About Up de Fietse
Up de Fietse (ndt. für: Auf dem Fahrrad) ist seit einigen Jahren mein Ausgleich für den Büroalltag. Bei trockenem Wetter geht es grundsätzlich mit dem Rad zur Arbeit. Meine Tagestouren fahre ich gerne hier in der Grafschaft Bentheim, dem Emsland, im Münsterland und den unmittelbar angrenzenden Niederlanden. Da wir seit 2019 mit dem Regiopaexpress wieder Anschluß an das Schienennetz haben, habe ich jetzt etliche Touren mit Fahrrad und Bahn geplant. Gefahren wurde in den letzten vier Jahren mit einer KOGA Tourer 8 und reiner Muskelkraft. Seit Ende Juni 2020 fahre ich mit einer Velo de Ville L 700, Schwalbe Moto X Bereifung (Ballonreifen) und Shimano 8-Gang Nabenschaltung. Das Fahren mit reiner Muskelkraft ist natürlich geblieben. Kondition statt Strom!
- Up de Fietse
The start and finish of today's tour was the train station in Quendorf. Via Schüttorf and Ohne we went in the direction of Haddorfer Lakes and on to Rheine. Fresh air was caught at the graduation house in Rheine-Bentlage. Since all rest areas were occupied, lunch was improvised on a pile of wood near the Ems. Incidentally, the thermos did not contain any hot drinks but hot sausages. Thanks to Luise (De Fietserin) for this tasty tip. Strengthened in this way, we reached Salzbergen a little later and continued via Schüttorf to Quendorf train station.
7 days ago
- Up de Fietse
Weekend and sunshine .... ..... you don't need more to be happy, that's how the Comedian Harmonists sang it 90 years ago. But that's not entirely true - a bike has to be there too, of course. So today I had the opportunity to test the Komoot premium version. While I've been busy working on multi-day tours on my PC for the past few days, I wanted to test the weather forecast function today. With Premium you can display the weather for the next 48 hours for the planned tour. The operation is very easy. You select the planned tour and press the weather button. The weather page appears and you can enter the desired time. Then you get recommendations for the tour. For temperature, precipitation, wind and sun, you can call up submenus and receive further detailed information on individual tour sections. The wind and wind direction are particularly informative for cyclists. Between Neuenhaus and Schüttorf I was then able to convince myself of the correctness of the predictions. The south-west (head) wind announced at 20 km / h was actually there on the whole route and so a little refreshment was necessary in Schüttorf. Since I do my round trips in such a way that I have a headwind in about the first half, this is a very helpful matter. We'll wait and see how the functions prove themselves in the long run. So far, the premium version has made a good impression on me. You can dare to pay € 29 for the first year.
February 19, 2021
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- Up de Fietse
Instead of Up de Fietse today, Up de cross-country skis. If the winter holiday is canceled due to the corona, you just have to know how to help yourself. The snowfalls of the last few days have brought us a lush, closed snow cover. In addition, today sunshine as you otherwise only know it from winter holidays. So the cross-country skis are unpacked and strapped to test the whole thing. Conclusion: test successful and now there is a hot tea with buttered pretzel on the sun terrace at home.
February 11, 2021