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25.06.2011 10:30 to 15:30
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City/Town: Basel
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: Basel - Alsace

Hi,

since my new beautiful velo is arriving, it is time to test it on the road!

The proposed trip as follows:

1) Meeting at Wettstein Platz, Basel at 10:30 am


2) normal pace cycling towards Feldbach (total 31km)
  • snack break in Feldbach
  • there is awesome restaurant there, we can eat at restaurant as well

3) Cycling on small roads from one village to another (total 37km)
  • Ruederbach
  • Willer
  • Jettingen
  • Michelbach-le-haut
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...,0.308647&z=12

Total cost of the trip: 0 EUR (or some EUR if we have lunch in the restaurant)

Biking level: you don't need to be super-fit. The pace is moderate. But note that there is 70km ride.
RSVP'd Yes: 4 (3 members and 1 guests) RSVP'd No: 4
  • Robbster - 12th was ok for me but not the 25th.. bugger...but any other trips going on.. I am definately up for it...!
  • Begga - Wish I could, but my visitors will be leaving back to Iceland on the 25th around 2pm.
  • biff - Aww, I have to change that to a no, because I have a dragonboat event tomorrow. I'm sorry I can't do both, but hope to join you aother time :-)
  • Butters - Sorry, it's been a looong week and I'm too wiped out for a 70K bike ride :(
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Old 31.05.2011, 15:23
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

Oops - i should have typed it as a message instead of in the RSVP!! Anyway....

I take it you have a road bike? We've only brought over mountain bikes. It'd be great to ride with someone who knows the roads so please let us know if you do another ride. Thanks for posting the route as well - may give it a try as a change from the canal paths.
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

What kind of cycles are you on? This looks like fun!
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Old 31.05.2011, 16:01
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

Unfortunately I'm not free on the 12th. Pity as I would have loved to have joined. Don't suppose you or anyone else fancies a longer ride (a night away, even two) Thu/Fri/Sat this week? Either to Strasbourg or (kick starting with the train) around Bodensee? If there is any whiff of interest I'll create my own event.

Once you do this on the 12th, please get home, recover, and plan another one
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

I have a hybrid bike, which should be ok on road and on gravel. It is not a road bike, though.

the trip that I am planning to organize in the future is:

- biking to Todtnau
- renting MTB bikes with full protective gear
- getting a MTB course locally, they have great tracks there. Course includes lift pass
- stay overnight
- tomorrow sauna, spa, similar, and then bike back.

Sounds good?
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

This event is moved to 25th; due to some people saying they would prefer some other time. (originally it was 12th). Besides, I am not sure if my beloved velo arrives by Saturday.

Hopefully 25th will work better.

Cheers!
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Old 07.06.2011, 15:47
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

The 25th works for me! And as it's on Saturday we can go food shopping and return home laden with tasty (and cheaper) French grub. Yumm.
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

Hey guys and gals,
I've just purchased a decathalon special and have been out that way a few times. Its actually really pleasant. I find it much nicer on the quieter roads (D463/473/D12B) rather than the busy ones (D419). There are some pretty towns to pass through and some glorious roads/views. But no matter which way you go, its climbing out of basel for the first few km.

I'm not sure what I will be doing on th 25th, but am keen to hook up with other people for rides, if I can't make it then,,,,(I need to request a days 'freedom ticket' from the boss,,,).

I don't profess to be the fittest or fastest rider, so if you are wanting a training partner for a build up programme to next months 'Tour de France,' then keep looking I'm afraid!
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Hey guys and gals,
I've just purchased a decathalon special and have been out that way a few times. Its actually really pleasant. I find it much nicer on the quieter roads (D463/473/D12B) rather than the busy ones (D419). There are some pretty towns to pass through and some glorious roads/views. But no matter which way you go, its climbing out of basel for the first few km.
ok, I hope that you can suggest the nicest route, if you know the area. I am definitely up for quieter roads, it makes sense.

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I'm not sure what I will be doing on th 25th, but am keen to hook up with other people for rides, if I can't make it then,,,,(I need to request a days 'freedom ticket' from the boss,,,).
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I don't profess to be the fittest or fastest rider, so if you are wanting a training partner for a build up programme to next months 'Tour de France,' then keep looking I'm afraid!
I am not fast at all, though my lovely new velo should compensate for my lack of skills and lack of stamina. Boy, I love my velo already! adrianlondon seems to be the most dedicated rider; so he may go in front, and I will stay with snail group in the back. I think we are not aiming for Tour de France pace.

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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

Please dont think that I was poo-pooing the suggested route. I dont think that there is a bad cycle route.
There's sooooooo many different options, out that way.

I did try to follow your eg with the google maps route plotting, but I got near the end and made a mistake. Couldn't figure out how to correct it, and couldn't face going through the process again!!
The computer then left through the nearest window!!
I'll put my toys back in the pram and re-do it!

Big thanks for trying to organise a ride though!
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adrianlondon seems to be the most dedicated rider; so he may go in front, and I will stay with snail group in the back. I think we are not aiming for Tour de France pace.
Just because I talk a lot about something doesn't mean I'm any good at it Plus, I don't know the way. Plus I keep stopping to either eat or buy food.
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

I would love to join but not sure i am good enough on a bike I haven't ridden since i was about 12. I do have a bike that i bought though. Maybe i should start on a smaller route with no trams and little traffic before i sign up for 70+ km. Anyone wants to do a short ride with me some time let me know!

Your route sounds great, have fun!
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

JustRose,

if you join we won't leave you on the road in the wilderness of France so you should be OK.

However - you probably want to do couple of shorter rides beforehand, to build up strength and confidence a bit. Also you wouldn't want a sore derriere after a longer ride, which may happen if you haven't been on a bike at all for a long time.

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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

Justrose, cycle down (carefully avoiding the tram tracks) to the Kunstmuseum and then go along the riverside of St Alban to that damn/electric generator/island place. And then cycle back! You can test yourself by seeing if you're able to cycle back up the hill to the Kunstmuseum
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I would love to join but not sure i am good enough on a bike I haven't ridden since i was about 12. I do have a bike that i bought though. Maybe i should start on a smaller route with no trams and little traffic before i sign up for 70+ km. Anyone wants to do a short ride with me some time let me know!

Your route sounds great, have fun!
We love going out by Erlen Park. There are enough trails there to keep you going for hours but we head along the river out towards Lorrach. Its paved or gravel paths all the way - no cars and very pretty.

Again, we are in Scotland for the 25th but please keep posting events. We just sold our house (under offer so fingers crossed it all goes through) there so have to go back and declutter, pack, etc. Once all the dust clears we'll have more time for longer routes. When we are in Basel we tend to go out for a couple hours on a Saturday morning - at a decent pace and use Sunday for longer, casual sight-seeing rides with stops for food - especially icecream. We don't know the countryside yet so we are definitely up for going with a group to explore new territory.
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

note that there is another trip organized, but this time to Germany:
The Great Sunday Detox Velo Ride

with a goal to spend some time in the spa

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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

road-trippers,

hopefully you have your bikes oiled, and your spandex suits ready , the trip is coming closer!

For arrival in Feldbach - there is awesome restaurant, called "Au Cheval Blanc" there, where we could eat/snack. 3-course-meal probably cheaper than pizza back in Basel and the food is fantastic.

Let me know should I make a reservation.
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Sounds good to me!

And don't worry everyone, I've got no spandex/lycra stuff.
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Re: Basel - Alsace Cycling Trip

I all,

I'm also interested in this trip, but I only have a road bike.
is the entire route paved?
Actually i'm looking for paved routes for road cycling around Basel.

Hope to meet you on Saturday!
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Hi,

yes, all the roads are paved roads. You should be OK.

See you on Sat.

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