Day 11. 106km. Heilbronn – Ehningen

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Cycling, Germany
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The long way from A to B is best. I am not used to taking time on bike trips, and am slowly learning this new art. On the wide curves of the Neckar River are the most amazing vineyard views. And, as the day proceeded, the sun emerged, bathing them in a beautiful light.

Grapes on the Neckar

Grapes on the Neckar

The day started grey, cold and damp. Marius joined me for the first kilometres. It was great feeling his excitement about his upcoming world bike trip. I was there 6 months ago. It’s hard to wait.

Marius

Marius

But, great things are given to those that wait. In the past I would have never followed a windy river, but rather cut off the curves. These wide curves are where the wine is grown. These wide curves were the highlight of the day. The great panorama opens out before the cyclist as he slowly passes around the bends. Magic.

Vineyard on the Neckar

Vineyard on the Neckar

Vineyard on the Neckar

Vineyard on the Neckar

Me in the Neckar

Me in the Neckar

The weather was perfect in Stuttgart.

Stuttgart

Stuttgart

And the weather at Philips was great too. I’m still a Philips employee – until the end of September. Hello Philips in Böblingen. 🙂

Innovation and you

Innovation and you


Comments
  1. Paul says:

    Matt
    I wanted to say how much I am enjoying the blog so far. Thanks for introducing me to it and for getting such a great project going in all its aspects. I am blown away.
    Just in case it is is not obvious, if there is any point at which you think I could possibly be of help. You know where I am (electronically) that is.
    All the best

    Paul
    Xx

    • Thanks Paul! We need to plan the next activities for Green Pedals. We will be writing to some schools. Any other ideas are welcome!
      Greetings from sunny Ehningen near Stuttgart.
      Matthew

  2. ton smeets says:

    Hi Matthew

    Leuk om een reactie terug te krijgen van jou.
    Ik beleef de dag van gisteren weer helemaal mee want met Bert heb ik drie dagen langs de Donau gefiets in mei en die hele sfeer zie ik op je foto’s weer terug.
    In het begin wilde ik al een donatie doen aan Green Pedals maar dat bleek nog niet mogelijk.
    Nu probeerde ik het weer en er staat nog steeds dat dat pas binnenkort mogelijk is.
    Heb jij een idee wanneer dat wel kan of anders een bank nummer waar die donatie op gestort kan worden ?

    Ik hoor het wel weer.

    Ton Smeets

    • Hoi Ton.
      De bankrekening is aangevraagt en we verachten binnen een week klaar voor donaties te zijn. Ik post het op de blog als het zover is. Erg leuk dat je geld voor green pedals wilt geven!
      Groeten uit Herrenberg tijdens mijn rust dag.

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