A Weekend On Two Wheels Without A Motor

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  1. Markus

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    #1 Markus, Jul 13, 2023
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    Last weekend my wife and I took our car out of the garage, attached our mountain bikes on it and drove to the northern part of Austria called 'Waldviertel". We did two mountain bike tours and jumped into a lake called " Ottensteiner Stausee". For navigation we used a smartphone-app called "Komoot". It is really useful for hiking and biking, normally. On the first tour everything was great and we cooled down in the lake after a 30 km ride.
    On the second day we took another tour and had lots of non expected highlights. The app came up with a route which was partial not ridable with a bike due to high grass, thorny bushes and nettle perennials. What a fun!:confused:
    Additionally we had to pass a small river 4 times and some parts of the way led through a marsh area. But, we made it. Nearly 40 km under partial crazy conditions. Afterwards we had to maintain our bikes and ourselves. Our legs are decorated with scratches and stinging nettle rash for the next weeks.
    In the following some impressions.

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    Our small river
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    The beginning of the "extras" on our route
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    "Ottensteiner Stausee"
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    The marsh area through the wood.
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    Guess, where was our route?
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  2. Sir Trev

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    Great pics Markus. My wife and I usually take our (electric) bicycles on holiday with us and go off on day trips. Not as adventurous as yours though!
     
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  3. Mrs Visor

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    Absolutely gorgeous weather and scenery @Markus. I hope you've both recovered from the nettle stings!
     
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  4. Markus

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    We didn't expect our"jungle tour".:p
     
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    Some of our "biological tattoos" are still existing, but the will disappear soon.:p
     
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  6. Mrs Visor

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    I do a lot of trail running and always look like I have a child's legs and arms when the vegetation's like it is now, full of scratches, cuts and stings of varying vintages. Still it's fun and that's what counts :).
     
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