Yesterday we were finally able to implement a trip that was always postponed with dear customers of mine. Over the many years that we have been dealing with each other, a very friendly relationship has developed and we have already done a lot of private things together. So yesterday we set off towards Rheinauhafen and arrived on their small and very beautiful ship, in bright sunshine with an outside temperature of 29 degrees. When we were complete, we went slowly towards the port of Mondorf. On the way there and on the way back, the jet ski, bow and stern wave used for your jumps. It was really fun watching it and some cool pictures were taken. In Mondorf we turned and are back towards Rheinauhafen. The others have already prepared the food and the grill there, while Karin and I drove to the Mülheim harbor with the dinghy and a little faster. From there it went back at a higher speed and then a wave including shower caught us in the harbor entrance. Afterwards we had a nice barbecue and had dinner in the wonderful atmosphere of the harbor. (You could get used to that). Unfortunately everything ends beautifully and so it went towards home around 11pm.
4 days ago
This is really a blatant trail and is more fun from descent to descent. It is really interesting to compare the records. Me and E-MTB Enduro with cell phones and different operating systems and bears with the Garmin. Komoot then changes the values while the data is being transferred. So I stick to my opinion Komoot is still not much good.
As far as the recording is concerned, we are already further and more precise!
May 10, 2020
We have been working on the trail almost continuously since May 1st. After that, of course, we always drove a few laps. We have found that after six laps we can reach about 460-480 meters in altitude. On Thursday I went for a long time and was in a lot of pain at night, so I had to take a break on Friday. On Saturday the world was pain free for me again and we headed for the trail.
Before I started I had a conversation with a hunter from our village that initially left me speechless. He said to me ice cold that it would be advisable to go cycling in the forest upstairs or to wear something neon or bright as a pedestrian. Not everyone would shoot as well and sit as carefully as he did. This statement was really awesome. For me, it's like a threat. But well we'll see and, if necessary, oppose us accordingly.
Now I thought even more and go.
Before I started I met the boys from the neighboring village and we talked to each other. They are now starting to build the necessary residents. In the meantime we have built a gab and a table in addition to additional tracks. The route is getting better and more technical. Building is fun and driving is even more fun. We no longer need to drive far for the trail fun in between and after work.
More and more bikers come to watch and drive past.
Then I took my boys home or the car and Heike just came home. Nice asked and hung up a little after-work session with Heike. I recorded all the other days, but I don't want to bore anyone with the same route or home trail every time.
Addendum: Had to bike again with the boys today. They can't get enough now.
May 10, 2020
Sunday, bright sunshine, good mood and off to the trails.Unfortunately, nothing worked anymore with Komoot and Garmin. Both got out but the Garmin recorded at least the length of the route and the speed with the sensors. In the first picture I set the tour roughly as a planning. However, the three trips on the Quarantine Trail and the descent on the Corona Trail are missing. Converted it should have been about 730 meters in altitude.As participants we had Heiner from Windeck with a boat, whom I would like to express my respect for when I was almost 70 years old, because nothing was too difficult and too steep for him and of course my buddy Markus. Everything nice at an appropriate distance.After a long time we started again in the beautiful Holzbach valley, then we went a bit through the completely overcrowded Naafbach valley. (New hotspot for all city dwellers) We then switched to the other side with the super long trail at the first bridge. I just found that times are getting crazier. We actually met a couple with a pram (Hmmm).
We drove the trail and are on the other side via Kreuznaaf towards Lessbach Valley. Through the Lessbach valley we went up towards Breitscheid and from there to Heister. Then towards the memorial stone trail and into the Wahnbach valley. From there continue in the direction of Wendbach Valley and via Söntgerath in the direction of the Quarantine Trail.
Markus and I added another section to this on Saturday in hours of work. There are now three places where the rear wheel caresses the Popöchen. (Correct Megaaa Ge.L) We drove this three times and from the direction of the Corona Trail. I guess from the almost 39 km it was 8-9 km of road and the rest of the trail was heavy.
It was a very nice tour and a lot of fun.
April 27, 2020
The trainee stopped by on Saturday evening, somewhat distraught. He informed us that the quarantine trail was demolished in the middle part. So I left Markus on Sunday morning so we could get an idea of the whole thing. But everything was half as wild. Since we were equipped with shovels anyway, we took the opportunity to create a new section in the middle section. We have also made the entry more recognizable so that it is better recognized. Then we are up to the first section and have further and better expanded the route. The course in the funnel has been slightly changed and adapted. Well, after more than three hours of digging and hauling tree trunks, Sunday was over. We are over 50 and not 20 anymore. In the end, we created almost 1000 meters with the main trail and the several variants and part three is already under construction. This Monday we tackled the trail by bike and it was mega-aaa good. The speed was steadily increased and ever newer versions tried. The evening was quite entertaining and it was easy to reach. Unfortunately, the transfer to Komoot did not work properly again, so I included the Garmin photos.
On five laps, there was a 12.1 km 351 meter climb, 347 meter descent and an average of 12.8 km / h.
Now everyone can calculate what comes together in 10 rounds.
Of course, I will not stop every evening ride, just like most trips on the home trail.
But I have seen that no one has dared to approach the Corona Trail yet. Too bad
April 22, 2020
Unfortunately, the values did not match after the transfer in Komoot, so I added the two pictures of the Garmin.
The trainee actually longed for his boss during his vacation.
So in bright sunshine you started a nice tour in the rear area. The "mountain flea" has set a good pace and has descended in places that were too delicate. (He is supposed to appear at work again unscathed). Unfortunately, a lot of clearing work has taken place in the rear and the trails are partially ruined. The ammunition depot trail was extremely extended and the roots were sometimes 10 to 15 cm high. It was an extremely blatant descent, which unfortunately does not really come across in the video. It then went again via Much and Kranüchel towards the Quarantine Trail. We met Markus there and took a descent together on the trail. Afterwards there was a nice cool Kölsch in a very small group (for two).
All in all, a nice tour in unsightly times. Stay healthy and have a nice last Easter day!
April 13, 2020
Good Friday we did the second tour together, the first MTB tour after more than six years.
We started in Hillesheim in the direction of Seelscheid and into the beautiful Lessbach valley.
There were very few hikers there. At the start of the actual path / trail I was very scared. The entire spruce and fir forest fell victim to the saw. I have included the pictures. Then it went better than expected towards Naafbach valley and I really have to admit that I was surprised by how confidently my better half drove.
Sobering came in the beautiful Naafbach valley, crowds like on the Rheinboulevard. The shameful thing about the whole situation was how few or two could count. Whole groups were sometimes on the way, which made us very thoughtful.
The real goal was of course the water buffalo, which unfortunately crumbled into one of the far corners.
We drove the Naafbach valley to the beginning and from there outside the tourist routes via Növerhof, Niederheiden, Eigen and Markelsbach home. It was a very nice second tour and I was really happy that everything went so well.
April 12, 2020
The first very positive and unexpected experience thanks to Corona for me.
On Saturday my dearest came across something unexpected: whether it might be possible to do a little bike ride on your birthday. It was more of a gift for me. It's been at least 6 years since we went mountain biking or cycling together. Before, there was only the horse in my free time, which I also accept, but very limited the common leisure activities. Since I haven't been able to ski since my accident and I also have problems with hiking, mountain biking and cycling is the only thing I can do with pleasure and relatively painlessly.
It was a nice tour adapted to our home trail with the highlight of the alpacas from Niederwennerscheid, in brilliant sunshine and the best temperatures. In the end I increased the tour a bit so that you get some feeling for the trails again. Everything worked fine and the next possible goal was to drive to the water buffalo. Your wish is of course my command.
Finally, we ordered a very good meal from the restaurateur who runs his restaurant on our beautiful golf course, the "Burg Overbach". As I have written before, the restaurateurs must all see how they can survive. Everything was freshly prepared and very tasty, no finished products or frozen goods. Priced more than ok for this quality. I can only recommend everyone around Much to go to kais-restaurant.de. The menu is set there. He offers the dishes for collection or to bring. He also put together a good menu for Easter. This is not an advertisement just a recommendation.
April 8, 2020
Unfallbedingt kann ich leider nicht mehr Ski ⛷ fahren. Daher versuche ich jetzt meiner zweiten Leidenschaft auf dem Mountainbike 🚵♀️, möglichst oft nachzukommen. Da ich große Schwierigkeiten beim Wandern habe, ist es mir jetzt möglich die meisten Strecken mit dem MTB zu fahren und die Natur wieder in vollen Zügen zu genießen.