October 26, 2014

First Ride out with ScooterBob

It didn't take long to convince our 'guest' ScooterBob to come along for a ride on the famous Black Forest High Road. It hopped into my Vespa topcase, and off we went on the touristy mountain rim road. This stretch of federal highway B500 going from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt is very popular with the two-wheeled crowds. But that distinctive chill in the air which reminded us of season's ending, had the fair weather riders already talked into mothballing their bikes. We were welcomed with next to zero traffic and a wide open road.


At Zuflucht we stopped to admire the view. Looking west, in the far we spotted the silhouette of the Vosges Mountains in France. This is usually a popular take-off point for hang gliders but the place looked abandoned this afternoon.


Finally I introduced ScooterBob to my absolute favourite spot in the area: All Saints' Abbey. We had visited many times before, at different seasons, with different guests, and this historic site never failed to impress.

 

By then the cold started creeping into our bones, and we decided it was time to return home for a nice hot cuppa.

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Ein erster Ausflug mit ScooterBob
Wir konnten unseren "Gast" ScooterBob schnell davon überzeugen, uns auf einem Ritt entlang der Schwarzwaldhochstraße zu begleiten. Er hüpfte also ins Vespa-Topcase und los ging's. Dieser Teil der Bundesstraße B500 von Baden-Baden nach Freudenstadt ist normalerweise sehr beliebt bei den Zweiradfahrern, aber der kalte Wind muss wohl die meisten bereits dazu überredet haben, Ihre Moppeds einzumotten, denn es gab so gut wie keinen Verkehr. 
In Zuflucht hielten wir an, um die Aussicht zu genießen. Der Blick nach Westen lässt die Silhouette der Vogesen erahnen. Hier tummeln sich im Sommer die Gleitschirmflieger, aber um diese Jahreszeit ist der Ort eher verlassen.
Danach ging es zu meinem Lieblingsort, dem Kloster Allerheiligen. Wir sind hier schon oft gewesen, zu verschiedenen Jahreszeiten, mit verschiedenen Gästen. Dieser Ort nimmt einen doch immer wieder gefangen. Langsam kroch uns die Kälte in die Glieder und so machten wir uns schließlich auf den Heimweg.

11 comments:

  1. Great second and last shots Sonja!

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    1. Thanks Dom, the last one was Roland's work. It turned out very well.

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  2. Very, very nice guys. I'm loving it.

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  3. Looks like a wonderful trip out. Really like the last photo as well.

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  4. Excellent photos. Excellent choice of ride.

    The only "experience" I have with this area is by playing the video game Porsche Unleashed! Heck, even that was fun!

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  5. Lovely last shot, the real Bob would have loved it.

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  6. I'm excited and saddened. I wish the real Bob were there, but am sure he is getting a kick of this now.

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  7. Da habt Ihr ihn wirklich in eine schöne Gegend geführt! Das wird er genossen haben!

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  8. I agree with everyone else. A great place for ScootBob to visit and a great last shot. Good job you two.

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  9. Schöne Geschichte mit "ScooterBob" ... äääh ... also sofern ich sie richtig verstanden habe. Aber ich denke schon :-)

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  10. Thanks guys, it has been really fun, and I wished it could have been Bob himself.

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