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Old 26-12-2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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The next day I went north.





That looks promising small minor road leaves the village.



First interesting stop was Neuhardenberg. During the times of the GDR it was an important air base. In that times the street in front of the manor house, where the bike parks, was named Karl Marx Street.



The ones who named the street probably didn't expect that the buildings will be an architectural gem again in a new capitalistic time.
This is the complete set of the manor house. Hotel and Restaurant, offices.





Just saw in GE that they build up a huge Solar Park beside the air strip. I doubt if this is useful for us German tax payers, solar parks are subsidized in Germany. When we were there it was just a huge air strip.





Further on I reached the river Oder and its marshland.


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Old 26-12-2018, 02:44 PM   #7
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I'm google-earthing myself silly already, it's all "new turf" to me
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Old 27-12-2018, 06:45 AM   #8
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I'm google-earthing myself silly already, it's all "new turf" to me

Don't worry! the second scouting tour and the real tour will cover the same area.
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Old 27-12-2018, 07:21 AM   #9
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The first scouting brought me as far as Chorin.


Near Bad Freienwalde I came to this sign. As you can see by my alias I love that white stuff, which enlightens your day!

Yes, you are right I'm talking of sugar, in German Zucker. And a Zuckerfabrik like it is written on the sign is a sugar plant. So you can imagine this sign made my day and was now on he list of: Must visit place.




The day was already perfect, I had already so may fantastic moments on old farm tracks and on forest roads.
For a rider from Down Under or the States riding in the dust is no problem. For a rider in Germany it is a real challenge to find legal dirt. 99.8 % of the German Traffic system is paved. So it was a real pleasure to find more and more km in the dirt.
Out here in the North East a lot of interesting buildings are surrendered: The people are gone or it is to expensive to refurbish or it is run down in the past or to far away from anything.

The reasons are plenty, it always makes me sad to see interesting buildings falling apart.







I rode up to the former monastery Chorin. Then I turned back heading for car and trailer and back home again. Part one was a success!




Home run on the motorway.


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Old 27-12-2018, 05:21 PM   #10
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The first scouting brought me as far as Chorin.
Near Bad Freienwalde I came to this sign. As you can see by my alias I love that white stuff, which enlightens your day!

OK, got your birth place now...



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For a rider from Down Under or the States riding in the dust is no problem. For a rider in Germany it is a real challenge to find legal dirt. 99.8 % of the German Traffic system is paved. So it was a real pleasure to find more and more km in the dirt.
Agree, no comparison....but give us another 20 years to pave more and more of the "good stuff" and lock away the rest for "recreational use".



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Out here in the North East a lot of interesting buildings are surrendered: The people are gone or it is to expensive to refurbish or it is run down in the past or to far away from anything.
It sure is a crying shame. Saw the same thing in/ around Stralsund last year....and even more so in the Balkans.
Some beautiful workmanship and unique features just rotting into the ground, most likely never to be seen again.

That building in the 2. pic is typical for it.

Keep traveling, mate....this is something special.
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