In the first new video of the year, we travel from Munich to Prague. And we do so in just a few minutes. However, we're not talking about the capitals of the same name, but two smaller villages in Lower Bavaria. The route is typically very hilly with the longer, namesake climb to the Neidlingerberg.
Presentation of the external filmmakers
As probably most of you know, I do not film all videos myself, but have spread over several countries, several very motivated filmmakers who provide more excellent footage. While Eilif from Norway has already been there for 10 years, the first video of Uwe from Portugal will be released soon. Therefore it is high time that these sports friends finally introduce themselves. In loose succession the individual contributions appear now. Matching the just released video Neidlingerberg I start with Willi, from whom this route originates.
The fourth quarter is now closed and together with the amount
from the third quarter (where too little was collected) a total of 18 euros has been donated. The participation was thus around 25%, thank you very much!
Additionally I have compensated the CO2 produced by new filming.
In total 910 kg CO2 can be compensated.
Three new videos for Christmas
The Schinderhannes cycle path in the Hunsrück is 38 km long and runs along the route of the former Hunsrück railway from Simmern via Kastellaun to Emmelshausen. The Klosterwege (Monastery trails) are part of a series of tours in the northern Black Forest that I will publish in the near future. Sognefjellet is one of the most famous mountain passes in Norway. It is also the highest moutain pass in Northern Europe.
In addition, the six new videos released since September are now available in their own download package.
Klosterwege Part 1
New price reductions
I have once again lowered the prices for a whole series of videos, there should be some interesting things.
Palma - Sencelles
|Download DVD||€ 14.00|
Financial Centre Eschborn Frankfurt
|Download DVD||€ 16.00|
Ofen pass - Flüela pass
|Download DVD||€ 14.00|
New height profile display
I have extended the height profile on the detail pages so that not only the course but also the gradient percentages are displayed in different colors. Every 250 m either the average or, if you move the mouse over the picture, the maximum gradient is displayed for the respective section.
Information about the usability of TTS4
Due to frequent requests regarding the usability of the Tacx Trainer software or alternatives to it, I would like to refer to my help pages on the one hand
and briefly summarize the main points: TTS4 can not be installed for a long time, but existing installations are not affected and can continue to be used (but I recommend that you make
a backup copy via a drive image).
As an alternative, I recommend BigRingVR, so that already purchased Real Life Videos can be used normally after a new installation (even if BigRing can read different control files, should be reinstalled, because e.g. the Tacx files have a much worse quality due to the system). I do not recommend Rouvy and GoldenCheetah, because the former application will soon discontinue support for Real Life Videos and the latter does not control any roll resistance. Basically, I cannot give any information about which roller trainers are compatible with any training software. This information can only be found on the manufacturer's website.
The Michaelskapelle is a Baroque pilgrimage church on the Michaelsberg near Untergrombach on the western edge of the Kraichgau hill country. It was built from 1742 to 1744 on behalf of the Speyer prince-bishop Damian Hugo von Schönborn and renovated in 2007.
Upload training file to the leaderboard
You can now upload your completed trainings to a leaderboard in the respective real life video. And that even works across platforms, so that a direct comparison of the systems is possible for the first time. For Kettler World Tours, evaluations can be processed in XML format, for Tacx Trainer software activities in TCX format, for Ergoplanet result files in FITLOG format and for TacxFortius Catalyst run files in CAF format. Important: Only file types suitable for the respective system can be processed; TCX files exported from KWT, for example, do not work because they do not contain all the necessary information. If necessary, I can also integrate other platforms, but I would need some sample files. The processing works for the entire route as well as for predefined segments, not for self-defined segments and also not for aborted routes.
The next new video is with Frosta a peninsula in the middle of Norway, inside the Trondheim fjord. This RLV starts and ends on the very tip of the peninsula. On its way around the peninsula, it visits several places, including the old abbey ruins on the Tautra island. This RLV is mostly quite flat, but there are some short, steep hills.
Today the recording of the Kiel Canal from Kiel to Brunsbüttel is published, i.e. in the opposite direction to the previously published route. The route goes right at the beginning a short piece "over land" and later through Rendsburg. Afterwards it goes only along the canal, shortly before end we cross the canal even on one of the many ferries. This version is over 40 km longer than the KWT Edition.
I have re-created the Italian video of Monte Albo, previously only available on DVD, using the BluRay codec with higher bitrate. If you own the DVD version you can purchase the upgrade for € 4,00.
|Download DVD||€ 16.00|
Unfortunately, in the last quarter only 16% of customers took part in CO2 compensation. Therefore, the minimum amount that can be compensated has not come together. I will therefore offset the amount together with the last quarter of the year.
New videos for the 2020/2021 season
As every year at this time, the first new videos of the 2020/2021 season are released today (apart from the pre-release). Due to the corona-related travel restrictions, there will probably be a few tracks less this season, so this first release will contain only 4 videos instead of the usual 6. I hope there will be something for most of you anyway!
The Challenge Heilbronn will take place on the 2018 changed track and instead of two loops in the Zabergäu we will now only ride one big bike lap, which now also includes the Kraichgau. The Pässegourmet is a quite demanding round tour in the Vosges mountains with almost 120 km and over 2700 altitude meters over a total of 5 passes. The route between Bitschwiller-Les-Thann and Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle is identical to the corresponding section of the 6th stage of the Tour de France 2019. Rondane is the first part of a three-part series of RLVs that runs around the Rondane mountains. Ameisberg (ant hill) was so named because from a distance it looks like an anthill. But its summit rises to almost 1000 meters.
Of course there is also a season package again, which contains all videos released so far.
Challenge Heilbronn 2019
Pässegourmet Part 1
Rondane Part 1
immer wieder gerne
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