Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Mud (again)

Out just with only Nico this week, as Franzy could not come. The weather has dropped dramatical, we woke up to a thin layer of snow on the roofs of the houses today morning.
Set of a bit late but went round the back way to Gschwend, me dropping out on the first steep hill already. Front tyre was leaving the ground once again. Nico got up no problem and on we went. Through Gschwend, down to the Römerbrücke, to and around the Grüntensee and up to nearly Hinterreute. Onwards to the Büronhütte, after getting rid of some clothing. Biking uphill brings out the warmth in the body, even at 4°C. I had forgotten how steep it was up to the hut, but we managed without getting of. Long clothing back on again at the hut, as now we were heading downhill. Past the Haslacher Alm after biking past snow capped trees.
Nico filmed the “high speed” road down after the Haslacher Alm, one of the notorious areas for MTBers to get top speeds (Nico reached 72km/h, me only a measly 71km/h). Frightened some deer in the adjacent fields, I was worried that they would jump over the road for a short moment, but they ran of the other way. Turned of the road and proceeded through the forest again, a rather pictorially area. Uphill again for a bit, before it was downhill towards Bayerstetten. We adjusted Nicos GoPro so it would film right and nearly got stuck in the mud once again, similar to last year. We ploughed through with a lot of effort and ended up getting our bikes smothered in dirt, similar to last year again. Onwards back home, to clean the bikes, same procedure as last year.
Track at GPSies and pictures at Picasa. Dad and Heidi where out on their Tuesday biking which can be found here.

Time in saddle: 1 hour 30 min.
Distance: 19.8 km
Average speed: 12.9 km/h

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