MTB Rappenecker Hütte

Julian, Jana, Al, Amber, and I went for a mountain bike ride to the Rappenecker Hütte. Jana headed back halfway leaving the kiwis to talk crap and thrash up the hill. Al and Amber arrived last week after having a month of cycle touring through Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Needless to say they are both in fine shape and were loving the bumpy single track on their rigid Konas. The roadie spirit was their and they both launched occasional attacks to keep Julian and I on our toes.

Julian and Al MTB (Freiburg) resize Having a break (Freiburg) resize

Above: Spot the Kiwis.

Below: Cris, Alastair, Amber, and Julian eating at the Rappenecker Hütte.

Eating at the Rappenecker Hütte (Black Forest, Germany) resize

Above: Descending through the Black Forest.

Below: A map of our route.
Rappenecker Huette MTB with Julian, Al, Amber, Jana (Frieburg)-web[maptype=G_HYBRID_TYPE]

Shauinsland again

Frauke and I rode up Shauinsland and down some nice trails. I made the terrible mistake of not taking my camera and thereby reducing my chances of documenting every moment. So instead I shall post our route overlaid with the route that Julian, Alex, and I took the week before. The route that Frauke and I took is in blue and Julian’s route is in red. That’s all.

Shauinsland mountain bike rides (Freiburg)-web[maptype=G_HYBRID_TYPE]

Mountain biking to Kandel

Frauke visited for the weekend. We went mountain biking with Julian and a work friend Walter. Our trip took us over Rosskopf and along little trails through the Black Forest to the top of a hill named Kandel. The single track was delicious. Frauke got a little hungry and claimed she could see “pommes” floating in front of her. We ordered some chips at the Kandel summit and headed back down along more excellent little trails. A great ride.

MTB Blur (Freiburg, Germany) resize Eating at the summit of Kandel (Freiburg, Germany) resize

Above left: A blurry biker in the forest. Above right: Frauke, Walter, Julian, and I sitting eating our fatty pommes at the summit.

Below: Frauke and Walter descending through the Black Forest. It looks decidedly brown really.

Frauke descending from Kandel (Freiburg, Germany) resize Walter descending from Kandel (Freiburg, Germany) resize

Of course I had my GPS with me. Below is a map of our trip.

MTB Kandel with Frauke, Julian, Walter, Cris (Freiburg)-reduced[maptype=G_HYBRID_TYPE]

Bike stats: Time 04:30:53 Dist. 57.6 km Avg. 12.75 km/h Max. 48.48 km/h