Fortunately, my first German liter of beer on this trip killed that pain tonight, and there should be plenty more at Oktoberfest.
We're having a great time, and now that the race is over, should be even more fun.
So far we've mostly stayed in Berlin. Highlights have been the Wall, the Topography of Terror exhibit, the Brandenburg Gate, and Alexanderplatz. We also took a day trip to Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp outside of Oranienburg. Very sad, one I'd never visited.
Anyway more details will follow when I'm home, just wanted to share the PR news!