About Tobias R
Hier findet Ihr ein paar meiner Touren. Hauptsächlich mit dem Fahrrad, aber auch zu Fuß und mit dem Boot.Mein "Gravelbike" ist eigentlich ein Trekking-/Reiserad, aber wen kümmerts? Ich fahre wenn nötig Straße aber viel lieber Wald-, Rad- und Schotterwege, daher passt die Kategorie Gravelbike oft am besten zu meinen Touren. Ich fahre mit Rohloff Speedhub und Riemenantrieb, Klickpedale, Aerobar, gelegentlich auch mit FollowMe-Tandem.
- 09:21118 mi12.6 mph2,175 ft2,100 ft
- Tobias R
That was a really nice gravel lap and my No. 4 in the Orbit 360 series (komoot.de/tour/330529924). I started early in the morning in Zislow am Plauer See in order to be able to drive as much of the way as possible without excessive heat and tourist traffic. The trail around the Plauer See in the morning was really nice, but it was also a very humid affair, as dew was still hanging on the grass and bushes everywhere. Then a compulsory break at kilometer 16. My rear tire was losing air. Shit, it looked like a patch that I had badly glued in on the rear tire had come loose through all the walking on the trail. It actually had the task of keeping such a nasty little hole (or slot) under a profile stud tight, which the sealing milk obviously couldn't. Admittedly not very convinced of the success, I tried to get the hole closed with a salami, but no, it didn't really work. So the rear wheel out and back in with the hose. A woman actually came by and asked if she could take a photo of me repairing my bike. And further, a good 20 minutes more on the clock. Fortunately, that was my only mishap that day.Then it rolled great again. Also a bit of sand, but rather normal, at least for me who travels a lot in southern Brandenburg. Up to Waren at km 75 I was practically alone on the slopes. There I actually wanted to grab a nice breakfast at a booth, but everything was still closed, so it had to set a roll and then we went through the really beautiful forests and paths of the Müritz National Park. Slowly there were a little more cyclists, but actually it was still possible. Most probably sleep in on Sunday. The first fish sandwich was then in Rechlin, delicious! Even if the fish apparently still had to be caught. Now the sun was already high, but all in all I made it through the rest of the route well, despite numerous pedelec riders. The swing bridge in Malchow was of course open at the moment, but I wanted to see that anyway.Back at the starting point, there was a refreshing swim in the Plauer See at the end.The round was like balm on my soul after I had such a break-in the day before yesterday in the Harz (komoot.de/tour/410561087). My highlights were the trail on the Plauer See and the Müritz National Park. Thank you for scouting, Alexander!
July 5, 2021
- Tobias R
I had been looking forward to the Harz Orbit for a long time. I wanted to combine it with a visit to a friend who lives quite close to the route. So the starting point for my third orbit (komoot.de/tour/351404216) was quite clear: Unterzorge. Since I had respect for the altitude difference, I didn't want to start too late, and since I still had more than 3 hours to get there, the alarm clock rang at 3:30 a.m. However, I had completely misjudged the weather. Although I know that the Harz is always a bit cooler and wetter than expected.The first half of the tour to the Eckertal went really well. However, I had constant drizzle, thick fog and temperatures around 10 ° C. Unfortunately there was no view. It's a shame when you know what there is to see. I only dared to go down the rapid descent on the Harzhochstraße when it was fully lit, my fear of being overlooked by a car was very high, but luckily none came. Unfortunately, when I arrived at the official starting point of the route, I was quite soaked and cooled down. That kind of pulled the plug on me. The second half didn't go so well for me. I was really looking forward to different places that I knew from childhood vacations, but at times it felt a lot like work. Also some climbs and forest roads were badly blocked and rough to drive. I had let myself be tempted by comments from other drivers into believing that everything can be done well uphill. Of course, this statement definitely applies to my first part and is probably the most formative (because at the end) remembered by those who started in the north. This time I didn't get my water replenishment as planned and while eating properly on the way, I probably did something wrong.What can I say, I did it, but it wasn't easy. Admittedly, as a flatland Tyrolean, the vertical meters were a challenge for me, but the circumstances weren't really beneficial. Probably my vehicle with its approx. 16 kg without bags and water would not be the first choice for such a tour, just my only one.But hey, the track was still beautiful, very beautiful in fact! The Dammgrabentrail was just awesome and my personal highlight of the route! But be careful, there are a lot of hikers out there. Consideration is required here. Larger parts of the forest stretch, especially in the east, actually resemble Pluto landscapes. It's crazy how much the forest has suffered over the last few years. And, that was my first orbit in which I once wished for a larger, largest gear.Many thanks to Axel for scouting and to the whole Orbit crew who made such experiences possible!
July 5, 2021
- Tobias R
Since the central German orbits are probably still quite muddy due to the heavy rains of the last few days, I wanted to drive through one of my favorite regions of Germany this weekend. I had my first bike encounters with the Mark Brandenburg over 25 years ago. At that time I was traveling with a map with a scale of 1: 250000. Roads marked in white almost always meant a surprise in the form of sand and field stones on my trekking bike. And there were no smaller forest paths on the map, and so you got lost quite often and after many detours you had taken the road again.The orbit scouted by Antoine (komoot.de/tour/344990685), on the other hand, is a true luxury tour through the Uckermark. You can switch off really well through the most beautiful nature, an incredible amount of forest and along a lot of water. The weather report had given me a 22% probability of rain with 0.0 l / m², lots of clouds and not 20 ° C. Sounds good, I thought, maybe a little drizzle, perfect for cycling.I started in Joachimsthal and had to go back to the start after a few kilometers because I thought I had left something behind. Then it really started. The animals in the forest are apparently not used to cyclists, deer, foxes and squirrels are always surprised on the way. Cranes stand in the meadows. I felt really good straight away. Accompanied by the chirping of birds (noise?) We walked along beautiful forest paths and the first sand appeared. Then you first pass the old airport and the hangars and then into the ghost town of Vogelsang. That she bears this name feels absolutely right. Just like the name of the orbit. Vogelsang is very bizarre in its size. Nature is reclaiming the area, houses and ruins are overgrown, the route seems to be only a rough recommendation. I keep stopping and take a quick look inside a building. When my wet brake squeaked and a boar started walking five meters away from me, my pulse went up for a moment, but luckily it turned off.There are still many paths interspersed with sand, and deer are frightened again and again. Short moment of shock: my gear shift is nowhere - the cable box was not really tight - tightened again, works again, I was probably too careless the last time I changed the rear wheel. (Today I do not envy anyone who is on the move with a chain in the sand.) Unfortunately it started to rain quite heavily, but not for long. At some point there is a nice trail along the Havel. I overtake houseboats and think of my own paddling tour on the Spree and Havel when suddenly a tarp and boats appear on the trail (interview: "Oh, we didn't expect that at all"). A small campfire crackles. In the weather maybe OK, I think, but I have to carry around it, on the slope, and almost slide into the Havel.In Fürstenberg I can fill up my bottles at the drinking water fountain on the market square and take a lunch break. The second part of the tour is somehow easier to ride, less sand, every now and then great bike paths and bike roads, really nice single trails, more root trails, less sand slopes, now and then mud. Forest, streams, lakes. I have to look less and less at the navigation system, the flow sets in. The drizzle doesn't actually bother us at all. That's what I could drive over and over again. When I get to a clearing, I am surprised that there is something other than forest here.5 km before the end I overtake two gravelers whose bike tracks I have been following for a while and am amazed, because actually I felt alone on the track this Saturday. But don't stop, I'm already looking forward to the sundae in Joachimsthal and wring your socks off.Great route! Thank you very much, Antoine and the whole Orbit team!
June 13, 2021