Savognin (.ch): Ridge trail to Tigignas

In Savognin, if you use the gondola all the way up to to Somtgant and then head to the right, follow the so called “Alpenflora Erlebnispfad”, which is a hiking route for children that has several stamp stations to keep them entertained, you can get to this wonderful trail.

It will take you right back to the gondola station in Tigignas, so you can get back up and use another trail to get back to Savognin.

Savognin (.ch): Heaven’s door

Another signposted mountainbike trail I rode when I was in Switzerland was no. 650 Heaven’s door

It starts all the way down in Savognin and after about 3 hours of climbing (about 2/3 on an asphalt road and 1/3 on steep lose gravel), you reach the pilgrimage site Ziteil, which apparently is the highest in the eastern alps, if you that’s of interest to anyone…

If you do not want to climb all the roughly 1300 metres vom Savognin to Ziteil, you can also go to “Munter” by car or – on saturdays – even with the public bike and hike bus.

Here’s a video of the relevant single track parts.

The rest of the signposted descent is rather disappointing to be honest. Mostly gravel roads. I’d suggest that, once you read the gondola station in Tigignas, you use that gondola to get back up to Somtgant and add some more single track to your day.

How to create a table of contents in a github markdown formatted file (with sed)

I recently wrote a lengthy README.md file in a github repository and wanted to include a table of contents at the top. I could not find a way to do this with a native tag. I tried to quickly solve it with grep pipe sed, failed horribly, did in vim instead and hated having to do that. I could obviously have done it with a bash script, some grep pipe cut and variables and all that. But I somehow “wanted” to get it done in just one command. The result is the most visually obnoxious (or beautiful?) command I ever had to create.

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Review: Riding skills course with rockmytrail.de

There is was a demon inside my head. It shows showed up every time I come came up to a drop in a mountainbike trail. It then jumps jumped out of my head, slows slowed time, lands landed at the edge of the drop, turns turned around and from there, stares stared at me with its evil grin. It reliably vanishes vanished as soon I get got off of my bike and carry carried my bike down the drop. Fuck! Thank you, Flo – demon slayer – Vieth Continue reading

Re-visiting Bikepark Winterberg after 8 years

Last time I visited the bikepark in Winterberg, Germany, was in summer of 2010. I injured my shoulder after a couple of minutes when rolling through the practice area not paying proper attention and had to get to the hospital. Let’s just say I don’t have the best of personal memories when it comes to that name, “Winterberg”. Now, after 8 years, we went back there …

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How to move a Steam game to another hard disk (December 2015)

I installed an SSD into my computer and wanted to move a Steam game to that new drive. There is a gazillion how-tos on that out there but I found a lot of them are outdated and the most likely found article from Valve itself just tells you how to move steam in its entirety, which was not what I intended. So here’s a working way to move a single game to a new location that does not require any additional software.

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