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The Nürburgring Nordschleife in winter

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The Nürburgring Nordschleife in winter can be dull and wet. But when the snow comes, I think it turns from grey to great. This weekend I took a couple of short trips to capture an impression of the old north-loop in snow. Enjoy...

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Normally your lap of the 'ring starts at the famous Döttinger Höhe. But a locked and closed gate and a thick layer of ice under the snow stops us from using the track this weekend.

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My next stop was Hatzenbach. I was greeted by the beginnings of a blizzard.

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The weather wasn't much better as moved further along to the exit of Hatzenbach: Hocheichen. This is the view from Hocheichen towards Quiddelbacher Hohe.

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And this is the gradient (and the verge) that you have to deal with, looking the wrong way from the inside of the turn.

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A few minutes later and we were next to Schwedenkreuz. This is the scene looking backwards up the track to Flugplatz:

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And this is the infamous Schwedenkreuz corrner, even more dangerous than normal...

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Back into the woods, over the Aremberg bridge (above) and we're on the outside of the Nordschleife looking in. This angle gives you a great impression of the elevation changes in a single corner of the 'Ring

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That was day one... next is day two!

   

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