So… it’s cold and snow here. This a.m. it was 17 F on our porch and 65 in our apartment (that’s normal though). The high today was 21 F. The sun was out though so, in places, it felt much warmer and it was great to see the sun and need sunglasses.

Yesterday I went for 2 hour ride in the snow and 21-25 F weather. It was also windy and couldy. Oddly enough, I was sweating on the upper part of my body and then my toes did their best job protesting the cold. It was nearly an hour after I got home before I could feel them again…. and that hurt!

By talking about it, I may jinx it (if you believe in those sorts of things) but the guy that’s driving us to the Snow Race next Friday owns a bike shop. He needs a new employee and apparently, the “friend of a friend” connection is going on. My buddy Tom has talked to him about me. I’m supposed to meet with him next Tues. We’ll see what happens.

We got me a new winter Parka. It’s a Vaude – Ciampinoi Double Jacket in Neon Green a little like my bike. It’s awesome. Way more than warm enough for days like today. I tried to post a link but it didn’t work. Look it up if you’re interested at

We’ve booked our next adventure for my time off of school in February. We’re heading to Egypt for 15 or so days. I’ll tell you more later. Think jeep/camel safari sort of thing.

Xmas was spent with Kera’s Host family outside Stuttgart on Sat. night and then with our friends Sara and Christian on Sun. night. Here are a couple of pics of that fun time…


Published by: wunnspeed

What does one say here. Hmmm. First, I'm a "trailing spouse". Kera, my wife, works hard and keeps us afloat. I work... not nearly as hard and contribute enough to let us have fun. Oh, I also make bags for bikepacking under the name of SpoK Werks I'm an English Teacher (English as a Second Language) here in Germany. It's an amazingly rewarding thing to do. I'd never have believed it until I'd tried it. I also make bikepacking bags under the name SpoK Bags. Just search for us in Flickr. We're adventure nuts (i.e. cycling, travel, life, friends, etc.). We attempt to live each day as fully as we can manage.

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