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Gear

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After six years on the road it is finally time to introduce my gear and equipment. From now on you find this information as well on a page in the main menu. The Bicycle Intec M1 steel frame, 26” Shimano XT gear system Wheels: Exal SP 19 with DT Swiss Spokes, back wheel XT Hub, […]

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Chile: Carretera Austral-The rain is catching up

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The rain patters on my tent. More specifically, on my plastic tarp which I luckily could set up above it. Now the rain has finally caught me, the notorious rain of Patagonia. The last three weeks on the Carretera were pleasant, and contrary to the predictions of other cyclists, largely free of rain. Only at […]

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Patagonia: Cycling the Carretera Austral

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The air is gone. Not only am I flattened after the Paso Rio Mayer, but also my front tire is. No big problem, after all I have a repair kit and even a replacement tube. And the front wheel is easier to remove than the rear wheel. The panniers are quickly removed, the brake released, […]

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Patagonia – Against the wind

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Patagonia – against the wind January 2018 “Here in Patagonia we say: Quien se apura, pierde su tiempo! If you hurry, you waste your time. Stay another day Florian! “Carlos tells me, my couchsurfing host in Puerto Natales. And he’s right. The last days had been difficult. More difficult than expected. And that has to […]

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New Zealand: The story of the Crows Nest

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Wellington June 2016 – January 2017 A home for travelers Homesickness – every traveler knows it, although not everyone admits it. For some folk homesickness means missing your own home, your own family, mom, dad and siblings. It´s the desire to be at that place where you lived before your trip or even where you […]

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New Zealand: Taking it easy

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May 2016   “It is possible, but not necessarily easy. There is a lot of loose gravel and it is steep as well. I’d think about that again! “ It were exactly these words from another touring cyclist that made me decide to take the route over Dansey’s pass. The Alps2Ocean bike trail of the […]

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New Zealand: Living Slowly

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  May 2016   I wake up from the rippling of the lake and open my eyes. Daylight shines in my tent and through the semi-open entrance I can see the turquoise blue water of Lake Pukaki. Mount Aoraki, the highest Mountain in New Zealand, is hidden behind thick clouds, the clear starry sky of […]