In memory of @pla as a pleasant regular in this small and loosely connected community and his positive attitude.

Tbh the news has left me more emotionally troubled than it probably should have given the fact that we never met in person.

Thx @claudiom for starting this.

Pic 1/8, old road between villages somewhere in northeast Germany.

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Pic 2/8, waiting for critical mass riders at the Brandenburg Gate in Potsdam (yes, they have one, too).

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Pic 3/8, in front of the Berlin Olympic Stadium at sundown.

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Pic 4/8, riding around the Berlin Brandenburg Airport before it was opened.

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Pic 5/6, early morning bike tour on the day of the Berlin marathon (this has become a ritual).

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Pic 6/8, nightly camping spot under a tree next to a field (that wild boar pack made some noise and my heart beat a bit faster...)

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Pic 7/8, Crooked Forest (Krzywy Las) in Poland, it's not an illusion.

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Pic 8/8, having a break by the canal.

Ride safe everybody.

@encarsia Thanks to you and everyone for all those awesome pictures! Wonderful way of honoring @pla. 🚵🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️👍🏻

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Great picture, the bicycle alone is a beauty by itself. :ride_on:
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@beni Thanks. It's been my commuter and touring bike for 7 years now, I've never owned a bike for that long.

@encarsia My commuter and touring bike is now over 10 years old and I put some 30'000 to 40'000 km on it. It's not a Surly but has all the relevant components: steel frame, Rohloff, Brooks saddle. Sadly my commute is now down to less than 1km - from 28km. So the bicycle is very under-used these days.

@beni That's awesome. I hope to travel to Iceland in the near future (preferably by ship). This year I will escape for a few days heading north to the Baltic Sea.

@encarsia I the pandemic situation permits and everything works out we will go back to Iceland this summer, by train and ship. The plan is to bring the mountain bikes to be able to ride into the highlands.

@encarsia I like you attached the yellow bag in the crooked forest pic. Is a tent?

@kawaiipunk That is the sleeping equipment with rain cover. I was on a five days tour in a sparsely populated region so I did some wild camping without any tent.

@encarsia @pla @claudiom What a lovely peaceful photo. For some reason I assumed all of that had been lost to the war.

@sullybiker The olympic park remained quite undamaged and was reconstructed afterwards. Back then the area was located at the periphery of the city so maybe it would have been a pointless target (if one can say some thing like that about bomb war...).

@encarsia Interesting. I saw some aerial footage of Berlin in the early post-war days and it just looked apocalyptic. Devastated. I'm glad the city is alive again.

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