Moritz, born 1986, the son

Left home at the age of 17, on his first ride, a 125 cc scooter. Managed to turn his love for computers in a respected profession (programmer) and is happy to be able to work where his bike is. Tested speed driving on a Honda Hornet bike, then turned to the offroad section of the motorcycling world. Having spent a volunteer year in Laos, Asia became his second home. Besides the love for traveling he keeps an interest in all kinds of electronics for travel documentation.
Bangkok, Thailand

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

 Gilbert K. Chesterton

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current distance: 8817km

Rainers biking history

This page contains some information and fotos of bike trips from 1968 to today. Fotos are scanned from old fotobooks, so the quality is not always the best. However, I hope this is interesting for you.

Trip 1     Bolzano-Dubrovnik-Rome - VeloSolex - 20 km/h and others

Trip 2     Munich-Istanbul-Greece-Mittenwald - Hercules Moped - 40 km/h

Unfortunately. there are no photos from the moped trip to Istanbul, and just a few from the first trip to Dubrovnik. Also shown here my Zündapp Moped, which I used for a trip to Greece, and my 125 cc Honda bike, see next trip.


Trip 3     Munich-Istanbul-Erzurum-Greece-Italy-Munich - Honda 125cc, 17 hp

This trip took me nine weeks, but I spent 4 weeks in Athens. Nice driving, Turkey is great, and I met some very helpful people. 

Trip 4     Various between Dar-es-Salaam and Mbeya, Tanzania,  Hondas 90cc different types, 12 hp


Shown on top is my first moped (called piki piki there) Later I had a newer one, same model, 90 cc. And finally the bike shown, a Honda Benly type.

What a feeling, riding through a national park with wildlife everywhere. I even met a lion on the road, this is something to remember. Fortunately he walked ahead of me, and I found protection. O dear!


Trip 5  To Athens with my son Felix, BMW 650 cc, 27 hp

In 2004 we decided spontaneously to visit the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece

The bike was great, actually I should not have sold her later. As you can see, my son was mainly interested in his little gaming maschine.


Trip 5  USA, with a rented Honda Silver Wing, 650 cc

Yes, this was it. Put an unsatiable desire for empty roads and Western USA in my brain, unforgotten. This is the place, and this shall be my ultimate trip.

Finally, there were some trips to Italy, e.g. to Siena with a BMW provided by a relative (Thank you, Helmut) And there, in Siena, I made the photo I like best until today, a worn out poster on an ancient wall.


Rainer, born 1948, the father

Being a professional road engineer and traffic and transport planner, Rainer keeps an eye on road details and safety issues. Paradoxically, he loves riding straight road sections more than curved ones, and horsepower of his ride doesn’t mean anything to him, but rather fuel consumption. Presently he happily rides an 11 hp scooter at home. His favourite travel destination remains Southwest USA. Low budget travel, especially for the elderly, is dear to his heart.
Petershausen, Germany

Done with indoor complaints,
libraries and querulous criticisms,
strong and content
I travel the open road.

 Walt Whitman