This past weekend I joined a great 13 hour spinning event in Volketswil in the area of Zurich – Switzerland togetherwith Nadine, Daniela & Christoph and 250 other like – minded people….It was simple awesome….you may want to call it a party on spinning bikes…..the picture shwos the fleet before the event….The spirit, the music and the people were brilliant, and the FITLINE products were certainly always on our side! We didn`t skip a beat and the adrenalin was up at all times…..we were able to show how our products work on an endeavor like this…..you may also want to check out my videos on my facebook page to get more views of the great spirits we were in! I am already looking for the next spinning event…hope it is going to be a 24 hour one…..I would be right in !!….
So long, yours Achim….
I am back from RAA Race, but unfortunately again with empty Hands. It was not because I did not ride good I was even 8 hours faster than 2012 but still 4 hours behind….I would have….had became a total of 12 hours faster….but I am not there at this Point although in 3 nights I slept….only 20 minutes each….thats the way SPORT is….it can be so nice but also cruel…Sport always tells you the truth, but me and my great Team will not give up on the dream of RAAM – America….It will just take a Little longer, I know how to handle defeats because they are part of the Sport and I am already in this game since 28 years with all the ups and downs and I am still playing it in spite of my Age of almost 62 years. I will find a solution for 2014 to qualify myself for 2015….I believe this and my past is proof of it because otherwise I wouldnt be a part of the sport anymore….I have not passed my own valley yet and my way is up…..I am lucky enough to have PM as my Company with an extraordinary Boss Rolf Sorg on my side who knows I always give it my all, and all the other People I care for a whole lot this is what makes me….STRONG….and I have a saying for all the others….Many People want to shake your hand when you are victorious but who really Counts is somebody on your side comforting you when you loose……So Long…..yours Achim….
In spite of the bad weather that we have had for so Long, everything is lining up perfectly for me to…..reach my personal Highlight for this year. My alpine crossing with 4 passes got shortened from 1200 kilometres to 925 kilometres due to cold weather and thunderstorms, several passes were closed but nevertheless it was my 5th alpine crossing on my own and once again it was an experience!!! To finish it up I went to the Bodensee and did ” Bodensee 180 “: which is once around the lake……The Weekend of Juli 6th and 7th I joined the 24 hour race in Grieskirchen / Austria together with top competitors…..I was the only 60-year-old who managed to cycle more then 600 kilometres on…..the difficult route if you wonder how I made it happen, take a look at the Picture above!! I was Content and it my last big test before my big race in August: 2200kilometres & 30.000hm in 5 days & 12 hours….direct qualification for RAAM / America 2014….it will be tough work but I WANT to join RAAM 2014…..everything gets decided in your head…..if you go to the Limit of your capacity you will feel yourself……
So long…..until August……Yours Achim….
Nightcycling in the Taunus area on June 8 and 9 together with my new ” Austria Crew “…Gaby…Henk…Ron…Marco…..unfortunately Katja wasn´t able to come along butsince she knows her part well….Starting Point and finishing post was Kiedrich – Rheingau….It was important for the guys being in the trace – vehicle to get a Feeling for a night race ( Picture )….and they did a GREAT job over the course of 280 kilometres and 4250 HM in 12 hours and 5 min….and the same for me, I had very good legs just….4 weeks after my ” Race across Germany ” which was 1100 kilometres ….Henk did pick a ” Torture Tour ” with many gradients of 10 – 14 % and cycling downhill with close…..turns to practice for everybody….really great….! many thanks Henk ! The hightest Point of the tourwas the ” Feldberg ” with a height of 880 metres but all the other rises like….” Hohe Wurzel ” etc. were more difficult and of course we had to have an experience with the Police wanting to know what I was doing at night on the roads of Germany and my answer was: practice….they didn´t care much for that answer but after a little talk it was ok and they let us go…..Thanks…..In spite of the endeavor we had a lot of fun with each other and we are ready for the RAA – Race….In two weeks I will be doing my ” Alps Tour ” …approx.1200 kilometres on my bike and after that I will….be doing the 24 hour race to Grieskirchen 7 Ausrtria for my own ” polish ” ….I will posting once I come back from the alps….so Long….Yours Achim….
Dear Friends and Fitliner….. This past Weekend , May 10 to 12 2013, as the first german Cyclist ever was I able to overcome the route from Flensburg to Garmisch….1100kilometres in 51 hours 30 min and 30 sec…This is the new german solo record in cycling, It was very hard because the weather was really [...]
Hi dear USA – Fans…..Now the time is here…..my first big Race in 2013 stand right before….Flensburg – Garmisch…1100 kilometre under 48 hours….Start is on 10 May 2013 at 11:00 am on the Hafenspitze in Flensburg….We have a live ticker whit us so you see everytime where exactly we at….You can follow this German Solo [...]
Hallo to all my supportive people of this site……Finally, after all the cold months, spring finally arrived even here in Good Old Germany….the bicycle Training is a lot of fun again….no more cold Hands and feet….I was very cold over……the past months , even in Texas….Right now am approx…7 – 8 hours/day on the bike [...]
Hello dear Fans & Fitliner I am back in good old Germany…..I have been visiting for 4 weeks with my friends Ruth & Tim Mauer-White along with Willi, the pug, in Little Elm right outside of Dallas, Tx. So I had a training camp in my favorite country and on top of it in Texas….the [...]
Dear Fitliner and dear Fans of my page…. we are 2 weeks into the new year 2013 and many….think are happening….past Sunday, January 12 was the PM-Kick-off in Frankenthal with more then 1000 Fitliner and those who still want to become one and everybody had a great time…..My daily work out is great for that [...]
I wish all my fans – Fitliners and visitors of my coast2coast page happy seasonal holiday and a happy new Year ! Keep well and see you soon, “Deseo a todos Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad” “Je souhaite à tous un Joyeux Noel, une bonne et heureuse nouvelle année ” ” Deselho-lhe um Feliz Natal e [...]