sanktjohanser 🌀



About sanktjohanser 🌀

I like to ride bikes.

Distance travelled

7,069 mi

Time in motion

738:31 h

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  1. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    3 days ago

    8.41 mi
    11.7 mph
    525 ft
    400 ft
    K🚴rl-H🦘inz, Bergmuffel and 10 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      As it was the last day of the Coffeneuring challenge - I was obligated to go for a short ride up to the top of Schatzberg - with a warm Thermos of Punch in my backpack. The plan was to sit on the König Ludwig Bench and enjoy the sunset as I looked over the Alps. The weather fairy had other plans. First came the snow - then the freezing snow - then the wind. By the time work was over we were in a Winter Wonderland with deep snow drifts and headwinds strong enough to blow you off your bike.What better way to close out the coffeeneuring season! And as a special suprise my co-worker Sarah agreed to come along for the ride - with her dog Loopy.We battled headwinds and snowdrifts but we made it - my phone died just as I took the one and only photo of our hot punch being consumed. There were also chocolates along for the ride. A good amount of punch was blown out of the cups by the wind - but that made us just drink faster! It will be a talking point for me and Sarah for years to come I am sure.I am a bit sad that the Coffeeneuring season has come to an end - but then I remember to „always be Coffeeneuring“!

      • about 13 hours ago

  2. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    5 days ago

    36.3 mi
    13.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,150 ft
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      Coffeeneuring wouldn‘t be coffeeneuring without a trip to Hey Schaffner in Huglfing. The coffeeshop/cafe is located in the old train station - hence it‘s name. It‘s quiet and quaint and has the best selection of cakes and tortes far and wide. Munauer Coffee Roasters supply the coffee which is also offered with soy and oat milk as well - something that‘s still hard to find in our area.As it was cold and I was hungry, I ended up eating a goat cheese sandwich - two chai lattes, a fritz cola and two pieces of apple pie :) And as always all of it was amazing. I do need to start planning a different route back home after I visit - climbing over the big hill after eating so much makes the going a lot heavier!This almost brings my coffeeneuring adventures for 2021 to an end - but maybe possibly there will be a C+1

      • about 14 hours ago

  3. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    7 days ago

    38.7 mi
    11.9 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,525 ft
    Hanky 🍁, oidawolf and 34 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      It‘s getting cold - which means it‘s getting difficult to get motivated to get on the bike - for that reason I am grateful to actions such as coffeeneuring. The night before I did a google search for cafes around the 5 Seenland area and came across a place called Le Croissanterie Gabriels. It was in an area that I love to ride on my gravel bike and just far enough to feel like a long ride and just close enough so I wouldn‘t freeze to death and never be found again.I set off pretty early by heavy fog. The fog runed out to be so thick that it clung to everything - and then froze! It made it quite difficult to take photos because it kept freezing over the lens. I made it to Le Croissanterie just before my feet froze and fell off. I ordered a HUGE cup of coffee, carrot cake and a Rasberyy Torte thing - because when you ride a bike you are allowed to eat as much cake as you want.They had a selection of about 30 cakes plus a lot of baked goods - and I imagine they all tasted good. What I had was quite sweet and not really very French, which was what I was expecting. Nevertheless I enjoyed my stay there and the service girls were very nice to me. When people are nice to me then I will usually remember the place, regardless of how good or bad the food was.The ride back to Ammersee was gorgeous - the fog never came out so it remained a bit chilly - but the scenery kept my mind occupied and I didn‘t even notice when my feet fell off. Of course the end of the trip took my to Bohne 37 where I enjoyed a delicious portion of Schupfnudeln!Oh, and I met a Deer friend who liked licking my hand very much. I will probably go back to see him.

      • 6 days ago

  4. sanktjohanser 🌀 and Stefanie went gravel riding.

    November 21, 2021

    20.3 mi
    11.1 mph
    400 ft
    475 ft
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      A quick lil ride out to Pfaffenwinkel Hofcafe with Steffi. It was a gorgeous day for it - and probably one of the last few days we would have for awhile. Funnily enough neither I or Steffi ordered a coffee - maybe you get coffeed out when you are constantly working on your own coffee machine. I had a hot chocolate and a piece of Apple Cinnamon Cake - Steffi had something that I cant remember now but I do know that it looked good!Pfaffenwinkel Hofcafe is located just on the outskirts of Unterhausen, before Weilheim. It‘s a very unlikely place for a coffeeshop - in the back of a Farmhouse with chickens and cows and big fields covered with fresh Vegetables. In teh summer it is a dream location with a tower that over looks the fields and plenty of outside seating places. Now in winter you would be inclined to sit inside - which is also nice and cozy and just alittle bit bavarian. Unfotunately no Portafilter Espresso Machine - but the atmosphere makes up for it.We rode back home slowly and enjoyed the chilly but sunny day.

      • November 24, 2021

  5. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    November 17, 2021

    27.1 mi
    14.5 mph
    625 ft
    700 ft
    BerndHHBbg 🗿, oidawolf and 32 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      Made up for Coffeeneuring number 4 today. A 40km loop reminiscent of the first GAGA Ausflug and of course back to Bohne 37 for the coffee and cakes that I actually wanted 5 days ago!Also noticed there was still blood on my gloves from my crash. Might wanna wash them :)And the Doll Garden by Zellsee is looking like it's seen better days.

      • November 17, 2021

  6. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    November 11, 2021

    47.7 mi
    13.8 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,625 ft
    Hanky 🍁, Bergmuffel and 19 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      It was a beautiful day for cycling - I knew the view from Hoherpeissenberg would be fabulous. I planned a route with quite a few climbs - just cause I felt like climbing today.And the view from up top was just how I had imagined it. As this would be my 4th Coffeeneuring Tour, I had decided to combine it with world renowned Bohne 37, as I came back into Diessen I decided to go through St. Georgen - a route I take practicallz 4 to 5 times a week.And then in a left corner my back wheel slipped up into the air and street came up to meet my face. It wasn't pretty but I was ok, thanks to my helmet! Without it, the story would have sounded a bit different.So it was a Fail on the Coffeeneuring front but I will include in the list just as a reminder to ALWAYS wear your helmet - even for a coffee run.

      • November 17, 2021

  7. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    October 31, 2021

    21.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,000 ft
    975 ft
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      The plan was to pick up Adrian at his friends and then go for coffee and cake at the Hofcafe - basically and little cafe on a farm in the middle of nowhere. The weather and the temperature was better than man could have wished for. What we didn‘t plan for is that everyone else had the same idea as we did. When we arrived at the Hofcafe the first question was whether we had reserved a table - so change of plans.The thing is there isn‘t much in the line of coffeeshops between Dießen and Landsberg so it meant we would be ride back to our start point in Dießen and hope to find a table possibly at Kirchsteig.Our planned 20km coffeeneuring trip was then a 40km coffeeneuring trip - which meant that we were not only starving for coffee, but also starving for food. So we ate a bit and drank a bit and then it was finally time for the main event. I had a double espresso - almost as always - and decided to treat myself to some friend Quark balls with vanilla ice cream, which were so increbibly good that I could imagine that the coffee gods had intervened just to make sure that I ended up there to enjoy such a delight. The coffee wasn‘t too shabby either!

      • November 4, 2021

  8. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    October 27, 2021

    128 mi
    -- mph
    4,625 ft
    7,375 ft
    K🚴rl-H🦘inz, Rudi and 12 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      I packed my things together in record time and set off to find warm coffee and breakfast. As it usually is, the bakery takes awhile to appear - and when it did - NO COFFEE! So I drank down a litre of orange juice, ate two pastries and set off in search of coffee. The coffee came about 4 hours later once I reached Cortina. When I woke up in the morning I knew there would be a little bit of climbing ahead of me - but what I assumed was a little turned out to be a slow but gradual climb from 950m up to 1500m. Always up and always getting colder. I am just very fortunate that this part of the trip took me through the Dolomites - the gorgeous scenery kept my mind off the cold and the constant up and up. It was soon becoming clear to me that my original plan of doing 200km a day would have to be looked at again.By late afternoon I was over the big climb and rolling down into Cortina where I finally stopped and had that coffee that I needed so badly. At this point I also realized how shit my Italian is. After a few coffees and sandwiches I set off for what I assumed would mostly be downhill into Italy - it wasn‘t. I need to learn to look at elevation profiles more closely. There was a bit more climbing, more than I had expected - but there was A LOT of downhill too, all the way out of the Alps until the mountains were finally behind me. Flat - like Hamburg - not even any tiny hills. I still had a bit of food left over from the night before - so when I turned a corner around 20:00 to a quaint little church set next to a Grotto with the Virgin Mary I knew I had found a safe place to sleep for the night. Later I would see that the name of the town was Oderzo - roughly 75km north of Venice.In comparison to the previous night - the temperature was well above 10 degrees Celsius throughout the night. You could almost call it summer!Sleeping along side of the Church in my biwaksak, looking up at the stars and eating potato chips with swiss cheese. I honestyl don‘t believe life can get much better.Edit: The actual date of the ride was 16.10.21 not 27.10.21 - there was a problem with the GPS file, so unfortunately time and speed are not reflected.

      • October 28, 2021

  9. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    October 24, 2021

    34.1 mi
    4.5 mph
    525 ft
    725 ft
    Ralf_B, Ramon and 10 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      I loved the area around Chioggia so much that when Steffi told me she wanted to come down to Italy my first thought was that we could go to Chioggia together. If you‘re not familiar with it; it‘s basically a tiny Venice - the cat instead of the lion. We spent our day riding in the opposite direction of how I rode down towards the Po river. Hopping onto the ferries from one island to the next all the way up to Faro San Nicolò and then back down to Chioggia.And perfectly placed in the middle is ‚el chiosco‘ - a lovely little kiosk with sweet and salty bites to eat, drinks and of course italian coffee! Its located on the island of Pellestrina just before you cross over to Alberoni on the ferry. The perfect place to wait in the case that you‘re too early - or to take a break and just watch the people. And of course we stopped there twice, once on the way up and once on the way back. And of course we drank coffee both times - and some cake - and some cookies!As for the rest of the trip along the islands and back - the pictures speak a thousand words. If you‘re ever in the area, take the time to discover the islands. The area was one of many highlights on our trip.

      • November 4, 2021

  10. sanktjohanser 🌀 went gravel riding.

    October 22, 2021

    30.7 mi
    10.4 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,400 ft
    Ralf_B, Rudi and 21 others like this.
    1. sanktjohanser 🌀

      After two days of laying around and doing nothing, I figured I go out for a little spin to keep myself moving. I dont think recovery rides are supposed to have two giant climbs. Regardless it was a beautiful route up above the mist and fog.

      • October 26, 2021

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