Apr 23

Hi folks,

It’s really time I got myself together and started to post about my trips in 2011. To make it easier on myself, I plan to switch to Everytrail.com for most of the gpx and photo uploads. Those are the two parts of blog posting that take the most time at the moment, since I have to upload manually and type all the HTML myself. For the best effect I will need to expand the form factor of the posts, so that the GXP Plug in looks good.

As of April I have made my sporting hobby my workplace. We are setting up a new cycle Megastore between Heidelberg and Mannheim and will also be offering bikes and parts online. It’s meant very long hours, which is why you haven’t seen many posts from me yet. With a bit of discipline I should have some tours here soon.

I’ve been trying out downhill freeriding in the Pfalz. Terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Lugging an 15kg freeride Cove up 600hm is a pain, but the fun of downhill with 180mm travel is great.

The DAV season has also begun, so you should see some reports here soon. I am thinking about getting a helmet based camera, since juggling my compact and the handlebars is tricky and somewhat unwise. Especially when S. suddenly veers from the track onto a downhill trail and there I am with one hand on the handlebars and one holding the camera.

So stay tuned.

OzJeff

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Aug 14

Have I dropped from the face of the earth? No, fellow Mountainbikers. I’ve just been rather distracted in the past months. The tour data, photos, etc. have been piling up on my MacBook waiting for me to format and write the articles. Poor excuse, but here at least are the photos from my trip to Lake Como in Italy this August.

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Jul 31

30km • 850hm • 5h:00m • 2

What a brilliant day for mountainbiking. And what better place to go than the Pfalzer Woods and the sandstone rock formations around Hauenstein and Dahn. The tour turned out to be a bounty of single trails and small forest paths. This has to be at the top of the list of my favourite tours.

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Jul 19

40km • 590hm • 2h:36m • 2

Lately on weekends I haven’t been able to get on my bike as often as I would like to. So today I took advantage of the railways to get me up into the hills. This makes it possible to ride after work and get somewhere interesting. André and I rode up the Moosalbtal to the tower on the Mahlberg, then all the way down the Saumweg back to Ettlingen.

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Jun 21

27km • 295hm • 1h:47m • 1

For a while now an idea has been cooking in my head. Every time I go up on ‘ole Wattkopf I get lost. In spite of GPS. The most annoying part about this is that I can never find the single trails. So today I am just going to go up there and start to mark points to help me get my bearings.

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Jun 04

31km • 374hm • 1h:46m • 1

Today I tried out a revolutionary concept. Well, it’s revolutionary for me. Get on my bike, head out and go, well, wherever.

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