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  1. kjk went for a bike ride.

    about 10 hours ago

    17.7 mi
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    925 ft
    925 ft
    kjk, Christof and 9 others like this.
    1. kjk

      Actually standard route, the waiting tower (, but there is always something special:THE SOONESTONE OF THE BUCHERTSGENGENWhat is special is the inscription on the stone: the dog was not the culprit, but a hunter from Klein-Umstadt, see here:
      What tragedy, Anno 1878 in Buchertsgraben.While the ascent to the nearby Tannenhof = the ostrich farm from Schlierbach took the paved path, on the way back behind the Tannenhof we went straight for about 140m and then right down through the Buchertsgräben and the associated forest. I left out the short detour to the Atonement itself. The path was totally overgrown with high nettles and I just didn't want shorts ...
      It is very tranquil in the Buchertsgraben, the track is very orderly, forest and field alternate from time to time you can also see a high point. So don't drive at night, because we have just learned that the hunters traditionally have their finger here close to the trigger ...
      Schlierbach celebrates its 1250th anniversaryHere is the outstanding program:

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      • about 6 hours ago

  2. kjk went for a bike ride.

    June 24, 2020

    27.8 mi
    0.6 mph
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    1,625 ft
    kjk, Martina and 36 others like this.
    1. kjk

      is a district of Wiebelsbach.
      About the place and the naming:
      scroll to "History". There were 11 deaths during construction. Most of them when a powder keg exploded.
      THE RONDELL (290m NHN)
      To get to the parking lot (on the opposite side of the B45), first drive onto the wide striped median strip of the carriageway and up this on the right for about 80m until you are in front of the parking lot. Now left on the parking lot. The cars on the B45 are very fast, so be careful when entering and leaving.You can avoid this by using the dirt road behind the inn up into the forest. After about 640m you go left (on a pretty bad road) and 170m steeply down to the right-hand parking lot of the B45. Crossed half left, you come to an underpass of the B45 and drive under it. Then left in the arch back to the roundabout and to the desired parking space on the left.
      The other paths then branch off in the upper right corner of this parking lot.

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      • June 24, 2020

  3. kjk went for a bike ride.

    June 19, 2020

    25.5 mi
    7.6 mph
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    2,025 ft
    kjk, Christof and 29 others like this.
    1. kjk

      The impressive castle and its history (s) are well described and illustrated by many in the attached highlights, so be sure to take a look. THE WAYTHE WAY over Heubach avoids the rather steep and, above all, very busy climb in front of the Umstadt hospital. On the way back, that's exactly what will be quite comfortable.The route largely avoids the beautiful center of Heubach, it leads below the village, at the disused Kneipp basin, to the parking lot "Am Kellergrund". In the last section, the horse stream comes towards you from the Sausteige. He has accompanied the path before, but can hardly be seen due to sheer growth. From the basement you go really high to Neustädter Eck and the old Frankfurter Straße. Uff.You will then be tempted to plunge down, but in places the path that was "renovated" only about 4 years ago is already very washed out. The old Frankfurter Strasse finally brings us down before the climb to the castle.
      Here on the left, following the tar road, you come directly to the entrance of the castle.
      BACK you can then heat down at the animal shelter on the left and if you pay attention to the built-in channels, it works well. Then again the old Frankfurt up and up, at Neustädter Eck you follow the R20 to the right to Rödelshäuschen, further down the "Umschter" Krankenhausberg and back to Dieburg

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      • June 19, 2020

  4. kjk went for a bike ride.

    June 16, 2020

    26.6 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,650 ft
    kjk, Christof and 25 others like this.
    1. kjk

      Drizzle today, that invited to stroll around.Up on the pastures by the water tower at the Zelterhof stood a herd of mostly young horses in the pasture. They saw me coming up the dirt road and first did what horses always do: they quickly disappeared behind a hill, then arched behind the hill and came back up the hill, animal by animal. Horse head after horse head looked over the edge of the hill for me and when everyone had looked, I was classified as harmless and they came slowly but not too close. A youngster finally started a sprint parallel to my path to show how lame such a cyclist is and everyone took part. We had fun...

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      • June 16, 2020

  5. kjk went for a bike ride.

    June 12, 2020

    26.0 mi
    8.0 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Berni 🚵🏻‍♂️, Michael and 18 others like this.
    1. kjk

      This time, the start and finish are at the Jet petrol station Groß-Umstädter Str. In Dieburg.
      Quite hilly between rooms and Groß-Umstadt. Good training, especially when the season is still young because there are constant changes in pace.
      The old Dieburg-Zimmer-Roßdorf railway line remains a real pleasure, as does the pronounced panoramic view of the hills to Roßdorf. And the Otzberg is always in view, how could it be otherwise.
      Today's ideal weather conditions: Full sunshine, approx. 26 ° and a pleasant cooling breeze from the east prevented overheating. With brooding midsummer weather it can be very different, there is little shade.

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      • June 12, 2020

  6. kjk went for a bike ride.

    June 8, 2020

    33.2 mi
    8.9 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    kjk, Berni 🚵🏻‍♂️ and 31 others like this.
    1. kjk

      For the second time this year: And again a varied round.
      However, local tourism in Seligenstadt is rather flat. How long will the inns, ice cream parlors, cafes and retailers Corona keep going?

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      • June 8, 2020

  7. kjk went for a bike ride.

    June 2, 2020

    32.3 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    kjk, Philipp Heeb and 27 others like this.
    1. kjk

      No, today was no weather for the Rodensteiner. The Odenwälder only ask the question when the wind blows through the forests in storm or hurricane strength.
      The Rodensteiner and his army were not in demand in such nice early summer weather as today and what it is all about, you can find out here:
      and watch the 3D animation here:
      A lot of open landscape on this tour. Behind Wersau only small settlements and individual farms, apart from Fränkisch-Crumbach. One would like to say typical Odenwald.
      The climbs begin in the last third of the route and the last climb before the Rodenstein nature park forced me out of the saddle. But I also came up with a breather and pushing
      The castle is a nice place to explore for kids, if they're big enough

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      • June 2, 2020

  8. kjk went for a bike ride.

    May 26, 2020

    18.0 mi
    7.7 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    kjk, Frank-Michael and 15 others like this.
    1. kjk

      Everyone has their own standard routes that they do every now and then. You know stick and stone, the bike almost goes by itself. Planning is unnecessary, everything is in the same place, only the season, the weather or a diversion bring variety.
      And that is exactly where the attraction lies: what can be expected, what can be estimated approaches one, there is time for something else or for nothing. Strolling, not worrying, let nature take effect, forget everyday life, switch off, these are often motives. You just feel freer. After a short break-in period (5-15min) this feeling usually arises. The sports psychologists call it the flow, a kind of pleasant, light intoxication you get into. You can measure him, they say, yes he can even be addictive. I always find a nice addiction without any side effects. Every endurance sport can create this state and it contributes to exceptional performance in competitive sport.
      Most of the time I just let this state work on me. I want to escape demands, stress and anger. And afterwards you are actually more relaxed, relaxed and balanced. How nice! "Vogel" once wrote in a comment: "When I'm on a bike, I'm really good".
      But, there is more if you want: this state means that you get a different worldview. You can see the world symbolically from above, from a bird's eye view, from the balcony. And if you go back to your problems, you will get a new face: everything will become clearer. The wheat is separated from the chaff, the daily rubbish just swims by and you get to the heart of the topic. The circuits and short circuits that otherwise block your view dissolve, you come to solutions. They are not always perfect, but the new view, the new assessments and ratings help enormously.
      So, on to the next standard tour!

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      • May 26, 2020

  9. kjk went for a bike ride.

    May 22, 2020

    23.8 mi
    4.2 mph
    1,500 ft
    2,050 ft
    F17, Dalibor matić and 31 others like this.
    1. kjk

      The start as usual and described here:
      The tours run the same way to Hesselbach.
      A bit cloudy today, but little wind and pleasant temperatures.The first challenge is to visit WP10 / 33 "on the bald hump". You must not miss the junction from the Kreisstrasse in a left turn. Immediately it goes up properly, especially for the first 100m. Follow the path until just before the first fork and you can see this climb to the WP10 / 33 on the right, see photoThis hump or ridge on which the Limes ran falls steeply to the east, and so is the west. So there is little space on the ridge, maybe about 100m wide. That is why everything meets here: the Limes, the 3 watch towers (built one after the other), a medieval guard, the high modern hunter fence (presumably also because of the risk of falling), the national border between BW and HE etc.

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      • May 22, 2020

  10. kjk went for a bike ride.

    May 7, 2020

    23.8 mi
    5.0 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,875 ft
    kjk, Martina and 36 others like this.
    1. kjk

      START by train, ideally every day. Trains can be full at the WE.WIEBELSBACH TRAIN STATION
      That is the gateway to the Odenwald. VIAS trains come from Darmstadt and Hanau. From here it continues in the Odenwald and to Eberbach am Neckar. A great starting point. From Dieburg about 13.5km by bike.
      Today 09:20 from Wieb-Bach track 3a / 3b and 10:00 to Hesseneck Schöllenbach.You can board the train from both tracks, i.e. from track 3a or 3b. There is no elevator (5/2020). You can get to the tracks underground with bike carriers or:
      To the right of the main entrance is a restricted transition to the tracks.
      You press a talk button, register your request and the friendly person confirms and raises the barrier. It works just fine, sometimes it only takes a little time when there is train traffic.
      The front part of the train drives through to Eberbach, the rear part stays in Erbach. So watch out and get on in front of Schöllenbach.
      Wiebelsbach station is currently being renovated.

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      • May 7, 2020

kjk’s Tour Stats

Distance803 mi
Time157:08 h