Sunday, 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 top case, 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.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice. I imagine Scooterbob had a great time on that road. I concur with Sonja, the B500 is an excellent road for bikers and I am sure Bob would have loved riding it. I will have to look out for the Abbey the next time I am on that road, but then you might be able to show me, Sonja. :-)

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    1. B500 is best ridden pre and after season when the tourists are gone ;-) During season it is crowded, and regularly patrolled by police to capture speeders.

      I would be happy to point you towards the abbey ruins, Gary.

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  2. Sonja I thought at one point that this ScooterBob thing might be over the top. But it is just so cool to see something I held in my hands in such good company. One day I hope to ride that road. What a thrill that would be. Nice job on the photos.

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    1. David, I am loving 'the thing'. It's perfect to celebrate Bob's life.

      I would be more than happy to show you around if you'd make it here. Our Vespa's await you.

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  3. Wow! I think bob would be loving this and it great to know his memory is living on through his friends. This is an excellent tribute and we get to see some wonderful pictures!

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  4. Wow this is going to be one epic journey around the world. I can't wait to see what you guys have cooked up for scooterbob next. Bob would be proud.

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  5. Sonja, short and sweet, just thank you.

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  6. Love it! I'm sure Bob would really have been thrilled to ride your roads and visit the Abbey with you. Great job, Sonja.

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