Hand cycle boot camp Part I


I got persuaded to travel to the “near abroad” last week for a hand cycle boot camp

Oberstdorf im Allg├Ąu (Bavaria).

I have been to many countries already and was able to communicate with the respective inhabitants in English or French quite well.

Apart from the language barrier, the weather has disturbed my whole training schedule.

My since months proven and tested training schedule with several rides in the rain per day was ruined totally by one week of everlasting sunshine. In London (Paralympics 2012) it rains the whole year, as everybody knows, so you have to be prepared.

My equipment had to be converted rapidly from high speed rain jacket to strongly braking cooling cap and vest.

Due to the beautiful sunsets every day the coaches got so melancholic that there was nothing to do with them any more. They were occupied with writing post cards and painting by numbers.

The signage of the race track must have been the result of

Fools at work.

signs in both directions meaning: all trails

Meanwhile I had completely lost my way, so that I ended up on the


middle sign meaning: panorama trail – wheelchair and stroller accessible

and finally on the

Way of St James

(in German: Jakobsweg)

OK, this was driven back quickly .

Back in Frankfurt at last.
Last night I was finally able to exercise reasonably again with 16┬░C and 20 litres of rain/m┬▓!

Translator BL

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2 Responses to “Hand cycle boot camp Part I”

  1. Kurt says:

    Ich habe dein anliegen an die Freiwillige Feuerwehr weitergeleitet mit der bitte um Trainigshilfe und darauf hingewiesen das Schl├Ąuche der Klasse F erforderlich sind.

    Druckschl├Ąuche der Klasse F werden ├╝berwiegend zur F├Ârderung gr├Â├čerer Wassermengen in Verbindung mit speziellen Pumpen benutzt.

    Es besteht auch die M├Âglickeit den B├╝hnenbau “Grumpe” hinzuzuziehen der ├╝ber Nebelanlagen in der erforderlichen Gr├Â├če verf├╝gt.

    Ich hoffe das hiermit ein Ordnungsgem├Ą├čes Training f├╝r London durchf├╝hrbar ist.

  2. Rollinator says:

    Die Feuerwehr in Oberstdorf ist technisch nicht so gut ausgestattet:


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