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8/18/19 10:24 A

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What made you decide to settle in Germany?

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13

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8/18/19 10:16 A

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I do like the color - even though it wasn't a big factor in the purchase, they even match my shoes! emoticon
I live near Stuttgart. Once a week, I teach in a small Bible school in the Black Forest. It's a long commute and I'm enjoying my free Mondays during the summer break, which ends in two weeks.

Edited by: ZELLAZM at: 8/18/2019 (10:17)
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8/18/19 9:14 A

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Your poles are gorgeous! I am green with envy. Good for you! I see you are not a beginner and your poles were getting old, so it is a good thing you treated yourself.

The Lubéron is magnificent. I went there many years ago, before it was made famous by President Mitterand. I am sure you had the opportunity to visit some of the colorful markets.
And yes, I bet it was hot! No forest fires?

Where do you live in Germany? I am originally from Paris, now living in Northern Virginia.
I am a hiker but recently decided to try nordic walking. I have poles on order, they will be coming from Great Britain (through eBay). I should get them at the end of the month. They are the Leki Spin Shark SL.

//www.leki.com/us/nordic-walking/pol
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I am planning to try in my neighborhood and it will be interesting as I have never seen anybody walking with poles in my area!

As you are such an experienced walker I may have plenty of questions for you when I start with the poles!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13

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8/18/19 6:56 A

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Hi, Termitemom,

My poles are the Leki Micro Flash and they were a bit of a splurge.






My other poles are telescope style but they aren't short enough to conveniently fit in a suitcase or backpack. I've had those for maybe 10 years, I think, and bought them on Ebay!

I was in Provence in the Luberon region. It was lovely - I wrote a long blog post about it a couple of weeks ago with lots of photos. Unfortunately, on the one day I could have used my poles, I forgot to take them! emoticon It was a family reunion, so mostly we did short sightseeing trips. And it was HOT!

I would like to go back to that area again sometime for a hiking vacation and the poles will come in handy. What part of France are you from? I'm an American living in Germany.

Edited by: ZELLAZM at: 8/18/2019 (09:46)
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8/17/19 8:59 P

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I have experience with collapsible hiking poles. I have the Leki Micro Vario COR-TEC , and I love them. I wanted to save money, so I got the aluminum ones (with the DSS tips) and not the carbon ones.

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How was your trip? How did you do with the poles?

Lucky you to go to the south of France: Provence or Riviera? I haven't seen my native country in almost 20 years and I miss it...

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13

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6/29/19 7:28 A

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I just got new collapsible Lekis for my upcoming trip to the south of France.

www.leki.com/de/nordic-walki
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I've been wanting foldable poles for a long time and this seemed like a good occasion to get some. I guess I should have asked here before I bought, but still thought I'd post just in case someone is still around on the boards.

Does anyone have experience with foldable, collapsible poles? I

Michelle

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Go, Firecrackers!




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