hutzlmandl on tour

I had hoped to see the midnight sun and was already disappointed that despite the good weather, there were a lot of clouds on the horizon. When I arrived 25 years...

I kind of overslept this morning, but this was not a problem. I had found out that a rain front would pass by so the later I would leave, the less...

This morning I got up early and had the bike ready to go when I went to the breakfast at 7 a.m. The good selection reconciled me a bit with the...

This morning I got up before the wake-up call and had breakfast with a view. The announcement to go to the vehicles surprised me a bit so I was the last...

On Friday I went to the Eurotunnel train to meet Gerhard. Together we embarked on the train (without delay) and went northwards towards the Midlands. On the way to Stoke-on-Trent we...

Tomorrow it will be time for some real, relaxing summer vacations. I think it’ll be some 12.000 km on the BMW and some 3.000 km by boat. Wait a minute –...

Just a quick message before I set off back home. My eighth Brit Butt Rally was tricky. I started it without enough data volume on my phone to send the pictures,...

Some last words….if I can’t find a solution, I probably can’t activate the spot track today. I am short of data volume and need to save the data volume for the...

So the technical inspection and the odo ride went well. After that I filled up the bike with 40 litres of petrol and returned to rally HQ. I hadn’t checked the...

It is quite a while since I last published something. It’s not that there was no material, oh no, quite the contrary. It is just that publishing means a lot of...

The ceremony is over…as predicted, it was a very special event with many stories and stunning performances at the bottom, middle and top of the standings. As already mentioned, I had...

…… as once he’s scored Robert will be able to post on here again. Thank you all for reading all of my “stuff” over the past 11 days. Thank you all...

…….. and it was most definitely a limp across the line but who gives a flying f*ck ? I of course have given him one last piece of advice ………. Check,...

…. and that was 50 minutes ago. He is still riding because I have just tried to call him, but he must be very close now …..  

Stupid, stupid Robert …… After all of the talking that we did yesterday, he went and ignored it all …… In his words : “OK, here it comes: I WAS WRONG! MEA...

I spoke to Robert at 10.00am (his time) on Day 10. He has exactly 48 hours to get to the finish control before he is classed as DNF.  His Garmin is...

The morning started well – Robert went to NYC as planned and visited four locations.  One proved awkward – a statute of Alice in Wonderland in the Central Park – but the rest was...

…… two quick points for now : He knows that he now has enough points for a finish and is beginning to head for the final control.  There are still lots of...

So what happened on Monday ? Well, it was my first day back a the office after riding in the national rally.  In the morning I had a doctors appointment to...

Nearly up to date again ….. He only has 10 magic 12 rallies to ride now ……. He had an early start to the day and headed back over to Memphis, Nashville & Knoxville where he...