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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 27th, 2012, 4:08 pm Thread Starter
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Just been on a Basel to Augsburg 450 Km X 2 run to my daughters...
and it snowed and was wet and snowy with soggy wet cold snowy snow.
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At 244 meters above sea level, give or take a cm or two, Basel is lower than a worms gonad's when it comes to the spectacular snow pictures,at least for the moment.

Can you feel the snowy, soggy, wet'n'cold clammy wetness?
That was yesterday and any day not on a bike is a wasted day, so I took Iron pig II out for a run today, not for long mind you, my biker rags were still cold and clammy and very soggy from yesterday's snowy fun run from Augsburg to Basel.

Normally I don't mind the cold but round about Efringen-Kirchen I started to get Bikers nipples from the cold, that is when they are frozen solid and feel like cal .22 bullets chaffing painfully against my wet rags. I am sure that some bikers or woman will feel sympathy for poor Slammer.
Anyway here are a few of my pics from today.

Up in the orchids around Efringen-Kirchen.

And one for remembrance day. Unlike the flaggy statues of the "glorious allied dead," the ones that get cast in stirring pose and rendered in bronze for a hell of a lot of money, German war memorials are low key and on a more somber note.

Vineyards, now empty after the harvest.

I ended up in the Herbstmarkt thawing out with the first Glühwein of the 2012/13 season.

So now I am in my pokey-hole under the roof with a nice little glow wine fueled buzz and smelling sightly of cheesy Raclettey goodness.

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It is snowing in Alberta here today. I feel your pain.
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Nice photos.
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Loved the pictures, there's nothing like wet + cold. It will definitely test your gear.

If you stop shivering then it means you are either warming up or going into stage 2 hypothermia.

The upside is getting to your destination and warming up with a hot shower, liquor and an understanding Honey Bunny.

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Loved the pictures, there's nothing like wet + cold. It will definitely test your gear.

If you stop shivering then it means you are either warming up or going into stage 2 hypothermia.

The upside is getting to your destination and warming up with a hot shower, liquor and an understanding Honey Bunny.

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Been there, done that, not done the understanding honey bunny for a whole while though.
But I went to the Herbstmarkt again and found a Glühwein stall selling cups of Glow wine for four Franks that had been "pimped" to put it mildly. So two of them had me taking the long way home.
Came back to my pokey hole and smelled cigaret smoke, I know that the mad landlady smokes from time to time using a long black 20ties style holder. So either she got laid by the turkish rapist or she was drunk, or both but let us not dwell too long on that thought.

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So either she got laid by the turkish rapist or she was drunk, or both but let us not dwell too long on that thought.


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