This was the first year, we did this race. I have heard of it by accident. Lake Klöntal is about 60 kilometers away from Einsiedeln. You have to travel with car about an hour though it is just behind the moutains. But with the car you have to go around the mountains. The lake is located at the base of one of the highest mountains here. I can see this mountain from my home and it is more than 3000 meters high.
The race is along the lake, 12.8 kilometers in distance and half of the turn is in the wood going heavily up and down. The race itself is organized very nicely. There are only about 100 participants and after the race all participants get a saucage and beer. The organizer created a campfire at the shore of the lake and we were sitting there all together until deep in the night. Very nice race! We will come back next year.
Gothemburg is the second largest city in Sweden. I had to travel to Gothemburg for business exactly at the day which is the longest day in year. At this time, the it is not getting really dark in the night.
First, I thought it can not be so bad, that you can not sleep. But I really could not sleep with with open windows. In the middle of the night it is so bright in the night, that it is not possible to sleep. Must have to do something with the human hormones. I woke up ever and ever until I decided to darken the window. Really fascinating, at 10 pm it is still so bright, that you can read a newspaper outside.
This was my first time in Tzech Republic. Very much is similar to Austria. Very nice people and cities. We had good weather. It was possible to have dinner outside. Food is also very good.
Königrätz is a famous city because the was a battle between Austria and Preussen in the 18th century. We took a taxi from Praha to this city north east to Praha and when we travelled back, we had a rest of a few hours in Praha. We sat in the center in a nice restaurent and had some beers.
First time I climbed a mountain this year. Very beautiful weather and very warm today. I decided to climb a mountain. My preferred mountain is Kleiner Mythen. It is just 20 minutes away by car.
This was the last mountain I climbed last year, in November, and it is the first mountain, I climbed this year.
But today, I did it a little bit slower than last time. I was quite exhausted, because yesterday we had done a very strong tour with the racing bike. And in addition, Kleiner Mythen is the last 10 minutes very dangerous. Here is a foto from the top of Kleiner Mythen back to its brother Grosser Mythen.
Racing around with my new racing bike is my favorite sport now. I did already more than 200 kilometers in the last 3 weeks.
Yesterday we went first to Schwyz and from there went up more than 800 meters in altitude to Ibergeregg. It was quite hard and very hot and about 56 kilometers in total-
I did not eat anything because I thought that we are soon at home from the top. But the remaing 30 minutes were very hard. I had that kind of “hunger attack” you get while biking, when you get hungry and do not eat immediatly. When we were at home finally, I went to the fridge and ate what ever I found.