difficult to see that this decline is partly responsible for the rise of right-winged parties. But the leftists has just failed as well. It is clear that the right […]

5. & 6. Riding not writing

Riding and writing at the same time is difficult . In the evening you have to watch football and further you have to eat some stuff . French stuff. Very good stuff. In Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: Still one thought: In Monthey (Switzerland) there is a Tübingen Square. But in Tübingen there’s no Monthey square. That has to […]

3. & 4. Ups and Headwinds

My thesis is indeed that the Brexit was the absolute nadir of European integration. Shortly after the referendum I started my tour and now Europe is going up again. I hope my tour brings the turnaround. If only the right-wing populists overestimate themselves, then they will win. The left liberals lack this self-confidence. They are […]

1. Look as serious as a politican

My first stage through the Black Forest is achieved. I am in Kehl (at Strasbourg) and I am looking here very serious with my first accomodation possibility. Exercising for my politicians career. With a baby unicorn! Tübingen – Pfäffingen – Freudenstadt – Kehl 121 km

Exercise Tour 4 : Tübingen – Ehningen

My final exercise tour was between Tübingen and Ehningen on Wednesday. Now I’m absolutely prepared. 🙂 Well. My preparation kilometers including the tour to Ehningen (45 kilometers ) were 147. In the first two days I will already have doubled that. In half an hour my tour starts anyway. To Kehl (it’s near Straßburg, but […]

Schengen – for the last time?

After the Brexit decision it has become even more necessary to bike completely through Europe at once. One last time to enjoy the benefits of Schengen and visa-free cycling, one last time a peaceful Europe before finally everything collapses and before you just have to emigrate to Canada. Except we start a great left-liberal, pro-European, […]

Exercise Tour 3: Tübingen-Lustnau to Kirchentell...

On Sunday I rode to the quarry of Kirchentellinsfurt (some time with very good company). Then back to my home in Lustnau, continuing to Bebenhausen and back again. Indeed this tour included only 22 kilometers, however, I need only to fivefold to sevenfold my ridden kilometers for starting Sunday. Then I have my pensum for […]

About preparation and non-preparation

A very good pub-comrade, Ulrich Stolte (Link is in german), is just on the way to Santiago de Compostella. And yes, he started in my hometown Tübingen not too long ago. On his blog he describes his arduous journey. He essentially walks the Camino, but he’s also quite deviated from the official way (Lyon is […]