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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by franken, Apr 4, 2018.
How is that new seat working for your ARSCH?
"Great" - 5h riding, nearly no pain in the ass.
After 250 km with only short breaks, I still felt well, just only a bit of pain. ( normal for this distance and time I think). Seat is a bit wider, so it is a bit more difficult to reach the ground, but no problem at all.
He asked for the weight of rider and Sozia, to get an idea how he has to build the new seat. He has a long experience, mostly with BMW and Honda seats.
After the first ride I can highly recoment the saddlemaster. But will need some more rides to give a final result.
Cost incld. shiping was round 375,-€. Less than a seat by Touratech or others. The way it worked for me in short: Called him, talked about problems with original seat, get an offer, confirmed offer, sent seat by post, wait some days, get seat back, go ride.
Curfew in Bavaria from Saturday. :-(
First for 2 weeks.
Severe penalties if disregarded.
Hi all, was a sunny and warm day today - but we still have a curfew. :-( -- but still where was some motos on the road.
Me and Tina where staying at home and cleaned our garden and had some bbq in the late afternoon.
Tomorrow the weather will change to bad - we might get some snow the next days.
So -- hm -- i found some pics from the time i didn't post much at ADV.com. -- So let's go back to 2014 - -Sept.
and like always ...
Map of the tour.
Zillertal high alpine road - is a toll road - a small road -- but very nice to ride.
our tour was in late Sept. so color was mostly brown
and it was the first year with our Gummikuh Adv. (left the road we came - bike close to the highest point)
not like indian summer, but good
Tina enjoys the sun
also a good ski area
best view into Zillertal
Guest houses, Restaurants and alpine farm houses along the road
another view down
the other side of the valley
High alpine cow
another ski area
Back down in the Zillertal we passed Mayrhofen and went on to this nice lake (Speicher Stillup)
with some nice waterfalls
a last look
so we joined the Restaurant - had some Schnitzel for me and cake for Tina.
Nearly the same road - but in the ground of the Zillertal - back home.
so - stay healthy --
to be continued....
Great ride as always, I could use some Schnitzel AND cake after all those views!
still difficult to travel arround.
Hope you are all wel. - stay healthy
From one of the hospitals i work for i got this video on Facebook.
Hope it works here. heres the link --- https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=795624090925006
have fun (even in bad times)
A small ride after work, to the KTM dealer and a gas station. With a 20 km extra on very small roads
Homeoffice week 4, Even still travel restriction here.
As i have a permission to drive to work i took my bike today to ride to Munich. Still nice and warm weather - makes it difficult to hold the people in their houses.
so - - here is the map.
and ... the pics.
downtown Penzberg. First signs of spring.
Saturday - all shops closed - nearly no people walking arround.
a smal lake, 10 km outside of Penzberg, direction Seeshaupt.
nice little church on the way to Seeshaupt
looking back - a rotten tree
Hola chicks -- a mobile home for happy chicken. At the house nearby you can buy the eggs 24/7 at the self service point of sale.
From Seeshaupt along Lake Starnberg.
close to Starnberg this nice tree and house
Life guard station lake Starnberg
From Starnberg to Gauting and on to Munic -- typical Wirtshaus, Beergarden and Church. Not much people here - Covid-19 shutdown.
Schoss Nymphenburg. A bit more crowded. But they keep their "social" distance. (2m).
zoomed (still not much people)
differend view (Wiki Nymphenburg palace klick)
a few km later - close to Heimeranplatz, at "Schwanthaler Höhe" -- Deutsches Museum - Verkehrszentrum. (Link - klick here).
In the back - ADAC Center at Heimeranplatz. (ADAC - german automobil club -- Wiki)
After the museum i rode along Theresienwiese (Oktoberfest) and on to Solln and Höllriegelskreuth. So here you see that you don't need to ride the alps. It is possible in Munic. The road down to the River Isar and up to Grünwald the other side. (but poor - speed limit here is 30 km/h)
More curves like this at Schäftlarn (Bruckenfischer) and fom Icking down to Wolfrathshausen. At Eurasburg i crossed the Loisach river.
close to home - Beuerberg
a closer look. Crossing Loisach again.
other direction. So 8 more km -- back home
even in hard times during a pandemie. Stay healthy.
to be continued...
Covid-19 shutdown week 6? or 7 - i don't know. Germany starts slow to open up some restrictions. Riding Motorbike is still difficult. - All "useless" rides are forbidden - no matter if car or bike. But you can go for shopping, work or walking in nature.
So - today i could do a small 100km ride - This is even one of my longest bicycle rides in the area.
Using a lot "Whatsapp" to stay in contact with my biker-friends in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Wales and Rest-Germany. Only in north germany is more possible to ride, the others have to stay at home.
And now - As you always say... this thread is nothing without pics. Here we go.
Like always - Map
So - after all this work - at homeoffice - and all the shopping done - a "just-be-careful-and-don't-get-catched-by-police-ride"
Went to Beuerberg and then to Königsdorf. Along the Isar-River to Bad Tölz.
Isar between Tölz and Königsdorf
had to walk 30 m to get this
spring is comming too. Trees get green again
a last look down
back to the bike at the parking
The on to Bad Tölz, or Good Tölz?
nearly no people arround. it is much more crowded in normal times.
with good weather this place is full of people.
Went on direction Lenggries on small roads.
next stop Firestation Schlegeldorf. -- Still active.
The Isar river is nearby. (still not much people)
On saturdays -- tons of tourists and a lot of boats -- not now
passed Lenggries and went on directon Jachenau - a nice area at the south end of Germany next to Austria
begining of Jachenau area - nice guesthouse in normal times - (all Restaurants and Guesthouses are closed at the moment - Some offer food-to-go)
The valley is round 20 km long and ends up at Walchensee.
near the town Jachenau
From Jachenau to Walchensee is a toll-road - not today - nobody controlled and sold tickets.
a lonley boat with fisherman
closer - even here - nearly empty
it started to rain a bit - not much
the town Walchensee
road starts to get wet
so did a bit speeding. 10 km later at Urfeld - no more rain. Last step -- Kesselberg road.
So - whats here --
The parking is normaly full with bikes. Not on weekends - on weekends you are not allowed to ride the road up -- only down to Kochel. The barrier in the middle should reduce the speeding of the bikers and avoid to reach the parking then going down. Speedlimit at the complete road is 60 km/h. Overtaking is forbidden. Police controlls every fu...ing day. ---- but it's still fun to ride here.
at the last 3 hairpinns. ;-)
So passing Kochel and Benediktbeuren. Near Bichl then this --
One of 4 - in the last years they didnt get south - they stay here. (at Bichl abbey).
So - 10 more km and whuppp -- back home.
so - waiting for a chance to do a longer tour (to see if my new seat is still good on long distance rides)
stay healthy my friends
to be continued ...
please continue on.....i'm a fan and love to see different lands..
staying safe and healthy is driving me crazy....glad to see someone doing the riding for us.
Hi all, Hi Joel,
it's not easy this times. Bavaria has one of the strictest restrictions in Germany, but not as strict as Italy and Spain.
Since this week some more shops could open up again. From tomorrow on some more shops can open and you can stay together with one person out of your family. (strange rules sometimes).
I still cant go to Austria, Italy and Switzerland. (even all other frontiers are closed). Maybe Austria will reopen the border next week.
So I'm sitll allowed to do Sport and go to work (Homeoffice at the moment, sometimes a day in the Office in Munic). With the KTM i try to stay in the area. And i xplore very small roads, so the chance that the police spots me is low.
Today Tina wanted to do a bicycle ride - and i told her that i think since 5h to go for a KTM-ride. So she said -- come on, go have a ride.
So here we go.
like always -- map of the tour.
(btw. the black lines are the tours done by KTM in 2020)
As you see - i (can't) do not go far away from home.
Out of the house - than north.
first stop after 4 km.
The beaver population is growing along the river Loisach. Right here i spotte a little one 2 weeks ago.
at the little bridge in the background - there the bicycle trail ist leading along. (there is a second and third dam)
next road left up - for the best view around.
Zugspitze (higest mountain of Germany)
Karwendel mountains - Roche-factory in the trees.
cute baby cows at the farm
some curves and km later - view to Eurasburg (church and Castel)
one of the rare "non-tarmac" roads in the area near Holzkirchen
the part is only 2 km long - but fun
i love to xplore this small roads
spring is here - fuel is cheap - and we can't travel. :-( ((Only a bit)) ;-)
At Holzkirchen i decided not to go to Munich, so I went back direction Bad Tölz.
Found this smal lake than.
closer look - might be a rich farmer with own chappel
A group of happy Bavarian cows
monastery Reutberg near Sachsenkamm/ Bad Tölz. - took the road right - is a dead end to a parking
near the parking area. A moor can be visited here. (and a nice lake in non Covid-times)
a part of the moor - and the mountains behind Bad Tölz
5 km to Tölz - nice view to Brauneck (ski area near Lenggries)
you nearly can't see it on this pic -- behind the 2 horses - the cows are going home. (5 on the pic)
view to the other direction - panorama of the first mountains of the alps
1 km to Bad Tölz - view to Lenggries valley
So it was 5 p.m. and i decided to go to Sylventein, Vorderriss and Walchensee - (the little longer way home ;-) )
bridge over Sylvenstein near Fall. (btw. the road laeding to Austria was closed)
i love this bridge and the view (and the very nice lake and river)
view to the other direction - the way i came.
Here the river from "Großer Ahornboden" meets the young Isar river.
at Vorderriss - this is a toll-road -- not today - no checkpoint
View to Ahornboden - which is in Austria
in "normal" times it is crowded here on weekends.
i love this part
Zugspitze area as background
in some weeks the tree might fall
open view Karwendel / Zugspitze area
road goes up and down, some nice curves - (speed limit 50 km/h)
along the road are several "parking-areas" - (to limit the number of tourists).
KTM also takes a look
nice bridge - nice waterfall
closer look to the waterfall
at the end of the toll-road - Warngau - View to Mittenwald and Karwendel.
view to Zugspitz-area
and as last pic today -- the total amount of our highest mountains.
Rest was Walchensee - Kesselberg-road - Kochelsee - Home - (see last report). ;-)
so - stay healthy - try to avoid this bastard virus until there is a vaccination.
and like i always end ...
to be contiuned ....
Restrictions lowered, co-ridwr needs a mask
yes, restrictions lowerd since this week. So it is legal to ride again. (hm, they say, if possible, dont ride without a good reason). But today the weather was too good. (25°C) So i had to ... go for a ride.
As the borders are still closed - i only could go west, east and north, not south, not into the alps.
Yesterday the WWII ended 75 years ago. All Celebrations have been reduced to a minimum worldwide. So i thought it might be a good idea to make a ""WWII has ended-Tour"
Map of the tour:
and here are the pics.
so today is the first day this year the little orange animal without name joins me. And to be correct - wearing a mask. Nobody could enter a shop or building without a mask.
first part i followed my track - made at kurviger.de yesterday - on smallest roads only.
going direction Salzburg - alps always to the right. (makes it someway easy for orientation)
Castel Maxlrain - includes a brewery and a beergarden (Link)
typical village and church
went on on small roads - this is fun - down - left - passing the farm - right - and so on
reached Tuntenhausen - and it's church
pasing the Inn river near Rott am Inn
typical little chappel
some km later - reached lake Chiemsee. Normaly on sunny saturdays this is totaly crowded.
Some people were walking around, some policeman checked if they keep the distance of 2m and if they are no more than 3 people
a second view. (even the lake is empty - no boats - it should be full of boats)
next stop - Inzell -- the famous Ice rink -- well known for speed skating
from Inzell to Berchtesgaden.
river Saalach near Schneizlreuth
closer look to the bridge
Ramsauer Ache close to Berchtesgaden
first stop at Berchdesgaden - Königssee parking - in the background Jenner mountain and cable. (it's normaly totaly full on sunny weekends). When you are here - take a boat tour along the Königssee - it's great.
then passing Berchtesgaden - and up - to ... (WWII)
Nazi-documentation Center Oberalzberg - One of Hitlers most loved places.
guesthouse Obersalzberg (not from WWII)
all closed (geschlossen) because of Corona (might open with some restrictions next weeks)
2 more km - next highlight - Rossfeld Panorama Street - It's a toll road - 5€ to go.
view on the way up
view to Kehlsteinhaus (Eagles Nest)
top of the road - view to Austria
view straight on
view to german side
Today only young kids with fast cars where here. So it was a lot of fun to take this road.
was riding 1 km back - to get this pic
on more look direction Salzburg
the road down - nice curves
A closer look. (up to Salzburg)
back down in the valley - on the way back to Berchtesgaden
close to Berchtesgaden - the famous Watzmann mountain.
As you can see - weather changes to bad in the mountains - i decided to go out via Bad Reichenhall to reach the "Autobahn".
near Bad Reichenhall (Salt Mines) -- this is like the most borders in Europe look like at the moment.
This on is even havy - because the 2 villages are close togehter - so friends are separeted at the moment. They only can talk trough the fence. (with secure distance??)
taking the highway - next stop lake Chiemsee again. At the other side - in the mountains - rain
view from Irschenberg to the upcoming rain in the alps
and the last stop - back to WWII
Durnbach War Cemetery -- near Holzkirchen
their name liveth for evermore
showed this cemetery earlier in this thread - with some nice Canadian woman
the entrance / exit
The wood in the back - the damage from the storms in the last years
so 30 more km -- than back home.
back home - co rider still ist wearing his mask after 380 km.
I think he still has to practice adv-rider-greeting.
to be continued...
Mensch kerle.. du bist ein eicht angebar.. so schonn und saubar(?). Echt 1-A
Hi all, still in virus times - still closed borders - still a ride-report from todays tour.
Been in Bayreuth friday and saturday. Staying in a Hotel was only possible because we had a business reason. Stay in a hotel as a tourist is not possible jet, but will be next time. So back home today - beautyful weather -- lets ride.
Here we go - as always....
as you can see - Allgäu was the target today - and it was beautyful.
Profile of the tour
highest point - Oberjochpass near Sonthofen.
First idea was to go to Ravensburg, but was modified during the tour.
And - here are the pics.
first stop - after Weilheim - at the Lech river - beautyful view.
a lot of swans here. the river is like a lake - because of a dam.
last view from the parking
some km later - before the next bridge
"what have the romans ever done for us?" apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us? (Monthy Phyton - Live of Brain)
behind the Lech valley it was very nice to ride - up and down on small hills. Nice little villages. And typicla churches.
typical view today. (and you stll see not much people in teh villages, but a lot on bicycle or walking)
Crossing Wertach river north of Kaufbeuren
and then .... Aliens?
nope - just some Art at
Irsee monastary - today with covid - closed - beergarden. :-(
closer to Ottobeuren - (Ottobeuren - famous church - earlyer in this thread)
nice small church on the hill
passed Ottobeuren and Memmingen -and crossed the river...
view to the other side.
Passing castle Altmannshofen
Passed Leutkirch an Isny. then went south - and forgot to make pics - because the road was so curvy closer to the alps. I had a lot of fun.
Passed Sonthofen ond Oberjoch Pass road - see earlyer in this therad.
stopped at Nesselwang - on the way to Füssen. Had a nice talk with a KTM-1290 SA S rider.
closer to Füssen - lake Weissensee.
@Füssen - McDonals 300 m before - full of cars - you can't get inside - only McDrive. But here -- all the bikers stoped here.
Had a Bacon CilliChese and some fries - was very good.
Füssen? yes - Füssen ....
closer look - the with thing on the roof - 2 swans
and t othe other side ...
castle Neuschwanstein (and nearly no tourists)
so - lets go home. ... as the horses. ;-)
found this then .. he practice, the 2 in the boot gave him tipps.
and he made it --- for 4 sec. -- than back in the water. but --- cool idea and training area.
close to home -- behind Murnau on small roads. More horses.
8 km to go
and as last pic -- the mountain i can view from home - called "Benediktenwand".
to be continued...
So - still restrictions -- Still not possible to go south.
So today - i took a long ride on the highway to do some km. and a slow way back. And a lot of Churches. --- so lets see it.
profile of the tour
First part was going via Wolfratshausen to Sauerlach. It's also a way to my work.
Behind Sauerlach, short before the highway (blue sign)
So i did round 100km on the highway, without taking pics. ;-)
And then i reached Altötting.
Church in the center.
Gockerlwirt (roasted chicken) - one of a few restaurants here.
main church and tourist-shop.
Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting. (Link) or Chapel of Grace.
The Chapel is sourrounded by this plates.
signs say that the blessed virgin Mary helped me (at illness, accident, and so on)
in Covid-19 times -- restricted accsess - 2m distance. Wear a mask inside.
setup a light
another view of this Chapel
Ave Maria - Field Marshal Tilly (30 year war)
inside the main church.
So, after being a while at these holy places - back to the bike and out of Altötting.
some km later meet the river Inn
a nice place
off-road parking ;-)
next stop - monastary at Zangberg
the church - plain
very nice door to the monastary
some km later - the look back to Zangberg
and the view to the alps
another 2 km later - outdoor church service. (People wearing masks)
next nice church passed (at Oberbergkirchen)
in a garden - signs telling about friendship and freedom
at Velden - a musician
Church of Velden
i love riding in this bavarian forests.
next big church - maybe in Geisenhausen (can't remeber now)
nice old houses. - reached Landshut then.
Landshut and river Isar
City of Landshut - difficult to ride - much roads are closed for traffic. - but the city is realy nice.
not much people for a sunday
a bit more in the walking only area.
some km later, after getting some gas near the highway - passing a channel.
blue and green - nice
next highlight - next pilgimage church - at Maria Thalheim
Memorial for the lost of WW I and WW II
paintings in the church
Important peoples last rest
And on - on nice curvy roads to ...
Purfing and his nice Church
and the last highlight - Aying
not so well known for Milk, more for its famous beer garden. But in Covid-times -- realy empty today. It's hard restricted to visit a beer garden - the good thng - its possible
church of Aying
this on is differend - and also nice - (at Wettkam)
and the last one - near Dietramszell. -- Sankt Leonhard (wich is close to my familyname)
close to home - close to the alps
curves and mountains
close to Beuerberg - a small road
and a last view to the alps for today.
was a nice tour - with a lot of churches. (churches are typical for bavaria ;-) )
to be continued...
Thank you for the wonderful pictures and words! I was extremely fortunate to be able to visit some of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg once. It was a brief visit, but it was amazingly beautiful! These pictures remind me of that time, as well as bringing more of the area to me.
very nice update, learning a lot more about the area and Germany from reading this ride report.
Hi again and thanks for your nice comments.
Normaly i would be somewhere in Europe now - in holiday - with bike or maybe car.
But - Borders are still closed. Just open some these days. (Austria, Italy, today) More open from 15th of June.
So -- i did a some short rides this witsun. On Sunday - with bad weather, but first time with a friend - to the longest castle of the World - to Burghausen. (nearly the same tour as the week before to Altötting).
And on sunny Monday - with Tina - into the Allgäu.
So lets go. here are the
Map to Burghausen:
Michi called me - asked if we want to ride together - he just get a BMW. So i had to go from Penzberg - he from Landshut - so we meet in the middle - at Dorfen.
Meetingpoint Burger King Dorfen
We took some small roads - weather was not too good - so i didn't make much pics.
Next stop was
Altötting - my tour last week. Covid - rules at the moment - you can meet up to 5 people - Mask inside buildings - You have to give your name, Adress an Phonenumber in Restaurants.
Up in smoke (is where my money goes)
a look in the other church in Altötting this time
weather still bad - when we arrived at Burghausen - Parking 1 at the largest castel in the world. (Wiki) -- check out the german article in the Wiki - much more info (but in GErman) ;-)
some art at the beginning.
a model of the castel - the old town - near the river also is very nice. (not in Covid-times).
the first part of the castle . (doesn't look like a castle).
old house - part of the castle
So we went for some coffee and cake then. Rain was comming in - so we left quick
other side of the castle - at the tower on the right is a differend attraction - rare birds breeding there.
a last look to the middle part of the castle - then we moved all back home.
Didn't make more pics this day - but won the race against rain. (you all know - woman won't ride in rain - do you?) ;-)
So next day - sun - sun - sun --- and a tour into Allgäu - on very small roads - and low speed.
here we go
I asked Tina if she wants to ride to Baden Würtenberg and she said -- no - not so far - lets have a small tour. So i quick build up a tour with "Kurviger.de" and up we go.
Hoher Peisenberg mountain and one of the few nice churches here.
most part of the tour was on small roads like this (and beautyful views)
Zugspitz-area - Germanys highest mountains
Bavaria - hills - blue sky - cows - green - and lakes (close to Bernbeuren)
typical small town. We went up the hill.
the look back while getting up the hill
at the top of "Auerberg" - a known meeting point for bikers - with a small beergarden (was open - self service - 2 m distance rule - 3 person at a table).
Auerberg - church
not as ful as other tourist hot spots in Allgäu this nice day - people wont sit at home after all these weeks. but they are still careful (most of them)
Tina is learning about old times (romans)
view to the alps
so we get on close to Nesselwang / Roßhaupten still on very small roads.
great views to old farm houses and alps
and also in this area - 12% down here - and up the other side - up - down - up - down - curves - curves - curves. yes. and less traffic.
one more nice lake
close to Füssen / Forggensee lake dam amd Lech river
So i needed some gas - and we went to Lechbruck then.
and Tina gets some goodie. - but was hard to get.
while i was at the gas station she was standig in the row - when i came back she still was in the row - 2m distance - only 2 in the shop at the same time - no fun, but it works.
Lech river nearby - (50 m away)
one of the best ice cream dealer around.
last pic - close to Wieskirche - a mountain river - and round 10 people enjoying the cold water (and the warm sun).
so - 30 more km back home.
our witsun weekend
to be continued ....