Mountainbike/Fatbike/Rennrad-Fahrer aus dem Schwarzwald; ab und zu auch mal Joggen (kurz war auch mal Snowboard angesagt (2014+15)).Seit 2009 mit einem Ghost AMR 7500 Plus unterwegs, als Fatbike fahre ich seit 2015 ein Salsa Blackborow 1, zuvor (2014) hatte ich ein Salsa Mukluk 3. Rennrad seit September 2021: Stevens Aspin.Das Fatbike besitze ich nicht zum Auffallen, sondern weil ich es wirklich wie vorgesehen nutze; insbesondere bei Schneelage versuche ich die Grenzen auszuloten. Seit 2018 bin ich damit auch auf der Strasse unterwegs (mit Slick-Reifen).Ich bin sowohl im Sommer bei +40°C als auch im Winter bei -10°C unterwegs.Weitere Details/Auswertungen zu den Touren unter ambrosiustopor.name/tours
Ein paar Videos: youtube.com/channel/UCcbBUrpCDVEmkuDdu3xEwBQ
- 05:4186.3 mi15.2 mph4,475 ft4,825 ft
My plan for a 3-country tour didn't quite work out; I had planned: Via Neuenweg to Münstertal, Staufen, and at Breisach am Rhein over to France, Neuf-Brisach; then down to Basel, and over to Rheinfelden.However: the road in Neuenweg was closed. At first I wanted to go back, via Tegernau - anyway, I noticed a sign that the road to Badenweiler was closed.
So go down via Böllen (new top speed: 79km / h), and either "call it a day / have another ride with the fat bike", or go up again (via Wiedener Eck)? That should be it then.
I enjoyed the speed on the descent - I've already taken enough pictures of the route on other tours.The road between Grißheim and Neuchâtel was closed - but luckily the bike path was free. Then in Neuchâtel the next closure: a bit inconvenient to get to the Rhine bridge (which in turn was at least open to cyclists).A long, straight road followed between Chalampé and Sausheim - not exactly exciting to drive.
I have passed some beautiful places in France; There were occasional cycle paths / cycle lanes (more or less good in terms of design and quality). The closer you got to Switzerland, the better the situation got.Because of the initial delay, I arrived in Switzerland late, so I could only drive through Allschwil and Basel - nice to have seen the Rhine on the Mittlere Brücke, Güterstrasse and Messeplatz again.
7 days ago
- 03:2250.1 mi14.9 mph4,425 ft4,425 ft
Actually, it would be time to take the country road to Bergalingen; but I felt more like taking the traffic-free / poor route to Jungholz (similar to the route Schönau - Tiergrüble). The road is not in the best condition - downhill it wouldn't be fun with hard tires - but uphill it didn't really matter.It wasn't unusual today at Hottingen; instead you could see the Gugelturm from the other side today.The fastest passage (72km / h) was down to Todtmoos - after Präg downhill I might have topped it, but had a slow RR rider in front of me.
Sometimes a bit uncomfortable when it came to braking (are the tires slipping?) - driving with foresight is the order of the day.
October 9, 2021
- 01:5317.4 mi9.2 mph2,225 ft2,250 ft
For today's ride I converted the fat bike to tread tires again.In order to avoid the steep ascent from Scheuermatt to Blumberg, I chose the route via Kürnberg - Steinighof (although there was also a passage with a gradient of up to 23 ° - so nothing was gained).I managed the ascent (with bending and breaking), which was quite difficult in view of the partly large stones and the loose / sandy ground (but I also had a little bit of air in the tires).Again, I couldn't do anything sensible with the tight bends on the zigzag descent.
I didn't take the route I had originally planned, but that was how I got out on the Atzenbach - Riedichen route ("Zell 6"?) - a route that I haven't taken for a long time.
October 2, 2021
- 01:2122.6 mi16.8 mph1,625 ft1,625 ft
After work / weekend warm-up lap.For a short time I had considered turning the loop via Neuenweg - briefly rollover: 40 minutes to Tegernau, 40 minutes to the Neuenweg ski jumps, and then "Downhill!" - but then I would have gotten into the dark after all.
October 1, 2021
- 01:0416.1 mi15.0 mph1,700 ft1,625 ft
The Riedichen tour seems to be settling down on a 24-hour average.Today's animal experience: A crow that, startled by me, flew just in front of me with a nut in its beak (for quite a while), and then let the nut fall to crack. Actually, I should have broken them open ...I found the descent from Schlechtbach to Kürnberg great today - a really nice route (I also think it's good to drive uphill).
September 30, 2021
In the unclear rainy situation, we went out again with the fat bike today in order to take advantage of it: On slick tires that weren't quite as bulging, it was (somewhat) briskly over tar, gravel and forest paths.
First - mainly on tar - to Maulburg, from there on gravel and field paths along the meadow to Langenau, and from there via Enkenstein to Maienberg, where it then went on forest paths - with a correspondingly careful driving style.
September 28, 2021