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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    So... Last Saturday I did a nice little gravel ride out in the Flint Hills of Kansas and ran into this beautiful velvet Chaise Lounge...

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    Remind me not to draft you. I hate to run into that pointy thingy behind your saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    Remind me not to draft you. I hate to run into that pointy thingy behind your saddle.
    That pointy thing kept my arse mostly mud-free for the early part of the race!

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    The third titanium frame I have broken. About 10 years old, from a frame builder that has gone completely off the radar (so no warranties)


    Sigh... by ricky d, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    The third titanium frame I have broken. About 10 years old, from a frame builder that has gone completely off the radar (so no warranties)
    Nooooo! I'm sorry to hear it, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    The third titanium frame I have broken. About 10 years old, from a frame builder that has gone completely off the radar (so no warranties)


    Sigh... by ricky d, on Flickr
    Well, if you insist of jumping over giant sequoias, what do you expect!

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    Default Bodensee (Lake Constance) Radweg Loop

    I rode with another retired Foreign Service spouse staying in gasthauses and hotels. We did overlap a little bit of Gina's Switzerland-Italy (and Austria and Germany) route. Rode 143 miles of the Radweg clockwise from and to Sipplingen, DE and another 24.5 miles not on the route. Photos are in the Strava links.

    Day 1
    Drove from Frankfurt to Sipplingen, stayed at Gasthaus Bettina in Sipplingen. We took a walk along the lakefront instead of a bike ride to get a beer and then dinner.

    Day 2 Sipplingen to Hörbranz, AT, 44.1 miles
    The route passed through Überlingen, Meersburg, Friedrichshafen (where we stopped for elevenses at Al Porto on the Seestraße), and Langenargen. We detoured over to Insel Lindau, stopping for lunch at the Hafenrestaurant in Lindau-Zech (interestingly next to the campground I where I stayed 34 years ago) before crossing the Leiblach and entering Austria. We stayed that night at the Restaurant-Pension Wachter overlooking the old Zollamt which is now a Tabak. After checking in we headed back out along the Radweg into Bregenz, AT for coffee and ice cream.

    Day 3 Hörbranz to Münsterlingen, CH, 43.4 miles
    We rode back through Bregenz and through the Rhine Delta trying to figure out which of the streams was the main Rhine (turned out it was the one which had been most severely engineered). It also turned out that the "Rhine" was not the border between Switzerland and Austria. That honor went to the Alter Rhein which we crossed at an empty customs post between Gaißau, AT and Rheineck, CH. We had our elevenses at the Campingplatz Idyll near the Flughafen St Gallen-Altenrhein, CH. We continued on up the Radweg through Rorschach (no test required), Romanshorn, stopping for lunch at the Restaurant Pier in Uttwil, and reaching our hotel (Rotes Haus, an Italian pizzaria-restautant too, totally staffed with Italians who didn't speak English and had only marginally better German than my riding partner) near the Münsterlingen-Landschlacht train station by 2 pm. We were told the "Chef" (boss, not cook) wouldn't be back until 5 pm and to come back. We rode back the Radweg to Altnau and the Gasthaus zum Schiff on the lakefront for coffee and ice cream, and just generally lazed around until just before 5. Of course the Chef wasn't back so they gave us each a beer on the house. The Chef finally showed up around 6 pm. It turned out to be a good place for pizza.

    Day 4 Münsterlingen to Radolfzell, DE 42 miles
    I made the mistake of thinking 12 CHF (about 12 U$D) each for breakfast at the hotel was too expensive, so we just rode out thinking we would stop at a bakery early on the ride. About a mile down the Radweg the Bodenseecafe had an outdoor setup right on the trail so we stopped. Two very small coffees and pastries were 16 CHF, should have eaten at the hotel! We continued through Kreuzlingen (across the Seerhein from Konstantz, DE) and saw two more empty border control posts. We were riding along the Untersee branch of the Bodensee and crossed the Rhine at Stein am Rhein, CH stopping for lunch at the outdoor tables of the Walz Bäckerei in the Marktplatz for our elevenses coffee, coke and pastry, 21 CHF (breakfast buffet at the hotel was looking like a good deal now ). From Stein am Rhein we continued crossing a totally unmarked Swiss/German border - they only way I could tell was by the change in the style of the wayfinding signs. We actually had a little bit of climbing on this section. We arrived at our hotel in Radolfzell (Hotel Christine) about 2 pm and they were happy to let us check in. Afterwards we headed back into town to find lunch settling on an eiscafe in the Rathausplatz and a little touring of the town. So far we had been lucky with no rain even though the forecast for the week had been for showers and thunderstorms. Our luck ran out when we headed for dinner. The only restaurant close to the hotel was closed for a weeks vacation, so we walked a mile back into town to another Italian restaurant (most popular cuisine in Germany?). Unfortunately the rain was worse in Frankfurt and several of the housing compound's building basements flooded and our wives had to stay home to deal with that, so no Saturday trip to Rheinfells and no Bodensee cruise.

    Day 5 Radfzell to Sipplingham, 13.4 miles, then drive back to Frankfurt
    Since our wives couldn't make it for the weekend, my riding partner just wanted to take the most direct route and get back to Frankfurt. It was basically a sidepath along the B34 which meant we didn't ride down the peninsula to Konstanz or go over to Insel Richeneau or Blumeninsel Mainau as originally planned, and cut out 25 miles of riding. It also meant we cut the day's climbing along the L220 and into Bodman in half which made my partner very happy.

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    Default 5 Bodensee Photos Not Posted to Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    I rode with another retired Foreign Service spouse staying in gasthauses and hotels. We did overlap a little bit of Gina's Switzerland-Italy (and Austria and Germany) route.
    Great pics - Of course now I want to go back to see Lindau and all the other places we missed! SUCH a great place for bike travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Great pics - Of course now I want to go back to see Lindau and all the other places we missed! SUCH a great place for bike travel.
    Lots of great riding in the Frankfurt area, just saying ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Well, if you insist of jumping over giant sequoias, what do you expect!
    Is there another way of riding?

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