hutzlmandl on tour

The bike stalled and cut out again today …… thankfully it’s going again More to follow later …….  

Day 2 has gone well for Robert and he is now about an hour into an 8 hour rest break – he is ahead of schedule at the moment. He started the day...

I spoke with Robert, late on Monday evening (very early on Tuesday morning here in the UK – yes, it looks like I too am going to suffer during the IBR...

This has the “official” daily reports on there (not as good as mine obviously !!) It also has the public SpotWalla pages http://ironbutt.com/2017ibr.cfm  

Right, he’s finally away …… and so for the next 11 days you’re all mine !! Seriously though (and this will probably be the last time for a while) I feel...

Perhaps “he” will stop posting on my blog now for a while ….. Lol !!

Well, he’s in the air somewhere over the Atlantic at the moment and should be landing in just over 3 hours. He’s got his riding gear, he’s got his route planning...

Only 36 hours to go before I take off to the US…. After 2013, this is my second attempt to become a finisher of the notorious Iron Butt Rally, the toughest...

and for the next couple of weeks will be reporting on the adventures of my favourite Bavarian, Robert, as he again takes on the challenge of the Iron Butt Rally –...

OK, the Brit Butt 2017 is over and finally find some time to write some lines. This is what I had prepared before the rally: Well, here I am. Sitting in...

So 2016 is over…many things happened, but how was my motorbike season? Well, it was a special one, maybe unique. Again, there was no big, adventurous trip. But there were many...

Back at home. Yesterday, I did the eight our Iceni Rally in East Anglia with Johannes as my pillion. We had quite a good plan worked out and started at 9...

After a very successful rallying year, it is time to have some fun. Last year, I had won the new Iceni Rally in East Anglia on my little Honda XBR 500,...

That’s it. I knew it could be a very good result when I realized that nobody had went to Ireland as well. Apart from the problems at the Eurotunnel and the...

I am back in the hotel room and I am waiting for my scoring. I arrived well at the finish in time. That is the most important thing, a clear improvement...

Today I will start my detour to go to the starting place of the European Tour 2016, the only real multi-day rally in Europe, this time organized by IBA UK. I...

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...

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,...