Eigentlich bin ich schon immer Rad gefahren. Während der Schulzeit und des Studiums sehr viel. Zwischenzeitlich hat es mal stark nachgelassen, aber dank der Entdeckung des E- bikes kam wieder frischer Wind rein. Der E- Antrieb eliminiert für mich all das, was das Radfahren vermiesen kann: Starker Gegenwind und Steigungen spielen keine Rolle mehr. Man kann bei schlechter Witterung gut eingepackt und geschützt vor der Kälte fahren, ohne irgendwann im eigenen Saft zu schwimmen. Bei Regen ähnlich: Weil man nicht zwangsläufig schwitzen muss, entsteht unter der Regenhaut nicht zwangsläufig eine Sauna....Mittlerweile wird das Auto kaum noch bewegt. Einkäufe landen im Anhänger, der tägliche Weg zur Arbeit erfolgt mit Ebike. Das beste ist die Barrierefreiheit: Man kann wie mit einem normalen Fahrrad überall langfahren, hat aber einen gewaltigen Aktionsradius. In letzter Zeit fahren meine Frau und ich häufig mit dem Zug als Zubringer für weiter entfernte Regionen und machen von dort aus die Touren. Oder man fährt eine Strecke hin, mit der Bahn zurück....Northeim, Einbeck,Bad Gandersheim: komoot.de/tour/51613039
Über den Ith nach Einbeck: komoot.de/tour/51223198
Bad Harzburg, Wernigerode, Brocken: komoot.de/tour/90640974
Von Osterode über den Harz nach Goslar: komoot.de/tour/79111980
Goslar, Hornburg und Wolfenbüttel: komoot.de/tour/52024211
Vom Humboldtsee nach Alfeld, Himmelbergturm: komoot.de/tour/82112454
Bergtour zu den Aussichtstürmen des Voglers: komoot.de/tour/242215210
Today a mix of cycling and pushing uphill. The e-bike is not ready to drive because the rims of both wheels are completely braked. As long as the rims and special spokes (special length due to the large hub motor) are not supplied, it has to be the biobike again😁The tour can be done with trekking bikes if you are fit. Even the sliding sections are not a little exhausting! Because the trail on the ridge of the Tosmar is more for mountain bikes, inexperienced riders should refrain.
a day ago
The tour offers a lot of nature on relatively easy paths. Crossing the Saale at the outflow of the Weinbergsee is easy because nice people have cleverly placed large stones in the water.
The kiosk at Bruchsee is now a branch of the organic shop "Wild und Wurzel" near Alfeld. Fortunately for many of the "regulars" there are still french fries. 😊We were early and limited ourselves to a delicious cappuccino. In the past there was only filter and powder coffee there, now there is a fully automatic machine.The toilets are now always available outside of business hours, but they cost one thousand euros to use. So take change with you. ☝️
May 1, 2021
- 03:2839.4 mi11.4 mph2,450 ft2,400 ft
This is not the first time I have ridden the tour, but the landscape is very beautiful and suited the wind direction from the southeast.With appropriate planning I could have included Gut Steuerwald as another castle in the tour, then the tour would have touched three castles and two palaces: Steuerwald, the "sister" domain Marienburg, Burg Wohldenberg and the castles Henneckenrode and Söder. 😄The route goes over forest and meadow paths and contains some inclines. So quite exhausting, but can be done with Ebike. The route over the Buchberg was very roughly gravel for about 100 m and severely broken up by forest machines at 50 m at the very end. The meadow route along the Innerste is beautiful, but bumpy. Driving with the brakes on your head only helps, but the journey is the goal. 😎
April 28, 2021
- 01:056.97 mi6.4 mph400 ft400 ft
Today I wasn't in the mood for physical exertion, I had exhausted myself yesterday. Today it was enough to have a leisurely round of leisure to look, smell and hear.
The start at the port was rather characterized by bad smells from the nearby sewage treatment plant. I feel sorry for the boatmen who camp there for days. There was a lot going on in the bush, the birds gave a Sunday concert. The lark's spur will soon fade and will slowly be overgrown by other plants. It smells like spring everywhere. Below the forest is beautifully green, above it is still very light. What was also good today, we could use the few warming rays of the sun.
April 25, 2021
Recently Hendrik Heuer showed us a wonderful hike over the Külf. - I decided to do the same with the bike. One thing made very clear: Even if I completed large parts of the tour by bike, the Kammweg is hardly suitable for cycling. It is not enough to drive up there with the help of an electric motor, you also have to be able to drive it. So not for people who recently discovered their passion for cycling. I had to push in many places because the path was very craggy: Grooves driven so deep by heavy vehicles that the pedals hit, roots that have to be skilfully traversed with horizontal cranks and again and again places where a driving error leads to a fall on a steep slope Slope would lead. I didn't photograph the most difficult parts, I was so busy that I "forgot" the photos. The pictures show rather problem-free areas. Basically just a trial for experienced mountain bikers and not for me with my trekking bike. Fortunately, the track was completely dry and the traction was wonderful. In the further course of the year the route should become quite overgrown, so only something for hikers with machetes. 😜The high expectations were not disappointed: The most beautiful trial so far, on which I got lost with my "unsuitable" bike. The pictures might bring a few impressions.Conclusion: Mountain bikers will be thrilled and have to get out of the saddle occasionally, trekking cyclists have to get off more often and should be prepared for more time.
April 24, 2021
If the weather is right on Wednesday afternoon, I don't think twice. The direction of travel was clear due to the strong north wind. The Maschgebiet south of Hanover is north of the place of residence, and with its countless bodies of water and protected areas it offers a lot of material for a nice bike tour.The magic forest near the Maschsee was new to me. Animated by many pictures, e.g. by Frank-Michael, I wanted to see him with my own eyes. The light was just enough to admire the ingenious works.All routes are easy to drive on in dry conditions. Because it is mostly through open terrain, the tour can be very strenuous in windy conditions. Short sections are also a bit bumpy, so you have to drive with your head brake.
April 21, 2021
- 01:0713.6 mi12.2 mph1,100 ft1,025 ft
It was wonderful weather today. At least that's what it looked like when I briefly looked out the window during working hours. But I don't want to complain, at least we are "allowed" to work.
In the evening I started with very mild temperatures and beautiful light. With the sunset the temperatures dropped quickly, so that I didn't feel like extending the lap. The only encore was the turn to the coppersmith, then it went straight back home. Fresh air and exercise to clear your head, that has to be enough for today.If you want to follow the route, you should pay attention to the section in the Hildesheim Forest. There is a passage at Komoot listed as a hiking route, so the trail should be overgrown accordingly in summer. No problem at the moment, as Alf used to say.
April 20, 2021
In the afternoon the sun was still shining. Relatively late, we made our way to Bad Salzdetfurth, where the best ice cream is available far and wide. When we got there, there were about thirty people in line. In view of the changing weather, we preferred to make our way home. We waited for the first shower by the covered bike stand on the platform, the rest we drove home quickly with full support.All paths are in good condition with one exception: the beaten path over the Gehlenbach made it necessary to dismount and swerve, large puddles and mud holes made it impossible to drive. The "mountain stages" are no problem for healthy people with an Ebike.
April 18, 2021
- 02:2226.2 mi11.1 mph1,075 ft1,075 ft
The weather wasn't particularly good, but after a week of laziness, the urge to move was great enough to saddle up the bikes for a morning tour. The north wind dictated the direction, the chosen route is already routine for me, always beautiful corners and views.Only the paths near the Gifteen ponds could muddy when it rains, the other stretches are easy to drive on.The Marienburg can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. Access to the inner courtyard is granted and there is also food to go. However, we cycled home and cooked delicious food ourselves. Breakfast has been canceled for more than a year and we eat late instead.
April 17, 2021