Wir sind zwei Fahrradverrückte (Tina und Anne, T&A). Es geht uns nicht um höher, weiter, schneller. Das ist zweitrangig. Uns geht es um das Gefühl zu Fliegen (Rennrad) und die Natur zu erleben und genießen.
Um die Euphorie, wenn man einen schweren Singletrail gemeistert hat, einen neuen Skill gelernt hat, im Bikepark es hat krachen lassen.
Und, das mit Gleichgesinnten zu teilen und vielleicht andere (hauptsächlich andere Frauen) mit diesem Bike-Fieber anzustecken. Go Ride!
The second day in the Palatinate ... and we have decided on an old area in Deidesheim. Around the Eckkopf there are what feels like a million single trails, but one of the most beautiful - in my opinion - is the Ukraine Trail.
After a gentle, very bearable uphill (bio-bike) it goes into the trail marked with blue-yellow lines.
Since it is simply beautiful, hikers are also out and about here: so, please take care of each other.
It starts at the top with a few nice little stones, perfect for jumping over. Then in the upper third there are a couple of nice hairpin bends and a high-speed route: you can see it very far and then you can let it run properly there, with the road clear ... with a natural bordering - if you recognize it, you can take a 'dangling' with you :)
in the middle third there are two medium-difficult turns waiting for you. Slightly blocked and tight. Great for practicing as it is not particularly steep.
The lower third is then just beautiful. Stony and rooty and the same applies here: if the road is clear, then you can really release the bike here.
In the end, the economy waited ... what more could you ask for?
2 days ago
This weekend we ended up in the beautiful Palatinate.
The finest single trails - without end. Unfortunately, we only had two days and on the first day we decided to go to the Bikepark Hochspeyer.
The two trails, categorized as easy to medium, are the least steep, but have one or the other rough root passage followed by a hairpin bend. So, definitely something to warm up and quite demanding for beginners!
The red trail, medium category, then already has two really exciting passages with pick-your-poison variants: either the direct line, usually with a steep drop and then hardly any change of direction, or around it: a carpet of roots with turns.
The black trail then adds one more difficulty: here in the key passages, there are not just one or two difficulties waiting for you and, depending on the selected poison, it would feel easier ... NO (or YES !! !! Juhuuuu !!!): A few difficult passages are then concatenated and you have to drive with foresight. In between, however, there is another flow passage to relax and prepare for the next key passage.
The Orange Trail is a curve exercise roller coaster. But the fun will soon stop. What can be 'pulled through' nicely round and elongated at the top quickly becomes narrower, then comes more blocked and then comes steeper. The difficulty of the curves increases from curve to curve, which is really great!
Oh, and the uphill is really very bearable.
Great park, small but nice.
2 days ago
In this tour I wanted to take a look at Königsbronn, or the single trails on the northern side of the valley:
The 4HeadTrocken: how beautiful it is! A roller coaster ride that encourages cheering and jumping and pumping. Really awesome! Unfortunately, something like this always passes too quickly ...
Then up again and discovered a little single in the forest, after I rushed down the forest path and then saw the exit of this named little single next to it. So, back up and looking for entry ... and found. Nothing exciting, but better than speeding down the forest path.
Then in a long and boring - because gravel and then bushes path - odyssey up again and finally arrived at the Frauenstein. From there, a small but nice trail leads back down into the valley. Not a 4HEad dry, ok, but with a few stones and a small drop (mini) in the middle it is definitely worthwhile.
September 14, 2021
On this tour I wanted to take a look at the single trails north of Gummersbach. I'll tell you in advance: the tour was planned completely differently ... Thunderstorms, rain and a lot of cleared, destroyed (bark beetles, climate) forest really thwarted my plans. Shortly after the start, I was standing in the middle of the meadow, actually at the starting point of the first single. Nothing (= not a single), just ferns. So, the other way around, looking for the next single. Again nothing (= not a single), just cleared wasteland. So, the other way around, in the direction of the Uphill quarry. Read it very well, the road turned into a forest road, which became more and more wild ... and then: Closure: Danger to life, no entry, quarry. So, the other way around, another uphill climb up the hill and it actually went very nicely. Almost single trail, then searched for a long time in the bush and found the only single trail on this tour. Let's say exciting, since completely in the bush, but otherwise S0. But, I want to be satisfied. Still a single. Then up the same uphill again, because there should be a single going down on the other side. Well, he was also a victim of the forest dieback and the resulting forest work ... then you started pouring anyway.
So, back to the car. I am satisfied, after all, I was on my bike!
September 10, 2021
This tour combines three really great single trails: the EBT, the K2 and the slaughterhouse.
For me, the EBT is one of the absolute top trails around here. Varied enduro fun from top to bottom. Unbeatable.
The K2 has more of the characteristics of a hiking trail, narrow, stony, steep. Especially in the upper part, very narrow, along the edge, then two steep hairpin bends and a very steep descent onto the forest path. Then it gets a little wider with a drop at the beginning, a tree trunk across (but it can be driven) and a few more fun curves.
Then the slaughter: Enduro fun like in EBT, only a little steeper (especially to the right). Pure thrill, at least for me. But when I got out downstairs I had to cheer first, it was so nice!
September 6, 2021
In this tour we explored the single trails on the Bohler and around the Agnesburg. The uphill (quarry uphill) is pleasant (also for bio bikes) and then we went straight left into the first single trail. It passes under the quarry and then leads to a single trail crossing. There I took the left one and landed straight away in the steep burrow. That drives the adrenaline up! At the bottom it ends with a few nice and easy-to-ride hairpin bends.
And on with the uphill, the second. This time a little further up. Here, too, you go left again to the next single, this time the one above the quarry (yes ... because I am not completely free from giddiness and am afraid of heights ... I have completely concentrated on the single trail ...). When you have passed the upper edge of the quarry, this trail leads in steep switchbacks back down to the intersection from before. This time the right one is taken, since the left one (coming from here it is the straight line) is already known. This variant is rather boring compared to the Fuchsbau, but still a nice single in the forest.
And then uphill, the third. A fork in the road comes even further up. Go right to Agnesburg (Uphill # 4) and straight on to the Fossil Trail. So, straight ahead and further up the mountain. An inconspicuous grass path then goes away to the right to the fossil, which at some point changes into a trample. Further up the mountain. Yes, you have to work for the fossil.
But finally it goes down too. And how beautiful! Curvy, steep, but the ground (at least today) gave great grip! You then cross the gravel and it goes into the lower fossil, which becomes steeper, there are still curves and the ground offers great grip! Fun, adrenaline, great.
Unfortunately it ended way too early.
And uphill # 4. This time turned off at the fork in the road to Agnesburg and took the trail there. At the Agnesbrug it will be exciting. Several variants, all with roots, steps, turns. Very important here: not on weekends, and please watch out for pedestrians, it is also a hiking highlight.
Further down you go into the Burgsteige Trail, which is narrow and gently sloping along the slope. Further down there are more stairs (be careful with the rims and the steel bars ...) and you come out directly at the hiking car park.
Conclusion: if you like it steep, this is the right place.
September 3, 2021
- 01:096.66 mi5.8 mph1,075 ft1,150 ft
Finally sun and dry again!
In this tour today, the single trails on Langert completed ... or at least tried.
Essinger Steige: steep at the top, a bit stony, flatter at the bottom but difficult due to the sewage channels.
Holy Ghost Singletrail: the top is beautiful, then there are steep, somewhat sloping switchbacks with roots. Still a bit wet today, so be careful. Below is probably the part with the drifting. Not exactly mine, but probably due to the still somewhat wet conditions today. The grip just wasn't optimal for me.
After that I wanted to experience the quarry trail ... but at the sign of the ski jumps I turned straight into a green-hell-wild boar trail. Further down the quarry trail came from the left ... HMPF. Then it became clear to me that I would have to come by here again and that I would have to drive a few meters further at the ski jump sign ... for the quarry trail. It looked great from below.
September 1, 2021
In this tour we experienced some of the single trails around the Langert.
We started at the Langert spring. Up the mountain and then from the settlement a simple (S0) single leads up along the 'ridge'. In the extension you go towards the Holy Ghost and Steinbruch Trail (both are worth a different story ...), skipped them and tried the Kübler Park first. It turned out to be a narrow footpath with 4 hairpin bends and a tree stump across. The upper two turns are rather pointed and what specialists, the two lower ones are mobile. Then it runs out (S0, grass path).
The Anaconda Singletrail is more to my taste again. Residents, jumps and below a true MTB paradise in the quarry with many opportunities to test courage and practice.
The trail down from Langert then a little more comfortable, S0. You can let it run well, but you should still watch out for pedestrians and be able to brake at any time.
We went on to the Langertstein, which rewards with a beautiful view of the valley. The descent is also a narrow, steep, rather stony footpath. In the upper part still heavily blocked with tree trunks and undergrowth, but which can be crawled over. After that, the Langert single simply puts you in a good mood. Unfortunately too short ...
August 26, 2021