bikeverrückter Trailfinder mit dem Moto: Der Trail ist das Ziel!
Daniela H. initiated a small Komoot meeting on the Mueterschwandenberg. 5 enthusiastic bikers followed the explanations of the local trail lady with excitement. And what she promised was rather deeply piled up. The trail that starts right behind the summit cross contains everything that makes a biker's heart shine. It starts playfully, partly interspersed with roots and blocks of stone, then it is flowing again and then with two three technical passages to separate the wheat from the chaff. On the first two kilometers of downhill there are only 150 meters of altitude to be mastered. But these are so much fun that we decided to go to the top again to enjoy this trail fun again. Then it goes down a forest road for a short time, and after a pile of wood, straight back to a rather rough but nice and fast trail. This is followed by a short ascent on a forest road before you spit again on a fun trail across the fresh wild garlic and pecked out directly at the Alpnach airfield. Wau what a trail thunderstorm in Central Switzerland! Still completely flashed, we get rid of the schooners, which fortunately were once again just decoration.
Daniela tusig thanks for this cool tour and bringing these trail boys together!
April 18, 2021
"Stair Challenge in the Steintobel"
The ascent on the asphalt road is more of a monotonous affair. The Michaelskreuz still offers a few surprises. Daniela is just about to elicit these surprises from the Michael’s Cross. Daniela recently discovered a path with stairs that many bikers used as a descent as an ascent. This resulted in a challenge for her to conquer the long staircase with a gradient of up to 20% while driving without touching the ground. After carefully studying the line and after several attempts, with a bright red head and tongue on the handlebars, we finally succeeded in demystifying the stairs from the bottom to the top. Anyone who thinks they have made it is wrong. This is followed by another 2 challenging kilometers with a gradient of up to 16% to the Michaelskreuz. The chocolate bunnies of the morning have already been transformed back into watts on the pedal. After this we decided to try a new variant downwards. So we were just below the Michaelskreuz on the north side on the special trail. The further down we got, the wider the grin on our faces. On the really cool trail with root passages, flowing sections and tree slalom you are quickly on your way down to Bachtalen. A really fun round that demands strength, technique and endurance.
Thanks Daniela for guiding these hidden pearls on the Michaelskreuz
April 5, 2021
The warm temperature of 23 ° C on March 31st forced me to quit work a little earlier to get on my bike. The goal was Schwenigmatt. I wanted to check whether the snow had already gone in the Jura at 1100m after the last warm days. And I was not surprised that I still found a few spots of white splendor. But the trail on the south side was already dusty and dry again. The Diretissima to Niederbipp is now a little heavier. The larger stones are next to the trail and that's why you can really let it rustle. The Schwenigmatt in spring is an indicator of fitness and down it is ideal for setting up your bike.
March 31, 2021
Trudging through waist-deep fresh powdery snow in March is not necessarily the norm. Without snowshoes this would not have been possible in the first place. But as it was, it was a real winter dream that Daniela led me into. The calm, the snow-covered fir trees and the special atmosphere with the fog were incredibly impressive. Especially when a short hole in the fog gave a brief glimpse of the surrounding mountains. The snowshoe trail around Lake Arnisee and the subsequent additional loop are certainly easy to do under normal conditions. With a meter of fresh snow, it is quite demanding. In the end you are just happy about these great impressions.
March 21, 2021
Two of our team members are celebrating a milestone birthday this year. Fortunately we are doing so well, so we don’t give each other anything for birthdays and donate an amount to a non-profit organization (e.g. Theodora Foundation). We make an exception for the big birthdays. So the Corona Conditional team gave an outdoor activity for free. Due to the corona, things turn out differently anyway and so we had to postpone our first appointment in sunshine and blue skies. The second date had no less fun influence on the project and so we drove through the Glaubberg region in gusts of wind.
It was a whole new experience for all of us to drive through a snowy landscape with such wide tires and stiff steel frames. The longer we were on the road, the more fun the rides became and a fall in the snow leaves far fewer marks on body and soul.
It was a lot of fun and I'm already looking forward to the next team member, which we will celebrate in style (it will have a birthday in December next year).
March 15, 2021
What a birthday surprise from my bike friends for my milestone birthday!
I only knew that we would have an adventure day together. Unfortunately we had to skip the first appointment with a full moon due to the corona. But it worked on the second attempt. In Kägiswil we met Luki Stöckli, with whom I have already done some guided tours and we could choose the rental fat bike. The pink chick bike laughed at me. With this color I certainly won't get lost in the snow, was my thought. We loaded the bikes up to the Faith Mountain Langis, but then we plunged into the adventure. The announced storm was already having an effect and so we not only struggled with the ascent but also against the wind. The first descent through the spring-like snow was a lot of fun. With Luki's instructions on the technology, it went down quickly. What a cool feeling to slide down the snowy slopes. The one and the other of us still had to struggle with the unfamiliar, but luckily you fall soft in the snow.
However, we had to drop the second stage to Jänzi because of the snow that was too deep and not good enough grip. Instead, we enjoyed the drive to Lochalp and back. In the log cabin in Langis, a delicious fondue bread and sound from the day before yesterday await us. Despite the restrictions, there was still a bit of a party mood. We ended the evening with a fine coffee in our stomachs and a wonderful experience in our hearts. Many thanks to my DEBIS bike colleagues for the great surprise.
April 2, 2021
Oh, snow in the lowlands? There is still the possibility of skiing on the doorstep. The Balmberg is open and the slope is illuminated Tuesday to Friday. That applies and so we have been looking forward to the evening throughout the day.
Here time has stood still and quiet. There is no online check-in with magnetic strips, RFC or even a cell phone. A classic cardboard card with cable ties. What a "knübu" with these temples, until the ticket proudly hangs on the jacket. Then a few steps to the elevator. So, the T-bar lift. Fortunately, we stayed there at times and were able to make the first two trips quickly, because apparently a lot of people still had the same idea. The parking lot was full of pumps and so was the bladder in front of the elevator. So it happens that we did have some waiting times, but that fits. It was still like that when I was racing down the slopes in Sörenberg as a little stump. The slopes were empty and the ski lift was full.
It was so nice and I nodded satisfied and completely decelerated into bed. Dream more of this happy evening.
January 27, 2021
After a longer cloudy soup the sun shows up again. So let's go and enjoy. I feel particularly good in the snow, when it's not too deep. The crunch under the wheels, the beautifully clean look of the landscape and the noises slightly muffled by the snow are simply soothing, make me dream and give me great satisfaction. And when the sun is shining, a bike in the snow is just incredibly photogenic. Then all you need is the right equipment, and then you can just enjoy the low temperatures. My trip today took me to the Hohwacht. The trail from there down to Mattenbach is cool in summer. Now in winter, with snow and ice, it's just a step more challenging. It shakes and shakes violently through the hard ground, so that it threatens to knock the handlebars out of your hands. In any case, the damper and suspension fork are now properly lubricated again.
January 7, 2021