Sonntag, 31. August 2014

Critical Mass Leipzig

Two days before the CM I have made the foldable windshields.
I found out makrolon is a tricky material to work with.
Two times I cracked the material while drilling.
Luckily this happens at the corner of the wind shield.
I rescued my work by cutting away the cracked area and turned the former trapezoidal shape of the wind shield into a halfmoon style.

At Friday we joined the CM in Leipzig.
We had trouble to arrive in time due to several traffic jams at the Autobahn.
But we made it to the meeting place half an hour before the start of the ride
Here are some photos, as always:

Meeting at the Augustusplatz


What toilet brushes are good for

One of the cargo trikes carries a sound system.
Very chilling to ride at a slow pace and listen to some good music.
A must-have for my velocar !

  This was shortly before we made a final round through the shopping zone
Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of this part of the ride
Finally we were back at the Augustusplatz and the ride ended with several circles around the artificial pond in front of the opera and the mandatory bike lift.

 My bike lift was a bit odd, I needed a helper at the front of the car
Sorry, no better photo available...

My pedal car in a test ride

View of the Leipzig Opera


Samstag, 9. August 2014

Ruegen 2014

We visited Ruegen this year again.
Here are a few impressions:

 Between Altenkirchen and Dranske

 Very small port of Kuhle

 Kite surfers in the very shallow waters of the Wieker Bodden

Port of Wiek
 On the ferry of Wittow
 Mainland of Ruegen with view on the Wieker Bodden

 Stupid obstacles, intended to prevent car drivers from using cycle paths.
The truth is, they mainly prevent cyclists from using cycle paths.

 The ferry on the way back

 This photo was taken by a very friendly guy from Dresden, who was intersted in our velocar.
We talked for nearly an hour.
 I had to roll the tandem on it's side, to show him the construction of the drivetrains and frame.
I gave him my blog account, but forgot phone numbers.

In front of the two lighthouses of Cape Arkona
The left lighthouse is recently in use, while the right - called the Schinkel-Tower, named after it's builder - houses now a museum.
Both are in use as vantage points.
We climbed the platform on the left tower, 169 steps from the ground.
The is a last years photo for comparison.

 View to the north

The south

 The tandem from above

 The south east
 Stop at a vantage point on the north shore of Wittow

 The shore littered with rocks, which are very slippery when wet

 Chalk formation

Time to cycle back