Monthly Archives: October 2012

Snowshoe hiking – soon !

Snowshoe hiking – soon!
Snow is there and a long weekend, let´s see how it is up there. These images are from an unforgettable trip 2 years ago, just before christmas me and 3 friends decided to hike up to the Heilbronner Hütte.

It all looks so nice but the last 3 hours walking at about 1800m to 2500m in about -25 are missing. Just one word, 10m before the hut I took a break for some minutes to walk the rest.

The weather the other day was amazing, a great trip to remember be-cause all went well after all.

Some basic advice:
- check the weather forecast!
- be early (6pm it´s dark)
- stuff fluids close to the body if -25 or lower
- food has to be prepared and ready to eat even with gloves on (no brotzeit syle)
- above 2000m weather can always turn bad
- make sure everybody has got a good sleeping bag to survive outside at these temp.

Thorogood Work American Heritage Moc Toe – after 1 year

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Thorogood Work American Heritage Moc Toe – after 1 year:

After I saw the very comprehensive article from Thomas – Denimhunters about the Thorogood Union made American work boots I decided to take some images of this boots I use now for 1 year at work. Thorogood / Weinbrenner boots are widely unknown in Europe and for a retail price of about 280 Euros hardly used/abused on work.

They have performed very well during this time. Getting hit by raisin and paint they get cleaned with aceton or sandpaper on a regular basis. Probably the resoling will be the first reason for a “repair” so no complaint by me and a real recommendation if you get them for a good price from the USA.

Here images of the boots after 3 month or when they were new. 

Gaisburger Marsch soup by Frank

Gaisburger Marsch Soup by Frank

Gaisburger Marsch soup by Frank:
Yesterday we were invited by Caro&Frank for dinner. Frank a gifted chef and an amazing character prepared the perfect (I do not rate 100% so often) Gaisburger Marsch. The broth was reduced for hours and had a very rich flavour as the base for the soup. The onions, carrots, the handmade spätzle, the brätknödel, potatoes, the Wienerle (frankfurter sausages), and the meat were a perfect symphony of tastes and textures.

This meal on the first winter day in autumn with snow was just to good to be true. Thanks Caro&Frank for this great evening.

Gaisburger Marsch comes from the Stuttgart region and has a great story:

Gaisburger Marsch (German for “march of Gaisburg”) is a traditional Swabian beef stew, named after Gaisburg, a district of Stuttgart.

The meat, cooked in a strong beef broth, is cut into cubes and served with cooked potatoes and Spätzle. The broth is poured over the dish before topping with golden-brown onions fried in butter.

One explanation for the name Gaisburger Marsch is that the dish was so popular in the 19th century among officer candidates that they marched all the way to Gaisburg where their favorite dish was served in the restaurant called Bäckerschmide. Another version claims that locals from Gaisburg became prisoners of war and their women were only allowed to bring them one meal every day, so they created this nourishing dish and marched with it to the camp.”

(source Wikipedia)

Quote of the Day – Woody Allen

Woody-Allen-by alex de brabant

A great quote by Woody Allen to start the day…

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”

(c) image by Alex de Brabant

Defend Lance T-Shirt by Pedal Pushers Club

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Defend Lance T-Shirt by Pedal Pushers Club:
Klaus from Voll´s 
found this cool T-shirt at the Pedal Pushers Club website. I´m sure we (me and the t-shirt and …) will have some nice discussions soon. The “care label” by American Apparel is a nice example for good marketing. Unfortunately the t-shirt is no longer available at the Pedal Pushers Webshop – read why?

The hunt after Lance Armstrong is just ridiculous everyone knows that new world records or top scores can only be accomplished  by dedication, genetics, talent, luck, pain and drugs. Believing others won´t use whatever is possible to gain victory is nonsense. The “non positives” are just more clever in cheating.

Hiking – Schröcken, Biberacherhütte

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Hiking – Schröcken, Biberacherhütte:
After a feast with friends on some excellent roasted ducks at Gasthof Traube plus dessert it was a must to vaporize the calories the other day. One hour from home, after Schoppernauwe went straight to the Biberacher Hütte and continued the path in a superb mountain panorama to SchröckenUnfortunately no cake since off season has already started. The weather was outstanding, no autumn at all.

Can someone identify the jawbone i found? Teeth are sharp as it is from a carnivore but no fangs?