In fact, because we were so early, I managed to turn in the rental car, walk over to the Long Distance Train Station in the airport AND get my ticket changed to an earlier direct train from Frankfurt Flughafen to Wels, Austria! It did cost me 4.50 Euro to make the change but I gained over 4 hours in time!
The ride on the train was smooth and boring, the way you want train rides to be. It came on time, got me to Wels on time, living up to the reputation of German train schedules this time.
A similar train to the one I rode in....
Once in the Wels Station, I went over to the taxi stand and a few minutes and 11 Euros later, was at my hotel. Easy Peasy.
After doing some work, I took a break and borrowed one of the bicycles available for guests of the hotel and rode the almost 8 kilometers to the Ural dealer in nearby Marchtrenk. Man, that's work.
Got there with no issues, met Hari, the proprietor who was very busy. So I got out of his way, and took some pictures of some of the more interesting rigs he had on display besides the new rigs he had for sale.
The oldest rig I found, in military colors....very interesting
Interesting airbox on this rig, kind of like the one designed by
a sovietsteeds member I think.
Cargo space to spare....
This is the rig I'll be renting, note the starting kilometer reading
Dneper/BMW rig....wonder how it runs.
So, I pick up the rental rig tomorrow, may have to get some more cash out of ATMs beforehand as it appears the dealership is not set up for credit cards for this work.
All for now, tomorrow, I head into the Cortina di Ampezzo area with a bit of luck.