Sunday, September 27, 2009

Astrid's big show

We have been in Marbach today for this years stallion parade. Astrid was riding Amurat, a horse of Mannheims haflinger breeder Kurt Antes, in front of more than 10.000 people.

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A great horse...

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...and a great overall show.

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We'll be there again next Saturday and Sunday for the last 2 shows.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bike tour Rheinfelden > Mannheim (335 km)

I always wanted to cycle from the project in Rheinfelden, Switzerland home to Mannheim. It is very simple, just follow the Rhine river downstream passing such nice cities like Basel, Strassburg and Karlsruhe and many more scenic towns and villages.

I started Thursday evening after work with my old travel bike and arrived on Saturday lunch time after 335 km and 17 cycling hours.

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I followed the Canal du Rhone au Rhin that runs parallel to the Rhine for a while...

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...before coming to wonderful Strassburg.

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The evening of the second day, the passing sun shining through the mistletoes.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wild West

Four weeks ago I began leaving the save haven of our stables and started riding through the prairie. ;)

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Today I ventured the first time to the K√§fertaler Wald, a huge forest North of Mannheim. I love it, that´s riding!

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