Sonntag, 15. April 2012

Arizona Trail Race 300/750

Currently the AZT 2012 over 300 miles or 750 miles is on. A spectracluar event worth following on by reading in to the ultra racing topics in the forum section of that extraordinary site (,3089.0.html) or directly via trackleaders spoting software ( ).
Amazing what these people can do and stand.
Coming back form my personal Weinviertel Trail Race 200 mi last July

Montag, 9. April 2012

Pico Viznar

Once you've fought your way up to the Ermito San Miguel Alto right after the steep and narrow goatways in the Albaicin (that's what is called "Cuesta") you look back and know why this spot is named "Mirador" - there it is: The Alhambra and in the background the white summits of the Sierra Nevada, its Alcazaba watching over beautiful Granada.

Again I tried to rent a reasonable bike and again for the umpteenth time I failed, only coming up with a rundown   steel something, a suspension fork that wouldn't travel, some anti brakes that aren't up to the job. But the tour I forged out with my German friend Julian was a rare piece of fun. Lots of olive trees and finally carrying the bikes up to the summit of Pico Viznar.
It pays to get to know new trails - they are a hell of a lot of fun!

Sonntag, 1. April 2012


Genau das tun, was der jeweiligen Fitness entspricht - raus aus dem Winter, hinaus ins Gelände. Wenn's gatschig und kurz wieder kühl ist, dann hat das gar nichts zu bedeuten. Spring has arrived!!!