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  • Day0

    Ready to rumble

    May 30 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Zum ersten Mal Fahrräder fürs fliegen verpackt. Hat etwas gedauert, bis alles gepasst und nicht mehr gewackelt hat. Aber jetzt ist alles bereit und es kann losgehen. Falls jemand dot watching machen möchte: Sagt Bescheid, dann gibt's den link.

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  • Day0

    Testfahrt

    May 26 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nur noch eine Woche bis zum Tuscany Trail. Also haben wir heute mal alles gepackt und sind mit den Rädern los. Das Setup passt und auch die neu montierten Kettenblätter funktionieren, wie sie sollen. Jetzt kann es wirklich losgehen...

  • Day0

    Gepäcktest

    March 23 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Die Tour nach Kopenhagen wird der erste Test für unser neues Gepäcksetup für den Tuscany Trail. Bye, bye Backroller, hello Bikepacking. Ich hab mich lange dagegen gewehrt, aber nach unserer Tour an Weihnachten muss ich zugeben, dass das Fahrgefühl mit Backrollern auf dem Surly echt leidet. Deshalb ist jetzt alles gleichmäßig verteilt. Am Wochenende sind wir schon mal Probe gefahren. Nach Kopenhagen fahren wir noch mit Zelt, in der Toskana müssen dann Biwacksäcke reichen. Also ein bisschen weniger wird es dann noch.Read more

  • Day37

    Keep calm and travel on

    October 21, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    To finalize this journey: Thank you to everybody who followed this. And especially to everybody who gave some money for the Faradgang! We closed the funding yesterday and collected an amazing amount of 480€. See the transaction to Faradgang below.

    Stay tuned for the next trip. We got a lot of empty pages left in our passports.Read more

  • Day35

    Traffic Differences

    October 19, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    So now, as we are home again, it's time to compare the different styles of traffic we experienced. Let's have a look at China traffic first:

    In the cities traffic is running much slower than what we are used to in Germany. It's easy to go with the flow on a bike. The vehicles are very diverse (remember the post about e-mobility?). As there are so many e vehicles it's surprisingly calm in Beijing though they have a lot of traffic.

    There are three things to watch: They are allowed to turn right at red lights. And they do! They always turn left, even if other vehicles are on the lane they have to cross. And they don't look when they go into the road. That sounds hard, but as everything is quite slow it's manageable.

    One thing came to my mind just today: People are going more steady than here. You don't have this speeding or overtaking 10 meters in front of a red light. Also we didn't se any big cars racing. Also as a cyclist you can just go on the street. Just occupy a lane, even go side by side, nobody complains. They change to the other lane. A very different experience!

    Outside the cities of course the traffic runs faster, but also here: You can take you space. Going about 900km on mostly federal roads we had less dangerous situations than on 2 hours of Bundestraße in Germany... they really stay behind you if they cannot pass!

    Nepal is much more chaotic. The main rule seems to be: Go until something blocks your way. If you want to get onto another street you slowly push forward at the crossroads. While you do so the traffic will curve around you until it is not possible anymore and then it's your turn.

    When you want to cross a road you have to start walking. There will be a channel opening for you. Keep on walking slowly but steadily, cars will go either in front or behind you.

    Nonetheless traffic is dangerous in Nepal, especially outside of the cities. The roads are awful, busses and trucks a speeding and overtaking, there are a lot of roads in the mountains. I remember an article in the newspaper last year saying that between january and february there were 90 fatal accidents alone in the Kathmandu valley.
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    Die letzte Trainingsfahrt

    September 10, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Den letzten Sonntag vor der Reise haben wir für unsere letzte Trainingsrunde genutzt. Wir haben uns eine ganz besondere Tour bis zum Schluss aufgehoben: Den kompletten Mauerradweg an einem Tag. Es war ein perfekter Spätsommertag und obwohl es eine lange Fahrt war, hat es von Anfang bis Ende Spaß gemacht. Und am Ende hätten wir gleich noch weiterfahren können;-)Read more

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