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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Apr 22

Das Osterwochenende beschert uns herliches Wetter und meine neue Stelle, die möglichkeit die neuste Fahrräder auszuprobieren. Heute habe ich erlebt wie es ist auf ein Mountainbike hinter eine Carbon-Rennrad von BMC hinterher zu fahren. Man oh Man, war das anstrengend! Ein dauer geschwindigkeitsdurchschnitt von über 25Kph. F. saß ganz gemütlich auf ihr rennrad und schwärmte nur wie toll das wäre. 7kg gegen 13kg. Kein faire Kampf. Ich sehe schon – ich muss unbedingt auch eine ausprobieren.

Rennrad hinterher


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Apr 13

36km • 316hm • 2h:45m • 15

Die Karlsruhe Mountainbike-Gruppe des DAV eröffnet ihre Saison. Wir sind ein recht leichte Tour gefahren mit 15 Radler – Nach Durlach, dann Pfinztal mit ein paar Treppen. Noch ist es zu kalt um danach im Biergarten zu sitzen.

DAV Saisonbeginn 2011


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Apr 10

Downhilling mit Mr. Vertical-Ride. Details coming soon.

Vertical Ride in the Pfalz

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Apr 03

Freeriding in the Pfalz. Photos and Report coming soon.

Freeriding in the Pfalz


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