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Mit dem Fahrrad wurde vor 200 Jahren eine der besten Erfindungen der Menschheit ins Leben gerufen! Das Fahrrad ist Hobby, Leidenschaft, Sportgerät und Verkehrsmittel. Das Fahrrad ist die Antwort auf viele Fragen, die Lösung vieler Probleme. Vor allem aber lieben wir es, mit dem Fahrrad zu fahren!
Unsere Touren planen wir mit Komoot, weil es einfach ist, Spaß macht und jeder daran teilhaben kann. Vielleicht fahren wir mal ein Stück zusammen?
Was uns sonst noch so antreibst, das kannst du hier nachlesen: lifecyclemag.de/ueber-uns

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  1. Martin Donat and lifeCYCLE Magazin went cycling.

    about 23 hours ago

    07:47
    113 mi
    14.5 mph
    900 ft
    1,025 ft
    Jörg, Antje D. and 18 others like this.
    1. Martin Donat

      There is always a compromise: If you want to drive long distances in a relatively short time, you don't always go the most beautiful route. That's how it was today. The first half in particular was rather boring and most of it led over boring, bumpy bike paths along some road.Towards the end, the tour turned out to be really nice again and makes a few detours on real gravel. Through the Hasetal and along the Ammertal route, those were my highlights today.Now I'm looking forward to tomorrow, although I just had to reschedule a lot because a ferry connection was canceled. So I decided: I'll take the much nicer, but also much longer route tomorrow and if that's not enough in the end, I'll take the train for a while.

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      • about 19 hours ago

  2. Martin Donat and lifeCYCLE Magazin went cycling.

    2 days ago

    05:30
    79.0 mi
    14.4 mph
    1,850 ft
    2,475 ft
    DocFieDO09, Antje D. and 30 others like this.
    1. Martin Donat

      It was a really nice tour today, especially since my colleagues stayed away from the last tours today: the rain and the wind.After a bit of idyllic potty, I was amazed at how much “mountain” awaited me in what was supposed to be the Münsterland shortly before Billerbeck. And right again when I landed on the Münsterland cycle track. It's really nice! Especially with a tailwind. You literally fly to Rheine. There I treated myself to a pizza and then rolled a few kilometers towards my accommodation: To Bentlage Monastery, where I will enjoy the sleep of the righteous far away from the hustle and bustle.

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      • 2 days ago

  3. lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a road ride.

    October 7, 2020

    04:41
    60.2 mi
    12.9 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,400 ft
  4. lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a mountain bike ride.

    September 22, 2020

    1. lifeCYCLE Magazin

      The cool down tour: The route leads up into the Rhone Valley and mostly follows the course of the river. Perfect for the day of departure, if the schedule is a bit tight, because you can either shorten it at any time (just turn around earlier) or get on the train, which runs more or less parallel to the track all the time until the turning point of the tour.If there is enough time, the detour to Bellwald is another real highlight. If you want to drive the Stoneman completely, you can't avoid it anyway, because this is where you can stamp again. If you are staying longer and want to rock even more trails, the bike park in Bellwald is highly recommended.From Bellwald it's almost all downhill to Fiesch. If you stay longer, you are spoiled for choice: in addition to beautiful bike routes, there are also some classic passes (Furka, Gotthard ...) that are very seductive. :)

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      • September 22, 2020

  5. lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a mountain bike ride.

    September 22, 2020

    1. lifeCYCLE Magazin

      The “queen stage” of my little Stoneman adventure. It definitely has it all! Two monster climbs at the same time, but also twice the magnificent views that you have when you hang around in the mountains at over 2,000 meters above sea level.My bad luck: It was so foggy from Moosfluh that I couldn't see anything - no glacier, nothing. The descent into the valley was awesome! The following 14 hairpin bends up to the Breithorn, however, were really tough, phew.

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      • September 22, 2020

  6. lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a mountain bike ride.

    September 22, 2020

    1. lifeCYCLE Magazin

      A wonderful afternoon tour! The sun was already relatively low and was preparing to disappear behind the mountain peaks. The drive to the tunnel alone was really nice. The tunnel: a little adventure. The Märjelensee: a little idyll. And then the highlight of the day: the view of the Fiesch glacier. Madness! And sad at the same time: It is hard to imagine that we humans could manage to melt these ice masses within a century ...

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      • September 22, 2020

  7. lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a road ride.

    September 22, 2020

    04:32
    44.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    6,275 ft
    4,800 ft
    1. lifeCYCLE Magazin

      One of my crazy ideas was the “racing bike” - a mixture of enduro mountain bike and racing bike. So I built and fiddled around in my basement until I had converted my mountain bike fully into a clean racing bike, at least as far as possible: It had the thinnest possible tires (in the end it was 1.5 inch Gravel tires from Maxxis), a dropbar and rock hard inflated spring elements. The parts to be converted all had to fit in the bikepacking luggage. And everything together had to somehow make it to the Grimsel Pass and all the way to Fiesch. That was the challenge.And here is the right tour that starts in Meiringen. You can get there wonderfully by train, I would say it is faster than by car. Alternatively, you can arrive via Brig and take the train directly to Fiesch.The Grimsel Pass itself is actually very beautiful. He pulls himself animal, which would only be half as bad if the street wasn't - at least to my liking - clearly too crowded. Some of the motorized people here somehow thought they were on a racetrack. Nevertheless, a nice start to a long alpine weekend!

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      • September 22, 2020

  8. Martin Donat and lifeCYCLE Magazin went cycling.

    September 5, 2020

    Josef, Jochen and 18 others like this.
    1. Martin Donat

      Actually, it wasn't planned at all. After my interview with Bengt and Raphael in Berlin about their Orbit 360 series, I couldn't help it. I was just not happy with a half-way through Saxony-Anhalt orbit under questionable conditions - it just didn't do my story justice.So I got up two days before handing in the magazine to make a second attempt with the Orbit NRW. And what can I say: It was a mega-moderate day! The NRW route is really great. And it could have been done in one day. However, shortly before Büren, I decided to end the tour. There was still a lot of work waiting for me at home and the train connection at the weekend was so bad that I would have risked a night in Cologne if I had continued.So it was a perfect gravel day anyway and it is well known that you should stop when it is most beautiful. I can warmly recommend the NRW-Orbit!

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      • September 16, 2020

  9. Martin Donat and lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a road ride.

    August 19, 2020

    04:32
    44.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    6,275 ft
    4,800 ft
    Aurelio likes this.
    1. Martin Donat

      The Grimsel Pass is a real classic. And it leads directly into the valley of the Rhone, which offers access to the Aletscharena. There are several car-free villages here, from which you can quickly reach great mountain bike routes and other famous mountain pass roads. Two really good reasons to pay a visit to the Aletscharena and to travel straight away by bike.I took the train to Meiringen, there are great connections from Germany here. In the tranquil “Sherlock Holmes” town, I switch to two bikes. Just fill up the bottles for a moment and off you go. But the Grimsel Pass is still a little off. The road there only starts in Innertkirchen. Until then, I still have a small climb and a fast, winding descent behind me.Then it starts. At first very gently, then increasingly steeper. But no problem at all. If something is stressing me, it is more the numerous motorized road users who unfortunately all too often mistake the small mountain road for a race track. Every now and then (unfortunately very short) sections on the old pass road provide relaxation.The higher I get, the more the road stretches - quite long, the way up! A mighty concrete wall announces the last part of the ascent, on which finally an alpine feeling arises. It belongs to one of the reservoirs that were built here to generate energy. As soon as the height of the wall is reached, there is an ingenious view of the water, mountains and the road that continues to wind upwards.Sometimes I am overtaken or can overtake myself. I'm not the only cyclist fighting my way up here. And then the time has finally come: After the last bend, I see the large parking lot on the Grimsel Pass, which offers space for everyone who doesn't want to reward themselves with the good feeling of having driven up here on their own. I take a short break, enjoy the feeling of exhaustion and look forward to a long descent into the valley of the Rotten, probably better known as the Rhone. In Fiesch I have arrived at the “base camp” of my stay in the Aletsch Arena.Tip: If you have run out of strength after reaching the pass and you just want to arrive, you can change to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Oberwald, where the descent is over for the time being, which runs through the entire Rhone Valley.

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      • September 21, 2020

  10. Martin Donat and lifeCYCLE Magazin planned a mountain bike ride.

    August 19, 2020

    1. Martin Donat

      Stage 3 of this Stoneman adventure is rather relaxed again. It is ideal, for example, as a short morning round on the day of departure. The start and finish are again in Fiesch, so you don't have to change hotels and you can start your journey home directly from here.Today's tour takes you mainly through the beautiful Rhone Valley, or along the Rottens, as the Rhone in Upper Valais is also called. Accordingly, the topography for today is rather moderate - ideal for enjoying the wonderful landscape and beautiful mountains again. Today, the Rhone is mostly your loyal companion and invites you to take a short break on its banks.The turning point of the tour is in Reckingen, where there is also a stamping point for the Stoneman tour. So to collect all the stamps, you have to hold out this far. If you have run out of strength in between or you find that your time is running out, there is a practical option here: With the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn you can comfortably return to Fiesch. Incidentally, on this tour you will come back to places where the train stops. So your plan B is always there!From Reckingen you continue to the pretty town of Gluringen and from there parallel to the main road to Niederwald. Here the route makes a bend in the direction of Bellwald - from now on you will collect most of the vertical meters of the day. Bellwald is again a real highlight. Not only because the beautiful town center is ideal for a last break and because there is another stamp here. Bellwald has a small bike park and if you haven't had enough, you can simply add a few more runs here: the mountain railway takes you from the center of the village in a relaxed manner up to the start of the two bike park runs.But even without a bike park, some beautiful passages await you after Bellwald. Over flowing trails with the best views, you come slowly but safely back into the valley and back to the starting point of the tour, to Fiesch. If your time in Valais has already come to an end, you can start your journey home relaxed by train from here. And if you - which is of course much better - stay here for a while, there are still many beautiful trails by mountain bike, but also some real classic passports for racing bikes waiting to be ridden by you.

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      • September 22, 2020

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