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Familiencamping am Tachinger See

Letztes Wochenende war wieder campen angesagt. Michi, Gina & Paul sowie Babsi, Florian Nino & ich fuhren für 2 Tage an den Tachinger See. Mit den Bikes und den Chariotanhängern gings um den Waginger See (21km) und am nächsten Tag dann mit Inline Skates, Einrad und Chariots nach Tengling (8km).

Der Tachinger See  – der Campingplatz befindet sich direkt beim Strandbad Taching

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 ;)

 

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

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 …

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!

Time to play for three little Mosabuam

Wow – it feels good to play with Lukas, my little nephew or to go biking with my big brother Manfred. Not to forget the time I spend with Nikolas or Yen. Allright, no more words just some photos from the poolsession and from mountainbiking

Lago di Garda – or how to decrease car-riding time …

Originally Pat, Toni and I wanted to ride the trails of Les2Alpes for 4 days but due to a delay we changed our plan and stayed at the Lago di Garda. After a short warm-up at the Monte Brione we were challenged by the endless turns of the Monte Stino and the steep’n’gravel descend of the Sentiro 112 – Dalco … After these 3 tours we opted for a relaxed shuttle day in Meran before we had to head back home …
Of course there a some photos and videostills for you made by Toni and me.

Fun in germany

A public holiday resulted in 4 days in Germany … Babsi, Gina, Carola, Michi, Christian and I enjoyed the awesome bikepark of Bischofsmais with the 4X, Northshores, Freeride and Dualslalom and the always funny wave in Plattling for some kayaking and boogieboarding session ….

And of course there are some photos waiting for you

 

Winter biking at the Zoo

The Zoo is what some local bikers call the great network of trails at Mt. Tzouhalem near Duncan on Vancouver Island. After Xmas this year I was lucky enough to get up there for a days ride in awesome, if cold, weather. I just had to try my new Five Ten Impact Mid freeride shoes ;-) – truely sweet shoes by the way.

With the help of my knowledge from previous rides and the maps from the Fat Bastards and Heavy J I was able to find my way around without problems (mostly) and had a blast for a few hours. Check out the photos for more impressions from my ride and be sure that I will be back! I might even take Werner along ;-)

Mountain Biking – My Wishes From Saanich, CRD and other local powers for 2007

Okay, so I won’t fuzz around and come right to it. Living in beautiful Victoria as the capital city of British Columbia I continue to be saddened by the lacking acceptance of mountain biking and the conditions local bikers have to put up with. And with the latest issue of MudNews, the newsletter of the South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS), I had to find out that the CRD is thinking of making things worse!

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