• China,  COVID-19

    Times Are Changing

    During the past days the number of COVID-19 infected people is continuously rising in China. My building was locked down the past week – today the opposite building is put into the lock down and testing procedure. We have been tested nearly each single day, except yesterday. Yesterday a very naughty rumor was posted in the Shanghai social media: The air in Shanghai is infected by COVID-19! The result was: I had a very wonderful day in Shanghai at the Bund 🙂 No people at all. Unfortunately I am not able to visit any park to see the plum and cherry trees flowering. Shanghai is moving towards a city wide…

  • Bike

    Cleats

    What? You are riding the road bike? You need to use cleats! Yeah, I was told that a hundred times. Basically, I didn’t care too much but then these guys changed their wording to: using cleats you will be faster! Honestly, who would not try to ride faster by just using different shoes and pedals? So, I went to the shop in Shanghai which is called Decathlon and checked the latest cleat systems and bike shoes. My conclusion: road bike riders do have carrot shaped feet and I do not belong to them. Compare a carrot with a bar of Ritter Sport chocolate and you will know the shape of…

  • Shanghai

    Humans

    China, Shanghai City. Total population is around 25 000 000 people. I have to say that I never feel boring there. Maybe that is related to my passion which is taking photos of humans. The Shanghai people never sent me away, never ever tried to get rid of me. Most of the times when I take photos, they just ignore me. And I love that. During Corona times, people show some distance. If they tell you China is a communist country – don’t believe them. There are some rich and there are some poor. Don’t get me wrong! I am not saying above girl has rich parents. Who ever can…

  • Bike,  Golden Cheetah

    Golden Cheetah

    Hey, I am using Golden Cheetah for the indoor training. It’s just – I like the attitude of providing a software for free. So, I tried to use a video synced to a GPS-file for train and I provide both below. For free. If you are using GC just import both. This one is only 23km and my first try at all. But, I like it and will record more. Unfortunately, these days in March 2022 I am in quarantine. The weather is perfect for riding on Chongming…………….. Although, I rode these 23km several times, when I watch the video, the time flies and I do not feel boring. As…