On Saturday evening I took Kera to the airport for another trip to Australia for work. When I returned, I put together the last few things I needed for my trip to Mittenwald to ride the route for the Karwendel Marathon next weekend. The one thing that I needed and didn’t have was a good map. Sadly, that small mistake cost me a good long ride for the day. Instead, it turned out to be a lot of steep elevation and a lot of frustration.
Even though I normally like to finish what I start (stubborn… I’m a Taurus & a Cleveland after all); I also know that I can’t always get what I want. Thus, after being tired and frustrated as well as alone and somewhat chilly, on top of a mountain with with what looked like storm clouds rolling in, I thought that discretion being the better part of valor, I should find a way down before things got ugly. As it turned out, I hit the car just about the time that it started raining.
As the local bike shop is part of the Train Station, it was open and I was able to buy a map for the next time that I head down to Mittenwald. Laws in Germany in regards to being open on Sunday allow businesses in Tourism, Flower Shops (cemetery duty), the odd drug store and businesses based in the local train station or airport to sell things.
I might be back down here next weekend for the official marathon because what I saw of the route looks to be pretty damn cool!
….and last but not least… a belated Mother’s Day 2010 to my many mothers. Honestly, I thought that it was next week so cards will be a bit late.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!