Dienstag, 6. Juli 2010

Ride your boat ! What a weekend ...

Can you imagine - there is more for bikers to do on a weekend than riding a bike :-) Especially when the streets get packed with traffic, the air gets boiling hot and Germany faces the Argentinian side for the quarterfinals. So the decision was an easy one to pack out the RED RACE ZULUBOAT and paddle across the Forggenlake. Facing Bavarian mad King Ludwigs worldfamous Neuschwanstein Castle, sailboats all over the lake and some few paragliders up in the nearby mountains.

And the very best was yet to come - just we could not know it .

Planning to cross the lake after the first couple of miles towards the public viewing site , we finally ran out of time a bit to be in time for the finals . As we faced some serious current and some crosswinds to get from the eastern banks to the southen tip of the lake. It was some major physical effort - but we made it to become part of the great Germany-Argentina 4:0 party . Keep on going like this , guys !

Crossing back to the eastern banks like a whistleblowing VUVUZELA STEAMSHIP we spend a marvellous nite, camping out with a terrific sunset next to our campfire - and waking up with the silence of the next morning.

Those are the days of our lives !



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Sorry to all bikers who are not into the Soccerfinals - but there was too much a good reason to at least post one thread to Southafrica. Baba and Hombre having spent some intense time of their medical life in Southafrica - to Baba it offered longterm friends since 1994 . Having met some of the greatest people ever in the Zululands in and around Durban ( yes, this is to the Deppes, Hohls and Arnold families as much as to Lynn, Maggy, Rick, Tracy, Manny , Tom and all Swaziland friends ) Southafrica always took me to the extremes - how close a countrys beauty and sometimes unbearable violence can only be, Southafrica is one of the most stunning places to go to - and again besides all its overwhelming natural richness and beauty - it has been and still is for its people , I keep missing it .

But back to the finals another remarkable happening has become part of soccers history : ( Up front I apologize to all British friends....) .but suffering since 44 years from the Wembley goal in 1966 - SOUTHAFRICA has put up a NEW WEMBLEY ! ;-) And just as a little proof I feel the need, to add some definite evidence, why we beat the English side by 4:1 - take it easy guys, we enjoy to have you in the finals for another 44 years - to share the spirit - just not the cup :-)

BABA blows the vuvuzela.....

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