Sunday, October 28, 2012

The route I took from Kathmandu to Munich

OMG, first snow was falling in Munich yesterday. It kind of marks the end of this year's motorbike season. This makes me a bit said, of course.
I'll still ride my bike from time to time, but probably no more day trips to the Austrian Alps. I suppose many of the higher passes will be covered with snow and ice soon if it hasn't happened yet. Luckily, I had the chance to have a couple of nice trips with my buddy Alex - he rides a Suzuki B-King - there in late summer. Actually, whenever both of us were free, we went for a ride together. That's also one of the reasons why I haven't updated my blog yet, besides a four weeks training with the German Air Force and an exam marathon that basically lasted till this week. Well, that's how it goes if you spent most of the semester driving with a motorbike from Kathmandu to Munich. I don't regret it at all though!
To give you a better idea which route I took in the end, have a look at this picture:

The reason for the gaps is not a teleporting device, but a malfunctioning GPS system. My former Garmin zūmo 660 wasn't working properly quite often as you can see, which was really annoying. That was actually the only annoying thing on this trip. I mean, the punctures I had were bothersome, too, but I consider that as a part of the adventure. Thanks to the support of Touratech Süd and the goodwill of Garmin I could exchange it for a brand new one.
Feel free to download all recorded tracks. You can view them in a software like Garmin's BaseCamp or Google Earth.