Put Some Fun Between Your Legs
This is a few minutes along the back road from Ottenstein to Wessum DE. This back country road is shared by cars, people and bikes. There's an entirely dedicated new bike route being built alongside the larger highway that runs between Ottenstein and Wessum. The total distance between both towns is only 3.9 kilometers (<2.5 miles>, I'm traveling about 20 km/h for the duration of this three minute clip.
Short video from Feb 2011 documenting the beginning of construction on the new bike route being constructed between Wessum and Ottenstein (<2.5 miles). Note the prodigous amount of men and heavy equipment.
Drainage to ensure long life and prevent bike path flooding.
Part of bike path running in front of a country restaurant.
Start of the new bike path near the Wessum end.
This pic helps add a bit of perspective to the scope of the project. Although the total distance is less than 2.5 miles between Ottenstein and Wessum, and alternate routes exist, this will provide a dedicated safer route for the many people who walk/bike around here.
Long stretch of bike lane topped with asphalt.
Heavy machinery sits aside the bike route near the halfway point.
This monster excavator is near the Ottenstein end of the project.
It takes a very forward thinking society to invest the time, effort and money necessary to engage in collective social engineering projects. There's no tendency in this area towards slipshod construction in any venue.
More heavy equipment porn.
The Cows were sleeping until I drove by and they all got up to take a look at my Tomos Moped.
Line forms at the rear.
You want some of this?
The gang notices my presence.
I want one of those when I grow up. Moo-be Santa will get you one for Xmas if you're a good cow?
Unpaved bike path near the house ends near entry to subdivision.
Note the immaculate condition of yards/streets.
Sachs Madass. Seriously aggressive looking 50cc moped.
Sachs Primo 4 spotted in Germany. 38,000 km on the odometer.
Salvaged bicycle pannier converted for use on my Tomos Quadro. It looks a little close to the muffler, but there's plenty of clearance. I like the fact it's rigid and has a clasp. Big-ass U-lock bungied on rear carrier rack.
Another shot of the discarded bicycle pannier I found and attached to my Tomos Quadro.
Two cycle gas pump. Choice of 25 or 50:1 mix.
Gas pump for two stroke motors. Lever for changing gas/oil ratio.
Inside the headlight/dash assembly. Headlight screw (one of two) visible.
Audiblizing Tomos Turn Signals
Quadro Headlight and Cover
Wiring to the turn signals with the addition of the piezo buzzer wiring.
Dedicated bike lane drop-arm railroad crossing gate between Graes and Epe in Germany.