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    Wink Saturday Ride Passion... or maybe "Beer" passion would be a better descriptor?

    Had my first bike ride here Southern Germany on Saturday and though it was on a paved bike path, it was pretty damn fun to get out and enjoy a day of sunshine (only the second sunny day we've had in the last 3 weeks). My buddy loaned me a beater bike to use until mine arrive from the US it's a 35# beast of a commute/tour bike, rock solid.

    90's vintage Trek Antelope 820 - Fatass Edition :


    We basically rode this route from Stuttgart up to Marbach Am Necker:


    We started off from my buddy's house and rode over to the Uni to catch the S-Bahn to downtown Stuttgart. This brief leg set the tone for what was to be a beautiful sunny day:




    Then it was underground to the S-bahn to catch a train into downtown:


    On the train it was a bit crowded:


    Cruising thru the main station downtown:


    Once out into the day light we got on one of the hundreds of bike paths that wound thru the city and started our ride up the River Necker:


    The famous Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station - a target of dozens of bombing raids during WWII)










    Once out of town we started seeing a lot of vineyards on the hills:


    Our crew had 6 riders and a guy on a tandem with his mom and towing 2 toddlers:


    The scenery reminds me of Shreveport, Louisiana, but without the poison ivy, heat, humidity, trash etc:




    First stop was at a lake alongside the river; Max-Eyth See..


    ..at a beer garden...


    for a beer!


    That stop lasted 45 min or so, as everyone rehydrated:


    Then it was back on the path:


    Until the next stop for lunch, and a beer:










    After an hour+ we got back on the trail and headed north, passing some beautiful scenery:






    Last stop of the day was a beer garden in Marbach Am Necker (Marbach on the Necker). Every stop was full of cyclists and bikes:


    We chilled for an hour and had a couple beers:


    Then we rode a mile to the train station, got on and came back to town where I had yet another beer (a mild German IPA) on the patio with my friends who'd invited me along for the day.. good times:
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    Cool report Nate! Your pics seem very familiar to me

    The ride north along the Neckar towards Heidelberg is a nice weekend ride (taking the train back) with many opportunities to stop at bier gartens. The awesome cycling opportunities are numerous in Deutschland and points beyond.
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    Yep- I can't wait to hit some dirt in the Alps!
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    I'm hoping to ride some tracks up this in the near future:

    Birkenkopf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    So nice to see a positive biking community.

    Wonderful pics and story.

    Did you have a favorite bevie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Did you have a favorite bevie?
    Yes, all of them.


    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    Awesome Nate! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    Awesome Nate! Thanks for sharing.
    Thx - turns out there is a place 5km from my house that sells some good stuff:

    Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
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    The pic riding through the vineyard is interesting.

    Good link. I like German Riesling
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Yep- I can't wait to hit some dirt in the Alps!
    You should do that! Alps's beer is the coolest of all

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Thx - turns out there is a place 5km from my house that sells some good stuff:

    Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
    Weinhandlung Kreis

    Life is gut!

    I guess speaking German is optional? Just point and pay?

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