Meet the Flintstones: NSG Schlupkothen oder Yabba Dabba Doo!
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Mo went for a bike ride.
June 13, 2021
Today it's off to the Stone Age. The destination is Fred Feuerstein's former workplace. O.k. den und die Feuersteins and Geröllheimers haven't been around for a long time, but they won't be forgotten. Where is it going? The spoiler is on the komoot map (don't look!) And the information in the tour description. We'll be 4x Yabba dabba doo! to be able to call out as an expression of our joy - we promise. And these are the four:The first Yabba dabba doo! is cycling on the Schwarzbachtrasse - small but nice and spotted with a tunnel.The second Yabba dabba doo! Is cycling on the Nordbahntrasse - well attended, but the ideal way to cross the city of Wuppertal (if you disregard the suspension railway).The third Yabba dabba doo! Is cycling on the Niederbergbahn route - a bike path with a panorama or, better, a panorama bike path.The fourth Yabba dabba doo! If you then look into the imposing "..." - we'll reveal that later.Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Barney, Betty and Bam-Bam accompany me imaginary today. Who are they? Well, the residents of Bedrock (in German: Steintal). It has been more than 60 years since the Flintstones & Co. saw the light of day and imagined an ideal Stone Age world in animated films (as the cartoons were called back then). Funny entertainment suitable for children or a socially critical parody of the family roles and the bourgeois life of the time? Anyway, I loved it when Fred Feuerstein did his "Yabba dabba doo!" trumpeted out and rushed from the dinosaur at work in the quarry into the evening. Oops! With that I would have the fourth Yabba dabba doo! betray. The goal of the tour is the Schlupkothen limestone quarry near Wülfrath in the Mettmann district, closed in 1960 and now renatured. It can't be a coincidence that the first episode of the animated series "The Flintstones" appeared in 1960, right?We start not far from the Stone Age Klutert Cave in the cave village of Rüggeberg with our vehicle made of wood, animal skin (there is again the topic: leather saddle) and stone. Incidentally, this is only driven by our leg strength (lied, but that's called "artistic freedom"). The first destination is the valley of the Wupper and there the Schwarzbachtrasse (formerly the railway line) - Yabba dabba doo! Unfortunately, we didn't see the mammoth Tuffi (gurgle to Wuppertal and Tuffi and you will find amazing things).After a short distance to the north we reach Wichlinghausen and the second former railway line - the northern railway line - Yabba dabba doo! From here, our Stone Age vehicle rolls west over viaducts and through tunnels, past saber-toothed tigers and a number of dinosaurs. We then leave the route to follow the river Düssel (which comes to a village at some point and then it becomes Düsseldorf - haha) upstream towards Schlupkothen (the name is guaranteed to come from a cartoon series, doesn't it?). And hey presto, we're on the panorama cycle path Niederbergbahn - Yabba dabba doo! But unfortunately only for a short time, because now the viewing platform Schlupkothener Bruch beckons - and one more thing: Yabba dabba doo! We are in the largest limestone mining area in Europe. The quarry was in operation until 1960, then shut down and filled with water. The local dinosaurs (reptiles and amphibians) loved it so much that they came in droves, settled down and turned the area into a nature reserve. What you get to see from the viewing platform cannot be expressed in words and only to a limited extent in pictures. Turquoise blue water awakens wanderlust (although that's silly when we have the Caribbean on our doorstep) and reminds us of many a movie scene. * Pause * - * long pause * And back to reality, in the here and now (a shame): with these great impressions it is now the same way back to our Klutert cave in Ennepetal. At the campfire we will tell the clan about this adventure or better, we will paint it on the cave wall. Tour conclusion: Yabba dabba doo!Stay healthyYour Mo (mmut)Addendum: As in the sketch "Zinc oxide and you!" from Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) one could ask "Why do you need lime?" Lime is elementary for the entire construction industry and was used in ancient times. Building materials such as mortar, cement and concrete would not exist without him. In the imaginary sketch "Kalk und Sie!" can you think about what would not be there if there was no lime? A little tip: duck your head, because the plaster is guaranteed to come from the ceiling first ;-)
Another wonderful story 😘 Yabba dabba doo
Thank you - I wish you many YABBA DABBA DOOS!
You dared to go a long way out of your turf, Mo, but you were in good company. Your tour and the story are great again, thank you uh yabba dabba doo! 😃🙋♀️
Hello Elke, thank you. I wanted to see if it is as beautiful elsewhere as it is here. Yes, it is! With the beautiful weather 🌞 many others had the idea too. The railway lines were really full in the afternoon. Have a nice week and Yabba dabba doo!
June 14, 2021
On my YouTube channel (mitrilmo) I have put the other tour experiences into a little film (15 minutes). If you feel like it, take a look there. That would make me happy. VG Mo
June 17, 2021