Elefant Rally on a Honda CRF250L

64 Jahre Elefantentreffen “Crazy, enduring and very cold! What a totally unforgettable experience. If you have heard about the Elefant rally and never been you need to get there next year. Tick it off your bucket list. Do it at least once in your lifetime. I will certainly go again… one day!” See the BVDMContinue reading “Elefant Rally on a Honda CRF250L”

The ultimate budget adventure bike?

A hundred million people can’t be wrong. Simple, light weight and reliable Honda engineering. The economical and basic design 4 stroke OHC engine design is proven. With go anywhere performance and adventure capabilities. You only have to skim through the GFOSB facebook group photos to see the popularity of these little bikes and their adventures.Continue reading “The ultimate budget adventure bike?”

Test ride before the trip…

So today was the first opportunity to load the bike up properly. The plan was to do a test run and make sure everything was comfortable, worked properly and didn’t fall off after 10 miles or so. The forecast was not great for the day. Very wet and windy! Perfect… “Fail to prepare, prepare toContinue reading “Test ride before the trip…”

Dont let me down Olive…

An update on the Elephant Rally preparation which is now only weeks away. See the original post here https://greatfunonsmallbikes.com/2020/01/03/the-elefant-rally-2020/. I today heard from Dave and was excited when he told me of his plans to ride the MZ ETZ 250 in the spirit of GFOSB. More so because as mentioned in the previous post, backContinue reading “Dont let me down Olive…”

The streets of Catania, Sicily

In a hire car I battled my way into the centre of Catania on what seemed like the hottest day ever. The air con (on full) felt like it was blowing warm air out of the scorching hot dash of the little white Fiesta. The car’s thermometer was reading over 40 degrees in the midContinue reading “The streets of Catania, Sicily”

The Elefant Rally 2020

“Snow. Sub Zero temperatures. 10,000 crazy European bikers and plenty of German Beer” The Elephant Rally is a motorcycle rally that takes place in the Bavarian Forest of south eastern Germany, not far from Austria, usually on the last weekend of January or first weekend of February. It is organised by the Federal Association ofContinue reading “The Elefant Rally 2020”