My slanted Life

Month: January 2017

Ice crystal rally

Its the coldest winter since 30 years,

for weeks there were very low temperatures deep beneath 0°  day and night.

There is snow aside of the street, and the streets are covered with sand, ice or salt.

But, does this stop us riding? No, not even then!  😉

I pondered for a  short time, as my Versys would be the first choice (Heat Grips  😉  ) , but the tires? Pilot Power 3 tires are not build for temperatures below 5° +

Thats, why my decision was to take the newly transformed Enduro, now Supermoto from junior.

Some longer night session later in the cold  shed (more details to come in one of my next posts) it was nearly ready to go.

Only the  DB Eater wasn’t to find (no big issue  😉   ) , the brake light wasn’t working, but I didn’t had the intension to brake a lot, and the speedometer failed from time to time.

But overall, the SM was ready to go   🙂 .

Right at the first bend I did crash with my bike, due to some sand and ice at the tarmac.

Ok, put it back on wheels, and on we (carefully) went.

I did  miss the first meeting point, but arrived right in time for the second one and joined the  brave small group.

And cheerfully we rode on through the hills around Viennas woods:

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It was freezing cold, and ice flowers growed inside the visors of our helmets, but it made a lot of fun, though. So, see you next year! 🙂


Today, 2 days later:

brrr, sooo cold

its one of the coldest winter for 30 years in Austria!
The coldest! As it seems, it is still some time before we can ride again in warm weather.
Still, the cold does have a nice side too:
Pichlmayr Gut, Schladming

View from my hotel in Pichl, near to Schladming.

Still, I would prefer riding again 🙂

Why BiH, MNE and RO?

I visited the Vienna holiday and car exhibition yesterday! 🙂

The main reason was, to receive more information about Estonia and to talk with a travel agency about the most interesting places to visit.

But, unfortunately nothing to find about any baltic country. Not only a single exhibition stand had information about them, on the other hand the whole world was represented. From South Africa up to the Arctic, from England via Mongolia and Japan to the USA.

But, as I was there already,  and –  with the exception of the Ford Mustang Cabriolet – I wasn’t interested in the parallel car exhibition, I used the opportunity to collect information about other countries next to come.

E.g. Romania, planed for 2018?

Romania had a huge stand, and there was really every aspect of holidays covered, even motorcycle tours!

There were lots of different tours offered, some on road only, some mixed, and few with gravel roads only .

One of the prepared routes you will find enclosed on the left, it seems resonable priced, don’t you think?

Though, nevertheless I prefer to travel in small groups, or at my own, always willing to change the direction, if an interesting crossroad offers a different experience.  😉

But, now I do have a rough map for the first planning too.

For more details i wanted to fetch some cards from  Freytag & Bernd at their stand, but unfortunatelyy no motorbike related maps, or further brochures were available.

According to one employee I will have to visit the store, or the     Online Shop later. From my experience it is a lot more equipped with books and maps  too.

As I were already at the south eastern area I checked for Bosnia and Herzegowina as well as Montenegro related information, because Svenja (from Germany) had mentioned this countries as one of her next targets and I got curious.
From my first glance, I must tell, the countryside looks a lot like Armenia, but closer to Austria . Maybe a good training ground for more, probably?

These countries offer a rich cultural heritage over the last 2000 years and untouched landscapes, sounds interesting, at least.

As it seems I really will have to focus on a new bike with spoke rims. It couldn’t be harder than the iron mountain, could it? 😉

Years Programm

At the moment, it -10° outside, so plenty of time to plan the seasons schedule.

First of all, the Wima activities for 2017 naturally.

and then

  • Weekend ride outs solo (on-, and Offroad) , or in small groups
  • Visit at the Panonnia Race Circuit

Drift training

As promised, here is the summary of  our drift training.

As this was a gift for Juniors birthday too, he is in the movie too. 🙂

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As always, not without an accident   😉

In the aftermath, 8 days later, I still have a aching parts at my shin, if i touch them accidentally it still hurts a lot.
Additionally the foot is swollen and covered with bruises. I have to rest him high or keep in movement so he will not swell more.

Next time I will equip myself with shin guards, for sure… 🙂

One of our Austrian Online Magazines – 1000PS – testet it too:
Thats their experience, on video:

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