der 🍧Glace-fanatiker 🍦, zur Not tuts auch ein ☕+🍰 oder hinterher ein 🍻
After I had announced that the weather would be suitable for cycling on the last day of summer, the idea came up to say goodbye to summer with a bike tour. After working in the morning, it should at least not be completely flat. Karl, it's great that you were enthusiastic about the Pfänder👍
a day ago
- 06:1973.3 mi11.6 mph8,850 ft8,850 ft
At 7 - 8 ° C in autumn, we rolled out through the Landwasser Valley, which was still mostly in the shade, until we could soak up the first really warm rays of sun near Schmitten. On the ascent of the Albula, we finally got to operating temperature. A recurring and impressive companion on this tour were the purple trains of the Rhaetian Railway - a world cultural heritage on the Albula route! myswitzerland.com/de-de/erlebnisse/rhaetisch-bahn-albulabernina
I am amazed again and again how this spectacular railway line was built in less than 5 years around 1900 in the high mountains, some of which were snowed in for more than half a year, how reliably it works and is operated and how long we are today with the latest technology, e.g. for need the construction of the new Ulm - Stuttgart line. Sometimes I even get the impression that progress = obstacle, but that would be a topic that does not belong on Komoot ....I would like to recommend the bakery right on the village square with the original village fountain in Bergün for a refreshment: Absolutely delicious pastries. Anyway, I somehow lost my heart in Bergün. It reminds me of my grandfather's stories as it used to be. School, smithy, tavern, town hall, church, shop: everything on the village square. The traffic has to go right through the village - that makes a lot of noise on the cobblestones - but somehow it is more bearable than anywhere else. And the people at least didn't seem more dissatisfied to me than those in a modern neighborhood.From Bergün the Albulastraße is still quite original. The traffic is limited and in contrast to the Flüelapass on the way back, I felt quite comfortable here on the bike. At Preda, the Albula Railway disappears into the tunnel before it comes into daylight again in Spinas. A new tunnel is currently being built: rhb.ch/de/unternehmen/projekte-dossiers/neubau-albulatunnel/der-neubau/film-zum-neubauAlong the Inn in the Engadine, there are a few places with artistically decorated house facades. This art is called sgraffito. engadin.com/de/das-unterengadin/menschen-kultur/engadinerhaeuser-sgraffito. Here you should plan time for one or the other stopover / photos.On the ascent on the Flüelapass, there was heavy traffic in the afternoon. Many souped-up would-be vehicles made noise and the handling of the handlebars left a lot to be desired at one point or another. So if you don't necessarily want to cycle the Flüela, I recommend you either return via the Albula or take the RhB .....--- see also photos and tour of Carola: komoot.de/tour/486537629?ref=atd
Carola had invited Otto and me to this magnificent and impressive tour. - another highlight in my bicycle year 2021 - Thank you very much, Caro and Otto for this memorable day! s`isch au bärig gsi !!!!
September 12, 2021
- 07:4282.4 mi10.7 mph9,450 ft9,475 ft
Bern - the capital of Switzerland - the bear in the name. The route of the tour: with a bit of imagination, the outline of a bear lying on its back: the head on the bottom left, the Bobes on the right, the feet raised ... The tour requires at least 3 passes on the over 500 m long steep stretch of the Pragelpass west driveway almost bear strength - that's how I baptized this truly unusual tour "Bear Tour".With Carola and Otto I had two strong companions with whom I would repeat this tour. The tour offers a lot of landscape - from idyllic lakes that are almost kitschy framed by mountains up to 2000m high rock faces at Ruchen and Vrenelisgärtli right next to the Klöntalersee. However, it also demands a lot from you - at the latest on the driveway to the Pragelpass from the steep west side. Anyone who dares to do this tour should be able to push at least a few hundred meters of altitude with over 10% incline as possible without having to suffer afterwards .....My personal highlights of this tour were:
- the circumnavigation of the Wägitalersee (reservoir),
- the connection path from the west side of Ibergeregg to the Muotathal via Illgau. (you come a few hundred meters in altitude almost directly from the top of Illgau as if you were sitting in a plane)
- Descent with over 1000 hm from the Pragelpass past the Klöntalersee to GlarusSome of the pictures are from Carola - thanks for making them available and the unforgettable company together with Otto. For more pictures and a nice apt description of this tour, see the report on the tour by Carola
September 7, 2021
- 02:0731.8 mi15.0 mph2,250 ft2,225 ft
Today a completely unplanned racing bike tour:
Because it was quite mild and sunny, I thought to myself, why not pick up the prescription and medicine by bike instead of by car ???
Then there was one more thing to do in Michelwinnaden and I was really in the mood for a few more leisurely kilometers ...."Wannabe thunderstorm clouds" in a respectable distance adorned the sky when I strolled around at Silphie's and tried to photograph a few bees. By the way, Silphie is a sunflower-yellow blooming plant and a kind of alternative to corn cultivation ... https:// Pflanzen.fnr.de/energiepflanzen/ Pflanzen/durchwachsene-silphieAnd because it went so well and the cold air created such wonderful little clouds, there was this and that loop to Voggenreute. How about sunset on the Grabener Höhe ??? - even though I was still pushing the pace I really lost it at the beginning of the tour - the last rays of sunshine shone for me between Hummertsried and Eggmannsried. It is certainly also due to the fact that the sun is now only as high as in mid-April and is setting much further to the west and thus from the Grabener Höhe behind the forest ridge.The rain was already pressing afterwards - but at the end of the 50km and Ehrensberg I had already "licked blood"! --- So the descent to Wengen at lightning speed, hurriedly over to Haidgau. The first drops came on the ascent to Ehrensberg and the descent to Haisterkirch was soaking wet --- I must have overstepped the curve or I was at Silphie's for too long ....
August 23, 2021
From Mellau the path is moderate at first, from the waterfall it is partly brutally steep (40%) up to 1600m. Up to this point Martin and I were completely alone. This changed suddenly when the path from the Almbahn converged.The summit was free of clouds - on one side you can see the Bregenzerach as it flows past Mellau towards Bezau. If you look down on the other side, you can see the Bregenzerach flowing towards the Kanisfluh.Seen from above, it looks as if the Kanisfluh is educating the Bregenzerach: you have to pass me - then you can unfold from the large torrent to the river ...
It would be absolutely worth taking a good pair of binoculars with you on the Kanisfluh: from the "flour sack-like" cave in the north of the Kanisfluhmassiv the view extends to the Damülser Mittagsspitze in the immediate vicinity opposite the saddle at the Alpe Wurzach and in addition to the sizes of the Lechquell Mountains over some Summit of the Allgäu Alps and almost the entire Bregenz Forest far into the Swabian region - if the air is clear, probably up to the Swabian Alb.It's a shame, I thought to myself on the summit, that I've driven around this landmark so often and have only now experienced its true size ...Variation: by bike to Alpe Wurzach - from there about 1 hour on foot to the summit.
August 21, 2021
Although we only live 7 km from each other and in the country, Karl and I first met each other through Komoot in 2020. After a few likes and comments, as well as Melchior Müller's incredible actions, the idea / question soon arose as to whether we would be able to get there and back in Stuttgart in one day. Sometimes everyone trained for himself, from time to time it worked together - and we succeeded even if the daylight in August was no longer sufficient for this action.On such a tour there would be pages to report - my personal highlights of the tour included:
- the Schmiechtal in connection with the
- Swabian Alb biosphere area (former Münsingen military training area) including the impressive Breitenstein viewpoint with the following break on the good road.
- Parks and palaces in the city of Stuttgart
- Cycle path from Reutlingen to Engstingen high
- Cycle paths on the Alb around Hayingen
- Federsee areaI didn't like the many kilometers from Wendlingen to Stuttgart and from the Bopser to almost Reutlingen as much. Reasons:
- Countless transverse joints (partly concrete slabs, then again construction site steps, patchwork / uneven)
- Bopser via Fildern to Reutlingen was enormously bumpy on our way with partly "poisonous" climbsI will particularly remember the mega-steep Direttissima from downtown Stuttgart (247m) to the television tower up on the Hohen Bopser (485m). Most of the ascent on the Direttissima is mastered over a 1km stretch from the junction from the B27 after the bend at the "Weinsteige". I accidentally drove past the television tower because I thought it was a lot further outside of Stuttgart. If Karl hadn't called to me, I wouldn't have noticed until a few kilometers later that I was already past ......
August 8, 2021