ACHTUNG! RIDE WITH KLAUS!
25 years is a heck of an innings for any business, but that's precisely the milestone Australian Trail Bike Tours trail boss Klaus Mueller racks up this year.
A very good mate of the TRAIL ZONE team, Klaus has to rank as one of, if not THE longest running tour operators in the country, having kicked off his business back in 1985.
All these years later he's still going strong, although we have to admit we're almost flabbergasted to see he's actually parked his much loved DRs and TT-Rs and stepped into the 21st century and now parks a cutting-edge new BMW G 450 X beneath his very well travelled backside. And from what Klaus has told us, he and his new BMW is a match made in heaven -- he loves the Bavarian beauty!
Anyway, Klaus has just released his 2010 schedule of ATBT rides and a quick scan down his calendar has us drooling at the mouth -- and chances it will have the same effect on you, too.
ATBT rides concentrate on the magnificent Victorian high country and the equally special Mallee country of the Victoria/South Australia border district.
Klaus offers a variety of one, three, four, five and six day rides, with the big daddy of them all being the new Kosciusko 1000 ride that kicks off from Mansfield and traverses the very best of the high country, before finishing just before the Australian Moto GP event at Phillip Islnad the next weekend.
Now that would make the ultimate week away for any serious moto fan: six days in the mountains followed by a weekend cheering on Casey Stoner's rubber-laying Ducati -- too good!
ATBT rides are very competitively priced and include good standard commercial accommodation and meals, and, of course, the impeccable guiding services of Klaus himself, one of the true elder statesmen of the Aussie dirt bike scene.
For more details and information, check out the Australain Trail Bike Tours calendar on the www.eatmydirt.com.au web site or call Klaus at ATBT direct on (0407) 42 4831.
And tell him TRAIL ZONE sent ya!
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au