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Become a so called “Dot Watcher” of the TALY DIVIDE LIVE TRACKING (day-and-night)    > LIVE TRACKING    WARNING: Watching the race flow for some time is highly addictive

Become a so called “Dot Watcher” of the TALY DIVIDE LIVE TRACKING (day-and-night)

> LIVE TRACKING

WARNING: Watching the race flow for some time is highly addictive

ITALY DIVIDE
25. APRIL 2019 - 1. MAY 2019

For the second time after 2018, I participate at the ITALY DEVIDE 2019.

NEAPLES - ROME - SIENA - FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - VERONA - LAKE GARDA

It is a 1150 km - self supported - non-stop bikepacking adventure and follows fast rolling gravel roads with quite a few technical MTB trails.

Approx. 150 participants from 26 nations take part.

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Bikepacker TOUR - SChweiz

Vom Freitagabend 22. März bis Sonntag 24. März 2019 tourte die Bikepacker Community Schweiz mit Bike, Sack und Pack durch die Schweiz.

Die Weekend-Tour war vom Format her, eine Mischung aus Bikepacking-Tour und Etappen-Rennen. Im Zentrum stand aber das Abenteuer und der Spass.

Es gab jeweils einen gemeinsamen Start und ein Zielort. Dies ermöglichte den Austausch unter den Teilnehmenden und war die perfekte Gelegenheit Material und deine Form zu testen. Das Ganze natürlich “self-supported”.


Past Event - RU2AM

#RU2AM was a 1000 km bikepacking trip from RUed to AMsterdam - CH / DE / FR / LX / BE / NL (5 days / 5 countries)

Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - Thu, Oct 4, 2018

It was a awsom bikepacking tour from my hometown Schlossrued in the wonderful RUEDERTAL (aka Paddle Valley ;-)  - all the way up to the the bicycle capital of the world - AMSTERDAM.(#RU2AM).

From the satrting point in Switzerland, I first went to Germany, before crossing the French boarder. After 2 days I arrived in in Luxembourg. Shortly after I cycled on Belgian soil and then the Netherlands as final destination of the trip.

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PAST EVENT - ITALY DIVIDE 2018

Short interview after finishing the ITALY DIVIDE 2018

It was my second bikepacking race ever, a 935km self supported non-stop adventure with 15’000m difference in altitude. It followd fast rolling gravel roads with quite a few technical MTB trails.
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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 OSPA bike consists of selected components following the *SLCFE principle and are not be serviced for an entire year according the OSPA mission.

2017 - successfully completed 10’000 km in the harshest everyday and race conditions incl. the NAVAD 1000.
Changed parts during 1st year in operation incl. the yearly service:
- 7 tyres (3 rear / 2 front)
- 3 brake disk (2 front / 1 rear)
- 5 sets of brake pads (3 front / 2 rear)
- 4 shifting cables
- 60 ml transmission oil

2018 - successfully completed 8’000 km in the harshest everyday and race conditions incl. the ITALY DIVIDE.
Changed parts during 2nd year in operation incl. the yearly service:
- 3 tyres (2 rear / 2 front)
- 2 brake disk (1 front / 1 rear)
- 4 sets of brake pads (2 front / 2 rear)
- 2 shifting cables
- 60 ml transmission oil

*Simple, Lean, Consistant, Fast, Economic



SQLab Innerbarends 411 - Review

 
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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.

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
— Albert Einstein