Month: Jul 2016

From the Curonian Spit to Riga

In the morning, we did a little walk to the nearby old cathedral of Königsberg (Kaliningrad), a brick-style church from the early 14th century. It was still closed. At one corner of the cathedral, the tomb of one of the greatest thinkers of all…

Kaliningrad

This morning we enjoyed a very long and rich breakfast and left only at 9:30. We headed north and soon the heat returned. Our bikes hummed and despite riding on b-roads, we made good progress. At midday, we needed to pull petrol and decided…

Discovering slowness

Yesterday the XBR appeared to be fine. Today I left before 7 to meet John near Fulda. It took us more than 1 hour to find us; a road block on the A7 and some deviations were the root cause for this. In the…

Improvise – Adapt – Overcome

Well, this is the situation. Yesterday on the way to the XBR meeting, my battery died. I bought a new one which was dead by the end of the day as well. At the meeting, Hans and Johannes swapped the alternators of my bike…

TTTT (XBR goes Russia)

After all this rallying, it’s time to go on a short long trip. A long distance ride of a different kind. Not really a real touristic trip, although some hints of tourism might be involved, if there is sufficient time. Actually it is a…