What could be better than enjoying a little bike ride - in the fresh air, surrounded by nature and close to the water?
If then also the physical pleasures are not neglected, so much the better.
That's why we decided today for a small bike ride without having to follow the general trend by car.
After a short detour to the Steinbrücker pond the fisherman's hut near Darmstadt was just right: not too far away, a bit out of the way and food and drink were also right.
about 10 hours ago
Today we took advantage of the opportunity to test wheels with the Rohloff E-14 at the Open House of the company Elektrorad Mott, elektrorad-mott.de, in Lauda in the beautiful Tauber Valley. For me it was only about the switching behavior on steep passages and then I really have to say unreservedly: ingenious circuit 🤗👍
The whole time without pictures 😢
Nomen est Omen, the tour today was a bit complicated from the planning.
We wanted to run together for four, but live at different corners and have, at least at the time, also different "running strengths".
For the one, a round of 7.5 km was more than adequate, the strong running partner is of course following this form and Sunny and I are currently a bit "apart".
The round was so focused on minimum, and that's why Sunny and I went to the meeting point at the Steele at the entrance to the Heusenstammer Palace Park from Dietzenbach also to have a little more on the clock.
That was already about 8 km from us.
From there we were traveling with four of us and walked through the park together to the Heusenstammer castle.
After a short tour we went to Frankfurter Straße to the beautiful St. Cäcilia church, which we could really visit for a short time, because it was finally open.
Then we continued towards the cemetery, where we turned off on a forest path, which led us directly to the nature reserve Goldberg and the two lakes there (see also Tour 2019-03-23).
After the circumnavigation of the first lake we took a long break in the restaurant Seeblick, before we made our way towards Heusenstamm again.
This round trip from the entrance of the park to back is about 7.5 kilometers, and then I have good mood and still relatively fit about 1 kilometer before the three left the return to Dietzenbach, as already on the way to go on foot.
So then came to me at 22.4 km, at Sunny about 14.5 and at Heidi and Alfred at least appealing 7.5 km.
So together, so to speak, three different tours for a total of four hikers.
Go then !!
Today only a very small round, as Sunny is very damaged at the knee.
Cycling was out of the question at all and coincidentally I discovered this mini tour very close to us.
Only 6 kilometers away from us:
the nature reserve Goldberg.
Two adjacent waters, easy to circle on almost flat paths.
We went for a walk, listened to the birds, discovered a little frog and watched the ducks and other waterfowl.
Incidentally, we have come across a restaurant, the "Restaurant Seeblick".
Although the outside is being renovated, but after a small local tour with the landlady, it is for us as a future point of contact absolutely in question: noble, clean, great view of the water and good smelled it has from the kitchen too.
So it was worth it, the little tour.Link to the Restaurant Seeblick:
I did not come back until about 18:30, so today there is little text and no captions.
Sunny had a rendezvous with Voltaren today, so I went alone.
Were thus a few more miles and it was, despite the photo breaks and a slightly longer lunch break, but a little bit faster progressing.
I had done a circumnavigation of Frankfurt, a part of it should be on the green belt ring and the beautiful Nidda was also planned.
A fine lap, great weather and, above all, hardly any operation on the track. So everything is optimal.
Saturday and Sunday will certainly look different again.PS:
The Bosch Nyon had again a much higher distance, namely 82.25 km, counted.
Running did not want to turn me on today, so cycling was announced again.
The weather was perfect, relatively mild temperatures, sun and by bike you also get a bit further away from the home launch site.
We have not set a course because it should be just a small round (small is then some 30 km), and so we just drove off again without planning.
But water should be there, because the sun is reflected in it so beautifully and so was, how could it be otherwise, our favorite, the Wollwiesenteich the first point of arrival.
That's when we came up with the idea of only going to corners where there's water, no matter how big the lake, pond or puddle.
And the title came spontaneously: The X-Seen-Tour should be called the round, although it was not clear how big the X would be.
We have always spontaneously decided how to proceed and so the round has taken the following course:
From Wollwiesenteich we have targeted Good Neuhof, where there is indeed the very idyllic Gutsteich.
From there on the way past the German air traffic control DSF and the bar pyramid with a magnificent view of the Frankfurt skyline offered, which then leads directly to Dreieichenhain to Burgsee.
After a round around the lake we went past the Dreieichenhainer fish ponds in the direction of Merzenmühle, a popular excursion restaurant near Langen.
Here, too, a beautiful little lake, in which the magnificent old trees are reflected.
Shortly afterwards we reached the paddle pond in front of Langen, also a nice place to stay. Model building enthusiasts will get their money's worth here, if great little replicas stop their launching. But obviously nothing is going on in the middle of the week.
From home to the 50th degree of latitude, it is just 3 km as the crow flies.
At least for the 50th in our region.
Of course you could also go to Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands, Vancouver Island, the Columbia River in Canada or other beautiful places on the 50th.
But why travel far when he is so close to reach here?
3 km are too little to the right run, and since our friend Alfred today in Munich, we have taken the opportunity, sometimes without him to make a major round.
So the tour was extended to the 50th from 3 km to just 20 km.
A beautiful hike through native forests and fields and even in some sunny weather.
It is not better 🌞🌼😉
We had missed the sunny morning because of other commitments and so we are just back in the late afternoon again.
Of course, the tour was not aimless, because we wanted to go back to where we came from: home.
But we left without a goal.
Just for the sake of it.
Komoot only turned on, but nothing predetermined.
First through the city and then into nature.
And so we passed corners that we had consciously never touched.
Spitzelberg, where is that?
But somehow you always get to where you already were, and when I first looked at the course at the Spitzelberg, we were, oh wonder, only three forest crossings far away from our favorite lake, the Wollwiesenteich.
Also nice, so to go without a goal 😘
No fancy carnival, continuous rain, and still go to the fresh air: no problem, you could wear it so that you can even out without a screen.
There are still clothes in the lower floor, the extra bought but little or little were worn; and should also be aired.
So out with the good Aigle, who were born in the Antarctic for the first and last time in 2014, the thick long fur socks, because boots are so cold, the rain pants, the 3-layer overjackets and then out.
Before that, of course, first came the somewhat cumbersome dressing, but then the effect was apparent: even Sunny, who had taken a shield for safety, wore it more closed than open.
Then we got a bit wet, but from the inside, because on the last piece the rain stopped and even the sun came out.
The conclusion: everything tight and the fresh air and the rain on the face have done well.
The next bad weather front can come.
Pensionär, 75 Jahre, gerne in den Bergen unterwegs, in der Rhein-Main-Region zuhause und mangels "richtiger Berge" gelegentliche Radtouren und Wanderungen.