- 06:1570.6 mi11.3 mph1,825 ft1,875 ftMap data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Once again a real Komoot event with SpechtX and a selected and hard-boiled road crew on the turn for Bremen Rum. Despite the calm and a mild breeze from NNE, things went fast right from the start. 1st class team, good vibes, full power. That's how it should be! The common sense of well-being, however, messed up the cut again. But that's always the case. Either top team spirit or ambition at the end according to the motto,
"Better to die than lose momentum".
It’s probably not both together. For me, the day was THE BURNER.
Thanks to everyone who endured me. (Nobody can take that much nonsense!)
You know, Captain Bluebear says:
"Wherever you sink, let yourself down!"
September 26, 2020
What do you do when the thermometer exceeds 30 degrees during the day and makes cycling a torture? You drive at night! In cool freshness and at nautical twilight (you can see a strip of light on the eastern horizon) we cycled in a north-easterly direction, our destination today: the district town of Wildeshausen. We were able to experience the sunrise near the Goldenstedter Moor, always a sensation! Towards the sun, the wild nature behind Varenesch, always close to the Hunten, through forests and on sandy paths, through small villages in the Wildeshauser Geest, particularly worth mentioning the village of Colnrade, idyllically situated on the Hunte, where there is a stove house and which is well known very interesting because of its "Hökermarkt", which always takes place on October 3rd! Through an undulating landscape we passed the Reckum Stones, two Neolithic large stone graves, and soon a nice stretch along the Hunte, then over the Burgwiese, at the late Romanesque Alexander Church we made a stop, definitely worth seeing! The church is currently closed for construction work, the service took place in the shade of old trees directly outside the church. The Pestrup burial ground showed itself today in purple, beautiful, the blooming heather on the burial mounds. The breakfast in town was delicious, as were the warm strawberries near Rechterfeld. Driving everything well, drinking a lot on the way, the great heat before
come, already rested in the cool home.
August 9, 2020
The 4th annual Komoot meeting "Good Friday Around Um Oldenburg" by Ultrastefan took place this year due to coronal reasons 6 weeks later, on Pentecost Saturday with 8 participants. The general conditions were excellent: Almost summer warmth with bright sunshine and a mild north-northeast wind made the around 110 kilometers a real pleasure. This year's line-up once again shows how worthwhile it is to embark on a day tour together with strangers. The cooperation was uncomplicated, easy and enriching, social competence abundant in the upper rating range. So the fun of traveling together could be enjoyed unrepentantly. The abundant highlights of the tour are now known. Admittedly, we could have captured more of it in photos.
Without a doubt, the unplanned stillbirth of a calf on the way was a moving experience for me, which underlined once again the need for courageous intervention.
In the end, taking the time to have a drink together, as well as having coffee and cake on the way, were 2 tops of the tour that I don't want to miss.
So thanks to all participants for letting me be there.
Oh yes: Let me know which photos I should remove because of the informal self-determination.
May 31, 2020
Thanks to Corona, the Good Friday tour around Oldenburg became a Pentecost Saturday tour. And it was fine like that. With Dorothea, Andreas, Dietrich, Radel-Ralle, up de Fietse, Panter Paul and Ultra Stefan we circled Oldenburg in the best weather and had a lot of fun. We started at the main train station in Ol, first drove along the Hunte through the Wildeshauser Geest, then through the beautiful park landscape of the Ammerland, the Wesermarsch with the wide meadows back to the Hunte back to Oldenburg.
May 30, 2020
The Hümmling geological ridge is an end moraine landscape in the northern German lowlands in the district of Emsland, spiked with evidence of megalithic culture from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Numerous prehistoric large stone graves testify to the early settlement of this area. Individual boulders and imposing grave sites tell as stone witnesses from a time more than 5500 years ago. It's fun to drive through this slightly undulating landscape, past large farms that lie in the shade of ancient oaks, tidy and well-kept. The numerous megalithic tombs are partly lined up close together like a string of pearls and so we had a lot to do today and were amazed on our tour. A long and eventful day is coming to an end, the many impressions gained still need to be processed.
May 21, 2020
The cycle route of the 3rd stage is now heading for the Emsland. From Fürstenau it goes through an agricultural area on quiet side streets to Freren. In the Altfreren Forest you will find the so-called "Emsland Chamber", a mighty stone grave, the stones of which are not all to be found in their original place. In the middle of this landscape is a large stone grave in the Kunkenvenne, which with a total length of 25.5 meters is one of the largest megalithic tombs in all of northern Germany. The stone grave on the Radberg is hidden a few kilometers from here in the forest.
The route now leads to Haselünne, the oldest town in the Emsland region, which is known all over the world for the specialties of the three spirits manufacturers. Today we ignored the city center and instead drove through the wonderful juniper grove at the gates of the city. Now on the Hasetal Cycle Path, the particularly attractive route to Meppen, from where the next stage of the Megalith Tour will start.
May 17, 2020
- 04:2338.4 mi8.8 mph1,450 ft1,525 ft
From Bramsche we followed the road of megalithic culture to Fürstenau today. Right behind Bramsche we grazed the "Gehn", a forested mountain range that invites you to hike. At the foot of the northernmost foothills of the Wiehengebirge is the Großsteingrab am Wiemelsberg, the only completely preserved Neolithic building in the Osnabrück region. On the Ankumer Höhe you will find numerous megalithic tombs, several burial mounds and a reconstructed stone box from the Bronze Age on the three-kilometer circular route.
The "Artländer Dom", the church of St. Nikolaus, which is popularly known as "the", stands high above the historic town center on the Vogelberg. On this stage we passed the "Wöstenesch Mühle", a watermill that is repaired and maintained by the local association Eggermühlen, a wonderful gem. Then the Eggermühlen Castle, a knight's estate from the 13th century. From here via Kettenkamp to the large stone tombs in Hekese. On the way to Fürstenau there is a granite block southeast of Bippen, which testifies to the devilish machinations in the region: the Näpfchenstein. Legend has it that the 66 "bowls were made in the stone when the devil, while sitting on the stone, turned malice at night. In his thoughts, he kept pressing his thumb into the stone. In 1926, the megalithic tomb was only a few steps away Amber necklace and ceramics found.
May 1, 2020