Ich bin im Rentenstand und versuche meine freie Zeit zu genießen. Dazu gehört seit einigen Jahren auch das Radfahren. Bedingt durch Probleme mit dem Rücken, kann ich leider keine Wanderungen mehr unternehmen. Daher sehe ich mir ganz gern die Touren der Komoot-Wanderfreunde an. Soweit es meine Zeit zulässt, versuche ich mit dem Rad unterwegs zu sein. Das bekommt mir, macht Spaß und ist gesund. Höchstleistungen sind nicht mein Ziel, vielmehr möchte ich die Schönheit der Natur, schöne Städte und Dörfer erleben. Ich bin verheiratet und wohne in Mannheim.
In der kalten Jahreszeit mache ich mich rar, denn ich mag es nicht bei Regen und Kälte unterwegs zu sein.
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Today I didn't really know where to go. This and that went through my head. Industry? No. We've had that several times lately. Nature, yes. Perhaps water should also be included. Sure, the Käfertaler Wald was a good choice, the Rhine - always okay. And as a link, e.g. Lampertheim. Exactly. Here we go. I haven't even been to the Käfertaler Wald this year. So I start at the game reserve. Big disappointment. No animal to be seen far and wide. Far back, barely recognizable, the bison. Wild boars, none. I don't know where they were. At least there was no smell near the fence. Immediately behind it the path goes past the Karlstern. It was too early to pause. So go on. Along the Ahornallee. Actually a beautiful kilometer-long forest path. But: to drive at breakneck speed. A challenge for man and machine. Actually an outrage. The same is basically true for all main routes
June 10, 2021
Attention, the second part begins. So we're standing somewhere in the Ladenburg station area and have to orientate ourselves briefly. It's not difficult. Ladenburg is not Frankfurt or Munich. Ladenburg is manageable. And fate is kind to us. We are on the right track in no time. On the right the Neckar, on the left the Neckar meadows. Only moderately visited today. Geese cross the path with their chicks and hiss powerfully at cyclists. So let's get out of here, before they might be flown behind. The ferry to Neckarhausen is just coming. Lots of cars are waiting for the crossing. Shortly afterwards, calm returns. We ride on a section of the Neckar cycle path towards Heidelberg. Grain fields with red poppies delight us. Perhaps it would be better to say corn poppy fields. Or so it seemed to us. Some high seats are around in the area. Apparently a good area for the hunters. In any case, we saw a few rabbits. The Schwabenheimer
June 9, 2021
Today I picked up the brochure from the Rhein-Neckar district and scanned the second tour into the brochure. This is very easy with a QR code. The code then immediately forwards to Komoot. So the second tour is called "Rundtour Ladenburg". The tour actually starts at the train station in Ladenburg. But we came from somewhere else, had a long journey from distant Mannheim. Mannheim - Ladenburg the route my bike knows very well. I don't need to be careful, I can even close my eyes every now and then to relax. Somewhere in Neuzeilsheim, just before the Hegehof, we came across the actual tour. Very nice. Already known to us, we went through the fields towards Ladenburg. When I write "we" I usually mean my wife. We could see the city from afar. Striking construction cranes announced activity. Behind it, almost small, the beautiful Kath. St. Gallus Church. We were in town quickly. From one direction
June 9, 2021
The first market day after the corona loosening. It was a pleasure. While the markets were relatively sparingly stocked during the restrictions, today everything that belongs was there. Flowers and tomato plants, asparagus of course, strawberries, fresh vegetables of all kinds, eggs and cheese, sausage, ham, bread. Italians and Poles, Greeks and Turks, people from the Palatinate and Baden, steamed noodles, olives, vinegars, salt, mushrooms. There was an incredible variety to marvel at. All around there are many Turkish restaurants and shops. Most of them are open and well attended. I must have run all around three times. I had my bike attached to a railing and I was able to do my shopping in peace. On the way back I drove a little through the G squares. Lots of activity here too, lively as always. Two Turkish bakers in particular stand out here. Tasty tasty. Flat bread, börek, baklava. Just three key words that make my mouth water. Cakes dominate the other baker's.
June 5, 2021
Yesterday's tour took me to the Hessian Ried. The starting point was in Hofheim near Bürstadt. I've never been there before. I wanted to be able to have a say should my friends happen to have this topic on their agenda. So I had imagined driving half of the route north to Gernsheim am Rhein and back south on the same. Said and done. We went, in a good mood and in picture-perfect weather, towards the small community of Bobstadt. I'm sorry for the people of Bobstadt now. But there wasn't much to see. Hence no photos. The next place was announced from afar with a mighty peal of bells. I was in Biblis, probably the most famous community in the Ried. The bell got louder and louder. Suddenly she was standing in front of me. St. Bartholomew. A stately church with two slender towers. Made of red sandstone, the portal wide open. Just as if she was about to say, come on, you old rascal, come on in. You haven't been in a long time
June 4, 2021
From the Rheinau today it should go very naturally in the direction of Kescher Rheininsel and ultimately to the Rhine. The first stop on the way is Brühl. First it goes through a neat settlement, then the area opens up and you suddenly stand in front of a stele. The Steffi-Graf-Park is located here. A nicely landscaped park with clean paths and benches is presented to the visitor. Steffi Graf, tennis legend, grew up in Brühl and is an honorary citizen of the community, was honored with this park. On the opposite side of the park, a very modern bell tower of the evangelical community of Brühl attracts attention. Shortly afterwards the Leimbach comes splashing down and attracts attention. It splashes happily towards the Rhine. The journey continues towards Ketch. The way there is so-so. Always along Brühler Straße. On the left the road, on the right first fields, again a sewage treatment plant and then slowly begins an almost opaque border of trees and bushes. Behind it hides
June 2, 2021
Today I left quite early for my circumstances. The first time with a new towbar to see if everything works.
The starting point should be the train station in Weinheim. Wrong decision 😁
No parking in a large area. Only residents, only bans. Simply terrible. Somewhere and somehow it worked after more than 30 minutes of searching. It started. Proceed for the first time after 1.5 kilometers. The GPS sent me in the opposite direction without further ado. But shouldn't that be the last time I got lost today? (Do you still say that as a modern person? It doesn't matter. Not as bad as if I had changed 😭) Well, Weinheim crossed. Without GPS, I would have driven differently and would certainly have chosen a better route. I also found out that the traffic lights in Weinheim are cruel. You almost become one with the spot where you wait for green when you see red. 🤪 But here too I ended up having
June 1, 2021