Get your ass kicked in Hechlingen

Motorcycling in Hong Kong

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Where the hell is Hechlingen, you might think. And what does it have to do with motorbiking? For those of you, who love to go offroad (and if it’s just on a sidetrack), read on. If you’re a track and asphalt lover, this post isn’t for you.

In short, Hechlingen, is heaven for everyone who loves riding off-road.

Hechlingen is a small village in Bavaria, just 80km north of my hometown Augsburg. Previously an old quarry, the area (a whopping 26 hectares) was bought by BMW and transferred into a training ground for off-road motorcycle training.

And the training is nothing short of amazing! You thought you can ride a bike? Going to Hechlingen makes you re-think your abilities on two wheels.

In fact, riding off-road is totally different compared to normal street riding.

It starts with the riding position. While you sit on your motorbike when riding, off-road you’re…

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Hong Kong’s green lungs – Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail

Hong Kong's Green Lungs
Hong Kong’s Green Lungs

When thinking about “Hong Kong” huge skyscrapers, crammed streets, shopping malls, restaurants and outrageous real estate prices will come to mind. Bad air as well. But Hong Kong is more than just shopping and eating. If you want, you can find some of the most stunning green spots. Hiking for hours without meeting anyone is possible, especially if you go during the week.  Continue reading “Hong Kong’s green lungs – Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail”

Day 3: A cow, a crash and back to Hanoi

One of those caused the accident
One of those caused the accident

On the third day of our Vietnam Motorbike tour we got up at around 6 (thank you rooster for waking us up) and had pancakes for breakfast. I realised a slight drizzle. You wouldn’t call it rain (unless you live in a desert), but it was enough to make the ground wet and the rocks slippery. And I just realised that we have to go down the way we came up the day before….

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Day 2 (Part 1): No more shitroads!!!

Go, go, go Allison
Go, go, go Allison

I wasn’t sure which time zone Vietnamese roosters were operating on, but certainly it wasn’t the local time zone. Being woken up at 3:00am is just a bit too early for me. At 6:00 it was time to get up though: Shower, breakfast and saddle the bikes. It was 8:00am when we left Mai Chau where we spent Day 1. If we had known before how this day will turn out, we might’ve stayed in bed just a bit longer…. Continue reading “Day 2 (Part 1): No more shitroads!!!”

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