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Bikepacking #01 - Tag 1/2 - Von Dellbrück nach Dedenborn | #RideCampRide

Bikepacking #01 - Tag 1/2 - Von Dellbrück nach Dedenborn | #RideCampRide

05:26
59.9 mi
11.0 mph
2,750 ft
1,975 ft

Tour Overview

Starting Point
6.47 mi
Los ging die Fahrt in meiner Heimatstadt Köln.
29.7 mi
Schöne Gravel-Lane neben der Landstraße.
44.2 mi
Unendlich weit schauen...
48.3 mi
Kleine Snack-Pause am Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach.
48.4 mi
53.3 mi
54.5 mi
Der Rursee.
58.1 mi
Bin ich hier in Bayern? Oder Österreich?
59.5 mi
An meinem Camping-Spot angekommen.
Das Zelt steht.
Chillen, Sonne, Bachrauschen und die Ruhe genießen.
Wenn zerbrochenes Glas in der Rur geschliffen wird.
Der Platz hinter meinem Zelt.
Die Ruhe an der Rur genießen.
Ein Lebenszeichen für die Familie.
59.9 mi
Destination

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hobscotch went gravel riding.

September 8, 2021

Comments

  • hobscotch

    This was my very first bikepacking tour. A few weeks before I didn't even have all the panniers, no tent, no gas stove and no idea what you would need. So I still had to get some stuff and acquire know-how, because I really wanted to go on a bikepacking tour with Overnighter!Of course, I started right from my front door and just checked whether everything was ok at Cologne Cathedral. I then slowly left the city via Hürth. The noise got less and everything around me got greener. This brought an ever wider grin on my face. But after a good 36 km the grin turned into a MÄH! Only then did I realize that I had forgotten my water bottles at home. What a fail! So I looked for a bike shop nearby (Bike Reiter) and bought two water bottles. Since of course I didn't have anything else to drink with me, it was very practical that there was an Aldi right next to the shop. Here I went to get water. Good thing I had packed a small sponge, towel and biodegradable washing-up liquid with which I could clean the bottles. Filled in water and it went on. These are those moments again that you think back to and the grin returns to your face.The route was quite varied - bike paths, gravel roads, forest passages and country roads. Everything was there. And so slowly the first ramps came into play. Fortunately, I had trained a lot in the Bergisch region over the last few weeks / months. I'm not fast, but I've made it through every ramp so far. This time too, despite the extra weight on my gravel bike.After 76 km I had reached the supermarket that I had planned. Here I stocked up on (liquid) food for dinner and the morning after. I drove a short distance to the Heimbach hydropower plant and took a short snack break.Then it went up and down some ramps again. Above all, going down is a lot of fun with the additional weight, because that pushes well!After 96.4 km I was at my destination - the Rur idyll. In addition to the holiday apartments on offer, the family also offers their garden for camping. And that right on the Rur. By the way, I found this wonderful place through 1nitetent. Here I was warmly welcomed and looked after.After looking around the huge garden, I pitched my tent and stowed all my things. I didn't have any swimming trunks with me, but I didn't miss the opportunity to jump into the Rur in my boxer shorts. Just awesome after a bike ride at 27 degrees. I enjoyed the rest and let the sun roast on my fur. Then I was greeted by the host. He works at Cube. So you had a topic to chat with. And of course I didn't say no to the beer that was offered. A long-time guest from one of the holiday apartments and a Dane who was just on a motorcycle trip to Portugal joined us. We chatted about God and the world until it got dark. I made pasta with pesto rosso and herder's cheese on my gas stove while the family turned on the grill. So the guests were also provided with grilled food. It felt very familiar.My absolute highlight as a city dweller that evening was the starry sky. I have seldom seen so many stars as the Milky Way. That is simply not possible in a (big) city. Unfortunately, I couldn't take a picture of this sight. Wouldn't do much anyway, because you have to see something like that with your own eyes. Simply fascinating!
    Gradually everyone went to bed and I was able to test my sleeping mat, sleeping bag and tent for the first time. So then ended day 1 of 2.
    My video about it:

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    • September 13, 2021

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Bikepacking #01 - Tag 1/2 - Von Dellbrück nach Dedenborn | #RideCampRide