April 23, 2011

Biking to Starnberg

There was a point during our 20 km bike ride to Starnberg See (lake) yesterday that we thought we wouldn't make it there. We happened to get lost and end up in the middle of some forest track that city bikes were not well-suited for. Luckily, we weren't the only idiots who got lost, which made me feel better at least. Even two German riders missed the sign to turn. Getting back on the right track was much easier than I thought.

In general, biking anywhere is pretty easy. The whole country - both city and rural areas - is connected by lots of trails and bike-specific paths. There's usually lots of places to stop along the way, too, if you feel thirsty or hungry.

The ride yesterday - despite the getting lost part - was great. We were biking through small towns, pastures full of spring flowers, cool pine forests and refreshing streams. Sadly, we didn't have our camera with us, but I found the one below of Starnberg See on flickr.

thanks to spirosk from flickr for this pic
We ended our bike ride with a gelato along the lake - tiramisu for Greg and pistachio for me - and a walk along the boardwalk. Lots of people were out enjoying the beautiful weather so it was fun to people watch as well. Hopefully, Greg and I get to explore on our bikes again soon.

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