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Pass fever

Flat land is ok but cycling the high passes for me is the bees. Here is the road down…

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Added by Paul S on August 16, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The French Cusine on the UNESCO world heritage list

Alsace Duck on a bed of sauerkraut. It was noisy on the bikes the next day, that was a very well upholstered bed.

My cousin's cheese plate.…

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Added by Paul S on August 9, 2011 at 6:16am — 4 Comments

Gersau has cuter goats than Zermatt

No private cars allowed in Zermatt just these cute little electric truck things - or bikes. If you have a car it must be left a good 5km away…

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Added by Paul S on August 8, 2011 at 5:42am — 4 Comments

Funf und funf und funzig

Lunch by the Rhine in one moment when I wasn't lost in more pouring rain. The rhine route is kind of well marked but miss one and here we go - lost…

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Added by Paul S on August 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Bread + Cheese plated up on a slab of granite at 2165m

yum I'm on a block a day cheese habit. It is the highest coffee I have had by bike. The swiss are great at having a national network of… Continue

Added by Paul S on August 7, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Brocolli over Gross Schiedegg

This 450 gm hunk of broccoli never expected to be dragged over the 1962m Gross Scheidegg on a bicycle. And I wasn't expecting to be its host either. Needless to say when I discovered it in my pannier on the other side I boiled it up and ate the bastard.

My first high Swiss pass was an accident, I didn't have a…

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Added by Paul S on August 7, 2011 at 3:22am — 3 Comments

That is a very weak lock

"You should have a lock like this" Suggested Nichole my host and guide in Dusseldorf as she produced something that looked like it would be good to shackle an elephant. Only the crummiest bikes seemed to be locked on open bike stands and many of them still held the picked over carcasses of bicycles abandoned to fate. …

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Added by Paul S on July 31, 2011 at 4:59am — No Comments

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