An Adventure (310/365)

by Lee Santiva November. 06, 2019 175 views
Teara Line - Downhill Mountainbike Track, Tirol Austria

Teara Line - Downhill Mountainbike Track, Tirol Austria

A good adventure has the right balance between thrill and fun, skill and risk as well as the known and unknown.

I've been mountainbiking for 15 years, but ever since I had a bad crash in 2013 where I ended up in the hospital needing knee surgery, there are trails I won't ride.

The Teara Line is one of them.

I took Photo #2 of an unknown biker on the Teara Line from the cable car. If you don't want to end up in the hospital, you should ride these tracks with an Enduro mountainbike as well as complete protective gear such as full-body armor and a full-face helmet (the kind motorcyclists wear).

Downhill on the Teara Line, Tirol, Austria

Downhill on the Teara Line, Tirol, Austria

The Teara Line as well as other downhill tracks in the Soelden "Bike Republic" are too adventurous for me. The Teara Line is a man-made 5.2 kilometer long track with 130 turns over 575 altitude meters. It's steep and has sharp curves as well as the wooden ramps (Photo#1) - many bikers love to get airborn before going into the next curve.

On to the next adventure...Fat Bikes!

Fat Bike Adventure in Black Forest, Germany

Fat Bike Adventure in Black Forest, Germany

Two years ago we had a fun adventure in Germany's Black Forest when we rented "fat mountainbikes" with electric motors. The tires are about the same width as a motocross bike and give much more stability in rocky terrain.

Fat Bike Adventure in Black Forest, Germany

Fat Bike Adventure in Black Forest, Germany

The next photo is the same trail from a different perspective (the more scary perspective) the steepness isn't well captured in either photo.

Rocky mountain bike trail in Black Forest, Germany

Rocky mountain bike trail in Black Forest, Germany

The thick tires and heavy-duty shock absorpers gave me the sensation of floating over the rocky trails which made it a lot of fun. Having a motor to charge up a steep incline with the heavy bike was thrilling. Normally, it's real torture to get up such a hill on your own.

Fat Bike uphill in Black Forest, Germany

Fat Bike uphill in Black Forest, Germany

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Buster Bruce 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Firstly, impressive images Lee. I did some mountain biking in my 20ees, now I am a little more conservative- I like safer hobbies like flying my plane upside down! fearful

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Lee Santiva Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Aerial acrobatics? now  that‘s impressive! You stay in the plane and don‘t do skydiving or anything like that, right?

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Buster Bruce Replied to Lee Santiva 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I like a cockpit around me otherwise any position is fine smile

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Benny Law 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Never heard of fat mountain bikes before, but looks like fun.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Benny Law 3 months, 3 weeks ago

They were „invented“ in the US I think in Moab coz of better traction on sand

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Detlef Schneider 3 months, 3 weeks ago

MTB . . . love it grinning

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