Friday, March 26, 2010

First Bike Rides of The Season

Spring has come to Munich and I am counted as one of those who are very happy about it. It's finally warm enough to hit the trails instead of dream about them while pedalling away on my indoor bike.

It doesn't much look like spring yet. Everything is still fairly brown and lifeless.

But there's been alot of activity in my beloved park while I was busy riding indoors.

Most of the snow is gone but here and there I saw little patches of the old stuff hanging on, waiting for the warmth to melt it away.

There's new things to see.

And old favorites to check out.

I don't know what moss does in the winter but even now, when everything else is waiting to come to life, the moss seems so green and fresh.

The wild boar are out but very far away from the main roads.

But throughout the park, there are signs that they were very busy rutting around all winter long, looking for what ever it is that they eat.

A normally dead end road was wide open this fine spring day. No, I didn't go's been "taboo" since I started riding in the park and I just couldn't bring myself to ride further. The gate is electric..what happens if it closed when I was in there???
The loggers have created new paths to explore and I'm feeling very adventurous! I didn't take a picture of it but there was one muddy road in the whole park. I saw it to the left of where I was traveling and mentally noted that I was glad I wasn't heading that way. I later decided to ride a trail I'm not familiar with to get back home. Wouldn't you guess...I ended up on that muddy road! It was awesome!! Mud was flying, tires were slipping...and if I could have recorded the smell for you, I surely would have!


Plays with Needles said...

Hello Wanda, I'm here and getting caught up on your life. Glad to see you're out and about and are having fun with your sign of the witch in the park, eh??

em's scrapbag said...

Riding outside is so much more fun than inside. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy a good ride.

Susan said...

I most assuredly would have gone inside the gate. What would happen if the gate closed? AN ADVENTURE! You'd also have the cute wild boars to keep you company! Ha Ha!

Your hardanger embroidery is as amazing as I knew it would be....TOTALLY GREAT!

Thanks for the CSA plug. I just got the brochures last week myself. It would really be cool if this works out. I haven't been to Salzburg in something like twenty years.

lindacreates said...

Your Munich Spring is very muh like our North Idaho Spring. We had a bit of snow today but the crocuses have bloomed and other bulbs are popping through. My bleeding heart is growing like mad! Your stitching is amazing. Is it difficult to do?


Nice...thanks for sharing..and I am totally NOT into the wild boar!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your adventure in the woods and your new projects. Take a picture of the bird on your balcony that you were telling me about.