March 30, 2012

Green is good

I have a toy, a green toy.
Android
I retired my old Windows phone and I got a new Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy Xcover. My first impression about Android is that it's awesome. It is a very cool operating system and I hope I will have time (and mood) to write a few nice apps :)


March 28, 2012

Bikes in Berlin

There are a lot of bikes everywhere in Berlin
You can see a lot of bikes used for commercial purpose

Cool bikes to rent
in action
You can read about the solar powered bike rentals here.

March 26, 2012

March 21, 2012

First road bike road ride

Last Sunday I went out with my road bike for the first time this year. It was very warm, spring is just around the corner :) 

 It was a fun 40 kilometer ride with five other bikers. The wind was strong in some places but that didn't ruin the fun. After 20 kilometers I turned back and rode a time trial to home. 

Last year I bought a CST tire to ruin on the trainer and I have that on the bike. I don't know how good is the tire because I didn't ride on the edge, I'm still getting used to the insane speed of the road bike :)
new CST tire
Spring is almost here
Stats:
 - time: 1:34:23
 - distance: 40,93 km
 - average speed: 26 km/h
 - maximum speed 56 km/h

March 19, 2012

March 17, 2012

First road ride in 2012

The first road ride this year was a very cool ride. The weather was warm, the hills were covered by snow and the  road was dry. The only thing I didn't like was the nasty wind. It was nice to get back in the saddle after a short absence :) 

I climbed a small hill near the road to take a few pictures:
The map of the ride is here, we went to a village named Laureni and back.

Stats:
 - distance: 32,11 km
 - average speed: 20,4 km/h
 - maximum speed: 45 km/h
 - time: 1:34:01

March 15, 2012

A walk in Berlin 2

Like I said before I was in Berlin for a few weeks. On a windy Saturday I went shopping to the Designer Outlet Berlin, I like to shop in outlets because everything is cheaper. After a few hours of shopping I got on a train to the Berlin Central Station. This station is huge, has more levels and a lot of trains pass there every day. I took a few pictures of the station from outside:
Berlin Central Station
Berlin Hauptbahnhof
From the exit of the central station you can see the Reichstag building:
Reichstag building
It was a short walk to the parliament which is one of the symbols of Berlin and a must see for every tourist. The glass dome on top of the building is very impressive to. A few pics of the parliament:
Reichstag building
The parliament
the entrance of the parliament
After taking a few photos I headed to the Brandenburg Gate (which is very close):
Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburger Tor
This gate is a huge tourist attraction, I even saw Darth Vader there:
Darth Vader
Darth Vader at the Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate / Brandenburger Tor
More pictures from here.

March 12, 2012

March 9, 2012

Solar powered bike rentals in Berlin

I saw in Berlin bike rentals powered by the sun. I searched on the web and I found their website. These are really cool things I hope someday they will be available in all the cities. Here are a few pics:
Bike rental near St Mary's Church
Bike rental near the Berlin wall
Powered by the sun

March 7, 2012

A walk in Berlin

I was in Berlin for a few weeks and I took my camera too. I made a few pictures on a Sunday afternoon on a short walk in the city. The main sight I saw was the Alexanderplatz, the Berlin Cathedral, the O2 World and a part of the Wall. The best pics from this tour:
Alexanderplatz
The TV tower
The World clock
The clock and the tower
Bahnhof Alexanderplatz
St Mary’s Church
Rotes Rathaus, the town hall of Berlin
Neptunbrunnen
Berlin Cathedral
Berliner Dom
Altes Museum
The Tower
The Dome
O2 World
O2 World
Oberbaum Bridge
Oberbaumbrücke
Oberbaum Bridge
Oberbaum Bridge
O2 World and the TV tower
The Berlin Wall
The Wall
The Berlin Wall
More pictures here.

March 5, 2012

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