I never had a racing bike, but this year I bought on. Not a new one. You never know, if you are really interested in a sport. That is my motto and I try not to invest too much money at the beginning.
Now I did my first 100 kilometers and I must say, that I already like my new bike. Its wonderful to speed down streets with about 60 kilometers per hour. And it is also much fun to go up the hills, exhausting, but a lot of fun.
My neightbour and me, we both have a new racing bike, and here in the mountains, its seems as if we have the wrong gears. It is very hard to go up the hills though we bought a bike with smaller gears. My neightbour thinks, we should just try going on until we are strong enough. But we could also change the front wheels to have three instead of two.
Besides, I bought so far all my bikes in a small bike shop in Willerzell.
Grand Prix de Bern
This year, we did it for the third time. The “Grand prix de Bern” is one of the most fascinating running races I know because there are such a lot of people starting. This year, there was a new record in participating runners. More than 22 thousand in the 10 miles category.
I had a good race. I am not sure if I were faster than last year. But one thing is sure. The personal impression of the race is that it is over faster from year to year. This might be because with the time you know the race already. Of course in the first year, all was new and you one had the impression, that the 16 kilometers took a quite long time. Not so this year. All was over after a couple of minute, was my feeling. But I had a similar time than last year. Funny.
After the race we always stay for a couple of hours in Bern. It is such a nice city. We first went to the “Bundeshaus” and had a beer in front of it in one of the many restaurents there. After this we went to a already known restaurent, where we had nice food, after the exhausting race. I like it.