I hate being cold, and I only gave names for outdoor rides. So my year starts in February, which is quite early for me (foreshadowing ...).

Date Ride Song Map Comments
2023-02-18 Keine Zeit zu verlieren. Ich werd nicht länger warten. Keine Zeit zu verlieren - Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! MIA. - Alles Neu
2023-02-23 Und ein Glück, mit diesem Trick glaub ich fast wieder an alles. MIA. - Hoffnung


Aaaaaahhhh, the sacred month of march, when every cyclist in continental Europe and the British isles fly to the sunny island of Mallorca. So, Mallorca it was. Our daughter in the save hands of the grandparents, we left for a week of riding in warmer temperatures. Pro-Tip: Don't take your bike. Rent. It's not much more expensive than bringing your own bike, and if you stretch your budget a bit, you can even ride a bike that is nicer than the one at home. In my case, a Cannondale System Six, pre-loved by some EF Education First Pro I can't remember. Oh, and I did see Magnus Cort on Randa, I was impressed, he wasn't, story of my life.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
2023-03-04 I live on the right side, I sleep on the left / That's why everything's gotta be love or death White Lies - Death
2023-03-10 Lying on the ground, Feeling like a dyin' man Michael Kiwanuka - Final Days
2023-09-19 I bless the Rains Down in Africa [Toto - Africa](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY )
2023-03-22 Run, boy, run! Woodkid - Run, boy, run!
2023-03-26 Beach 2k20 Robyn - Beach 2k20
2023-03-27 I said, "Do you speak-a my language?" He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich Men at Work - Down Under
2023-03-28 Walk like an Egyptian The Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian
2023-03-29 Open the door, get on the floor Everybody walk the dinosaur Was not Was - Walk the Dinosaur
2023-03-31 Love and marriage, love and marriage Go together like a horse and carriage Frank Sinatra - Love and Marriage


One last ride in Mallorca, and for reasons I cannot remember there then is a three week break without any rides. I had some back issues this year, maybe that's why? Speaking of which, back issues suck. Stay healthy, kids!

Date Ride Song Map Comments
1 Na ah ah ah ah ah ah ah - Randa! AC/DC (Kinda) - Thunderstruck
21 I’m bringing sexy back Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
22 You gotta know, I'm feeling love made of gold Chet Faker - Gold
25 A-well-a don't you know about the bird? Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word The Trashmen - Surfin Bird
30 Ice, ice, baby Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice, Baby


May was a pretty amazing month for me. I managed to get in over 1.000km, which makes it the strongest month of my 2023. Three rides over 100km, and I did a variant of a loop I've come to call 'The Soulcrusher' on 2023-05-22 which looks like a vulture on Strava and that's also how it felt.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
1 To die young is far too boring these days Helmet - Unsung
6 On an island in the sun We'll be playing and having fun Weezer - Island in the Sun (the only useful video version)
7 Mi see blessings fall by mi right hand Koffee - Toast
9 Feel a good, good creepin' up on you So just dance, dance, dance, come on Justin Timberlake - Can't stop the Feeling
11 Garde-moi, je suis noble de cœur MC Solaar - Solaar Pleure
20 Put your good face on, you're foolin' no one You're a jackrabbit underneath San Fermin - Jackrabbit
21 We always hang in a Buffalo Stance We do the dive every time we dance Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
22 Got what I got the hard way; And I'll make it better each and every day The Blues Brothers - Soul Man
23 Baby, baby, baby, baby, he's looking so cute, yeah; Riding around in a blue jumpsuit, yeah Rollins Band - Ghost Rider
25 You don't know me, I am an introvert an excavator; I'm duckin' out for now, a face in dodgy elevators Santigold - Les Artistes
26 But everybody's like / Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece / Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash Lorde - Royals
27 Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back / Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that Florence and the machine - The Dog Days are over
29 I backed my car into a cop car the other day / Well, he just drove off, sometimes life’s okay Modest Mouse - Float on
31 Ha ha ha, bless your soul / You really think you're in control Gnarls Barkley - Crazy


WTF happened here? Only five rides in the mid of summer? Oh - yeah. A beach holiday in 🇬🇷 happened here. I definitely had back issues then. Spent the whole vacation on pain killers and red wine.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
1 Welcome to your life / There′s no turning back Tears4Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world
3 C'mon join the joyride / Be a joyrider Roxette - Joyride
25 Drinkin' by drinkin' for two / Drinkin' with you / When drinkin' was new Stereophonics - Dakota
29 Sorry baby, sadly, I gave up, I know / I was out of options with nowhere left to go Moneybrother - They're building Walls around us
30 I‘m bringing sexy back Justin Timberlake (again??) - Sexy Back Again?


What's going on here? Two rides with company? How very un-2023 of me. Also, got to ride twice in Salzburg, got rained on both times. Salzburg, amirite?

Date Ride Song Map Comments
2 Except the little fish / Bump into me, swear he's / Tryin' a talk to me, say wait wait / Where is my mind? The Pixies - Where is my Mind?
4 I‘m just looking for one divine hammer The Breeders - Divine Hammer
5 Blinded by the Light Bruce Springsteen - Blinded by the light
7 I bet you even know / Where we could go oh-oh-oh Chvrches - The Mother we share
8 I really identify with you so much. Rollins Band - Liar
9 Just a man, and his will to survive Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
10 The sky set out like a pathway / But who decides which route we take White Lies (again?) - Death AGAIN?!!?!
11 Like a true nature's child / We were born / Born to be wild Steppenwolf - Born to be wild
14 Don't come over here / Piss on my gate / Save it just keep it off my wave Soundgarden - My Wave
15 Why does my heart feel so bad? Moby - Why does my heart feel so bad?
18 Oh, if the trip and the plan come apart in your hand / You can turn it on yourself, you ridiculous clown LCD Sound System - All my Friends
19 Du hast gut reden, du kamst vielleicht schon klug zur Welt MIA. Mausen.
24 Es kommt irgendwann irgendwoher irgendwie alles wieder MIA. Atze de Boe
28 And when the rain begins to fall / You'll ride my rainbow in the sky Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When the rain begins to fall
29 People, after the rain, will your life / Will it ever be the same? Little Dragon - After the Rain


There are two Furka Passes in the world. One is in Switzerland, and the other one is in Vorarlberg. You can ride both with the one and only Hugo. I know, because I did. The last time, we rode the one in Vorarlberg from Rankweil, that's the not so cool side. This year, we rode it from the Bregenzer Wald side, the proper side. Also, it was raining and Hugo played his famous charm and managed to convince some Hotel staff to let us sit out the worst in their breakfast room. They even gave us coffee. On the animal side of things, I met a poodle.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
1 And I'm gonna see that you won't go far (oh oh) Chvrches (again?) The Mother we share AGAIN?
3 Kari some no yume ni utau / Ikusen no toki wo koete Baby Metal - Megitsune
8 Lord give me grace and dancing feet / Let me outshine the moon Bloc Party - The Prayer
11 When food is gone you are my daily meal Florence and the Machine - The dog days are over (again?) AGAIN?
12 They can't see him walking through the darkness Tekhita - Walking Trough the Darkness
14 Don't get strung out by the way that I look / Don't judge a book by its cover Frankenfurter - Sweet Transvestite
15 All I wanna do is have some fun / I got a feelin' I'm not the only one Sheryl Crow - All I wanna do
16 I like my toast done on one side Sting - Englishman in New York
17 I know you got charm and appeal / You always play the field Diana Ross - Upside Down
18 Regular dogs that used to hang out in the neighbourhood looked at the poodle, Didn't think anything of it. Frank Zappa - The Poodle Lecture)
19 Country roads, take me home John Denver - Take me home, country roads
22 Rhythm, you have it or you don't / That's a fallacy Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
23 Eso es amor sin dolor / Hasta la próxima mi amor MC Solaar - Hasta La Vista
24 Spoonman / Speak the rhythm on your own / Speak the rhythm all alone Soundgarden - Spoonman
25 To call for hands of above, to lean on / Wouldn't be good enough for me, no The Knife - Heartbeats
27 I just can't worry 'bout no haters, gotta stay on my grind Iggy Azalea - Fancy


2023 has been a wild year temperature-wise. I don't know how many "I'll head out and enjoy the last day of summer" rides September had. More than one. More than a dozen probably.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
2 Time, time, time / See what's become of me The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
4 That's why I'm easy / I'm easy like Sunday morning The Commodores - Easy
6 We've got the feelings that you want / Peace, love, and understanding Nothing but Thieves - Welcome to the DCC
7 Movin' to the country / Gonna eat a lot of peaches The Presidents of the United States of America - Peaches
8 I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air / So there Lorde - Team
9 And it's lend me ten pounds, I'll buy you a drink / And mother wake me early in the morning The Pogues - Boys from the County Hell
10 And I scream from the top of my lungs "What's going on?" 4 Non Blondes - What's up?
11 Enjoying the Beigeness Kae Tempest - The Beigness
16 Don't you realize you're fine Phantogram - Don't Move
17 Earth tone suits you / So give it a smile Helmet - In the Meantime
20 Down by the riverside / There's bound to be a better ride / Than what you've got planned The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter (AGAIN?) AGAIN?
21 They say that girl you know she act so rough, rough, rough / Well it's 'til I turn off the light, turn off the light Nelly Furtado - Turn off the light
26 One more time with feeling Regina Spektor - One more time with Feeling
28 Sometimes it feels like a barricade / To keep us away, keep us away / And it kinda does Interpol - Barricade
29 So be easy and free / When you're drinking with me / I'm a man you don't meet every day The Pogues - I'm a man you don't meet every day


Boom. End of season, switch to kettlebells. And it shows.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
3 Streetlights, people / Livin' just to find emotion Journey - Don't stop Believing
11 Wenn jeder Tag wie der erste des Sommers wär’ Mia. - Engel
13 Start wearing Purple for me now 🟣 Gogol Bordello - Start wearing Purple
22 Are you ready for the high life? Bloc Party - High Life
28 Cause that's my fun day / My I don't have to run day The Bangles - Manic Monday


At this point, I don't even know why I bother. When putting on your clothes feels it's taking longer than doing the ride itself, even the benefits of fresh air seem questionable. I'm too old for this shit, and it shows.

Date Ride Song Map Comments
4 In the end all you can hope for / Is the love you felt to equal the pain you've gone through Editors - Bones