2nd Black Forest test of the Rohloff Speedhub

The Ruhestein hill, used for skiing during the winter months

The Ruhestein hill, used for skiing during the winter months

In the late morning hours the temperature in Karlsruhe was about 18°C. Usually the Ruhestein is about 6°C less, but surprisingly its webcam displayed 18° as well, so I immediately grabbed the bike and went to the station, heading towards Baiersbronn, Black Forest (about 500m).

I left the train in Baiersbronn and went to Mitteltal and Obertal. Here’s a small lake I found there:

Lake near Baiersbronn

Lake near Baiersbronn

I improved lots of details. Bridges were missing, tracks were missing, residential streets were tagged as tracks and so on. The data is not perfect now, but much better than before.

Next I went to the Ruhestein (915m). For uphill climbing I chose the old Ruhestein road, which surprisingly was easy to cope with. I mainly used gears 7 through 10 of the 14 gears the Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 provides. That’s what the old road looks like:

Old Ruhestein Road

Old Ruhestein Road

For the way back I have used sat images to detect tracks still missing in the database of openstreetmap (luckily there are plenty of them :) ). The tracks went up and down every now and then. Here’s an uphill one, which required gears 2 through 4 of the Speedhub. I guess I will soon replace the chainset by a bigger one to be prepared for even steeper inclines:

Uphill Track

Uphill Track

One of the plateau tracks:

Top Track

Plateau Track

Twilight:

Twilight raising

Twilight raising

I added lots of tracks and other details to the database. It was interesting to see that I was still (respectively again) at an altitude of 885m (Elmehütte shelter) resp. 706m (Satteleihütte shelter) near Baiersbronn. After the Satelleihütte, however, several steep declines followed each other down to Baiersbronn. A really nice mapping trip:

That’s it for today.

Errr. Didn’t I forget something? Ah, yeah, please wait a minute. I need to prepare the fungi pics :) .

Puffball grandpa

Puffball grandpa

Ms. Blue

Ms. Blue

Mr. Wet

Mr. Wet

Shower needed

Shower needed

In need of a better focus

In need of a better focus

Baby violet

Baby violet

Parents with little child

Parents with little child

Mr. Brown

Mr. Brown

Ms. Brown

Ms. Brown

Mr. Orange

Mr. Orange

Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric

The UFO has landed

The UFO has landed

Impressed by the N900's camera

Impressed by the N900's camera

Violet hat

Violet hat

Found on top of a cut tree

Found on top of a cut tree