I bought a mountain bike in Allgäu today. One can never have enough bikes and as I had only two in Germany I really needed another. I’m sure three is not quite enough but at least for now it will have to do. My new steed is not quite as sexy as my road bike but what it lacks in carbon it makes up in a cushy full suspension ride.
Frauke and I went for a ride in Gunzesried. A nice little number with a very steep ascent a bit like the bridal path in Christchurch. From Bärenköpfle we descended back into Gunzesried where we met Kathi for another ride. This time we headed further up the valley (Ostertal) and to the left towards Rangiswanger horn and onwards to Ofterschwanger horn. After lots of climbing and sweating we had a view back into the main valley and we could see Grünten and Sonthofen. It was a fantastic autumn day and there was a sprinkling of snow on the mountain tops.
Above left: Cris with his new fancy mountain bike. Ooooh full suspension. Above middle: We went riding with Kathi starting in Gunzesried and heading up into the hills. Above right: It was nice and sunny and we had a good view down to Sonthofen and out towards Grünten (the peak in the background).