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4course menu at the Lago di Garda

During the last four days we enjoyed this lovely 4course (bike) menu at the Lago di Garda:

1) The awesome Pianauratrails
2) The tough Mt.Baldo > Mt. Altissimo tour with the endless downhill
3) The flowy Piazzoletrails (the right one) + Riva-Bastione run + Mt. Brione (just Michi)
4) The fantastic 601

As always, I got some photos for you … just click the image ;)

 

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Logrides and more

I always loved balancing with my municycle and my mountainbike. But thanks to Kyril and Emma (two storms with heavy that causes huge damage) there are now plenty of logrides on our localspot. It’s always important to check if the logs are stable and then go for it – you never know when they are gone…

Another thing: never stop looking and you will find stuff like the concrete drop or the concrete balance line at the beginning of the Glasenbachklamm.

Just check out some of the videostills

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Juggling in vienna at the "1. Wiener Jonglierhimmel"

7 girls and their driver Werner headed for a long weekend trip to the 1st juggling convention in vienna. We enjoyed the inspiring workshops (contact juggling, ballon modelling, capoeira, 3ball juggling, ..), plenty of free juggling action (especially with our diabolo – thx Edi) and some sightseeing in vienna.
Additionally we bought some new stuff (diabolos, lunastix, clubs, …) and watched the GalaShow & the OpenStage (with the unbelievable fast YoYo action)

Ok, enough of my writing – enjoy the photos.

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Bye bye MoMo

After 9 awesome years and 350.000km it was finally time to say good bye to our MoMo (= Moser Mobil > our Toyota Hiace). During the time together we had so many brilliant trips and MoMo really was like a friend to me. Here is a small selection of some photos.

 

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Family Fun in Costa Rica

2007 proved to be the most challenging year for Manfred and myself so far. Having two kids under two has given us a new found respect for each other. In the toughest of times we always found ways to deal with the kids and not to mention each other ;-) There is much love and happiness in our family amongst the chaos and sleep deprivation as you can see from the photos.

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Testriding my Canyon Torque

After a long silence at our site (due to technical problems with the gallery) let me introduce you to >> my new Canyon Torque 8.0!!!

I had plenty perfect rides at the Gaisberg, the superb bikepark in Wagrain/Austria – and on some of the Gardasee-trails … especially I was happy to go for a testride on the 601 (hey, it was pure fun).

OK, time for some photos …

Back on the internet and in the Java world

Wow. After a month away from radio, tv, internet and other distractions in Costa Rica, we are back at home in cold and wet Victoria.
I had a few thousand blog posts in my google reader to catch up on and a well over a thousand emails, not to mention mundane stuff like washing clothes. All that is under control again. Now I just gotta take care of the photos from the trip and our non-functioning gallery on the site. Anyway. It was fun to listen to a couple of JavaPosse, GoogleDeveloper and lugradio podcast episodes in a row. Some really cool things like the release of NetBeans 6, SoyLatte and JBoss Seam 2.0 happened, while I was offline so there are definitely things to catch up to. Good thing we have a hackday coming up at work this Friday. I also have to embark on organising some more upcoming VIJUG events… it never gets boring for me.

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Hucking at Mt. Tzouhalem

11999Man – I’m stoked! Today Manfred and I drove to Duncan/Mt. Tzouhalem for another mountain biking fun. After the ascent we found our first obstacles but then near the top it happend. There is a perfect obstacle with a drop around chest height and thanks to Manfreds Stinky I dared to drop it on the 3rd attempt. After that I was keen to do more drops and we found some more as you can see on the photos and tomorrow I go to Vancouver on the Northshore for another bike and drop session … ride on!