I was blown away by the wonderful round-trip bike tour via Bad Camberg, Brechen, Wallrabenstein through meadows, villages, agricultural landscapes and forests, which I hadn't expected. Memories of the Jagst and Kocher valleys kept coming back, beautiful and often extensive. There's a lot going on between Bad Camberg and Brechen, and you can't blame anyone. The nature of the paths is great, mostly asphalt. At the end of the day I wanted to take a bend over Esch, but I went a bit through the fields because a switch was set incorrectly, I have to talk to the signal box. Otherwise impeccable signage for the round trip. Super trouper!
NS: How beautiful the tour has to be when the meadows are in bloom!
April 28, 2021
Hallelujah, what fun it was! From Ingelheim, it went in parts over a former railway line up to Nieder-Olm, then a little back over the farm road that runs close to the Selz. In Schwabenheim we went up to the fruit route to Wackernheim, wonderfully signposted. You have to try very hard to get lost. Okay, the cool east wind wasn't nice today, it came from the front in places and bit in the face. Squatting on the bench, the sun was spellingly warm and there was no wind! I will probably never fully understand the vagaries of nature.
Apart from this skirmish, the round was pure pleasure for the soul, eyes and mind. A beautiful "Bachtal" "or and" an even more beautiful agricultural landscape with vineyards, orchards, grain and rapeseed fields. And that garnished with wonderful views and blossoms in late April 2021, and, not unimportant for cyclists, with great paths! And the birds first! Wonderful spectacle of the chaffinches, blackcaps, larks, blackbirds and whoever else crawled.
There is still the question of the right set-up: 4 bar at the front and 4.5 bar at the back. This way I feel good and have everything under control!
April 25, 2021
In the search for the right coordination of the sets, it was back in the saddle. Today with inflated tires with 6 at the front and 6.5 bar at the rear, i.e. the upper limits. Horse and hiking trails, meadow paths, gravel and asphalt in the beautiful Taunus, wet and dry again. Imola is comparatively easy there, there is only asphalt, and it is mostly dry there. But who wants Imola in Italia?
My destination in a roundabout way was the apple tree blossom in Wehrheim. Well, it was probably too fast, because the flower is only in the early development. The shoots of the deciduous trees in the forest are also a long time coming, this year in the second half of April 2021. Nevertheless, knowing that the tires should have a belly, smaller or larger depending on the requirements, things went really tight. Nevertheless, it was pure pleasure, no slides in the terrain, no oversteer or understeer, no spin, no irritation. I was unusually fast on asphalt for 25 km; I didn't want to, because I'm actually a junk dealer. I want to do looky-looky, also take a little snap for viewing in the winter months.
On Sunday we go to the fruit blossom in Rheinhessen between Ingelheim and Nieder-Olm. Hopefully I'm not too fast again and therefore too early. But then with the mean values. I think I'm sitting right then.
April 22, 2021
It was intended as a test round and so it went over very different conditions: meadows, forest floors, gravel, coarse and fine, gravel, asphalt. The new tires Plus Tour Performance - Addix E - GreenGuard - E-50 - 28x1.75 at the front and 28x1.50 inches at the rear, with 3 and 3.5 bar. In addition, the AirPlus 28 "with 70% greater wall thickness. The set makes great on the hardened rims! Now I am happy and look forward to Taunus paths and trails with my Macina Ultimate. Because the tires have great grip on dry and wet surfaces! What fun! On asphalt, it can be more Be under pressure, I can also get the vote.
April 19, 2021
The search for spring in the originally baroque and this year more English-looking castle garden was crowned with success! Manageable and at the same time wonderful, the park presented itself in the deep sun. Yes, spring could be clearly seen and felt. Hallelujah, what a neat gem of a park!
Somehow the traces go back to the 12th century, when none of us was a tiny wink with the eyes of our ancestors.
April 4, 2021
What should that be a nice bike ride - from the Budenheim ferry to Bingerbrück to the Nahe estuary. And from 1 p.m. the sun should smile in the sky. She did too, the good one. Unfortunately that was all over with funny.The rear tire is exhausted for the first few meters. Valve leaking. Zack, spare hose in there. Zack, the air was out again. Valve leaking. Zack, second replacement hose. Then there was frustration in the square. The coat did not want to hit the rim, although it has been tried and tested many times. It was good that his father Rhein was not near the litter, otherwise he could call a rear wheel his own. I don't know why it suddenly went flooding. But I can only guess why the pump didn't give any air afterwards. The sealant probably stuck everything there was in the hoses, including valves. I didn't even know that I had such stupid hoses with me. Years ago we were from Aldi for a few cents in an emergency. A good soul from the rowing club then came with a huge part of the pump, then it went better.
It all took a fat hour. I was cold to the bone from the freezing north wind. The sun was powerless against that. Finally cycling. But the body could no longer raise its temperature.
Then komoot started to spin like crazy. The app wanted to end the recording for every photo, and did not even save some. I have the impression that komoot is getting fatter and more vulnerable.
Canceling the tour was the best act of Good Friday 2021.
And if the good Ehrmann means in his Desiderata
"In the noisy confusion of life keep the peace of your soul. Despite all its appearance, the drudgery and the broken dreams, this world is beautiful." Sure Max, tomorrow again, right.
April 3, 2021
Actually, I wanted to cycle to the idyllic village of Pfaffenwiesbach. But somehow the handlebars twitched to the left and end of terrain, nothing Pfaffenwiesbach. And actually I wanted to cycle with the sun behind my back, but I didn't really go out either. So I'll stay at home tomorrow.
The wind played in my face on the way. That was nice and reminded me of the long ski runs in the March sun in the western Alps of France.
February 25, 2021
For me, this section is one of the most beautiful of the Weiltal cycle path that runs to the Lahn. Although the sun was low in the face, there was enough shade in the valley through the slopes. And today "the Sahara" seemed to hang even more in front of the sun than yesterday.
February 24, 2021
I didn't even know where I was going. But I quickly realized that I shouldn't drive towards the sun because I was flying blind. So sun on your back. Since I could chat with my own shadow, was always in front of me. What you learn there. But he was happy to have his picture taken!
In places the paths were driven deep by timber trucks that are not even on the move with a semi-trailer.
On the way I heard cranes, like last Wednesday. However, the screamers did not fly north or east, but west. Will it be really winter again?
February 23, 2021
Let's see if it's still possible. The warm February day came at just the right time. Lo and behold, things are going better than in recent years. It's much more fun than the exercise bike.
Also test the new smartphone with the great camera. The little rear-view mirror, the "Spy" for really little money, is bearish, as big as a mouse fist, but works like a peephole with a convex mirror, unbreakable - very important. Quickly attached and even quicker off again. With company or in the city or on the bike path - I can see what's going on behind me.
February 21, 2021