Monday, June 29, 2015

The European Trip, Day 23 - Wels, Austria and the Family goes home.

This morning, I took Martha and the boys to the Frankfurt Airport and we arrived with plenty of time for them to check in and go through customs/security.

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.


SonjaM said...

Glad you made it to Wels without further ado. Can't wait to hear (read) about your European Ural experience.

Bob and Sharon said...

looking forward to hearing more

Bluekat said...

Nice. Didn't know there would be some riding going on. Good job on the bicycling too. 😊

redlegsrides said...

SonjaM, I shall try and provide good pics and posts.

Bob and Sharon, I'll do my best.

Bluekat, that loaner bike had a hard hurt. or maybe, I'm soft. Most probably the latter.

RichardM said...

I had heard a rumor that there was a Ural rental in the works but no details were shared. Nice photos and I really like the look of that airbox.

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Richard has finally made it to good wifi in Canada and we will be able to talk tonight. I am looking forward to reading about your next adventure. I was able to see Bob and Sharon last week. We laughingly share stories of people who come to visit for a night and stay for a month.

VStar Lady said...

Sounds like an excellent adventure so far. Looking forward to the Uraling Europe portion too!

Trobairitz said...

Italy, Germany, and now Austria. You get around.

Must have been sad to see the family go home, but I bet you are excited for the rental Ural.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks RichardM, the look of the airbox caught my eye immediately. I wonder how well it works.

Bridget, thanks for the update....really you guys should just run a B&B, make some money out of that hospitality habit of yours.

VStar Lady, the Ural portion has begun!

Trobairitz, not sad to see them go, they were ready and I had the uraling portion to think about.

ToadMama said...

Not much fanfare around the farewell. I'm guessing you were all ready to go your own ways by then. :-)