Nov 05

Remember how I said that I flew over my handlebars and crash landed a week or so ago? Turns out that I broke my collarbone in the process. I’ve been ignoring the pain, assuming that it was just bruising. On the positive side I took three delightful tours in the Pfalz before I found out the truth. On the negative side my doctor has strapped my right arm to my chest to avoid any further injury. No more mountain biking for me for at least four weeks. So folks, that means that my next ravings will be about winter biking. I’m down, but I’m not out!

Anti-mountain-bike Apparatus

Anti-mountain-bike Apparatus

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Oct 31

22km – 1.100hm

Es ist Samstag. Meine kurze Urlaubswoche neigt sich rasant dem Ende zu. Eine Tour in der Pfalz passt noch rein, bevor der Arbeitsalltag mich wieder einholt. SH hat mir ein gpx Track geschickt. Diese Tour um den Totenkopf soll leichter sein als die zwei vorherigen Tours von dieser Woche. Warum glaube ich das nicht? Habe ich recht gehabt? Lese weiter vom “Tag der Single-Trails”. Ich bin geschafft, aber ein Lächeln ist wie Stein gemeißelt auf meinem Gesicht.

Tag der Single Trails

Tag der Single Trails

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Oct 28

Another tour in the Pfalz. A lad could get addicted to these forests and hills. Sensational flow. Today we were riding around Hauenstein, further into the Pfalz forest than the Leinsweiler Tour on Monday. We were rewarded with brilliant trail flow…

Trails galore around Hauenstein

Trails galore around Hauenstein

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Oct 26

It’s 10PM and I’m pretty tired, which means this post will have to be in my beloved mother tongue. Today I finally made it to the Pfalz for a tour on my Canyon Nerve XC. Trails and tribulation in every direction. Read on…

A first taste of the Pfalz

A first taste of the Pfalz

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Oct 25

Ich hatte eine Idee. Nimm ein kalten Herbsttag, steige auf’s Mountainbike, fahr ein paar Stunden durch Wind und Wetter. Damit mann innen nicht friert, nimm auch nette Gesellschaft mit. Komm vom Berg ‘runter mit gestressten Muskeln und gehe in die Therma in Bad Wildbad. Das war der Plan…

Tour nach Dobel

Tour nach Dobel

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Oct 18

Batterweg 42km Today turned out to be a day for another last minute mountain bike tour. Getting people together on the weekend can be a difficult thing. This weekend I tried to leave my options open and ended up hanging on the phone waiting. I finally reached Rainer, a mountain climber who knows the trails in the northern black forest well. We decided on the Batterweg – a good combination of uphill on forest paths and downhill on single trails.

Batterweg

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