This is the report of 2 rally rookies taking part in the Alpenbutt Rally 2017, promoted by the Iron Butt Association Germany as Europe’s toughest multi day rally. We, my buddy Andy and myself rode on our travel bikes (BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adv.) for 6 days to predefined bonus point locations in the Alps. The goal: to be a finisher in this rally, whatever it takes. Continue reading 2 Rookies on the Alpenbutt Rally
During September 2016 I had once again the opportunity to visit Albania on motorcycle with a group of friends. And once again I experienced this country as one of the most underestimated travel destinations. Many regions are completely wild, in the best case with some gravel roads. Continue reading Zürich Gumbies in Albania
This is a review of my current travel bike, a 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure, which has now 25000 Km’s on the odometer. It is equipped with heating seats (Power Parts), Electronic Damping System (EDS), cornering ABS and the Power Parts panniers. Continue reading 25000 KM’s on my KTM 1190 Adventure
Now it is confirmed, I will take an active part in Europe’s toughest rally – the Alpenbutt! It is about riding 6 days in a row for more than 16 hours, collecting bonus points all over the Alps. Nota bene I am an absolute rookie regarding rallies which makes the thing much more complicated. More than anything else it will be crucial to plan how to approach this event. Continue reading Preparing for the Alpenbutt
End of July the Worlds toughest long distance riders will meet in Miesbach, Bavaria for an outstanding challenge. It is about a long distance rally, covering the whole region of the European Alps, from Vienna to Nice. Continue reading Are you tough enough?
A small clip about my last year’s weekend trip with my Ducati Scrambler to the Dolomites, maybe the most spectacular place in the Alps.