Moritz

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 - To Asia

(5. April 2012 - 5. September 2012)

Route

map
Germany - Austria - Hungary - Romania - Bulgaria - Turkey - Iran - Pakistan - China - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia - Russia

Download the Route as GPX (Garmin): Munich_Vladivostok_2012.gpx (4.25 mb)

View route on interactive map: Travel Map

 

Stats

Distance traveled 25.000km
Time on the road 5 month
Motorbike Honda Transalp 650 PC10 (2001)
Flat tyres 1 (my fault)
Best Experience Karakoram Highway Pakistan (KKH)
Most expensive Hotel 40$
bike down ~6 times
temperatures 0° - 52°
Tyres used 2 front, 3 rear (TKC 80)

 

Costs

 

  

Full trip reports 

German Blog entries every view weeks/month
English Trip report on Horizons Unlimited

 

Notable incidences

Being suspected a spy in Iran - Dasht-e Kavir desert Link (german)
Bomb explosion (rocket attack) as close as 500m in Quetta, Pakistan Link (german)
Health problems in Pakistan at ~50° while being escorted for 1000km Link (german)
Mongolia riding buddy Chris is drowning his Transalp Video

 

Photos 

for some more pictures click here

 

Video 

Going East on Vimeo.

Rainer

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