When looking for a relaxed trail tour, the suggestion of Nitrox4 came to my mind. So Sascha and I went to the Aare in Arch. Here we had to pedal the not so many meters of altitude. As a rule, we spent the first hour quite relaxed, almost too relaxed, over broad forest and field paths and we wondered where the trails are here - they came! Once it started, one trail more or less followed the other. Often connected with small connecting paths via wider forest paths, this resulted in a nice network of, for us, new trails.
We took the way back along the Aare, which was ultimately reflected in the average speed.
Conclusion: we got what we were looking for, a relaxed trail tour 😅
7 days ago
After my first comment entry went from Komoot to IT Nirvana because of a crash, there is only my conclusion for now.- With the # 817 there is an MTB round tour around the Schratteflue, which is scenic and very attractive due to today's clouds
- The 817 only contains a few hundred meters of trail, so those in charge should talk to mountain bikers to find out what belongs to an MTB tour
- Unfortunately, due to the at least 95% asphalt or forest highway, there was no real grin on our faces todayrelive.cc/view/v1OwM2X79Eq✌🏻🚵🏻♂️🤘🏻
June 26, 2020
Today there was again one of the weekly cycle tours of the TPE (trailprotectors.ch). 15 protagonists met at 6:30 p.m. at the usual location in the Schützematte car park. Part of the group opted for a longer tour to the Blaseflue and the other part preferred a local tour around Burgdorf.
With this guideline, I led the group together with George over the Rothöhe, the Steingrube and Zimmerberg Trail back to the Rothöhe. The evening was concluded as usual in the shooting club to compensate for the loss of fluid and of course to socialize.
So all in all a nice tour on well-groomed trails with a cool group!relive.cc/view/vwq17yMrZBO✌🏻🚵🏻♂️🤘🏻
June 23, 2020
For me it was time to 'experience' a new corner with the MTB. Through various Komoot colleagues I got the inspiration for the combination of the Känzeli, Sälischlössli and the Born trail. Since I am not quite familiar with the area in Olten, the first challenge was to find a suitable parking space. Later on the tour to the Sälischlössli I saw several good and legal options. So if someone wants to follow the tour, do not necessarily take the starting point I have chosen.
The first part of the tour went up to the Känzeli and around the Sälischlössli. The uphill passages were all good to drive on wide and well-kept forest paths. However, when I started the first descent on the Känzelitrail, the rainy weather of the past few days was noticeable. Deep and wide puddles of mud dampened my joy on the descent. In the course of the descent it also improved a little and if you know something, you can maybe take one or the other less muddy variant. In any case, one mud pack was enough for me and my bike, so that I could not get excited for another round on the Känzeli for today.
There were also two other trails on the plan for me. So, to the Sälischlössli. Once there, the descent begins directly below the Schlössli. We were curious to find out what the route was, the opposite of the Känzelitrail. The extremely clean and well-tended trail seemed almost clinically sterile. Well, it was just the other extreme. Arrived at the bottom, we drove over asphalt through Aarburg to the ascent to the Born.
Sometimes more and less steep, it went steadily uphill again. Passing the 1000-meter stake and various beautiful views, the entry into the trail was reached at some point. This turned out to be a very nice and long natural trail, partly rocky, partly with roots, but very good to drive in today's conditions. Here the trail was much drier than on the Känzeli and so there was an immediate driving pleasure. So it was no wonder that in the end there was a big grin on my face.
The various encounters with hikers on the 3 trails were all extremely friendly, which maybe was due to my considerate driving style. Then you have to stop and make room, but then the whole thing is much more relaxed and stress-free.😀 But there were a few MTB riders today, so it can't be just because of me.😉
Conclusion of today, all 3 trails have their charm, can be combined very well and the (for me) crowning comes at the end.
June 21, 2020
Although I ride the individual sections of the trail more or less often, sometimes the combination or direction of travel is the attraction. So today there was a new variant with the e-bike.
Due to the rain in the past few days, some of the trails were soaked
From the almost obligatory Färnstu there was first a chat about the lower Powerman Hol. Then we went uphill via the Highspeed 2.0 trail to the planet trail. At the cold field and its stakes for theft and bypassing the root trail, I was standing on the wind. A quick lap over the Lueg Trail and the return trip was announced - again against the 'usual' direction. On the trail from the penultimate Zyschtig tour to the Brachacher we continued to the Lochbach. As there was still time and desire, I decided to drive through Oberburg to the Rothhöhe. Finally, I crossed the town of Burgdorf via the Gsteig.
So all in all a nice tour at the end of the working week. The weekend can come 😁relive.cc/view/v1vjpgE9AJ6
June 19, 2020
After trail maintenance was on the program yesterday, Sascha and I had arranged for a tour with the MTB despite modest weather forecast for today.
After initial considerations about the route, it was clear after the farmer's step that we shouldn't ride the trails that were maintained yesterday, since Bon Jovi's wisdom applies in particular: it's slippery when wet! ⚠️💦💨🏂
Since the weather forecast then predicted quite stable freedom from rain, it quickly became a somewhat longer tour.
So we first took the routine route up to the Lueg and from there to the show dairy in Affoltern. There it was not the cheese dairy that got our full attention, but the nearby Mätteli-Beck (bakery / pastry shop). There was a really sweet refreshment and a coffee, so that our spirits were awakened again and we could devote ourselves to the second part of the tour. This led us over part of the heart route to the Brandistrail, which still required an unplanned trail maintenance mission. A smaller fallen tree lay over the path so that it was not possible to move it. So tools were needed! It's good that I always have a small folding saw in my backpack 😉
After some back and forth and about 15 minutes we had 'defeated' the wood together
After this full body operation we were so through that there was only a quick return flight along the Emme.
So all in all a great tour on well-known paths, which always have a surprise in store 😁
June 14, 2020
Today, instead of trail rocking, half a day of trail maintenance was the order of the day.
Under the coordination of the TPE, around 30 volunteers met near the summer house and then divided into several groups to swarm out to the various workplaces. It led me to the stone pit (or Oschwand) trail.
There, the upper part in particular was repaired and freed from wooden obstacles that someone thinks they have to attach to the trail.
Apart from the fact that this is an official trail with the approval of the landowners (burger community), the behavior is absolutely hazardous to health and therefore punishable.
Well, let's see how it develops.
In any case, the assignment was concluded again with a delicious finger-food lunch from Edith.
Many thanks for this!
June 13, 2020
Inspired by our last Zyschtig tour, I tackled the Lueg round the other way around (at least from theft). I can only recommend it - it opens up completely new perspectives and opportunities.
In addition, another variant of the root trail came to my mind, which I have definitely not driven for 10 years and works well as an uphill.
With today's variant, the complete sundowner was finally possible again.
The trail, which is divided into several sections, offers a beautiful flowing character in the upper part and also sprinkles a small technical challenge in the further course.
At the end there was a piece of planet trail with a quick conclusion over the Powerman Hol. It's a shame that it's only so short, or you're just down so quickly.
All in all, the weather was great and the batteries charged - so mine - those of my bike were still 11% 😂relive.cc/view/v7O9wkGM9Lq✌🏻🚵🏻♂️🤘🏻
June 13, 2020