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Old 25.04.2008, 16:41
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Any mountain bikers in Winterthur?

Hi

I have a shiny new 2nd hand mountain bike, and I christened it with its first splatters of cow s*** last weekend

I'm keen to go for a 2 to 3 hour bike ride on weekends and want to know if anyone wants to join me. My goals: quiet roads, forests, hiking and biking tracks. No wild downhills!

I'm in Winterthur-Seen, and like riding around the Tösstal - lots of lovely hills and forests, and a nice slightly downhill flat ride down the Töss to bring you home.

This weekend is going to be gorgeous and I'm going out for sure.

I'm not a super fit bike crack, I've only been for 1 ride so far.
I just like to pedal through the hills, but I do follow one clear policy when on tarmac: "as fast as possible".

Anyone here live in Winti and care to go for a ride together?

Answer here or PM for contact details....
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Old 28.04.2008, 10:10
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Re: Any mountain bikers in Winterthur?

I have a lovely, not too technical, circuit near me. It's perfect for developing bike handling skills without scaring yourself silly.
It's just down the road from you and I'd be happy to show you round - illnau - you can even bike here first along the Toss towards kemptal, up through the Kyburg golf course and keep going straight ahead until you get to Illnau.

I did some of the trails on the singletrail mtb map in Eschenberg, last autumn but they we're pretty overgrown so kept getting whipped by branches. But the trails around Wald (further the other way along the Toss) are pretty good once you get bored of whats on your doorstep and you can always walk the steeper, tricky bits.
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Re: Any mountain bikers in Winterthur?

Hi!

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Iyou can even bike here first along the Toss towards kemptal, up through the Kyburg golf course and keep going straight ahead until you get to Illnau.
Straight over the Kyburg is quicker and more fun :-)
Or via Kollbrun - only 11km, only 140m height difference.

Thanks for the tips, I was on the Mountain Bike Route 33 over the weekend and it was fantastic. Just what I like - mix of quiet back country tarmac, dirt roads, and wanderwegs. No bush-bashing, that's too wild for me! My bike would break if I went bush-bashing with it.

I've done the stretch Ricketwil to Zell, plan to do the whole track. It's a great route for me because when I have had enough, I can divert right, and ride back home downhill down the Tösstal on a perfectly smooth Veloweg.

If you feel like doing it one day give me a bell - it's a great route. More info is here.
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Old 28.04.2008, 17:08
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Re: Any mountain bikers in Winterthur?

Why not put your bike on the train and come into Zurich to go biking tomorrow evening (If the weather decides to stay nice).

We will meet up every Tuesday weather permitting from now on to get out for a spin on the bikes.

I live close enough to the Tösstall region too, but usually do my biking on Pfanensteil/Zuriberg or Uetliberg.
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