Featured Rideout Stormy And Sandy

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  1. Markus

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    #1 Markus, Mar 30, 2024
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    Today we had interesting biking conditions. Due to a for three days now lasting storm through the middle of Europe lots of Sahara sand is in the air and everywhere in the landscape. Therefore the light is sometimes reflecting and you think that you are always in a foggy area. The streets are sandy and some parts of them are really slippery. Nevertheless my wife and I did another 4 hours ride. This time we went through our province, Lower Austria, to the neighbouring province called Styria. There we rode on small roads up to one of the biggest alpine pastures in the eastern part of Austria, the Teichalm. In the middle of it you can find a small lake which is surrounded by a wonderful landscape. As always we stopped at a local culinary highlight, at the "Latschenhütte". There we had a typical Austrian dessert, a warm "Topfenstrudel" (curd cheese strudel) with a cup of coffee. :yumAfterwards we did a short walk along the lovely lake and found a giant wooden bull. It's height was about 5 meters! Very impressive. :eek:
    The way down and back home got very dusty. Everywhere and on all surfaces was a thin sand layer. Until Monday we will have no weather change. I think I will get an bedouin soon.o_O
    In the following some impressions.

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  2. Eldon

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    Nice pics and write up @Markus
     
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    That’s some cow!!
     
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    Thanks for an interesting ride report, @Markus. What terribly odd weather conditions. :worried: Hopefully the sand will be gone soon. That bull statue was certainly impressive! And the dessert looks delicious. :yum
     
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    @Sandi T: The ride was really interesting. On some spots it looked like in the area of a desert. The dessert ;) was great.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your pictures

    rather unbelievable that the sand makes it in great quantities all the way to Austria

    One have to be very careful once sand accumulates on the road
     
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    #7 Markus, Apr 1, 2024
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    @Armando: It was crazy sometimes. We created dust plumes behind our bikes like riding in open terrain away from paved roads.
     
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    Still a great write up and fantastic pictures. Joe
     
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    @joe mc donald: Many thanks to you. More will follow in this riding season.;)
     
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    Thanks @Marcus, interesting weather and fun pix
     
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    What strange conditions Markus, the bull looks pretty relaxed about them though :laughing:. Lovely photos, as ever.
     
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    @Mrs Visor:Many thanks for your nice comment.;)
     
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