Hard as a spring classic, this ride has it all: cobbles, dirt and sharp climbs.
It’s classics season! Like the pros we want to take on cobbles and Bergs with you on a route that combines small roads and sharp hills from the Roonde van Vlaanderen with hellish cobbles from Roubaix!
The route is technically demanding and will provide a real challenge. Please be realistic about your bike handling and endurance.
Attention: This is NOT a race or drop ride but a social group ride! We will however have two groups, so you can hammer it on the front or ride party pace in the back.
All segments are doable with a normal road bike.
Distance: ~ 125 km
Pace: ~ 28 km/h
Start LOPPO (nice, coffee), kind of normal out of town, but then! Sudden turn over the median and curb: DOMÄNENTAL, breathlessly hammering single file over "Gravel"! Briefly back together on the village road, then off into the maze of small streets, short KÄHLEN KICK - and then THE HELL OF QUARNBEK. Rompompom.
Continue towards the ferry, but shortly before left into the inconspicuous side path, it becomes narrow again, unasphalted path. Pressing Pedals at the Eideraltarm. Suddenly: surprisingly large road, all think it goes straight ahead but it suddenly goes right and all Sportskanonen stoffen over the wall of STOFFSEE, then the ZWEISPUR classic behind Bredenbek, then left.
Kronsburg - Haßmoor connection, small roads, small GRAVELSTÜCK. Zack, briefly dive into the forest and then the MUR DE EMKENDORF is already waiting. Schrottallee we do not, however BALLERN AFTER BRUX, small road between small houses, then we crash off to the right to Westensee. KOPFSTEIN shattering through the village, briefly look at the lake, then right away: the TODES-ZWEISPUR-RAMPE waiting.
Do not die descending, then small Josephinenhof SCHLENKER. In Wrohe it goes back downhill, we hit the GRAVEL STÜCK through the forest hard, as if it were nothing then in Hohenhude it kicks up proper. Then Standartgedöns: forest road, Schierensee, Jägersberg - Osselberg - Rumohrhütten zigzag.
Still not enough? Very well. A little bit on SMALL ROADS to catch our breath up to the EIDERTAL-ACHTERBAAAAHN, then Brüggerholz - potholed forest, from the VIERKIK RAMPE wild downhill and in the potholes of the Steendiek to finally feel like Tro Bro Leon.
From Klein Barkau then further through the ROLLING HILLS and who thinks in Boksee "Now I'm but immediately home" - NOPE, right it goes off, again SPURBAHN-FRATZENGEBALLER!
Then pavé climb in Moorsee and appropriately named STEINDAMM to Wellsee. Past the KN printing center, undulating to Meimersdorf before going down.
MOHORIC MEMORY DIVE towards HH-Chaussee and then at the very end still waits: the Aubrook. So one last time: SMALL road, single file, through the rough to the stars. And then, just rolling ... rolling, Veloroute, Café Ole. Flanders is not better.