After yesterday's rain shower and the cloudy sky, we had no hope that a dry - albeit shorter - bike tour would end today. We don't get on our bikes until the afternoon. The sky is still cloudy with a few small bruises. It's cool. The sun is already peeking out in Framersheim, the poor guys can go and so we are driving longer than planned. Grapes on the way help us over the hunger branch and nature reveals its game of hide and seek. It was nice!
August 28, 2021
A Komoot tour proposal was quickly generated last night. The sky is overcast and it should stay dry. So let's start. In front of Neu-Bamberg light drizzle that passes. We drive from Dielkirchen towards Gerbach and not to Rockenhausen in favor of a hopefully coming coffee break. In Flonheim we stop at the Rhoihesse bakery. Today it's cream roll day - ideal for hungry racing bike souls. The selection is downright heavenly: 8 different varieties. As an encore, there is a powerful shower over the last 14 km. But the cream roll was worth it! 😋
August 27, 2021
Today is a truly royal day. Imperial weather for the reception of the Queen of the Pass Roads. At first we start rolling in from Goldrain to Prad and overcome 380 m of altitude. Then you can go up to the Stelvio. The weather couldn't be better. Best view. Crank up relaxed. Enjoy the magnificent view. Good legs. Recall memories of the last driveways. The hairpin bends and vertical meters melt away and at turn 1 it's actually a bit of a shame that we're already at the top. But then not: because Sylvia awaits us with a royal menu. Then the descent to Bormio remains beautiful. And on the terrace with dirty beer. Truly royal.
July 20, 2021
Today should be the best day of the week, i.e. without rain. The temperatures are suitable for cycling, but the sky is overcast. At Ingelheim there are individual drops that do not discourage us. In Bingen, the flood is already showing the first signs. We continue towards Dorsheim in the direction of Rheinhessen. The sky is getting friendlier again and the tour will be fondly remembered.
July 14, 2021
Today there are 4 climbs in the Semmering area on the program. First it goes from Schottwien to Semmering. We first take the Alte Semmeringstrasse. Beautiful through pure nature. The Wahoo shows 34 degrees. The Alte Semmeringstraße then branches off again onto the old pass road and we reach the spa town of Semmering. A short descent loosens your legs and then you take the Pfaffsattel from Steinhaus. Except for the upper part, the increase offers single-digit percentages. After that it gets more demanding. The coffee break is after a somewhat rough descent in Rettenegg. This is followed by the third ascent of the Feistritzsattel, which is wonderfully even to ride. Above, the somewhat dark clouds are of the opinion that refreshment is good. It is not heavy rain that accompanies us for the first km on the descent - and we drive towards the blue sky. The descent to Trattenbach is definitely a pleasure. And then the crowning thing is the somewhat flatter Ramssattel from Kirchberg am Wechsel. A great round that can be unreservedly recommended.
June 4, 2021