10-23-2021 8:18 AM
Just wanted to say 'hello world' to the group and thanks for having me. I'll probably be lurking since I don't have much to offer but work topics. Well, I do cycle. Anyone else? Road, mountain, gravel, cyclo anyone?
11-03-2021 9:38 AM
I do cycle, Mountain biking, not very often anymore these days, this image is from this year biking in the Palatinate - no single trail downhill riding 😅
But I did some exciting stuff in the past. In 2006 e.g. I crossed the Alpes with my Mountain bike. It was a guided tour from Zillertal, Austria to Italy, Lago di Garda. It took 5 days and we passed 6.200 metres in height and the whole tour was 280 km long. Here is an image at the board Austria/Italy.
11-03-2021 10:09 AM
Truly impressive! Thanks for sharing. I am doing more road these days but I started out mountain, after this post I am thinking about getting back in!
11-03-2021 10:11 AM
11-04-2021 1:57 AM
Hello back to you @vinwade what kind of bike do you ride? I never owned a new bike, only very old ones with 3 gears max, so I only enjoyed easy rides. But a few years ago a former colleague of mine (who is the most passionate cyclist I ever met!) sold me a bike he built himself and I absolutely love it. It's a racing bike. While I was afraid of the speed at first, I now can't hold myself but ride fast. 🙂
11-04-2021 2:44 AM
I didn't know! 😅
That sounds exciting, I wish you much fun with your rides, Mynyna, and take care when you ride so fast 🤗
11-04-2021 5:18 AM
11-04-2021 5:29 AM
Hello! I am on a Trek Madone (the low end one:). I am really interested in building my own though. I have a carbon frame but really am on the fence about electronic shifting.
I totally get what you mean about the speed. The first week I was on the road I went down a hill at 63 km/h and was hooked ever since! It's pretty flat where I am so finding a few choice hills is not easy.
11-05-2021 1:31 AM
I just looked it up, it looks nice and speedy! (I have to admit, I don't really know much about bikes). Building your own bike is next level for sure! 🙂
oh wow, that is fast!
11-04-2021 5:35 AM
I meant to ask if you could post a pic of your bike? 😊
11-05-2021 1:39 AM
Sure, here it is! It has a carbon frame and I love the hand prop. I'm aware of the fact that passionate cyclists would debate about the carrier or rack on a racing bike or how you call that but as I used to bike to work before home office, I found it very useful! 😄
11-05-2021 7:23 AM
I think a rack is great but I know what you mean about "some passionate cyclists". Very nice bike! Thanks for sharing. I'll post a pic of mine later on.
11-04-2021 5:09 AM
I haven't done any cycling since I was a kid.
Pre-covid, I did a lot of hiking; then the park where I hiked closed all the restrooms due to Covid, so I try to make sure I walk everywhere I need to go, whether it be grocery shopping, drug stores, work, etc.
11-04-2021 5:33 AM
I still hike given the opportunity, but you are right, in some cases parks I have stopped at along my travels have been outright closed!
Funny you mention, I recently just started walking to the grocery store. It is not far but I have to pack a little lighter than I would on my bike or car. 😉
11-04-2021 9:51 AM
I just returned from the drug store (walking of course) to work with my reusable cloth bag. It's like I'm the accidental environmentalist!
11-04-2021 10:12 AM
😊Last night I bought some reusable bags for my trip to the grocery store. They hold much more that a couple disposable! I am also an accidental environmentalist!
11-05-2021 1:43 AM
I have soo many of the cloth ones! Now if you try a backpack, you can pack heavier again. 😉 I have one I use for grocery shopping, it's not fancy but functional!