DAY RIDE 2017_02

“1st WINTER RIDE 2017”

You have some spare time? Why don’t you go for a ride and explore your surrounding?
That is my motto. Austria is offering so many interesting places for riding a motorcycle adventurous. When being out with Чернотa, I try to find new, for me unknown tracks and places. Closely around Austria’s capitol Vienna it’s hard to find such small adventures, but with a whole day of time, I am able to ride far enough to find easily more tracks and gravel as I can ride within a day. This day ride report is a good example, what is possible with just a day of riding time … .

TRIP DATA:
DATE: November 2017; TOTAL DISTANCE: ca. 400km or 250mi; GRAVEL-/STREET RATIO: 20/80; HIGHLIGHTS: plenty of panoramic views

As you can see on this map, this day was for exploring. I tried to find new tracks in the south of Lower Austria. Which resulted in 400km or 250mi pure dual-sport-riding-fun!

Just at the moment when the sun came up, Чернотa and I started our day-ride.

Along some well known biker routes we rode on from Vienna in direction south-west, there…

in the hills, it was still cold and morning frost was still visible on the meadows. Our first stop this day …

was the “Hohe Wand“, which is a common excursion destination from Viennese people. The view …

from up there was …

excellent. But our focus this day has been the search of remote tracks. That is why we …

rode further on through foggy valleys until …

we reached the entrance to the exciting stuff. (Picture: “Seems legit! Didn´t it???) ^^

Riding along this “autumnal” track, just around the next corner, …

this great snapshot of a flying airplane was taken. Up there in the pre-alpine region in Lower Austria …

the view was …

a real eye opener. Further on along some …

easy to ride …

gravel tracks, at the search for further unknown routes …

Чернотa and I passed this little chapel, a …

small water-power-plant, …

and a hunters hut.

In the distance the lone standing and far visible mountain “Ötscher” showed us his silhouette.

Along fresh built wood worker trails …

we came to the first deadlock. But a detour was quickly found. We wen´t one further westward …

to the above mentioned mountain “Ötscher”.

On his west side, there is a remote street, which offers nice …

views. There are also …

great paths everywhere in the woods.

It seemed that there was a storm a few days before. I really like to …

take the gravel streets, which are often leading along the paved streets, which in turn …

I also really enjoy. But that is OK. That’s why I ride with Чернотa a dual-sport-motorcycle. It’s the best compromise …

for the small and big adventures out there. Further on along through Lower Austria’s forest paths …

was the plan. Sometimes I have to stop due to the …

beauty which was offered. Чернотa and I passed …

the “Lake Hubertus” and found in the woods in the close proximity …

this interesting wood working vehicle. The muffler on the top, the finished back tires and a real door knob as door handle … . LOL, no more to say.

On the late afternoon …

we rode back nearly the same way …

which we came from in the morning. In the south of Vienna …

the sugar beet harvest was ongoing. I had to stop there for making this last picture after a perfect day of riding.

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