What a pleasure
Again and again, and even more in recent years - motorcycle riders stop and relax at the Hotel zum Pinzger. I am an enthusiastic bike rider as well, so for me it was a logical conclusion to adapt to the needs of those visitors after taking over the management of our family-run hotel.
It started of course with a moped: before my sixteenth birthday in gardens and fields, then with a good old Puch on public roads. After I made my driver's license, the motorcycle was not used for a few years. Tourism school and university kept me busy, and work at the hotel and studies abroad did not leave much time for bike riding.
As I could not suppress my passion forever, so I bought a KTM 640 LC4 back in 1998. One year later, I converted the KTM into a Super Moto. Two guys from our gang had to give up motorcycling because of accidents, which ultimately led me to the decision to sell the KTM. But again the farewell was not final.
In 2004 I indulged in my passion again with a Yamaha XT 660 R. Although a perfect all-around motorcycle, the XT did not seem to be really satisfying, so I changed to a Suzuki GSR 600 after one year. This bike gave me a new taste: from then on the motto was "stripped and big"! Since the GSR was stripped, but not necessarily big, a replacement had to be found. So a Triumph Speed Triple, a motorcycle that fascinated me already in his first version in the early nineties, took the Suzuki's place. When I was eagerly waiting for my driver's license, the Speed triple was my object of desire. After three seasons of pleasure in summer 2009, I finally sold the Triumph. I will start next season with a Suzuki Bandit 1250. A compromise motorcycle - for my wife now also has a motorcycle license but does not want to have a motorcycle herself, so it should be somewhat "gentler". The Bandit served its purpose, and since July 2013, I have been riding over the alpine passes with my guests on a Triumph Tiger 800. In August of this year, I also got a Ural sidecar motorcycle.
Now there is another dream unfulfilled: a Norton Commando 850 Mk3, preferably built in 1976 (like me)…
A love for two wheels does not just apply to the motorized version but also includes mountain biking over mountains and fields in the Zillertal. As a skilled mountain hiking guide, I'm happy to show guests the surrounding summits on foot. Of course, I'm most excited about conquering the curves of the surrounding alpine passes on motorcycle with guests. I'm also available anytime for giving advice regarding touring tips.