MTB-Festival Tegernsee – or: spontaneous is the best

Posted by Ron Prinzlau On June 24, 20140 Comment

Translated by Bjørn Henschke


No, I didn´t planned my start at the MTB-Marathon at the Tegernsee for long.


In today´s date, you have to be flexible for the requirements of the environment and you have to be quite spontaneous with your choice at the always changing possibilities. What means here: Let´s get our asses to the Tegernsee…


The spontaneous requirements came with the finishing of the race in Riva del Garda. Their I was being asked, by the Country manager of Niner Bikes, if I want to have a free start ticket for the MTB.Marathon race at the tegernsee.

I asked for some time to think about it. I had to move some dates, but than I made my decision. Yes, Tegernsee, we´re cming. The only bad thing was, that I received a cold justs 10 days before the start and until Saturday, I still was in the No way mood…

But, as the matter of fact, that we were already there and the weather was good…

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…I decided myself on Saturday afternoon to participate, after I inspected the course, but on the short distance.

On Sunday morning I met my beloved leopard again, Katrin Schwing.


Starting signal and off weg o. First long part over bitumen, all flat, leaving the limits of Rottach-Egern. Damn, I thought, fast start. For a short moment, I tried faster, but than I remarked that I had to catch my breath and slowed down a bit again. Than, I found my rhythm. I didn´got any technical problems, besides just one, a steep downhill part, at the end. Really steep. On gravel. And on this section, I lost the 3rd place in my AG, what I didn’t know at this moment. But at least,…no crash. On the home straight, a sprint, I lost it, but afterwards I won it, because of the real starting time.


At the end, I ended up on the 8th place overall and 4th in my AG. Not bad, or what?

m Ende war es Platz 8 gesamt und Platz 4 in der AK. Kann man lassen, finde ich.

Next station: Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland.

Chain star board,

Nina alias Marianne