I actually planned to cycle over the Pfingstberg to Emmershausen. But then the forest on the Hirschberg received me so warmly with a loud bird alarm that it touched and captivated me. The chaffinches in particular have put themselves into the stuff and almost flipped over. I couldn't help it and stayed in the area. I was more than rewarded with wonderful impressions and mountain bike feeling.So, and now it's off to Breitungen on the Werra Valley Cycle Path.
May 17, 2020
Flott went in at the foothills of the Taunus. I did not find it really tingling that in a large area between Köppern and Kapersburg the routes in the app were not digitized. Just where one way looks like the other. The "hiking map" mode did help a little, but it's good that I know that the sun dives westward. Hopefully it will stay that way for a while.
May 15, 2020
A nice round through the Taunus to the gates of Mönstadt with a high mood factor (GLF). However, the 35 kilometers do not roll so voluntarily, you have to help, even really help, right! The Steinkertzbach valley between Naunstadt and Mönstadt is very romantic. What a joy! On one side comes the brook with its meadows and bushes, on the other side the Bodenberg with its trees. Hallelujah, what a feathered concert that was! My black warbler in the middle of mang! And a little later the path led through the wide Laubach valley full of light and through the Sattelbach valley up to Merzhausen. So it's a three TaunusTälerTour (TTT): Steinkertzbachtal, Laubachtal, Sattelbachtal. Grandiose!
May 8, 2020
The very cute round through the early maisonne led up to the burial mounds in Wehrheimer Schmittholz near the Schlink, very relaxed and deeply relaxed. Here and there a few young beech leaves were nibbled, which tasted like mild sorrel.
And then there was bird singing on the ears: chaffinches and Zilpzalpe. My favorites in particular sounded like shawms: the warblers!
What a joy it was to meet two boys from past football days! Life is truly beautiful when it is beautiful!
May 7, 2020
Dolles, but a good test track. I actually wanted to have my bike serviced. All busy, perfectly okay and okidoki. No prob. Then I looked at the bills of the past few years for inspections etc. I hadn't noticed them before, the positions for chain cleaner € 2.99, brake cleaner € 3.99. In short, do it yourself: buy and install cassette and chain, adjust rear derailleur, buy and install brake pads, tighten screws, drip oil and I feel good. Oh yes, pulley wheels also renewed. Teacher "Youtube", test drive. Everything roger for big tours. If creation wants.NS: If you screw yourself, you should download the Shimano manual: si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-GN0001-23-GER.pdf
May 3, 2020
Merry up the Wilstal and over Oberreifenberg to the Red Cross. Then directissima ´on the Little Feldberg over toboggan run and Feldbergschneide with a strong pull on the handlebars. A relaxed lap around the mountain top. After a short break into the descent on the toboggan run. Without snow, but with good pressure against the handlebars. And then rolled back comfortably as if started.
April 24, 2020
Up to the Taunus-Feldberg via Dorfweil and Sandplacken with a lot of kicking. It was then a rapid roll down to the depot. There was a lot of activity on the Großer Feldberg by walkers and hikers, but far more mountain bikers. I was the exotic with my e-trekking. It was windless up there and just beautiful.
1. Addendum: At the crossroads on the "Sandplacken" I was overtaken by an open convertible on the third lane, i.e. the oncoming lane, even though I had positioned myself into the turning lane with arm signals to the left just before I wanted to turn the handlebars . Shortly before I heard a hiss, saw a lurching cabriolet rushing past me within centimeters, which caught and disappeared again. Some bikers at the intersection were eyewitnesses and looked horrified at the car.
All well, I thought. Only at home did I get queasy. It's good that I have several guardian angels. It has only been this close three times ..
2. Addendum: It is already pretty hard up there. I was uncomfortable to overtake the boys and girls on mountain bikes with my e-trekking. But there was no other way, otherwise I would have fallen over. So sorry. Getting up is not my cup of tea. And certainly not lying down.
April 23, 2020