December 2017 – Winter is here ?

Dear friends, sorry for the silence. I am on the road ( out of Malaysia) but this time not cycling. Well to be accurate not cycle touring. I have been with my family in Basel, Switzerland since end November 2017. The only cycling I am doing is city commuting which is wonderful too. Basel is a great city for cycling. Organised and very bike friendly. It’s bicycle track flows well and works so it is convenient, safe and a joy to commute via a bicycle.

December went by in a flash and January too. Basel winter was surprisingly mild this year. So far I have only seen 2 to 3 days of snow. Temperatures hover mostly above 0C and somedays can be as high as 15C.

Most of my days are spent doing some house chores like shopping, a bit of coaching related project work, attending social meetings and networking and also lots of hiking in the forest nearby.

Nothing incredibly adventurous but I am enjoying it. Here are a collection of photos to share my experience so far. Enjoy.

My first hike after arriving in Basel.
A rare wintery vista on the hike
I make frequent shopping runs to Germany on my commuter bike. Love the scenic forest route.
Christmas is soon
Wonderful sun in the winter across the vineyards around Aesch
This is ready for a stomp
The Monday Hiking group from Basel
The skinny tires are not really suitable for this kind of weather but I just had to try it.
Winter Wunderland. It was a nice day out
Seems like a lot of snow and very cold. If you walk fast enough, it would be OK.
Vitra Museum Cafe. Time for coffee after the hike.
Merry Christmas to all
Winter is not the time to stay indoors. Not especially with walks like this.
Happy New Year from all of us in Basel.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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