BTG2018 Photos of Day 5

CP photos of the day! We did a bit of housekeeping today and found that everybody should be through CP1 except Clas who experienced some mechanical problems on day one and is now back on track. He DQed himself for taking outside assistance but we will look into this later Read more…

BTG2018 Day 4

It’s 21:28 and time for the daily #btg18 report. Today was a pretty eventful day, so let’s get right into it. First of all: Thomas Borst texted me today that he had to quit, due to some issues with his stomach. He was just too worn out to keep going Read more…

BTG2018 Day 3

It’s 22:42 and a tad bit later than the first two days when I typed the daily #btg18 recap. Funny that I’m starting that late although I had something in my mind since the early evening. Before we go to the leaders of the pack and the two lunatics (only Read more…

BTG2018 Day 2

21:35 and here’s your daily update about what went on on this day of the Bikepacking Trans Germany 2018. First of all, we have to wish #btg18 rider Tim a happy happy birthday! Tim, here’s your virtual slice of a virtual birthday cake: 🍰 Enjoy, I bet it’s very well Read more…

BTG2018 Day 1

It’s 09:15 p.m. right now as I start typing the first daily roundup of what had happened at the 2018 edition of the Bikepacking Trans Germany. After a nice and welcoming get together (at least it looked like that on the photos) yesterday and the Grand Depart today the first Read more…

BTG2017 Day 21

A few minutes ago our two last riders finished the race: Jaap Knegt from the Netherlands and Klaus ‘Rheinfall’ Meyer from Germany reached the lighthouse at 3:39pm which makes up for a finish time of 20 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes. Aged 67 and 68 they rode most of Read more…

BTG2017 Day 20

Day 20’s digest might be the last one with riders still out on the road. This is because Jaap and Klaus put in a big day today and made it to Sievertshagen, less than 20km short of Stralsund and with only 96km to go to the lighthouse at Cape Arkona. Read more…

BTG2017 Day 19

It’s almost three weeks ago since Jaap and Klaus started their journey in Basel. I guess for them it feels like a lifetime ago 🙂 Now they have 194km to go and will finish soon. I guess they will do so on Sunday because they obviously decided to enjoy the Read more…

BTG2017 Day 18

The good thing about trackleaders is that you can see where your riders take their after race beers. Jaap and Rheinfall Klaus are staying near Templin tonight. Klaus and Jaap choose to stay at B&B/hotels every night. Their design for the BTG is at the opposite end of the scale Read more…

BTG2017 Day 17

Headline of day 17 is Tims finish! It takes some determination to sit out severe illness for two days in some eastern German Kaff (disrespectful German word for a small town in the middle of nowhere with almost no infrastructure) and then to get back on the bike and to Read more…