In the weather it was really a board!Despite the north German bad weather with a lot of rain and wind, the round was a nice experience thanks to the great organization and great team. I have never driven RTF with so many campfires 🤣
With the length I always had hope of improving the weather - this was consistently refused and so the entire route remained a battle with the elements. It was interrupted by seven richly equipped refreshment points with many good-humored people behind them.Thanks to the organization team. Really a great event !!!
September 19, 2021
Orbit # 4 for this year - and what a - again !!
It started on the Rhine in Rüdesheim and I went orbit in the opposite direction. The idea behind it was that I wanted to meet my wife in Bogel at the campsite in the evening after about 140km.
Even before the start, the reports about the trails made me doubt whether it would be such a good idea to reverse this orbit.
In short: crazy idea and total nonsense;)
After a good start in great weather, after 30km on a gravel descent, a stone hit the valve on the front wheel and ruined it. No problem, quickly put the replacement hose in and continue ...... I thought ......
When I then found out that I had blindly packed the wrong hose when packing at home, the amazement was great and my face was stupid.
Far too far away from any bike shop, I discovered that there is a bus to Wiesbaden about 3km away.
At that point it was already clear to me that I could not drive to the end of orbit!
It would take too much time to come to Wiesbaden, buy a replacement hose and then drive back to the exit point.
So finish the orbit, take the bus to Wiesbaden, then quickly found a bike shop and continue on the track.The track in the opposite direction and then unfortunately I didn't become friends and my average speed slipped into the unmeasurable range. In the late afternoon in Holzhausen an der Halde I decided to take a shortcut and drive straight to the campsite in Bogel to spend a cozy evening with my wife.So double DNF!Anyway, it was still a great orbit
Last year, exactly to the day, I did not complete the Saxony-Anhalt orbit due to an accident with a broken thigh.
A few missing kilometers and an underground time do not matter and you are happy about the great track!
Many thanks to all scouts!
Many thanks to Raphael for the great idea and the organization!
It was absolutely great again and I'm already looking forward to next year.
Stay healthy and have fun !!!!!!
August 14, 2021