Saturday, November 29, 2008

Schwamendigen - Egg - Zürich

(English below)

El ride de hoy fue totalmente improvisado, y por lo tanto, sin querer, pasé por lugares que jamás me imaginé que existirían tan cerca de la ciudad, con vistas espectaculares a las montañas que rodean el valle y el lago de Zúrich.

El ride comenzó como lo usual, saliendo de Schwamendingen hacia Greifensee. Luego de pasar Riedikon, me topé el amanecer y por supuesto, tomé un foto:
From Bike Pictures

El plan orginal era ir hasta Rapperswil-Jona, pero en total hubieran sido 70km, y ya era muy largo. Así que a medio camino, saqué el mapa y en el pueblo de Mönchaltorf, tomé un desvío hacia el pueblo de Egg. Lo que no me esperaba, por lo ponerle atención a las curvas de nivel del mapa, es que el camino desde Mönchaltorf hacia Meilen es pura subida sádica:

From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures


Después de estar harto de tanta subida, obtuve una merecida recompensa: una impresionante vista hacia las montañas al oeste del valle de Zúrich, y una espectacular mirada al pueblo de Meilen a la orilla del lago:
From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures


Terminé el ride cruzando el centro de la ciudad de Zúrich, y aquí les comparto una foto de Fraumünster, uno de los emblemas de la ciudad:
From Bike Pictures


Tiempo: 4:15:00
Distancia: 53km.



Today's ride was totally improvised, and as such, without knowing it, I got to know places that I never imagined actually existed so close to the city, with spectacular views to the mountains that surround the valley and lake Zurich.

As usual, the ride began leaving Schwamendingen towards Greifensee. After passing by Riedikon, I met the sunrise, and of course, managed to take a picture:
From Bike Pictures


The original plan was to ride to Rapperwil-Jona, but the whole trip would have been 70km long, and that was too much. So, halfway, I took out my map and at the town of Mönchaltorf, took a detour to the town of Egg. Was I did not expect, partly my mistake for not paying attention to the curve levels of the map, was that the road between Mönchaltorf and Meilen corresponded to a very unpleasant and continuous climb uphill.
From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures


Just about to go crazy because of the incessant climbing, I received my reward: an impressive view of the mountains west of the valley of Zurich, and a spectacular look to Meilen and the lake:
From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures

From Bike Pictures


Just before ending the ride, I crossed the city of Zurich, and I'll share with you a picture I took of Fraumünster, one of the city's landmarks:
From Bike Pictures


Time: 4:15:00
Distance: 53km.

3 comments:

Adrian said...

Q clase de anafa el Luis Car...

dambro roberto said...

que chuzo pita! enjoy.
R.

Pepi said...

Linda pita siga posteando!