31.1. – 2.2.2020 | Austria
URAL Winter Meeting next to castle ruin Prandegg
Hurrah – what a pleasure!
Where? Upper Austria Mühlviertel, A-4274 Schönau im Mühlkreis, Prandegg 3, in and around the castle taverne of Franz Leitner www.taverne-prandegg.at
When? 31th January – 2nd February 2020
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A test drive on January 19, 2020 shows the best conditions for the joint trip on February 1.
Das obere Mühlviertel präsentiert sich im schönsten Winterkleid, wenn das so bleibt bis 1. Februar, werden wir um 09.30 zu einer rund 100 km langen Ausfahrt starten. Die ersten 40 Km wollen wir fast nur Reit- und Wanderwege fahren mit steilen Auf- und Abfahrten, unsere Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit wird Schrittgeschwindigkeit sein.
Good cross country tires and sidecar drive are essential.
Unser Ziel ist der Bärenwirt in Arbesbach, dort werkt ein Haubenkoch. Nach dem Essen werden wir am Rückweg gemütliche Güterwege wählen, keine exzessiven Sporteinlagen mehr, wir wollens nicht übertreiben. Sollte es wie letztes Jahr wieder Unmengen an Schnee haben, freut uns das auch, aber Reit- und Wanderwege sind aber dann nicht befahrbar. Wir freuen uns in jedem Fall auf eine spannende Ausfahrt mit euch!
Here are some impressions from the test drive:
Please let us know under firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want to attend the winter meeting this year, so we can tell the host how many participants will come. As always, participation is free, there is plenty of space around the tavern for camping, wood for campfire is available.
Last year we spent the night in the castle museum, free of charge. This exciting sleeping between knights armor and peasant tools will of course be back this time, but from now on there is also the full luxury: 8 great bunks for sleeping, see at http://www.taverne-prandegg.at/raum-zeit/#pilgerkojen. 16 people can comfortably spend the night here, EUR 22,50 per person, EUR 29,50 incl. breakfast.
In nearby Bad Zell there are hotels. There are also rooms at the Gasthof Aumayr in Oberndorf 6, 4274 Schönau, Mühlkreis, Tel. 0043/7261/7220. We organize a small family winter meeting, where the fun of driving in winter through beautiful landscape in the foreground and we look forward to having you there.
See you on the castle ruin Prandegg!
Here the report from URAL Winter Meeting castle ruin Prandegg
2nd – 4th February 2018
Last year was snow, lots of snow!
We like to remember: as always a motorcycle ride on detours, bridleways, dirt roads and trails is planned, the very popular path through the forest behind the castle was from the first higher slope no longer passable – too much snow! We took another easier route 400 meters after leaving the castle.
After 1 km drive a steep descent in deep snow was planned. After the departure everyone should wait for each other. The first fifteen motorcycles in the column wait in the deep snow after the descent. They wait and wait and no one comes after.
After a long wait we drive around the castle to look for the rest of the group. We do not find anyone. We drive to the start of the exit, maybe the rest of the group is already there. There is nobody here. After an hour, the nervousness increases. Almost the whole group of sidecar drivers disappeared. Telephone calls begin, further search parties are starting to search. There are indications from the population that sidecars were seen here and there.
After two hours, the missing sidecars finally drive up the mountain, in time for lunch. What happened? Right at the first little mountain, so almost at the start of the exit participant number 6 got stuck in the snow. Thereby the group divides and drives to the not passable rise and fails. In a collective action, the group helps each other, to get individually to the mountain. One and a half hours hard work with the sidecars in the forest. An action that will be unforgettable for the sidecar drivers. This adventure was unfortunately not planned.
In the afternoon there was a highlight: The driveway to the castle can now be traveled individually and the URAL sidecars forms a queue. A BMW X3 comes along the road and wants to pass the queue. The BMW X3 drives into the ditch and hangs in the snow. The BMW four-wheel drive luxury vehicle can not get out of the ditch! With our URAL blades we remove the snow around the drive wheels and push and pull the BMW on the rope of a URAL Ranger out of the ditch.
A beautiful picture: a BMW four-wheel drive on the rope of a URAL Ranger.
It was very funny at this winter meeting at the castle ruin Prandegg.