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New motor burn-in trip

After TW560’s recent motor replacement Seb, a long-time reader of emissionless.ch, wished me luck with my next 191k. Since we hadn’t met for quite a while, I answered his comment by proposing a trip to perform a thorough burn-in for TW560’s new electric motor… and whilst doing so we could meet for some good food […]

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A quick visit to Vienna – TW560 travels to Vienna on its own!

Finally, I get to go to Vienna again! With my new job I’m travelling considerably less than before and have no direct responsibility for Austria anymore. An upcoming series of official functions in Vienna, however, have me fully booked for 2 days and I thought to myself hmm… how about extending the trip to visit […]

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Day 3/3: Switzerland. Just. Perfect.

Welcome back to the last day of a 3-day EV-tour across 6 passes and 3 countries. In the last entry we made it to the duty-free haven of Livigno. The elderly hotel owner who had gladly let us charge over night had called some of her family over to see us off personally. Livigno is […]

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Day2/3: 15°, 0°, 22°, -2° & No.4, Take II

Welcome back! After driving to the highest point in Europe yesterday, our trip today will take us above 2200m three times, one of the passes will be the famous Passo di Stelvio at 2758m, just a few meters below Europe’s highest point reachable by road…All this using electric energy only 🙂 This entry will be […]

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Day1 – Our Objective: Drive to the highest point in Europe

I start early at 6am – Saturday mornings are usually not a problem traffic-wise, except for Saturdays when school vacations start (this Saturday…) – as I wrote in my last post, preparations for this trip were changed at a very late stage and I’m just compensating for traffic by leaving slightly earlier than initially planned. […]

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3-Day Tour: To the highest Point in Europe

A new multiple-day TWIKE-adventure – A new TWIKE team – A new goal to reach! After visiting the three northern-most points of the Mediterranean and crossing Europe’s fourth-highest pass by TWIKE last year, I wondered: where is the highest point in Europe i could drive to without needing a 4×4 or special permits? Thanks to […]

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TWIKEing in Spain

This is a quick re-cap of my two weeks in Spain this year. Since I’m on vacation I’ll be brief. As you might know, part of my extended family is from Spain. Owning and not renting means we get treated to local stuff as apartment owner’s meetings and energy bills 🙂 I’ve already written about […]

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vogese alps, take 2

my trip to the vogese alps just a few weeks ago was extremely nice. i couldn’t stop talking about the beautiful landscapes, quaint little villages and the very nice chalet jc and i stayed in. my wife and i then decided to retrace the same route during the week-end around may 1st. View two-day trip […]

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Vandalism – Day3

The next day promises to be be a brilliant one – all the grey clouds are gone and i make my way back to delémont. i get off the train and am truly looking forward to a very relaxing ride back home when, coming around a corner, i am greeted with a very unusual sight. […]

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2 (..3) days in the vogese alps – Day2

after sleeping well in very nice and comfortable rooms, jc and i are looking forward to a further day of relaxing and travelling twike-style. if you haven’t read the first day, why not click here? we’re the first ones to eat breakfast. although it is still wet and grey outside, the view from our chalet […]

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2 (..3) days in the vogese alps – Day1

it’s been a while since jc and i have travelled together in TW560. since i’ve started a new job this year, currently, things are much less flexible as they were before. this is why jc and i have been planning just a few days away – not too far but still somewhere we’ve either not […]

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halfway through germany in one day

faster than expected the day has come to drive to rosenthal. i’m really looking forward to meeting the guys at fine mobile. some last minute changes to the route and a decision to add a quick 30 minute charge in wurmlingen and the usual preparations regarding my travel cabling kit. so, here i am, 4:40am. […]

TW560@TWIKE HQ > visiting fine mobile

since i’ve got much more time on my hands nowadays, i’ve arranged to visit fine mobile, the TWIKE manufacturer june 6-7, 2013. for months now, fine’s marketing department and i have been corresponding on what can be communicated on new developments, options for current TWIKE models and so forth. i felt that i was necessary […]

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a few days in southern styria > back home to switzerland

after arriving late the day before – we are greeted with beautiful weather today. every year we rent the same house for my extended austrian family. this ensures that we meet at least once a year in southern styria which is about the same distance for everyone except us coming from switzerland. i feel very […]

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vienna > styria via hungary and slovenia

i get up pretty early to avoid any undue delays because of vienna commuter-traffic and make some distance early, since today’s trip will be at least 357kms. already very early on i see long lines of cars on their way into vienna – hardly any vehicle is heading towards the leithagebirge and the neusiedler lake. […]

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switzerland > vienna … nice to be back again

finally, again, tw560 and i are on our way back to vienna. my family will be in austria for a week riding horses somewhere outside schladming – this gives me some time to stay with my relatives in vienna for the weekend, work out of my vienna office and then head onwards to southern styria. […]

looking forward to hungary, slovenia … and styria!

View vienna > southern styria in a larger map this saturday, TW560 and i are heading back to vienna again. i’ll be staying with the austrian part of my family in vienna on sunday, and working out of my vienna office monday and make a quick dash out to zurich and back to vienna on […]

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back to vienna with TW560

i think i mentioned before that TW560 likes vienna and travels with me there at least once a quarter. last year’s WAVE india prologue for TW560 was a trip to vienna en route to bremerhafen. myself, i travel to vienna at least every two weeks for some days on business. i usually fly and get […]