hutzlmandl on tour

After midnight. Route of the first leg of the ET2014 is planned. It will be a flower picking ride despite the rain. Leg 2 will bring a monster route, but I...

So here I am, about to go to bed, because in 5 hours we will set of for this year’s Brit Butt Rally. For the first time, I’m the defending champion....

At the end of a successful year, why not riding a new little rally just for fun? In two hours, I will start on a 8 h rally through East Anglia...

I just woke up after a seven hour nap on the sofa – just before moving to bed, I need to drop some quick lines… First, my apologies for the not...

Ok, so it’s time to get to bed. My route is planned. When you read this, I will be already on my way. We start after 6:15 in the morning near...

A couple of hours and I will ride this year’s BBL Rally, the little brother of the Brit Butt Rally: it’s only 12 hours instead of 36 hours, but it will...

I slept great that night. I got up late, had a long, relaxed breakfast and hit the road at 9:30 a.m. I went east on the same I-80 I rode west...

The IBR riders have reached the second checkpoint hotel in Tennessee in some extremely bad weather. By this time, they have already left the checkpoint, starting Leg 3 to end the...

The riders are heading east. It’s interesting to follow the spots and the bulletins from the rally HQ. Day 6 is an intermediate day, time to go for the big mile. Day...

The riders have left for the second checkpoint in Tennessee. But that’s not it; many bonus point locations need to be visited. After all, this is not a flower-sniffin’ trip. From...

In a couple of hours, the riders will come back to Albuquerque and finish Leg 1 of the Iron Butt Rally 2015. This was only the beginning, but already at this...

Yesterday I returned home from my fourth scouting trip during a hot day and I was too lazy for a write-up of my second day in the IBR 2013. Hell, I...

So the riders have taken off. Eleven long days are ahead of them. Eleven days of happiness, frustration, surprise, soaring muscles, boredom, euphoria and pure joy. As the famous quote says:...

….will start tomorrow morning. But this time, without me. I had a place at the start for this year’s rally, but in January, I had decided to pull out of the...

The Pan has definitely passed its test. After four years, I could finally win the BBR today. Some of the best riders were missing today, but I made a very bold...

Here I am, sitting in my room, reflecting where to go. I arrived yesterday evening at the rally hotel in Coventry. The check-in, technical inspection and odometer calibration ride went very...

Finally I received my numberplates and could ride the bike officially. I had already ordered new tyres for the old ones were really old (11 years). I printed the relevant pages...

A few lines before I finally go to bed. My first leg was very good. I went to Rome and back to the Alps where the checkpoint hotel is. standings see...

Before I leave for the ferry, here is the result. My planned route was good for 2nd place, but due to my lost points i finished 4 th. winner is German...