Munich Postcard

Last days of honeymoon, complete the circuit to Munich, human scales and harmonies, peopled paths, a gentle and loved park with sculpted streams running through it where we watch a multi generational cadre of surfers queue up to ride a standing wave between bridges.

Muse that the cycling has gotten out of hand here and we’re only half kidding: woe to be the pedestrians or drivers or (startlingly many, but surely tourists) Segway pilots who obliquely beg like neglected guests on the roads and lanes. We pedal shoulder to wheel with commuters, cargo bikes, grocery filled panniers and puppy baskets, high heeled summer minidress business slacks basketball shorts. Two older men in short sleeved collared shirts, pens and glasses riding side by side chatting, imagine them on break from a desk jobs in one of the nearby German precision aesthetic office parks. Munich is crowded and churning with cyclists, there’s a kinetic beauty to it even if there’s a hint of riders having lapsed in their regard for other ways of getting around.

We resist heading too far into the futures of plane travel and readjustment to home, untense onto our beer garden high table stools, smile with a gigantic pretzel and watch the summertime.

4 thoughts on “Munich Postcard

  1. Wow…. you’re now about an hour away from me….again. Well done skirting the perimeter. Hope that you’ve enjoyed the Euro-tour… sounds as though you have though.

    • Man, not surprisingly, we had a tremendous time over the last six weeks. Can’t even begin to decide on the highlights: Budapest? Czech countryside? Munich? Dolomites? Anyway, we’ll certainly be back to your part of the world—I’ll bring a proper off-road bike and drop a line, maybe we can get a ride in! Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Sounds and looks like you two had an awesome honeymoon – I suppose belated congratulations on your marriage are due! I wish you many years of happy pedalling.

  3. I have been enjoying the updates and photos, I am wondering if Prague has recovered from the floods earlier in the year? Becca and I were thinking of spending a few days there this year then it was under feet of water!

    Belated congratulations as well. Probably the first thing of any importance I have missed not being on FaceBook :)

    Alex

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