DAY RIDE 2017_01

THE AUTUMN RIDE

That’s my first documented day ride here on dualadventure.com. The ride was taken in the year 2017. Its start was located in Vienna and it followed some well known biker streets in Lower Austria and Styria. Via the rural roads Чернотa (my black beauty) and I passed Haselrast, Kalte Kuchl, Mariazell and Wildalpen til we reached the famous Iron Mountain where we finally turned back.
We also did a few side trips which offered some interesting and astounding places like a abandoned building or a real beauty of a mountain lake. Enjoy …

TRIP DATA:
DATE: November 2017; TOTAL DISTANCE: 470km/290mi;
GRAVEL/STREET RATIO: 15/85; HIGHLIGHTS: The Iron Mountain, A abandoned building, A impressive mountain lake
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Here’s the route of this trip. Starting in Vienna Чернотa and I rode in direction south-west along the above already mentioned regions in Lower Austria and Styria.

Early in the Morning, just when the sun came up we started in this trip.

Via some well known streets we rode on until …

we reached the entrance of the Haselrast. The Haselrast is a side valley with a street …

which offers a few gravel roads leading into the woods. The street itself is also really nice to ride …

because it has many curves and is leading through a remote wood area.

We rode via the Ochsattel …

westwards to Mariazell and further to …

to the valley Wildalpen. There …

we …

did another gravel bypass with idyllic …

scenery.

Near the …

Prescenyklause (=a dam) …

is lake Brunnsee located. It is feeding the river …

Salza. There at the river …

another little dam building is producing energy. Not far from this place is a …

old abandoned saw mill located. Because I like places like this …

i sniffed a bit around …

in the office of this old building. It seems like the work stopped here …

in the year 1976. My black beauty was …

brave waiting outside while I was rummaging around. After the first floor …

I went into the cellar.

From this angel and also from the …

the ground floor …

it was obvious: This sawmill was consumed by the flames a long time ago.

Another cellar just around the corner was locked.

After a short walk around the building we rode on to …

the village Eisenerz which lies near the …

famous Erzberg (Iron Mountain), home of the legendary enduro challenge called Erzbergrodeo.

We went up to the Iron Mountain. There …

Чернотa and I tried to find an entrance to this giant day mine, but we haven’t found one. It seems the owning company is very strict against intruders. Cams and fences are installed there everywhere … .

So we turned at the pass height of Praebichl and rode back into the direction we have been coming from.

After a short brake …

we followed some for us until this day unknown single trails along the …

river …

until we finally …

arrived at home in the late afternoon, after a nice day ride, which covered in total 470km or 290mi.

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