6 weeks ago i started from Austria and drove through Crotia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kasachstan. Propably I should appologize first. There was not a single entry since I started and there is a good reason for that. The videos took a lot of my time and I concentrated on them as well as trying to upload the pictures to facebook. Feeding all your online plattforms becomes a challenge and I almost gave up on blogging via the website. Almost 🙂
I might never make it to the moon. This is why I do the second best thing. Go to Graz! On Tuesday early afternoon I will visit Bertl in Graz. As some of you know I recently blew a trip to styria. In styria I will pay my duty to Bertigor.
For many years now I regularly visit a place that is very special to me. From this vantage point high above the Flachgau I am able to see to to the very far east and west. Life looks different from up there.
So I am back in austria and preparing the bike for the upcoming ride. The weather was awesome which allowed me to ride my bike with all my equipment attached up to Gaisberg mountain. The overall idea was to identify any handling issues caused by weight. Luckily I didn’t notice much difference so enjoy the video 😉
It is said that traveling makes one modest. You begin recognizing what a tiny place you occupy in the world. My upcoming ride is not to escape life but rather life not escaping me. And to complete my random collection of quotes I shall tell you that man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Inspired already?
Some of the countries that I am going to visit have very little paved roads. Mongolia for example has only 10% of its 50.000km roads paved. Getting some offroad riding experience was therefore a bit overdue. This is why I went to the Enduro Park Hechlingen to participate in a one day training.
Inspired by Jan’s Custom Rear Luggage Rack I finally sat down to design my own. As a basis I used the Touratech Rear Luggage Rack and replace the original aluminum plate with a laser cut custom designed 4mm aluminum plate. After taking some basic measurments I created the plate with Tinkercad.
If yes please tell him! Knowing yourself is a conscious effort. I constantly ask myself who do I want to be. I have little answers to give on this question. My upcoming trip won’t answer those questions for me but I hope to find some more pieces of the puzzle.
It is happening and it has a date. On the 15th of April i will set out on the ‘Ride Unbound’. Best of all – you will ride with me. Follow me on my journey through Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Usbekistan, Kirgisistan, Kasachstan, Russia, Mongolia and Russia again all the way to South Korea. Follow me.
My name is Johannes Eidenhammer and I will ride around the world on a motorcycle. This website is to enable everyone who become a part of my journey to follow me. It is also to provide peace of mind for my friends and family who might appreciate the realtime position tracking.