Hello dear Fans & Fitliner
I am back in good old Germany…..I have been visiting for 4 weeks with my friends Ruth & Tim Mauer-White along with Willi, the pug, in Little Elm right outside of Dallas, Tx.
So I had a training camp in my favorite country and on top of it in Texas….the lone star state….That state is really different and yes, I had some experiences….not only on my bike…the differences in the temperature are really extreme….one day it’s 75 + degrees and the next morning 32….that takes something to get used to and you always have the “WIND” as your companion….coming from the south he is mild but coming from the north he is freezing…in my 25 days of race I havn’t been coldlike this in a long time…but I wouldn’t want to miss one kilometre of it….my cycling tours into the Country have always been a “highlight” ….endless cattle on endless stretches….unfortunately I had to terminate my 1000 kilometre tour to the “GULF OF MEXICO” …..because of cold and danger…cold, it was below30 at night plus the wind….I got frostbite on three of my toes that night….and the danger was to not been seen on the pitch-dark streets of Texas at night….since no american is expecting a cyclist at night especially in this cold temperature….not to mention the trucks owning the streets at night….One of the trucks even stopped at asked me if I was totally out of my mind….I was happy to be back safely at Ruth & Tim after 25 hours….from this day on I only biked during the day….but other then that everything was easy….and because I have been biking so much in the Little Elm area all the Police men were greeting me….I thought that was very funny…..I am already looking forward to my next training camp in Texas in 2014…..because Texas is different and this makes it interesting…..
Now, back at home I keep on working out to achieve the german solo bike record….Flensburg – Garmisch….1100 kilometre in less then 48 hours…..together with the organizer of “Race across Germany” Dieter Goepfert and my new crew 2013…..and of course always on my side are the FITLINE PRODUCTS……specially the new FITNESS – DRINK…..nothing is possible without that anymore…..
ok, so long…..Yours Achim