Along the Beach Bike Ride

The surprise summer continues. Remembering last year, I know that I need to enjoy every minute of it while it lasts. For all we know June, July and August could be miserable. Right now though, the weather is amazing. Temperatures are summer-like, the sun is shining and I refuse to spend very much time indoors.

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We were supposed to be practicing Danish, but I convinced my neighbors, Karin and Karsten, to instead go on another bike ride!

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This time we took a train down to the south of Copenhagen.

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A duck family in Hundige

We began our ride at the Hundige train station, made our way towards the water, and then continued north along the coast.

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We made a quick stop at the beach. With seemingly endless stretches of sand, this beach must be full of people on a hot summer day!

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Sheep in the shade.

We continued north on this nice flat trail, encountering some sheep along the way.

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A little more than halfway through our trip, we came to Arken, Copenhagen’s modern art museum.

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One of the exhibits at Arken right now is Ugo Rondinone’s ‘vocabulary of solitude’. It consists of 45 life-like clowns. This show is fantastic. Regardless, if normally you find clowns joyous or fear-inspiring, these clowns will make you fall in love with them because they’re so sad.

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If you’re in the area and you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly encourage you to go! This show is running through the end of the year.

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Another great exhibition at Arken right now is Alphonse Mucha. A very nice collection. Unfortunately, this show won’t be running much longer. It ends on June 3.

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After having coffee and cake at Arken, we continued until the Brøndby Strand train station.

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We had a great time exploring an area of Copenhagen that I haven’t been to before. An area that seems to have been made for bicycle rides!

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  • This Ride: 9.9 km (6 miles)
  • Elevation Gain: 24 m (79 ft)
  • YTD Biking Km: 36.8 (23 miles)

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