3rd Black Forest uphill test of the Gudereit LCR

Ottenhöfen, Black Forest

Ottenhöfen, Black Forest

Fortunately I had a couple of days off, the gods of weather did a good job and there are still plenty of tracks to be mapped across the Black Forest area. Obviously I try to torture the recently purchased Rohloff Speedhub as much as I can. Today I took the train to Achern (145m), headed towards Ottenhöfen (327m), Ruhestein (915m), Obertal (about 600m) and Baiersbronn (about 500m).

The real inclines started from Ottenhöfen. I chose some tracks and paths which were still missing in the database. Those included some steep inclines, so pushing the bike was necessary every now and then:

Uphill path near Ottenhöfen

Uphill path near Ottenhöfen

Uphill path near Bosenstein

Uphill path near Bosenstein

Near the Bosenstein I mapped this nice chapel, called Wendelinskapelle:

Wendelinskapelle near Bosenstein

Wendelinskapelle near Bosenstein

Again the camera of the N900 did a good job taking pictures under bad light conditions:

Wendelinskapelle interior

Wendelinskapelle interior

After the break at the Ruhestein I went down the opposite side of the hill, mapping some new tracks and adding some details adjacent to my way. On wednesday I had bad luck and missed the train in Baiersbronn by a couple of minutes. Today both the train and me arrived at the station at the very same time. Good luck :) . Here’s today’s trip:

Again I got better battery lifetime results using the Nokia N900. It seems to help a lot to put the mapping application (I used Mappero) into the background and to blank the screen when both are not needed.

And of course, I could not resist:

Puffballs and a fungus growing horizontally

Puffballs and a fungus growing horizontally

Wee small puffball

Wee small puffball

Red fungus eating wood

Red fungus eating wood

Fungi preferring birch wood

Fungi preferring birch wood

Birch eating bubble gum

Birch eating bubble gum

Birch wood really seems to be tasty

Birch wood really seems to be tasty

Parasol

Parasol

Fragile fungi

Fragile fungi

Fungus Asparagus?

Fungus Asparagus?

Really interesting shapes

Really interesting shapes

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