As I am getting more and more into technical trail riding, I’ve finally decided to buy a hard enduro. But what to buy? Hmmm, a really good question. Here comes a brief wrap-up on how I came to believe that a Beta X-Trainer would be a decent choice…Continue reading Should I Buy a Beta X-Trainer???
We were again in Umbria for some trail riding, but this time we had a rookie rider in the group. Sasa is an excellent road rider but has never ridden a dirt bike. Watch what happened…Continue reading 3 Gumbies and a Rookie in Umbria
Aaron Steinmann getting interviewed by David Darcy from MAD TV, telling his stunning journey of 140’000 kms around the world trip on a KTM 500EXC.
And again we decided to go for a “trail week” to Umbria. Short video with impressions from October 2020.
In Umbria a 215 kilometer itinerary around Perugia is accessible for motorbikes through secondary and dirt roads that flank lakes, historic cities, hills and small valleys. It is suitable for any type of motorcycle, preferably for an enduro. If keeping yourself out of private properties, which are clearly marked, no one will be upset even if you are riding on smaller tracks – given that you are respecting everyone else with less horsepower!Continue reading A perfect day in umbria
One lesson that we learned from our Albania adventure 2 years ago was the painfulness of a fully charged enduro in rough terrain.
On September, 9 we are going to be back, but this time we will move into a nice Albanian villa in the surroundings of Tirana, using it as a headquarter for our trips into the back country.
Stay tuned, we will soon report our tracks, adventures, mishaps, …
For now, just a sneak preview of the planned tracks.
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
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