Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stubentalalm and Obere Reuterwanne

Nico is back again, so our Tuesday biking can proceed as normal. Well, nearly normal. Due to bad weather, we where joined by Heidi and Dad on mountain bikes. Race biking must be really bad in wet conditions.
As Nico had to work later he wasn't able to manage it at the agreed time, so we biked towards Maria Rein and met him halfway there. Continued along the “Indianerpfad” towards Reinen and then around the back and over the dam to Reichenbach. We built in a few extra metres in altitude on a detour.
After that it was up towards the Haslacher Alm, the only people we met where a couple walking up and the cow herder with his cows in the Alm at the top. The weather was not hot at all today, more along the line of cloudy, Gray and wet. I think that is better than 35°C in sweltering sun, but that is my opinion. We reached the top and had a look at the spectacular view. We saw for about 50 metres, if even that, as we where stuck in the middle of the clouds. Back downhill again, me in the lead scarring up a rabbit. He disappeared to my left, but apparently reappeared right in front of Dad, who had to do a full break. Apparently the rabbit was in some kind of shock after that with adrenalin to spend as it went whizzing down the track in front of Nico and Heidi in a zigzag motion.
Reached the bottom and biked Nico back to Maria Rein before going down in to the dark Wertach valley and back up the other side to home.
Track at GPSies, pictures at Picasa and Dad's blog here.

Time in saddle: 2 hours 45 min.
Average speed: 11.0 km/h
Distance: 30.2 km

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