Berlin is firmly in the cold grip of winter. The temperature is below freezing. Cycling is hazardous because the streets are snowy and icy. At this time of year the body needs even more calories than usual! We’re wishing we’d brought one of these metre-long salamis back from Gaiole! These local specialities are flavoured with fennel. The photo was taken on our last trip down to L’Eroica in October 2015. Outside their shop, the local butcher and his son are seen flanked by the boss of Canyon bicycles, Roman Arnold, and ex-pro sprinter ‘Ete the Rakete’.