To become or stay the positive person you hopefully see in me, I regularly need to take a break and spend some as I call it “me time”. Away from my beloved family, friends and business I try to find my inner equilibrium, new inspiration and energy.
In this sense I travelled to Rome end of April to participate at the ITALY DIVIDE, a non-supported, non-stop bikepacking race. The route was 936 km long and lead through remote Italian backcountry but crossed the historical center of several beautiful cities as Siena, Florence, Bologna, Verona and ended on the shore of lake Garda.
I am currently summarizing my experiences, sorting out the best images and create a nice little video to publish all in the Blog section on this site.
So come back soon ;-)
OSPA is a unique and nearly indestructible multipurpose-performance bike that requires only One Service Per Annum (1x yearly).
In an experiment that lasted the full year of 2017 (365 days) I rode the OSPA prototype without any mechanical support (except wear parts).
The full report of my experiences will be published in April 2018.
SQLab Innerbarends 411 - Review
I tested the SQLab Innerbarends 411 during entire 2017. I rode approx. 7000km and used them in very different conditions and versatile disciplines. From Cyclocross to XC races, from Bikepacking to 24h competitions and then countless commuting rides to work.
challenges 2018 for the OSPA bike and his rider
- approx. 6000 - 10'000 km on various soils (mud, sludge, rock, asphalt)
- participation in approx. 10 major bike events in various disciplines (MTB, cyclocross, bike marathon, etc.)
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This OSPA bike consists of selected components following the *SLCFE principle and will not be serviced for an entire year according the OSPA mission.
*Simple, Lean, Consistant, Fast, Economic