Beautiful Tuesday today. Bright sunshine and just some cumulus clouds hovering in the back making for some dramatic scenery.
Was early than Nico today and did a few turns in front of the drive. He arrived after some circles and we set of towards Gschwend. Nico dropped his chain some time near the beginning but managed to get it on after a while. Through Gschwend overtaking a horse on the way. Through Reichenbach and then up it went. Nico being a tic faster than me but he stayed with me. Up past the Haslacher Alm and then to the interesting part, steep uphill cycling on gravel. Managed all the way for the first time and had one photo stop. Arriving at the Reuterwanne we saw some other bikers coming down along cow tracks, turned out to be Martin Herz and two other bikers.
After that the first downhill part on ruff stone, but then strait uphill again. We came out at one of the best views I know in the are, last time I was there was about two years prior to date and I had wanted to come back more than once. Finishing our photographic session we went downhill, the wrong way I wanted to go but still fun. Nico reaching a top speed of 75 km/h down a long tarmac road.
Back through Wertach seeing a radar trap of the police. We were then wondering if we could get caught on bikes.
Along the Grüntensee with some head wind and then back home through Maria Rein and the Wertachtal. Some Japanese people on the way back and of course a lot of pictures were made.
Time in saddle: 2 hours 10 min
Distance: 29.7 km
Average speed: 13.5 km