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

Trip Overview - USA 2012

(5. April 2012 - 5. September 2012)


Texas - New Mexico - Arizona - California

View route on interactive map: Travel Map



Distance traveled 30.000 km
Time on the road 5 month
Motorbike Honda Shadow Spirit 750 (2010)
Flat tyres none
Best Experience Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada)
Most expensive Hotel 75 $
bike down none
temperatures 0° - 45°
Tyres replaced 1 front, 1 rear




Full trip reports 

German Blog entries every view weeks/month


Notable incidences

Time and cost losses at Galveston port through insufficient information by agent(s)  
Hail storm at Grand Canyon North Rim  
Old Faithful Eruption in Yellowstone National Park  



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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