23 April 2015

Working out

Spring has finally arrived in Europe, and it was fun to work out in the nice, sunny weather. I grabbed some warmth in Munich and took it up north to my friends in Oslo - seemed like the whole city was outside on Sunday, enjoying the first day of spring. Norway is such a beautiful place outside of winter!
Then I went home to Bremen and was happy that my Dad accepted my help shifting some wood around. There was a wall of wood that had to be moved under a roof so it can dry out. It feels great to do some "weight training" for a good reason :)
It´s about time to be fit, as the Wings for Life World Run Event is barely a week away! I will run in Munich - and it is sold out in Munich and Darmstadt too! 7000 people in Germany alone donated with their entry fees and will run for the good cause on May 3rd. It´s more than twice as big as last year :) I will keep you posted about the run in Munich, guess Jonny will run either in Australia or the US, Jamie, Matjaz, many of my friends join in different places in the world, and it´s nice to know that we are running at exactly the same time!

12 April 2015

Nice tv show about "The flying Farmer" Konrad Görg!

After a beautiful, smooth flight at Tegelberg on Friday, dark big clouds are back in the sky today, so I started zapping on the TV and found this really nice documentary about farmer and pg pilot Konrad Görg. He is running a big farm in northern German, but also develops paragliders and competes. He and his family are super adorable, so the audience (specifically the non-flyers) gets a really positive impression about our sport. Unfortunately only available in German here, but worth watching! Thanks Konrad, hope to see you again in Greifenburg or somewhere else soon!

04 April 2015

Buenos Aires

After a long 14 hours of work shift, Buenos Aires greeted our crew with the most beautiful weather ever seen in Argentina. Blue sky, pleasant temperatures, and cloud base at a height that I felt I should visit Flavio at the Fly Ranch. Or Andi Hediger in La Cumbre at his Aeroatelier? He had invited me over when I met him at the Worlds in Annecy last year.
But this time I just wanted to recover from the shock most people had after the plane crash, and thankfully I had a lovely crew and wonderful passengers. Sure the atmosphere was muffled, and it cost us more energy than normal. It was great that we could charge our batteries in a wonderful place like Buenos Aires, going for a run in the natural reserve park along the Rio de la Plata, or going for a walk across the markets of San Telmo on Sunday. I love this city and its elegant, friendly people!