hutzlmandl on tour

Well he’s obviously taken pity on me and not sent a text message so far today telling me how day 6 fared for him The only problem is, we need to...

At 4.00pm this afternoon (9.00am “ish” depending on exactly where Robert is), Robert stopped for an hours rest having ridden through the night.  It seems for this leg he’s staying at...

It’s a little after 4.30 am here in Lillehammer and I`ve just learnt the news that Pepa is Roberts girlfriend !!  If nothing else, by keeping this surrogate blog for him,...

As some of you will now know, Robert is currently lying in 36th Place. What you will not know is that he “lost” 3 hours searching for a bike shop that...

First of all an apology.  In yesterdays blog, I mentioned excessive fuel consumption that Robert was experiencing.  That was a mistake.  It,s actually excessive tyre wear he is suffering from.  I...

For those of you unfamiliar with the works of Shakespeare, those are the words uttered by Hamlet when he realises his worst fears are confirmed about his fathers death. And so...

Well it looks as though Canada was succesful.  Robert managed to ride 980 miles today and reports that he is on track. And it’s finally stopped raining on him. More importantly,...

Well, it looks as though he’s stopped for the night in Vermont. There’s been a lot of rain today for him, but his general direction suugests he may be heading into...

Well with the wonders of modern technology, here am I posting on the blog about Roberts IBR ride over there in the good old US of A, whilst I am sitting...

OK friends, this is my last post for the next 11 days. The rally rules do not permit me to publish anything during the rally (“You’ll have no time for that!”)....

When I logged into my account, I was stunned: to this point, the blog has 239 hits today! And the day is not over yet! This topped the record back in...

This morning, I had a light breakfast and started my day of registration. I got me my registration papers that should lead me throughout the day. My first stop was a...

Well, was could possibly go wrong? Usually the things one does not expect… In the morning, I left somewhat later than planned as the cup of tea I took in the...

Today Robert will arrive at the start hotel. That is as long as the USA customs people allow a German, who lives at an address in Belgium, who is riding a Japanese...

This morning, I drove to the bike and fixed all the luggage. I returned the rental car in the airport and I had to take leave of MJ who returned today....

Last week passed quite quick and after a couple of relaxing days in Canada, we are back in Toronto and our common holidays come to an end. We had rented a...

This is me here, aka John Young. Having just read the introduction that Robert has given me, I’m not that sure whether I’ll be able to live up to the billing...

Well, does this man need to be introduced? Probably not to the LD community, but maybe to many readers of this blog. John will give me honour to be my guest...

Soooo, I had no time to write during the last days…or I was just too lazy :-). I’m in Montreal, Canada now and things are on track. But what happened during...

The Brit Butt Rally was over, but some preparations still had to be done. Firstly, what had happened during the rally? It was not a bent tubing, but another obstruction in...