Finally spring! The Sunday morning rest used to change from the left bank of the Rhine to the right bank of the Rhine, on the trail of "Around Cologne" up to Bechen, on quiet streets to Biesfeld and finally again up the beautiful ascent to Bärbroich. Enjoy the view of southern Cologne with the foothills from the Rochus Chapel near Sand and then back down to downtown quickly! What a wonderful start to the day! And the Giro d'Italia has also started - in May, as it should be after the spring classics - at least a bit of "normality" ... 🤗
7 days ago
Spring is now also visible in rural areas, even if the temperatures between 3 ° C on descent and up to a maximum of 11 ° C only made the breaks comfortable in sheltered, sunny places. Highlights of this round: The Naafbachtal and the railway lines (Gummersbach to Olpe and Marienheide to Burscheid) as well as the view of the cathedral from Edelrather Weg near Osenau! And the first 200 of the year!
April 25, 2021
New discovery with a great view and evening atmosphere! However, the direct ascent through the forest to the lookout point is not paved - but possible with a racing bike in dry conditions! No problem for a gravel bike!
It was cold - and of course the beach bar in Mondorf was closed 😔!
(first 8 ° C, later 4 ° C)
April 15, 2021
A successful mixture of gravel and asphalt: quick access from Freilingen via Zingsheim and Kall, then from Voißl through the forest to the Kermeter. I hadn't been there for a long time - what a sad state of conifers! Down to Schwammenauel, then the wooded riverside paths of the Rurstausee and Urfttalsperre. Back from Gemünd uphill on almost continuously car-free or low-car route. 0 ° C on departure, 8 ° C on return.
April 9, 2021
A spontaneous Good Friday tour! Certainly not just on a quiet holiday a very quiet and scenic tour with almost 100 km of railway lines. Deer, 3 cranes, beaver bite tracks, toads and a red kite ... there weren't many landscape photos because it was too cold to dawdle (and hazy) with an uncomfortably cold northeast wind (temp between 0.8 ° C and 6 ° C ) - unfortunately again in winter outfit after the summer interlude last week ...
April 2, 2021