Month: February 2011

Schwaben Franken Along The Great Divide

A little colder and a little less sun, but the weather is still good enough to break the 1000 miles limit in 2011:

Sat 19/2: Ulm – Feuchtwangen (131 km, 730m climb)
Sun 20/2: Feuchtwangen – Ansbach (75 km, 360m climb)
Fotos GND4 and GND9

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My first suntan from cycling in February ever …. and the first 1000-m-pass since Alpex

2011 stays warm and dry, and km in 2011 now add up to 1253 (last year it was around 500 at that date … wow)

Two, once more, perfect tours at weather conditions you might expect at the middle of March, but not on Feb 5/6:

Route 1: Bern – Langnau im Emmental – Entlebuch – Luzern – Arth-Goldau – Einsiedeln – Gross (137 km and 1941 m vertial climb on Bikemap, 141 km on my speedo): http://www.bikemap.net/route/813693. Mountains: 2nd category: Rengg from Entlebuch (average 9.6% on 2.3 km), 3rd category: Biberegg from Arth-Goldau (average: 3.4% on 14.8 km), 4th category: Katzenstrick from 3. Altmatt (average: 5.7% on 2.1 km)

Route 2: Gross – Rapperswil – Hulftegg – Wil – Konstanz (97  km and 1120 m vertial climb on Bikemap, 99 km on speedo): http://www.bikemap.net/route/813721 Mountains: 3rd category: Hulftegg from Steg (average 5.8 % on 4.4 km)
Pictures by CH https://picasaweb.google.com/110183011488155912198/BernGrossKonstanz?authkey=Gv1sRgCPzz9vnr4MjoFw# and me https://picasaweb.google.com/115131206253681198669/KurzlichAktualisiert?authkey=Gv1sRgCMGSnqO3xIy0kwE#