35 – but still …

… not getting serious or any of this crazy ideas (ties, etc). No, to celebrate my 35th birthday Babsi, Zwutschgerl, Mum & I went for a 4-day trip to the Lago di Garda.

Besides eating, celebrating and Chocolata calda I did the Tremalzo tour (Torbole – Ponale – Pregasina – Tremalzo – Lago di Ledro – Torbole), solved all the obstacles of the Sentiero 601 and ripped the Kohlern ride in Bozen on the way back home. And I enjoyed a yummie birthday cake and plenty of italien dishes..

Pretty ok for an old bastard, who is still just a small boy ;)



3some time in the Dolomites

Winter is slowly coming nearer and nearer so the three of us decided that it was time for a 5day shorttrip. After a tiny bit of planing we came up with the Fanes region in the Dolomites.

At the Munt de Fanes (in the Rifugio Lavarella) we enjoyed some time of hiking, municycling and mountain yoga/gymnastics/being silly ….
The Col Bechei and especially the descent from the Rif. Lavarella to the Pederü turned out to be fantastic municycling rides – I was really stocked.

After that we circumnavigated the Pragser Wildsee and it was over and out again… back to Salzburg and the preparation of the photos for you …


The big descent in Fiss & Livigno

3 friends, a perfect weatherforecast and two bikedestinations … that’s the perfect ingredients for 4 awesome bikedays. Toni, Pat and I ripped the trails of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis & Livigno.

The highlight of the Serfaus region is definitly the trail from the Frommes Kreuz with rocky singletrails, banked curves in the forest and just pure fun.

In Livigno we were disappointed from the Carosello 3000 (and the eye-opener trail plus the new super trail of the Freeride magazine … they definitly overhyped it, or …. !!! That’s just not what you should do as a magazine) but the Montolino bikepark was just pure fun. Banked curves, fun singletrails, a few northshore obstacles (which are too easy, but still fun) and the natural trails near Camanel made us smile for the hole day…

Ok, enough of my blabla – it’s phototime again …

Our first roadtrip in the MoMo²

After the pain of finding a car Babsi and I finally found our MoMo² – a Toyota Hiace! During the last week we had the chance to go on our first roadtrip. We met Riki, Bernhard & Maxl in eastern tyrol for some whitewaterkayaking on the Drau & Isel and afterwards we hiked to the Karlsbader Hütte and I made a municycle descend.

Then we moved on to the Soca valley where I finally got a good boat again: the Riot Flair 57 (I never liked the Project52 – to unprecise/roundish for my liking). After some paddling & a trip to the bikepark on the Kanin we had to return home …

As always we shot some photos …


Trail surfing on the flowy, giga trails of the Vinschgau

Thanks to an article in a bike magazin Babsi and I ended for a week of biking in Tarsch/Vinschgau/Southern Tyrol. We stayed at the lovely Pension Sachsalber
and thanks to Roman and his free GPS we enjoyed 6 perfect tours – thanks again!

The region around Tarsch itself is just a singletrail paradise with flow on every trail – when you are there just head for the Tarscher Alm and the combination of Path 9/4b/4 or ride up to the Freiberger Alm and continue to the Marzoner Alm. From the follow the trails Nr. 19 & 21. And of course don’t forget the uphill to St. Martin and the descent from the Platzair and the Annaberger Böden …

Allright, enough blabla, here are the photos…



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 ;)



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


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.


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.



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.