Spring Fever: An Overnighter in Winter

Frühlingsgefühle: Ein Overnighter im Winter // Spring Fever: An Overnighter in Winter

Streams and brooks are freed from ice… Who didn’t have to think of this famous line from Goethe’s Faust in view of the weather of the last few days?

And I also took advantage of the first real rays of sunshine and the mild weather after so many gray and icy weeks, and got on my bike and just went out. And take you with a few pictures.

Of course, there were other reasons: I just have the Riverside Touring 920 and the Apidura Bikepacking bags in the test and that was anyway a real practical test announced. In addition, I have bought a new tent, which I also wanted to try out.

So I quickly packed the bike and the bags and headed north to the Wild Schleswig-Holstein. Under this name there are a number of overnight places, which one can use as a hiker or cyclist for one night free of charge and partly without reservation.

One of my favorite places is in a forest near Bad Segeberg, about 55km away. So ideal for some cycling and then camping. And then back the next day via a slightly longer route.

With temperatures around 18 degrees I could almost ride short/short, but as soon as the sun went down it became fresh again. And also the snow was not yet completely gone.

The place in the forest was well visited – since the Corona crisis more and more people discover the possibility to spend the night in nature. Even in winter. But unfortunately more and more people come by car and sometimes stay for several days. I really hope that this will not lead to the closure of these places.

But it was already very cozy to see and smell the individual campfires and listen to the murmur of the conversations. I made myself comfortable in my tent and sleeping bag and quickly fell asleep.

At night it was quite cold and in the morning the forest was still frozen. At dawn I made my way back home and was able to enjoy a wonderful sunrise.

It was short, but such an Overnighter is always a boost of energy – especially now, when I usually just sit in the home office and find every change wonderful.

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