Spring is here. Tee-shirt weather at last! Feels good.
Yesterday was MAI DAY here in Germany. It is a public holiday. People set up fairs in all the little villages and spend the day bike riding and walking along the paths, having picnics or eating in the beer gardens around the area. They pull little wagons that are full of food and drink and really enjoy the day. It is a day to celebrate the good spring/summer weather that has started.
Helen and I decided to go to my favourite little village called Billerbeck. We spent alot of time there in 2007. It has a super “feel” to the place and the locals are just wonderful, warm and friendly. We took part in the fair, which has carnival rides, games, dodgem cars etc. We had a wonderful few hours
enjoying the lovely spring weather and the sun.
It is such a different place over here when the weather turns for the better. The trees are getting leaves and all the flowers are coming out. The sky is blue and clear. Not every day, but a lot more often now.
We leave for Mannheim tomorrow morning. I will ride Jaybee Alabaster before we load the truck and then set off for the 4 hour or so trek along the autobans. I think I am as ready as I can be for this first Olympic Qualifier. A bit of “good luck” never hurts though!