Sunday, November 18, 2012

French Revolutions

I am reading Tim Moore's "French Revolutions" book, about his 3000 km trip around France following the route of the Tour de France and are amazed at his ability to sink by our standards vast amounts of alcohol. Apart from his first day he drank half a litre of rosé wine every lunchtime. On his first day he drank a quarter litre. We both feel that if we drank even a quarter litre of rosé at lunchtime we'd fall asleep on the first meadow we passed.
The book is excellent, however and well worth reading.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Bicycle hire in Mannheim

Obviously we have not tried these people but they are on the approved bike hire company list put out by Deutsche Bahn (German Railways): BIOTOPIA Fahrradstation, Heinrich von Stephan Straße 2, 68161 Mannheim, T: 0621 1223077. It is a social organisation offering training and work to the long term unemployed. The building abuts platform 1 of the Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (Railway Station). The workshop repairs bikes as well.

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