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Blog Aachen - Gorlitz 2020

Here you find all blog articles related to my ride to Gorlitz in July 2020

The Race Across Germany from Aachen to Görlitz 2021 is history. Officially 780 km, it was 801 km for me, with planned …

Here we go!

Today was the final packing day. I also briefly tested the bike again after installing a different gear ratio yesterday evening. Since …

On Saturday there was a first test drive with the full equipment. In addition to the large saddlebag for tools and clothing, …

Countdown started

Now there are less than two weeks until the start of the Race Across Germany. It’s been a long time to make …

On September 10th, the 34 registered participants of the Race Across Germany start the 796 km long journey from Aachen, starting in …

After Everesting in May and the postponing of the Race Across Germany to September 10th, followed by the fire in Malabon, I …

To protect children from online abuse, missio has petitioned the federal government. Information on the petition can be found here: https://aktion.missio-hilft.de/petition-schutzengel/ (external …

Fire in Malabon

Unfortunately, I received the news of a fire in Malabon / Tondo. Almost all of our preschool children are affected, and a …

When I happened to read on May 7th that it is possible on RGTcycling until May 17th. to take part in a …

Here is the liveblog from the vEveresting Challenge (only German) You find more information about the event in my previous blog article.

Everesting the Everest With your donations in the last few days there is no turning back. On May 14th I will tackle …

Bike on a Railwaybridge

Activities in 2021

The first action, participation in the vWTTC, in January was actually planned for December 2020 and had to be postponed due to …

B2B, back to bike…

The last month was somewhat special, well let’s call it that way. I signed up for the “Ride for a Reason” challenge …

Trees at road in Spring

Ride for a reason

Spring is coming, and time for a new challenge. I just registered for the „Ride for a Reason“ challenge, https://orbit360.cc/ride-for-a-reason/. Until end …

Homeschooling in Malabon

I would like to draw you attention to the current situation regarding education and schooling in Malabon. Herbert Schmerz from the Projektgruppe …

When I received an email from Paul Thelen on October 21 with information about the vWTTC (virtual World Time Trail Championships), I …

vWTTC Finish

Twelve hours on a Smart Trainer are really tough. You cannot stop pedaling just for one second without losing speed. No short …

Logo

Please follow the Liveblog here (only available in German, please use the auto translate feature of your browser for your preferred language). …

Test event

Successful Testride

The official test for the vWTTC took place late on Sunday evening at 10:00 p.m. . In a video conference with almost …

We are making great strides towards Christmas and the end of 2020. A year to forget? Certainly not. A lot has happened, …

3 Inder cyclists

Dress rehearsal

A first dress rehearsal for the competition on January 17th took place today. For this we all met, Paul, Roland and I …

Sometimes I wonder why I am actually doing this. Sitting on the bike for hours, in training or at events, it doesn’t …

Preparations

I was looking forward to a few weeks without cycling. Running, hiking, maybe a little MTB. But then Paul’s email came with …

Still difficult times…

The situation in Malabon is still very critical, even if it is of course not reported in the media in Europe or …

Actually I wanted to take it easy after the trip to Görlitz, but as so often it turns out differently and secondly …

It’s been a month since I rode to Görlitz. Time flies. So what’s the idea for another action? The last Malabon run …

I have uploaded a short movie about the ride from Aachen to Görlitz in YouTube. Check it out: https://youtu.be/_TwsLu1ug9k Being back home …

770km across Germany

After the last preparations on Thursday, which included a good dinner with lots of carbohydrates, my “Miles 4 Malabon” campaign started on …

We made it!

I arrived safely in Görlitz on July 11th. Unfortunately, the tracking didn’t work as hoped. Why and what can still happen on …

… are in progress for tomorrow’s tour. This week was only light training. packing bike and things, go through and optimize all …

Next week…

… I’m already on the road, hopefully for quite a while.The tension slowly increases and the final preparations are underway. Today the …

ne could now write a whole novel about how athletes eat during endurance training and competitions. It is a science in itself, …

An eventful week…

On Tuesday there was a photo session with Herbert Schmerz from the Malabon e.V. project group. On Wednesday i went for a …

Race Around Austria?

A perfect vacation day with sun and 30 degrees Celsius. The GPX track of my slightly longer tour today looks like the …

100 donations…

… and 5050€ already collected. If intentional or not, but the sum of all numbers from1 to 100 accumulates to 5050. You …

The bike…

Patrick asked in a comment to provide more detailed information about equipment and nutrition. I like doing it of course. There will …

New gear is ready!

I was just at Team Sportsfreund Alsdorf and picked up the jerseys for the tour! Many thanks to all sponsors and supporters! …

The first test with full equipment took place yesterday. Actually even with more equipment than I plan to take with me on …

Too optimistic…

After our group trip fell victim to the rain in the morning, I was optimistic that I could take a small lap …

Just one month…

… and slowly it gets serious. Because in four weeks from now I am going to start the ridestart. That means that …

Today I found an envelope with stickers for my bike, helmet and whatever, in the mailbox. Many thanks to Chrit, team mate …

Yesterday www.radsport-news.de reported about my activity. It’s great that it is now getting even more traction. Please share the link and the …

I was able to use the long weekend for cycling. Two long tours of 200km each on Sunday and Monday are on …

Thanks for your donations and support. We reached 2000€! Maybe a good opportunity for having a glass of wine. Will take some …

Sunny Fathers day

Public holiday in Germany, 27 degrees Celsius and sun. Short stop after 120k having a coffee, a coke and some cookies at …

7 weeks to go

The last week was a good one. My Achilles heel is fine again.  I am happy to see that in total more …

Countdown started

More than one month has passed now that I launched the charity activity. It is awesome that up until today you donated …