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2013 im Rückblick

Die WordPress.com-Statistik-Elfen haben einen Jahresbericht 2013 für dieses Blog erstellt. Hier ist ein Auszug: Die Konzerthalle im Sydney Opernhaus fasst 2.700 Personen. Dieses Blog wurde in 2013 etwa 15.000 mal besucht. Wenn es ein Konzert im Sydney Opernhaus wäre, würde es etwa 6 ausverkaufte…

Second place in the Brit Butt Rally!

The positive side: I didn’t expect that, the small XBR left all the big bikes behind. It was a very challenging, but a beautiful ride. Great! The tragic side: I was about to win the rally, but I decided the end the rally when…

3D painting

A couple of days ago, the XBR looked like this: What has happened??? Well, I had decided to start the painting of the fairing. At the same time I needed to change back the bike to a normal state to pass the road test….

Only 130 days left

A lot of progress was made since my last post. Let’s start with the logistics. After careful judgement, I have booked the motorbike transport from Paris to Toronto and back. The main reason was that his is the only way to ship the motorbike…

Endlich – der Bericht zur German Butt Rally 2012

Link zum Bericht

Sculpture Trail Ride – the acknowledgement

Today I received the newsletter of Grim – and I was very surprised to see my picture on the front page! I received a Special Gold Award for my trip 🙂 and I got some special recognition in the newsletter: Looking forward to next…

Let’s go for the Sculpture Trial Ride

Check out the new report under Sculpture Trail Ride 2012  

German Butt Rally 2012 won!

Summary: I couldn’t do any updates earlier as I dropped my netbook on the floor (unintentionally, of course). I arrived well at home and the whole rally was great fun and perfectly organised and managed. A longer report will follow later and I just…

Planning finished – get some sleep before the rally…

So, alles ist erledigt, es ist halb zwölf und ich kann schon ins Bett, dank einer guten Vorbereitung. Die Route morgen wird sehr anspruchsvoll, viele grosse Alpenpässe sind darunter. Leider werden wir vom Regen nicht verschont bleiben, aber so schlimm wird es schon nicht…

Germanbutt Rally approaching

Die Vorbereitungen sind beinahe abgeschlossen. In zwei Tagen beginnt die Germanbutt Rally. Es wird in die Alpen gehen und 27h dauern. Da die anfahrbaren Bonuspunkte bereits vorher bekanntgegeben wurden, habe ich mir bereits 13 Routenentwürfe vorbereitet. Die endgültige Entscheidung treffe ich am Freitag wenn…

New Toscana report released

Guckst Du “Tour Reports”: Toscana 2012

“Another epic failure in the long history of IBA rallies…”

…that’s what I heard on Sunday evening. A lot of things have happened during my last post and they all deserve a long detailled report, but let me summarize briefly the facts: In France, the warning light of the charging voltage lit. I had to decide what…

Plan the ride, ride the plan

This was a tough planning until 00:30 a.m. The rally master didn’t make it very easy. Rough planning includes a trip over to France (Yes! From Leeds!) and an extensive treasure hunting in London before going back north. Keep fingers crossed! I try to…

Waiting for the riders meeting….

Tonight I had a rather unquiet night, the vibrations from the ship .made it difficult to get some sleep. After arrival in Kingston-upon-Hull, I first searched an ATM to get some local money. I get decided to use the morning to visit locations of…

Cruising…

Greetings from the “Pride of York” – I’m on the overnight ferry Zeebrugge to Hull. Spent some quids in this satellite connection…

Preparing for the Brit Butt Rally 2012

Last preparations for the BBR 2012 that starts on saturday 6 a.m. Motorbike, gear, tools, technical gadgets….ticking off check lists. Hopefully I am better prepared than last year! Tomorrow I’ll take the ferry from Zeebrugge to Hull. Friday evening is the Odometer check and…

Planned trips updated

Update der Touren für dieses Jahr: https://hutzlmandl.wordpress.com/planned-trips/ : Toskana Trip im May Alpentour im August  

New page for planned trips

Wie angekündigt, habe ich eine Seite für zukünftige Fahrten und Treffen eingerichtet (siehe “planned trips”) As announced, I have created a page to publish the dates of future trips and events that I will organise or join (see “planned trips”)

All’s well that ends well

Am Abflugtag klingelte um 5 Uhr der Wecker und kurz daraus stand ich auf dem Hotelparkplatz und wartete auf das Taxi, das mich zum Flughafen bringen sollte. Es dauerte etwas länger, weil die Gäste aus Zimmer 8 noch nicht bereit waren und alle auf…

Before everybody leaves the party….the future of the blog

This message is particularly for motorbikers. I will continue to report motorbike trips in the far future, but before people will lose (temporarily, I hope) interest in this blog, I want to make an announcement. In the future, I want to announce my planned…