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The two-Wheeler, the flow experience

This must be the secret Generator this Velofests. The wheel-round price for the smallest cyclist on the back edge of the festival site. Still buzzing, and here more than anywhere else. It 15, 20 children, the turning wheels, and helmets in all colors rounds are always around one another.

child 1 parked his wheel in the middle of the track. Child 2 also holds. Child 3 amazed. Child 4 passes around the back. Child 5 fails of the evasive maneuvers, it crashes directly onto the handlebar end. Tears. But not a bad word. Two moments later, all are again in motion, circles, as a unit, always more.

The head's

In the Small, Small, what know the Major very rarely experience: you come in the Veloflow, your wheels are turning and turning, seemingly effortlessly. In the Big that happens in the track oval, if the individual spins begin to merge, become blurred, the legs vertebrae, the head thinks it is. The feeling can be addictive. But in this case something Negative?

The sun has dipped late Saturday afternoon, the otherwise barren turbine space in this yellow, soft light. Some of the wheel pilot dangles a medal around the neck. Here, too, was a race. But the children with medals not to smile wider than those without. It does not seem as if the awards were so important.

The knowledge that runs through the Velofestival: of Course, competitions. But they are not so important. Respectively: the results.

the Slow-Race, indoors, in the shipbuilding hall. The race distance: less than 10 meters. The Renngefährte: three lottrige folding bikes. Also here: smiling faces everywhere. It is important to go as slowly as possible from the Start to the goal. Balance is needed, combined with as little propulsion as possible. "Easy", think of most of the participants. But because the bicycles rattling in such a way, that is with the balance of such a thing. The majority of the slow drivers need to stick out, before the ten seconds are up.

Entire families have traveled

Outside, there is also for the bigger children and experience-hungry adults offers. Popular is the short race, an obstacle course through eight waves and a steep wall curve. Force alone here. Only the one who leaves his bike in the wave valleys and on the mountains, relieved, with him plays, is progressing rapidly. This feeling may also be enchanted, the only way the snake can be explained, although it would actually be dinner time for the night.

of Course, a bet, not argue, but completely relaxed. Serious when it comes to the outside post of the Bike Festivals, and here, at the Urban cyclo-cross between Josef meadow and viaduct arches. There, whole families have travelled: women and children hauling Material and warm-up role, so that the dad can be serious on the race to prepare. Well, the women like the men to be distributed among the finalists depending on just 4000 Swiss francs. However, the performance gap is considerable, the price of money, only very few participants can dream up. What drives all of the rest? Why control unabated in the deep Sand of the beach volleyball field, even though they know that the risk of a fall is much higher? Why trudge from the many eye-pairs are observed through the water basin, so that the Wet lap is dripping for round the shoes?

Quite simple: because they can. Because you are not allowed to do with the bike things you are doing in everyday life. How to drive through water and Sand.

folding bikes for the professionals

In the exhibition in the shipbuilding industry, the latest models of the Velohersteller meanwhile to marvel at. Most of them are equipped with an electric motor, it is the growth branch of industry in Switzerland, every third sold bike has a Motor.

racing machines, the stand alone already with your name for the Competition, you can count of one Hand. At a booth for the recording of a road race run on a large screen. The driver warp their faces, you will suffer.

The Velos pass away seems far, far away. You wish the pros, a round on the folding bikes for the Slow Race.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 31.03.2019, 23:57 PM

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