Category: Iron Butt Rally 2017

I’m back!

Hi everybody, I’m back at the “barn”, i.e. the rally finish. I was there 20 hours too early as the bike gave me some additional problems. I arrived basically with a dying Honda; I had to coast the last 30 miles on three cylinders…

Before the riders meeting

Soooo, in one hour from now, there will be the riders meeting, very early at 2:30 p.m. I had to attend the rookie meeting (haha), as I was considered “technically” a rookie (no previous finish). It was a very good presentation by route master…

Adapt – Improvise – Overcome (part 1)

Yesterday morning, I packed my stuff and moved 10 miles north to the rally hotel. I checked in and started to exchange all the broken spare part that still needed to be changed after the drop of the bike during the Brit Butt Rally….

Slowly but surely….

OK, I’m back in the hotel. As John has correctly put it, today’s objective was to get my bike through customs and out of the warehouse. I got up early and prepared again my papers. I had been instructed by the shipper that it…

Ready to take off

So here I’m sitting at Brussels Airport, killing time before I take off for Minneapolis via Amsterdam. The first obstacle is past me: I arrived here without problems. After yesterday’s terror attack at Brussels Central Station, it was questionable if the trains would run…