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To the Karwendelhaus (1.771m) with the MTB

After yesterday’s rain, today the weather cleared and so I decided to go on a quick mountain bike tour to the Karwendelhaus.

Startingpoint was Scharnitz on the border to Germany.

The tour is fairly easy with not too many meters to climb (some 900m) and the with approx. 39km (return) is easily done in 3 hours.

From the parking in Scharnitz you simply have to follow the signs to Larchet Alm and to Karwendelhaus – you can’t really miss it. Even though the tour is not too hard, it’s well worth a go – the landscape and the views you get to see are fantastic.

From the Karwendelhaus you can also start some nice climbing tours to the surrounding mountains, or you continue on with the mountain bike to the Falkenhütte or the Großer or Kleiner Ahornboden.

GPS log

looking towards Scharnitz

looking west from the Karwendelhaus

Hochalmsattel & some cows


New Fixie – Felt Brougham

some things just take a bit longer…

already in December 2009 I ordered a Felt Brougham Fixie to replace my Specialized Langster New York (I somehow got tired of the yellow). estimated shipping: February 2010

in February I already heard rumors that Felt is way behind with the Brougham (in Europe) and in Mid April the dealer I ordered the Brougham at told me he had to cancel the order, as he was cancelling his contract with Felt as they were too unreliable (he had quite a few people waiting for the Brougham).

so that was that, and as a consolation I bought a Scott Scale 29er MTB – which brought me back to mountainbiking.

Now, after surfing around on the net for a bit, I saw that the Brougham is finally available, and even though I hadn’t planned to go for it, I just did it anyway…

so here’s my new ride….

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Brougham_Kette

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Giro d’Italia 2010 – Markus Eibegger



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Giro d’Italia 2010 – Cadel Evans



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Giro d’Italia 2010 – Ivan Basso



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Giro d’Italia 2010 – Vincenzo Nibali



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Giro d’Italia 2010 – Michele Scarponi



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