New Helmets – an (pre-)in-depth review ;)

After 6 years of constant usage of our Schuberth C3´s (Kerstin had the Lady’s version) it was time for something new. And we thought to give Touratech a call to see if they like to support us, as they helped us during our journey and beyond this it was an easy conclusion for us. And guess what they said that we can test two of their brand new Aventuro Mod helmets. It was a big surprise for us because actually we are not on a round the world trip at the moment and the plan to continue the journey, we started 4 years ago, is still growing (but for sure is that the next big leg on our trip will be the PanAM). Ok in 30 days we go off for our 2nd Balkan Adventure… but that’s a different story which will come soon…   We did more than 100.000km Read More …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you

And a BIG THANKS to everybody we met on our journey so far!!! 35°C, blue sky, sheep, kangaroos, the ocean and a little Christmas tree on the table ;-) Looking back to an amazing year we are enjoying our farm life for the time being. We experienced so much, we have seen so many places, countries, cultures, and we met incredible lovely people all over – we really appreciate this break here to recap and going back in our memories… Even though we are already travelling much slower than the most other bike travelers sometimes we wish we would have stayed longer in certain locations or we would have spent more time with the people we met. We did not experience anything really bad on our whole journey so far – touch wood!!! The opposite: We received so much help from so many people all over which gave us strength Read More …

Godspeed to our BIG LADY!

Now it becomes really real: Our Big Lady is picked up and on her way to New Zealand via Hamburg! The crate was prepared in the morning and the Big Lady fixed as good as it gets – thank you Simon for your helping hands! – Everything was ready and the crate was closed and covered waiting for the departure at 12pm… When the driver arrived at 4 PM and took out the hand forklift, putting it in position, he just mentioned: “It´s not fitting guys” WHAT??? An extremely stressing situation was approaching us – the” feet” are too big, but on them already 400kg and no proper tools are available at all. What to do? After trying to cut the feet of the crate (thanks to Gordon we found a solution) in the end to lift the box on to some extra pallets! The driver, who was kindly enough Read More …

The bike will leave us tomorow ;°°°°°(

Nothing else we can do for the moment:  Every screw is cleaned and polished in every single corner, shining like new (is this our bike? ;-) modified as we need it for the trip and ready to go into the crate tomorrow and get picked up by the truck… and we really pray that the guy will know well what he is doing!