Thursday, April 28, 2011

Helping hand

Is everyone in Munich an avid cycling fan? I'm beginning to think so. And what makes me think this?... Well, the fact that almost everyone on a scooter is willing to motorpace a complete stranger on a bike in Lycra. 

In Australia, if you pull up beside someone on a scooter or motorbike, they would just laugh at you and take off as fast as they can. Most of the population wouldn't even know what motorpacing is. However, here in Munich, when I pull up behind a scooter at traffic lights, they adjust the mirror and when the light turns green, they motorpace me for as long as they can. No idea who I am and no idea where I am going. 

I know what you are thinking- I'm exaggerating. Surely, not every person with a scooter would do it. But honestly, we have had a 100% strike rate! It sure beats jumping behind trucks and is faster way to get around. 


  1. I have to confess ... what is motorpaceing??

  2. I have added a picture for your benefit Albert!