About Annafarina 🦝
"Das Glück ist ein Gespinst aus 1000 Fäden, selbst muss der Mensch es täglich weben..."
Meine Aktivitäten sind im Bereich Mountainbike/E-Mountainbike, Cross-Country, Inlinern, Wandern und Spazieren sowie Klettersteige... und ich tanze gern.
- 02:5732.7 mi11.1 mph2,775 ft2,775 ft
- Annafarina 🦝
"I think that friendliness and helpfulness towards fellow human beings (and towards fellow creatures in general) is the only essential moral content of religions and at the same time the only possible basis for a satisfactory existence from a social point of view." (Albert Einstein)After the somewhat catastrophic tour of yesterday, today we bet on safety. A region was chosen that I know a little better about. The tour led from Georgenthal along the ruins of the Cistercian monastery into the forest to Oberhof. From there it went back over the Ohratalsperre and Wechmacher hut.
At first, the sun hid behind a blanket of clouds that resembled a dirty cotton wool carpet. It seemed like the sun didn't want to show itself. But that was actually quite pleasant, because today the plan was to use the Hulk engine as rarely as possible, but instead to drive in bio mode. The overcast sky ensured that there was a slight coolness in the air. It was pleasantly quiet in the forest. At one point a path opened up that was a bit overgrown upwards. For this you were rewarded with a wonderful view of Oberhof. You could see the Ahorn Panorama Hotel and the ski jump. However, the path was actually not intended for the bike, because it was extremely steep downhill on a path that was washed out and provided with gravel and stones. First there were deep crevices to the left and right that narrowed the path, and at the end there was a transverse crevice that could not have been traversed. Well, if you love your bike, you push it. Back in the saddle, the path led to Oberhof. This is where the sun finally showed up. A visit was made to the biathlon shooting range, the Oberhof bike park and the ski jump. Since there were a lot of people in Oberhof, it went on quickly, on the former bobsleigh run to the Ohratalsperre. Of course, I had to stop at my favorite vantage point again to take pictures. Unfortunately, I was disturbed by a biker who did not think it necessary to respond to my greeting, nor to take my photoshoot into consideration and instead just stood in the picture to take photos and have a drink. It was actually noticeable that the people were very unfriendly today. A couple just said hello (probably only because we knew each other). Everyone else either looked straight ahead or reacted with frowning looks. I sometimes ask myself whether people are annoyed that they are out and about in nature or that they are doing sports. Is that just a must for you?
It is really sad how difficult it is for people to face the world with kindness. Mark Twain once said: "Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can read." It shouldn't be difficult to "speak" this world language. Anyway, we went home again through the forest via the Wechmacher hut.
Except for the fellows, it was a pleasant tour. The temperatures were pleasant. The forest with its silence and the wonderful earthy and resinous scents made for relaxation and the view after conquering vertical meters was impressive. In fact, only 15% of the tour route was driven with the engine's E-mode. The rest of the route was covered in bio mode.
6 days ago
- 02:5233.6 mi11.7 mph2,950 ft2,950 ft
- Annafarina 🦝
"The computer is the biggest detour to yourself." (Hans-Jürgen Krackher)Today, on the day of virtual love, this quote should become the slogan of my tour. I had set myself the goal of the Winterstein castle ruins and of course planned it virtually with Komoot. The virtual bet promised only good things, so I set off with Hulk in the morning. The sun was just creeping up the ladder to heaven and enveloping the landscape in a loving, warm light. The birds chirped to one another awake and the cold gave way to warmth. Love was in the air But after a short time there were problems in paradise. Komoot was apparently dissatisfied with the fact that I did not implement the planned route exactly. The result was that Komoot broke off the rest of the route and wanted to send me back home. This phenomenon should take place 5 times on the tour - operant conditioning doesn't work for me, Komoot darling. I am unable to learn there. The reason for my disregard of the plan was the event: Inselsberg ENDURO. All forest stretches were cordoned off with a tape recorder. Several times I got to racetrack 2 and 3. Again and again I had to take detours, take a look at the planned route again and again, only to find out at some point that the planned route had been deleted again and Komoot whispered in my ear via the in-earbud, I should turn back. Every time I was forced to end the Komoot tour and start the planned tour again. My virtual love for this charming outdoor app suffered a lot today, even if she only meant well to me. But sometimes a detour is a way out, in this case a way out of the event zone. In Bad Tabarz at the beautiful Struwwelpeter Park, I was still amazed at the many bikers parked there who were up so early and enthusiastically "Hi!" and good morning!" shouted, I just hoped that the race didn't start too early and that I would get out of the danger zone in time. Erhard Blanck once said: "It was once claimed that the journey is the destination. A detour and a way out came up." Well how true. The path as such was in parts anything but beautiful. I don't like to drive through towns and so avoid it as much as possible. But this time I often had no other choice.
But finally I arrived at the castle ruins and I could breathe a sigh of relief. The facility was very idyllic and invited to linger. The small park is nicely planted and the moat is well cared for. After a little photo shoot, it finally went back.
Since I had no idea of the scope of the event routes, I naturally got into barriers several times and found myself on the racetracks in parts. But somehow I made it to Friedrichroda. On a rapid descent of a single trail, a fox crossed my path so close that I still think about how he might be. I hope he didn’t hurt himself on the undergrowth during his daring move to get into the thicket.
After a short detour to the candelabra, which shone again with a great view of the country, we finally went home. At this point, Komoot had given up hope that I would listen to her voice again on this tour. Since then there has been radio silence between us.But since today is the day of virtual love, I'm sending you on virtual X and Os:
7 days ago
- Annafarina 🦝
"Everything that is against nature does not last in the long run." (Charles Darwin)After walking through the fog yesterday, today we went with the bike in the sunshine through the forest to the Ohratalsperre and Lütschetalsperre. The forest was already wonderfully warmed by the sun, so that one could perceive the wonderful forest smell. At the Ohratalsperre it was still quite calm. Except for a few encounters, you had the path to yourself. You could enjoy the view of the water. This shone wonderfully blue in the sunshine. At the Lütschetalsperre, however, the calm was over. There the water sports enthusiasts, bathing enthusiasts and camping guests romped about. This hustle and bustle was too much, so we quickly headed home. Of course, another wrong turn was taken behind Luisenthal - that's just part of it. The wrong turn was to be devastating, as it was necessary to push the bike uphill through the deforested area covered with wood and mud. Cheers to the pushing aid. 😅 At home, the bike needed a shower, the clothes needed a wash and the shoes needed a "rub-down". Overall, it was a wonderful tour. A special highlight after the Lütschetalsperre was, on the one hand, the wonderful view towards Thuringia and a small rest area with water wheels and plant bicycles. Wonderful what some think up to leave something artistic / creative in nature.
July 18, 2021
- Annafarina 🦝
"The most reliable way to distinguish between the individual television programs is still the weather report."
(Woody Allen)What do you do if you urgently want to do some exercise with your bike after the barbecue party the previous evening, but one weather report announces heavy rain from 9 a.m., the second weather report thunderstorms from 10 a.m. and the third light rain weather report from 8 a.m.: 00 o'clock? That's right, you take a medium risk and drive routes that allow you to escape home quickly.
And so it was today with Hulk and the gaze regularly directed towards the sky in all directions around Georgenthal.
First it went south to the Lohmühle and back over the dinosaur path, towards Georgenthal. The dinosaurs were in good spirits. The route was heavily muddy due to the rainy Friday and the busy visitor traffic on Saturday. The weather seemed to hold, so it went in an arc to the west to the Wiederkommshög. Here you could enjoy the view of the candelabra. In the meantime the sky even seemed to clear up slightly, so that the Boxberg, which lies in a northerly direction, was targeted. As the sun increasingly fought its way through the cloud cover, the next arc was made in an easterly direction via Schwabhausen, the military training area-Ohrdruf to the copper castle. It was now 9:00 a.m. and there was no sign of rain. So the way home was chosen via Graefenhain, Nauendorf and the Herrenhof gravel pits. During this time the wind got stronger and the clouds pushed together. However, the rain did not come - and so far.
In contrast to yesterday's tour, this time the landscape was covered in a haze. The distant view always seemed slightly blurred. The sun behind the clouds made them shine silver. The fields were wrapped in their summer garb. The grain is currently sprouting upwards and is being enhanced in color with cornflowers, wild poppies, buttercups and various thistles. The grain swayed in the wind and the crows frolicked along the way.
In summary, it was a pleasant tour through the variety of landscapes around Georgenthal and the apple city area.
July 11, 2021
- 02:2931.0 mi12.5 mph2,400 ft2,400 ft
- Annafarina 🦝
"The world still rests in the fog, forests and meadows still dream." (Eduard Mörike)After it had rained all day yesterday, the dog lap this morning already showed that it was going to be a beautiful day. The sun was just creeping up and shrouding the sky in a soft pink color. That was motivation enough to grab Hulk and set off for the Thuringian Forest. The raindrops were still hanging in the meadows and glittering in the glowing red sun. The Schwan family was slowly awakening and the birds were chirping their morning songs. So the tour first went to the old Tambacher dam. There the haze still lay on the water and slowly began to dissolve. It went up to the Rennsteig, in the direction of Oberhof. It seemed to Dor that you were entering another world. A wall of smoke was waiting behind a curve, giving the impression of crossing the border to Silent Hill (the Playstation game was a real shocker in 1999). There was nothing to be seen of the sun and on the Komoot map not a single path was shown to me - which the Silent Hill Association, in retrospect, underlined. The fog swallowed the sounds of the beautiful Thuringian Forest. It was quiet and everything looked like it was wrapped in cotton wool. Of course, it is not a Thuringian Forest tour if there is not at least one completely muddy and forested hiking trail. After this difficult section had been overcome, the path continued upwards until it finally went at speed to the Ohratalsperre and thus back into the sunlight.
There the thimbles piled up and the water shone in shining turquoise.
The way back was via the Schlossberg and the agricultural route to Georgenthal at home.
July 10, 2021
- 03:3211.2 mi3.2 mph1,000 ft850 ft
- Annafarina 🦝
"In my feelings and judgment, a certain degree of personal independence is one of the most decisive goods of this earthly life."
(Richard Rothe)Today, on Independence Day, the independence of one's own being should be celebrated in the form of a beautiful hike. The tour started at the parking lot of the Schmalwassertalsperre and then moved along this, to the eye of the needle, to the roller, through the Wolfsklamm to the mountain rescue service. There you could enjoy the view of the Falkenstein. We went back on the other side of the dam, past the Wolfszahn and Meister-Eckhart-Blick.At first, the sun was at its best. It made the water of the Schmalwasser dam glitter and let the colors of the countless foxglove plants shine. It is wonderful how the thimbles are currently rising up everywhere. After a short time, however, the sun disappeared and stayed mainly behind the large clouds that piled up like mountains of spray cream. The silence was indescribable. You couldn't hear any everyday noises from near or far. Only the twittering of birds accompanied the steps on the scree.
In the Wolfsklamm you felt as if you were in a fairy tale world. The water meandered through the rocks and the path looked enchanted in its narrow way, winding through the rocks and the green thicket, over rocks and roots. When the mountain rescue service arrived, you could enjoy the Falkenstein in its magnificent stature. This must be explored more closely at the next opportunity.
The way back was on the asphalt road. This part dragged on because there is little variety in the landscape and type of path. However, this route is ideal by bike.Even if the Ohratalsperre and Lütschetalsperre are the coveted mainstream dam destinations, the Schmalwassertalsperre is in no way inferior. There are many places to rest and there are always beautiful viewpoints.
July 4, 2021
- Annafarina 🦝
"The sun goes down so that night comes and people can look forward to a new dawn." (Johann Gottfried von Herder)Today the three-city bike tour of the district of Gotha was on the plan. Since this does not involve a lot of incline, the organic bike was chosen.
First of all, here are the facts:
The journey went from Georgenthal via Tambach-Dietharz into the forest to Luisenthal. From there it went on the bike path to Ohrdruf and along the military training area to Schwabhausen. From there, the route continued to Gotha and over the Boxberg back to Georgenthal by marking out Wipperoda, Schönau and Herrenhof. Since I prefer to ride my bike in nature rather than in cities, Ohrdruf and Gotha were only touched on in the margins.
Highlights were the Kurpark Georgenthal with its monastery ruins and the Kornhaus, the Lohmühle Georgenthal with its barefoot park, Ehrenstein Castle in Ohrdruf and the little copper castle - Ohrdruf Castle ...
But the biggest highlight was again nature. Even if today is actually the official "stay-out-of-the-sun-day", the sun lured with its joyful rays outside. It was still nice and cool in the forest this morning. The sun shone through the treetops and pulled the moisture of the last rainy days from the ground, which crunched wet under the tires. In the meantime, there was a tropical climate where the sun came more strongly. It felt like you passed through a warm, damp wall, which gave off an earthy smell, before you got back into the coolness.
Out of the forest, it suddenly became warm. Along the meadows and fields of the apple city area one had a wonderful view. The island mountain rose on one side, and on the other side one looked out over the military training area. The green woodpeckers were in good spirits today and fluttered up the bike path to show the way.
On the way back, the sun was already really high, had warmed the area and increasingly attracted other outdoor enthusiasts from their homes. It was time to go home, where Makani was already faithfully waiting.
July 3, 2021
- Annafarina 🦝
"The forest is one of the best filling stations where you can recharge your energy." Ernst FertlAlready on the dog lap it became clear that it was going to be a wonderfully warm day. The air was still fresh, but the birds were cheerfully chirping their morning call. So I decided without further ado to use the morning for a forest tour, before all the paths would be filled with hikers, Sunday strollers and cyclists.
So, sunglasses and helmet up and down into the woods of the apple city area. The tour led first to the Apfelstädt, then along the Ohra to the water tower-Ohrdruf. The morning dew still covered the world and soaked the cycling shoes. The insects buzzed wildly between the meadow flowers and the hares flitted into the thicket of the tall grass, seeking protection.
When you arrived at the water tower, you could see far into the distance and marvel at the glowing fields and the sky covered with delicate veils of clouds. We continued through the woods near Wölfis, Crawinkel and Luisenthal. In the forest of the Schlossberg I allowed myself a little cooling off at the Hörlingsquelle. The way back was through the forest of the Finkenberg to the Kurpark Georgenthal. In the woods, the rays of the sun, which lured out the scents of the forest, broke through the treetops, which temporarily restricted the view despite sunglasses. It was pleasantly quiet so that you could hear every sound. Franz Kafka once said: "In the woods there are things that you could think about for years in the moss." Indeed, the forest has so much to offer. Although there is no WIFI in the forest, there is a much better connection. 😉
June 27, 2021
- Annafarina 🦝
"Nothing in the world is as soft and pliable as water. And yet it conquers the hard and the strong." LaotseOn the occasion of so many special days to celebrate today, I grabbed my Hulk in the morning and headed for a destination that I had in the back of my mind for a long time: the Trusetal waterfall.
Contrary to the forecasts, the weather was more of the cloudy side. Partly the paths were still wet and swollen from the precipitation and the forest had plowed new paths that were recently still passable. The snails drew glittering lines on the paths and the insects buzzed through the air.
After a visit to the soldiers' graves and the Spittergrund, we continued purposefully to the waterfall. The determination was interrupted several times, however, as certain Komoot routes no longer existed and Komoot itself suddenly no longer displayed the planned route. Arrived at the waterfall, the spray of the falling water provided a wonderful cooling on the skin. The small stream at the foot of the waterfall splashed cheerfully. Since not a soul was around yet, I was able to enjoy the waterfall all to myself.
On the way home, the sun showed up and lured the butterflies out, which cavorted on the wildflowers. On the last few kilometers there were a few rain drops that were wonderfully refreshing. Water was the motto of the tour today.
June 26, 2021