Sölden 23.7.2016

The locals told me the bike park in Sölden (1368m) is well worth a visit so we took advantage of the nice forecast in the morning and drove to Ötztal. It’s a big park with several flow and many more natural singletrails. We rode the main 7km Teäre line which has been opened in 2015 and drops some 800 verticals in 130 turns from the middle station down to the valley. After 3 runs we were almost happy it started to rain 🙂


Patscherkofel 2.7.2016

New home, new adventures. Plenty of options right out of my new door. Unfortunately Innsbruck seems to be a place of constant rain so it’s kind of hard to do anything. At least it’s not hot 😛 Still there are windows of nice weather and we are slowly getting to know our new home better.

Patscherkofel (2246m) is a mountain in the Tux Alps, just south of Innsbruck where they held the downhill races during the 64 and 76 Olympic games. Since it is (kind of) summer we used our bikes to get up. I guess Patscherkofel is a good overall representation of Innsbruck we experienced so far and it boils down to one word: steep. Almost 1400 verticals of constant, unrelenting climbing. I guess that explains the huge number of electric mountain bikes 🙂 We prefer to suffer.

Our new home from the top of Patscherkofel