Once a year in Rommerskirchen…

Rund um Rommerskirchen

For the last three years, around the beginning of June, a small and humble town east of Cologne turns into a Mecca for vintage roadbike afficiando’s. I am not talking about l’Eroica-like scenes, but still. As a prologue for the market that is held on Sunday, the guys from Klassikerausfahrt.de organized a small tour around Rommerskirchen-Nettesheim. Alltough the route was exactly the same as last year, it felt completely different. That could also have been because of the fact that this time I didn’t use the car to get there, but (like I should have) went by bike instead. I went together with Tom – a very enthusiastic cycling friend who really knows his way around – and those 28 kilometers in 30˚Celcius were a bit more than a warm-up.

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Ride with the Classics, May 2014

Classic Ride, May 2014

Every once in a while when I can squeeze in a free sunday morning I like to ride my 30+ y.o. roadbike. I inherited it from my dad (who is still among us, mind you not!), because it was just standing in the garage for a really, really, really long time. And when I am not touring on my own, what better way is there then to tour with a whole bunch of other classic roadbikes? In comes the “Klassikerausfahrt” or classic drive, which is just a bunch of people who like to ride. Bikes. That’s it! Or as they describe it

No club, no obligation, no labels, only the simple pleasure of old racing bikes. Hip or unhip? Doesn’t matter. Dirty fingernails from working, heavy legs from driving and a closet full of trashy jerseys. A penchant for pop culture, good books & movies. Coffee, steel & hot wheels

Classic Ride, May 2014

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A small status update on the dollhouse

Well, I finally finished the drawing for the exterior and the interior frames. Some small changes may still take place when I continue to finish the floorplan and move some walls around for a few millimeters here or there, but nothing drastic will change. The final size of the house will also match with one … Read moreA small status update on the dollhouse