Today it was a bit cool for the end of April and quite windy, but dry and partly sunny. The trails in the heather are in good condition, so it was a good idea to include a little jump session again. A few others came up with the idea, and sometimes you had to pull a ticket at the trail entrance, but it was still good to use up a little adrenaline. At the request of an individual, formerly known as @Baerzold, we took at least two "action photos" with our cell phone. It wasn't enough for more today. But at some point I'll get the right camera out again.
April 25, 2021
Although it was to be expected that it could be full in the fine weather, we were drawn to the Großer Zschirnstein again. The comments and astonished looks of the hikers made up for the turmoil a little. On the last few meters before the view, an elderly couple asked: "Have you turned the engine to the highest level?" When we replied that we were on "biobikes", we were amazed. And one or the other's jaw dropped on the downstairs - whether out of admiration or anger about "the bad mountain bikers" I'll leave it open. But we always said hello so as not to leave a bad impression. All in all a very nice tour with some technical delicacies. The Püschelweg was a real find.
April 11, 2021
- 02:4216.1 mi6.0 mph1,600 ft1,600 ft
Today's tour started a bit bumpy, because on the first section half of the paths marked on the OSM were not available at all. With that, the cut - never very high for us anyway - was messed up before we really warmed up. But as the saying goes: "And if the reputation is first ruined, then it drives quite unabashedly." So we started the rest of the route at a leisurely pace, enjoyed the wonderful weather, took a few photos here and there and gave the many hikers a friendly greeting who roamed the area for Easter eggs with or without children. Back on the Götzinger Höhe, a thermos of coffee and a piece of homemade Easter braid were waiting for us, and we were broken but happy.
April 4, 2021
Very fine drizzle and 5 degrees - it was a bit difficult to get on the bike after the warm days of the week. But at the latest after the jump at the Mordgrundbrücke we were awake again and fully motivated. At least it was enough for a short tour through the heather.
April 2, 2021
Rather by chance, I discovered the heather spring as a highlight in Komoot. I've passed it a hundred times in the vicinity, but I've never been there. It couldn't stay that way, of course, and that's how this little discovery tour came about. Even with GPS data, however, the source is difficult to find. From one side there is no access at all, and from the other you cannot get through because a huge treetop lies across. The forest would have to rework here - after all, the expensive, renovated vault should at least be able to be found. But after some back and forth we found it. One less white spot on the map.
March 27, 2021
- Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Dresdner Heide is really a paradise for mountain bikers. No matter how well you know your way around, you will always find a new challenge. For us it was the steep descent into the Prießnitzgrund today. The S3 entered in the MTB map is perhaps a little exaggerated, but it takes a little overcoming to drive down there. And - hard to believe - there was nothing going on at the sand pit today, despite the sunshine, so that, contrary to the original plan, we flew quickly over "the line".
March 7, 2021