Frischluft, Freiheit, Genuss und Spaß = FAHRRAD
Should be a round Würselen - Effelder Waldsee - Würselen.
At the watermill back in the direction of Germany, my fellow cyclist was caught.
On the narrow street a truck wanted to overtake him, but it got oncoming traffic and then knocked over my fellow cyclist while cutting in.
After my first aid, an ambulance for further treatment and the police to record the accident, I then continued the tour.
That was already close and he was incredibly lucky and a guardian angel that he did not get under the rear tires of the trailer but that only brushed him and caused bruises and abrasions.
He's doing fine so far, just don't want to ride a bike first, it has to be repaired anyway.
August 20, 2020
Since the Hovenring and the cycle highways near Eindhoven have aroused my interest for a long time, we drove the tour to see it.Started early in the morning in Würselen to Eindhoven and back home in the evening, planned as a small round trip.The paths are mostly asphalted, many bike paths, roads, paved and unpaved paths.
The altitude meters are easy to manage.Highlights of our tour: The Hovenring and the cycle highways near Eindhoven are worth an experience, at Bocholt the beautiful path past the canal, the ferry ride over the Maas at Mille.
There have already been many long stretches, but there is also a lot to see.We took a break with cappuccino and apple pie on the market square in Valkenswaard.
Was very tasty and donated strength for the onward journey
It was definitely worth it to have seen and driven on the Hovenring in Eindhoven, a fabulous structure for cycling.Info about the Hovenring at Wikipedia:
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovenring.Very good to ride on a touring bike, but you can also ride a racing bike.
August 18, 2020
From Vogelsdorf to Herzfelde and on to Möllensee and Peetzsee, around them back to Vogelsdorf.Paved roads and cycle paths, paved paths and forest paths, some of which are sandy.There is a well-developed cycle path along the B1 between Tasdorf / Rüdersdorf to Herzfelde.
Only between Herzfelde and the Möllensee you drive without a bike path on the country road, but it was ok.I did the tour with the MTB, so not suitable for racing bikes
August 1, 2020
To the mill pond in Eggersdorf.Asphalt roads, good bike paths, paved paths, some cobblestones and very sandy and often narrowing forest paths, especially after the mill pond.
Often driven through avenues which is very pleasant in the warm temperatures.Highlights are the mill pond and the barn area in Altlandsberg.Did the tour with an MTB. Not suitable with a racing bike.
August 1, 2020
This time what was done for other muscle building
Paddled with the Canadian from Flakensee in Woltersdorf across the canal to Dämeritzsee in Erkner and back again.
To Berlin it was a bit too far with 36km.
It was fun, unfortunately thought of Komoot too late, but it doesn't matter.
Weather was wonderful
August 1, 2020
From Vogelsdorf to Schleuse to Woltersdorf.Nice route with some highlights. Especially the lock in Woltersdorf and the old tram.Paved roads, paved paths, little cobblestone. Unfortunately, after the highlight "Alte Straße" (Schönheider Straße) you have to drive a bit on the B1 without a protective strip or bike path.Ride on the MTB.
July 30, 2020
This time a tour to Tongeren and Fort dÉben-Emael was rescheduled, the bridge is not yet finished but can be used again.Via the Netherlands in Eijsden by ferry across the Meuse to Belgium. Up here to Eben-Emael, which we couldn't take with us last time because of the closed bridge.
From here to Tongeren via small villages and behind Glons on the excellent cycle route F791 to Tongeren.After the short visit from Tongeren, via Maastricht back (there was a lot going on) via Valkenburg to Germany.The tour has become 19km longer as it was originally planned, sometimes because of the unclear navigation instructions or because we wanted to explore a little more.
This time we also pushed up crowded streets, pedestrian zones or steps (which were not shown in the planning).
The bike chain broke 20km before the end of the tour, but luckily I still had a chain lock with me.No cappuccino in Tongeren but delicious fries with mayo in Houthem on the way back.My highlights of this tour:
The ferry ride across the Meuse from Eijsden in the Netherlands to Lanaye in Belgium, the ascent to Fort dÉben-Emael (Belgian fortress built between 1932 -1939 after World War I) with a viewpoint from where you have a great view over the Meuse into the The Netherlands has, the way over the small villages to Tongeren, a very old and beautiful city with many sights and a great market place with many restaurants.
Many churches that are on the way, in Belgium very nice, but also partially unrenovated houses that you drive past. Very good bike paths in the Netherlands but also in Belgium there are excellent bike paths.
Maastricht and Valkenburg are always worth a visit.The tour went over paved roads and paths, bike paths, paved paths, less dirt roads and cobblestones.We drove the route with the trekking bike.
July 19, 2020
To Clermont in Belgium - round trip from Würselen.
Via the Vennbahn from Aachen to Raeren in Belgium to Clermont, via Henri-Chapelle, Morsenet, Plombieres and Vaals to Aachen and from here via Rahe Castle back to Würselen.
Not a cappuccino but an excellent coffee in Belgium.Clermont is a beautiful place in Belgium and the former town hall from 1888 is already worth seeing.
Once again in Belgium through beautiful towns, seen a lot of interesting, beautiful and new things.The Vennbahn is great for driving as always, but in any case I would try to avoid the Chaussée Charlemagne between Clermont and Henri-Chapelle, to offer a very busy and high-speed road without enough protection for cyclists.Mostly paved roads and paths, but also paved or bumpy paths, little cobblestones and unpaved.
There are nice descents but also decent ascents.
We went on the tour with trekking bikes.
July 17, 2020