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... rollin' around - 2005-2009

  • 12 years 3 months ago
    Der erste Frost
    Out early in the morning? Also had first ice on car windscreen last week!
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    Thanks for your interest, dear Gypsy. I'm glad about. For the daily way to my office I use always a bicycle. No matter whether it is summer or winter. I ride by sunshine or by rain, by ice or by snow! :-)
  • Okinew (Private)
    12 years 4 months ago
    Münchhausen in Bodenwerder
    Конечно, знаю с самого раннего детства! Кто же не знает легендарного барона Монхгаузена? Поэтому так приятно было его увидеть изящно увековеченным. _______________
    Re: Большое спасибо за это очень миловидное примечание!
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft :-)

    As Lara would say, "No; No!, dearest Manfred. I'm not talking about any carbon fiber-structure with TREK 5200" on it. I'm referring to the individual who looks like he swallowed a canary and the feathers are tickling him. LOL!
    I hope your Sunday will be grand in every way; and may your week be filled with an abundance of joy and beauty you so richly deserve.

    Luv ya bunches!
    Sweet Caroline
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Der erste Schnee
    At least you have a lovely biking trail to work--even when it's snowing. How many kilometers from your home to your office? I recall how beautiful this area was in the beginning of spring. It's difficult to believe the weeks and months have passed by so rapidly; and here we are about to head into winter once again. Do you encounter any deer and/or wildlife in this area? I recall on one or two of my visits to your country that you have the beautiful little deer. They look like a miniature version of the larger deer; and they look so adorable and cuddly.

    Luv ya!
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 5 months ago
      The distance from my home to my office is about 16 km (10 miles)
      I see a lot of wildlife on my way. Most I see bunnies and deer. Sometimes a horde of wild boars crosses my way. Fox are seldom visible. Several times a badger tries to block my way. The animal puts up his bushy tail, prances in the middle of the farm track and doesn't give way!!! :-))
      • Carolynd411 (Private)
        11 years 5 months ago

        Dearest Manfred, I appreciate so much all your thoughtful and informative notes. Regarding your 10-mile ride twice daily--I'm certain there must be days when the ride seems to be much longer than remembered. I was looking at the list of wild life you may encounter occasionally en route to your destination. There are several animals I would hope to never see cross my path. I wasn't familiar with the badger, so I checked it out in the Encyclopedia. That is one mean looking little bugger; and it appears they aren't too choosey when it comes to food--particularly anything with a crunch to it. The wild boar is another breed I wouldn't want to encounter. I never realized they could be found in Central Europe. Are you permitted to carry any form of defensive weapon in case you should meet one of these aggressive, unfriendly creatures? I prefer to think your daily rides are always safe and beautiful.
        Luv ya bunches!
        • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
          11 years 5 months ago
          The wild animals are not dangerous for a cyclist. The cheeky badger only tries to keep me off his patch and the wild sows want to guard their freshmen.
          Dangerous are the 'tame' animals! A fast riding biker seems to wake up the hunting fever of free running dogs! In 1998 a dog caught me from the bicycle and damaged my left shoulder. In 4 surgeries the bones of the shoulder had to be repaired with metal plates and screws!
          Since that time I carry pepper spray with me. I needed it already several times. The spray is very effective. The aggressive dog reverses during the jump, runs away and looks for sand to stick the nose into! The dogs on the daily way to my office know me already and don't try to catch me a second time :-)))
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Giana auf dem zugefrorenen Schiedersee
    Beautiful ferryboat. I guess there isn't much need for these vessels when the lakes and rivers are frozen during the winter months.
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    "Hagebutten-Eis"
    A lovely photo--especially with the hint of red berries to offset the snow-laden branches.

    Luv ya!
    Sweet Caroline
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Der erste Schnee
    A great self-portrait, dearest Manfred. You look so bright-eyed and bush-tailed, and ready to take on the world. I've noticed you enjoy biking--regardless of the weather conditions. Due to all the frozen highways, streets, etc., I always thought it was too dangerous to bike most of the winter months. Obviously, you've spent many hours of perfecting your skills when riding in such inclement conditions.

    Luv ya!
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 5 months ago
      The greater the weather-conditioned challenge, the more interesting is riding the bicycle! By the bike I go by the blizzards in which cars get stuck :-D
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Biker Advent
    Awesome, dearest Manfred. Your photos are always full of delightful and amusing surprises. Love it!

    Luv ya!
    Sweet Caroline
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Diesiger Herbstabend auf dem Saalberg
    Such a unique capture of the windmills as seen through the spokes of your bycycle. I'm so grateful I'm able to pull up the translations of the various conversations. It makes looking at these photos even more delightful and informative.

    Luv ya!
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 5 months ago
      Yeah, it is only a picture of a dark and foggy autumn day, but it causes a conversation about flowers, planets and the universe :-)))
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Herbst im Wesertal
    What a beautiful and breathtaking scene--regardless of the season. Just love it.

    Luv ya!
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Saalberg Windmühlenstumpf
    It's great to finally see one of these magnificent, ancient structures up close. On several occasions, when my darling John-Charles and I rode along the Rhine--by auto or train--it was difficult to make out the various structures so clearly. It truly takes lots of energy, enthusiasm--and oftentimes hard work--to get such outstanding photos. You seem to leave no stone unturned in all your grand captures, dearest Manfred. Thank you for all your untiring efforts and for sharing these fantastic photos with all of us in cyberspace.

    Luv ya!
    Sweet Caroline
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Lisa in action
    A great capture in action. The expression in the young girl's face is one of grave concern. I hope she was finally able to land safely without any broken bones--especially to her bare feet.

    Luv ya!
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 5 months ago
    Lisa in action
    An outstanding capture of a very anxious moment. This young woman has to have nerves made of steel to attempt such stunts in close proximity to the buildings and rooftops. WOW!!! You've done such a magnificent capture of this moment, dearest Manfred, that I feel as though I am standing there among the rest of the audience.

    Luv ya!
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