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Mittwoch, 7. März 2012

Technical Trail riding session at Hohensyburg castle

 On Friday Ma-ha-Ih-Ei-Le - Ride started again (Mann-habt-Ihr-Ein-Leben-Tour: "Boy-do-you-have-a-life", because it starts at a time when normal people have to work;-)) this time it was all about technical trail riding, and I met with Jandark, Maxvader and Daniel to session some trails, and I thought I´d post some pics of the beutiful scenery. There are loads of castles around these parts, mostly ruins, but in the periphery of Hagen, the place where I live, are roundabout 15 castles and towers alone. We rode to the top of the hill overlooking the Ruhr valley. This is Max, who gave us a right beating up the hill!
 Looking over the Ruhr valley. The Ruhr valley is a site of many big-term business and production sites, with many inhabitants. It always amazes me, though, that there´s still a load of green left.
 This is Hohensyburg castle, a ruin dating back to the early medieval ages but built on most ancient foundations, presumably dating back to the neolithic age. Certainly a fascinating place!


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 Jan and Daniel coming finally, too;-).
 Max with mischief in mind;-).
 Riding through history.... erm, was that hysteria?*ggg*.
 Daniel showing off...
 Yours truly having some fun with ancient stairs...
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 Those are the remnants of an ancient chimney / oven construction.
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Near the ruin there also is a monument for the Reichsgründung, the founding of Germany from many small countries on 18th January of 1871. Huge. Megalomanic. Pruzzian. Militaristic. But the view is quite nice from there...






We rode down the technical trail and I even mastered my arch-enemy-key-section.




This is an older vid from Zee Aylienz Youtube channel showing Jandark riding it. Jan certainly got the gist on technical riding. Makes me proud, sort of, for I took him on his first outings some-was that 15 years ago???... But then he rode on a rigid bike with slicks then, and it all came quite naturally to him. Guess he´s simply got some talent even I could not ruin entirely;-)...














I love outings like these. History, great company, good weather, and trail riding. Perfect fun.

Kommentare:

  1. hi myrk,

    well done. the article brings over the mood of that day. what a pity that you did not decide to ride up the hill again and end the tour at the Schiffswinkel. but i can understand its a bit hard riding uphill that section with people that havn´t done anything else for the past months...

    and you can be very proud of bringing me to the biking and teaching your skills.
    if we would not have met a long time ago, my life today would be a total different one. and many other things, probably the whole "Aylienz myth" would not exist in the way it does today...

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  2. It was simply that it did not quite fit into my schedule... I did some more riding that day, but I had been fluffy from the running the day before, and I had to recover, not develop my high-output training range;-).

    As for the other topic, I do not and did not think it any special. I just like to ride with you and the others, and I am delighted I could provide some fun and contribute to one´s life in a positive way. It´s good to have friends.

    The Aylienz myth, however, is a topic I do not like to relate to any more. It was a dangerous playing with fire we did when we founded that thing, and I estimate it might even be a good thing not many people can relate to that "spirit" or train of thought we had anymore. I do not care about black shirts and skulls on the collar, mind you;-).

    I would like to keep this more simple. Just some riding, some fun, and less gibbering around;-). As it was on Friday with the guys.

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Now go on, discuss and rant and push my ego;-). As long as it´s a respectful message, every comment is welcome!

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