About Ducky

Ich bin hauptsächlich unterwegs in Berlin und Brandenburg.Ich fahre ganzjährig bei jedem Wetter. Egal ob die Sonne scheint (auch gerne bei 35°C), es regnet, aus allen Kübeln gießt, es schneit (bei -15°C) und die Straßen verreißt sind. Hauptsächlich aus dem Antrieb heraus mich bewegen zu müssen. Dies versuche ich so weit wie möglich in den Alltag zu verlegen und mit dem Alltag zu verknüpfen.Trotzdem ich Zeit meines Lebens in Berlin verbracht habe, finde ich immer noch endlegende Ecken, verborgene Orte und besondere Stellen die es gilt eindeckt zu werden. Komoot hilft mir diese für alle fest zu halten.Darüber hinaus lade ich als Tourleiter auch immer wieder gerne zu meinen Touren durch Berlin und die Mark Brandenburg ein. Radtouren unternehme ich gerne alleine, zu zweit oder mit bis zu 250.000 Teilnehmern.Oft bin ich auf der Critical-Mass-Berlin (siehe: critical-mass-berlin.de) anzutreffen.Oder auch als Ordner bei der Sternfahrt des ADFC:

Distance travelled

8,532 mi

Time in motion

903:36 h

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  1. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    April 21, 2021

    21.3 mi
    11.8 mph
    1,850 ft
    925 ft
    1. Ducky

      Since I only discovered Tegel in the last few years, this time I wanted to drive through the Tegler Forest. In places that I had neglected so far.Since I still had to run a few errands, I didn't drive directly, but with a small loop across the street jungle. It was therefore only relaxed from kilometer 16.When it went into the Tegler Forest, it was over again at 19.9 km. It cracked and that was it.The rear cassette of my XT gearshift gave up the ghost after around 7,000 KM. Just because.So I drove back on the most elegant route and then into the workshop. There they are currently trying to help the people with a lot of spit and luck, as no one can deliver spare parts anymore.Result: I am desperately looking for a replacement set:Shimano chainring Deore XT FC-T781 48 teeth for chain guard black 1xShimano chainring Deore XT FC-M780 26 teeth 4 holes 10-speed 64 mm 2x (for chain guard)Shimano Deore XT chainring 36 teeth 10-speed 104 mm 4-arm 2 x (for chain guard)SHIMANO cassette Deore Xt 10 compartment 2 xIf someone has a tip which retailer cannot deliver in six months, but immediately, always give me the tip !!!!!!!

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      • April 21, 2021

  2. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    April 20, 2021

    34.6 mi
    13.8 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,500 ft
    Sabine, Andy and 49 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      Because of the excellent weather, I wanted at least a little lap into the countryside.Unfortunately, my obligations today no longer allowed.And so I drove towards Stansdorf at 25 ° C in the sun. Always keep an eye on your pulse.Before that, I made a little detour to the Drachenberg to enjoy the view a little.At Gütersfelde we slowly went back towards the city center.The first cherry blossoms can finally be seen. Even if the weather this month does not really make you believe: Summer is slowly coming! 😎

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      • April 20, 2021

  3. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    April 11, 2021

    39.7 mi
    14.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Paul, Lausitzsonne and 68 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      I didn't want to let this day go by unused.However, the sun didn't really want to show itself at first. It had rained heavily the night before, so I decided at short notice NOT to do a big tour over forest paths (gravel biking).The sun didn't really want to come out today. I go under a cloudy sky.However, around 1 p.m. the sky tore open and the sun ensured that I had 23.8 ° C on the bike today.The drive today was mostly on good to the best asphalt, since I didn't want to drive through "Mud Pamp" today, I generally excluded forest paths today. As it turned out, my fears were rather unfounded.So it went on, paved through forests and villages. Villages that had names like: Bindow, Fredersdorf, Wilzig, Klein Schauen, Busch or Lebbin.At the Groß Schauener See I had a fresh salmon roll packed for me at Fischerei Köllnitz, which I wanted to eat at Storkow Castle. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this had closed its gates, so I ate my bread on a bench in front of it.I actually wanted to go to Lebbin Lake in Lebbin. However, the small path that I had chosen for it was impassable, so that I had to stop my project. Yes, there is even a paved road to get there. However, that day I came from exactly the other side. So it might be.At 54.8 km I discovered a stable that didn't really come from our time.I already knew parts of the tour from this tour:komoot.de/tour/203791859Others were still unknown to me.In the end it was deliberately a small tour, as rain was predicted for the evening and I wanted to be home by then. So I was able to take full advantage of the few hours of sunshine.

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      • April 11, 2021

  4. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    March 31, 2021

    Stepphahn, Ich and 50 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      Today started with 27 ° C when starting the ride and increased slightly to 29.7 ° C (measured on the bike) with constant sunshine and a pleasant warm breeze. In short: It was a perfect summer day and I took the opportunity to ride with shorts for the first time.Shortly after the start, I landed at the Ravensbrück memorial and the concentration camp behind it. Even with the gates closed, a lot of the past could still be felt, as the outdoor area was accessible from one side. And that was exactly the problem: Komoot thought it was a good idea to leave the premises via the side entrances. However, due to the pandemic, these were all closed. And so I had to turn back. Probably would have been a better idea anyway. In any case, I was the only one far and wide (once again)! 🙃If other people are looking for Easter eggs (everyone does that somehow at this time) I thought to myself, I should just visit Santa Claus. Crazy idea? So just right for me. 🙃Since Himmelpfort seems even more dreamy than usual without tourists, I ended up standing in front of Santa's (open) room and was even able to take a look (and take a photo). Once again the child in me was awakened.Since I was alone here again, it didn't take long and I got into a conversation with a Himmelpforter and shortly afterwards I got a small exclusive tour of the place. The ruins of the monastery are currently being renovated (ideally without tourists) and normally you could eat something and stay overnight in the "guest house" (right behind it is Santa's room), but not at the moment.I can recommend the tour itself for everyone, as it is very varied and the paths are good to very easy to drive on. Apart from some country roads in bad condition.However, from kilometer 48 I had an undiscovered planning error, so that the path suddenly ran very originally through the middle of the forest. Did I say away Now it was more of a forest path, where I had to aim for the exact direction again to see the way. The forest and the path sometimes blurred. Followed by an up and down. So I mostly had to work on the first 5 gears on this passage (out of 30).If you have fun with it, you are welcome to try this. It's only a short distance anyway (to kilometer 55.8. The picture, by the way, shows part of the distance covered.For everyone else, I recommend that you simply continue straight down the Strechlinsenstraße from kilometer 48 onwards. That would be more convenient.All in all, I took it easy today. The weather was just too nice, the wind and the sun too pleasant and the abundance of water always invited us to stop and pause. Therefore more of a pleasure group! One or the other café and restaurant (usually) take care of the physical well-being on the route. If you like, you can always cool off in one of the numerous free swimming areas. But that was a bit too fresh for me today. At least as far as the water temperature was concerned.

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      • March 31, 2021

  5. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    March 30, 2021

    52.3 mi
    12.2 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,100 ft
    radelnder Reporter, Philipp Marlow and 63 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      I'm slowly getting going.Today I was already around 20.5 ° C when I started driving. This then increased to 29.4 ° C on the bike. And full of sun.In these days I am trying to make up for what we are all so infinitely lacking: variety! And nature when the weather is nice!So on this day I combined the known with the unknown. Out of the direction of Lankwitz. Let's see what's up. One dangling here, the other dangling there. And whoosh, I was in Fläming. I wanted to go here, whatever, nice here. Also this time I tried to escape the traffic within Berlin, which I succeeded quite well.And apart from that, this time too: to try something new. Just drive off the beaten track for once. Here, too, variety is always important to me. Kilometers of bumbling piste should be rewarded with good paths with little traffic. And that's exactly how it was.At kilometer 44 I had to turn back because the route became a bit too rustic for me and I only had "exit" until late afternoon. So I shortened this passage without further ado. It was worth a try. Maybe another time.All in all, we went through small towns and villages again this time.And this time again a nice day!

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      • March 30, 2021

  6. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    March 29, 2021

    Havelbiker, RadlerJan and 55 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      Today didn’t really want to get going. In the literal sense.Originally I wanted to start from Karstedt. Unfortunately, due to a train cancellation, the railway thwarted my plans. ☹️That's why I had to reschedule spontaneously and start from Wittenberge. However, Wittenberge is always worth a trip and due to the good long-distance train connections it is always a good starting point. Said and done.The sun was only partially visible at the beginning and the wind always came from the front. From 1:30 p.m. the sun finally came out, so that today I had 20.2 ° C on the bike. Since I was able to take a few days off these days, nothing kept me in my four walls after the long, cold days. 🙂This time I mainly wanted to drive off the beaten track. To experience a little more original Brandenburg from the beginnings after the fall of the Berlin Wall. And yes, such places really still exist. Places where you have simply attached a bike path sign to a cobblestone path or think that the field in front would be great for bicycles. Let's put up a sign.Therefore, this time I can say that it is a tour that includes almost all of the path conditions.After 38 km I paused in the Plattenburg, one of the oldest moated castles and certainly one of the nicer ones. By the way, a large parking lot was built in front of the place of the same name. I suspect that the castle is otherwise a tourist magnet. However, everything is currently in lockdown, due to a pandemic. There is also a fresh fish sales and a small snack. Pandemic closed.Here is a little video about it:
      By the way, I noticed numerous herds of cows and horses along the way.
      Whenever I drove through one of the villages, I attracted attention. Why? I was the only cyclist on the entire route. Also on the train (there and back) the only one in the bicycle compartment.
      Somehow I felt like the first person to explore this region. 😉I think it was also because of the current insane pandemic that I was the only one to venture out. And that in the middle of the week. In any case, I only had human contact from afar. I got into conversation with one or the other farmer, who then usually classified me as a newcomer. When I replied that I actually came from Wittenberge and lived in Berlin, I received incredulous looks. You have probably never experienced anything like this before. So with the bike. Well, there were also places that you usually pass by:Perleberg, Uenze, Werzin, Kletzke, Glöwen, Nerzow, Bendelin are just a few places that I haven't had on my map to this day.At kilometer 72 I actually found an abandoned house on the roadside. Practically in nowhere. The pictures show the decay and that nature is slowly taking back the place.In Neustadt an der Dosse I got back on the train and was back at the Zoologischer Garten station in no time, where today's journey began.

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      • March 29, 2021

  7. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    March 8, 2021

    34.8 mi
    11.0 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Mareldion, blackcharly and 79 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      I didn't want to leave this sunny Monday unused and, despite the women's holiday, got exercise. 🙂The sun reached temperatures of 17.7 ° C today. If this was gone, it quickly went back down to 7.7 ° C. The wind was quite fresh.So I set off in the direction of Köpenick.Since I wanted to get through Berlin in an urban and largely car-free way this time, the first 30 kilometers were often at walking pace. Reason: Everything that wasn't nailed on was also on the way today.In Treptow I drove past the local vaccination center and wanted to take a look. What I saw were mostly taxis, taxis, and again taxis. The streets around this center were full of taxis. The pictures give a small impression.As is well known, the last remaining piece of land is being built on the promenade in Teptow. The promenade itself is now also affected. Result: I therefore had to circumvent this generously.All in all, it was a beautiful day that didn't have to go unused this time either.

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      • March 8, 2021

  8. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    March 3, 2021

    45.8 mi
    13.4 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,900 ft
    radelnder Reporter, Lausitzsonne and 61 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      This time, my after-work lap at 17.3 ° C went from my standard starting point, Zoological Garden, across the city via Mehrow to Altlandsberg.Along villages and fields. One or the other tractor was also in sight this time.And the sun was there again. At least that way I get a little exercise now and then.A perfect day.

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      • March 3, 2021

  9. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    February 25, 2021

    47.2 mi
    13.3 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,750 ft
    Manu, RadlerJan and 93 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      Again I was able to gild my evening:Today was, with 21.4 ° C, a felt summer day, even if it would actually need 25 ° C to be able to call the day a real summer day. As always measured while driving.But hey, it's FEBRUARY! I can't remember ever having seen temperatures like this this month.The only thing that corresponds to the season are the partly still frozen lakes at over 20 ° C.So it went first along the Havel and the Havel Canal.It continues into the village. Schönwalde, Falkenhagen, Finkenkrug, and further to the Elstal.The former Olympic Village from 1936 is also hidden here. Unfortunately, the area is largely fenced. Still, I caught a glimpse.We continue along fields and arable land.Finally the city comes closer again and end the day satisfied and happy. It really felt like summer for the first time. And that at the end of February.

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      • February 25, 2021

  10. Ducky went for a bike ride.

    February 23, 2021

    41.2 mi
    11.8 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,725 ft
    Havelbiker, Jorge Reyes and 60 others like this.
    1. Ducky

      At a sunny 18.4 ° C (measured on the bike) the sun gave it all today.In my eyes, today is somehow memorable. I can't remember February 23rd when temperatures went up that high. Cycling without a jacket in February. Or even better: being able to start the first real tour at all. I usually start my first smaller tours in April.18.4 ° C and many lakes are still frozen.But be careful: If you want to go on the ice, you should be a duck, as the pictures show.So at the end of the day we went from the Zoological Garden along the Landwehr Canal (largely) car-free through Berlin and out of Berlin.It went on the trail of the Tegler Moors, with a short detour to the Oberhavel to Schildow.Since this route also led almost exclusively on paved paths (also through the middle of the forest passages), I didn't "look into" myself this time. However, the few pure paved paths were still well "moistened".All in all, it was a great day that I could use (after work).

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      • February 23, 2021

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