Material & Technical Support

Posted by on May 23 2007 |

Our journey is only possible with the support of our families and friends at home as well as friends that we met along our way. We would like to thank all of you, who are supporting us to live our dream.

We would also like to thank the companies that support us with their high quality products:

-VeloPlus bicycle equipment store, Switzerland, for enabling us to replace many parts of our equipment. Some pieces are designed by VeloPlus and tested in very hard conditions. Furthermore we are very thankful for their help with organizing our first slide show.

-Thomas Weiss and the Company FollowMe, Switzerland, for providing us the FollowMe parent-child tandem-coupling. Because of it Chan has now his first own travelling bike and can switch back and force between safely following Rebekka on his own bike and getting rid of some energy or travelling comfortably shelterd in his trailer behind me.


-Heribert Bayreuther and the Company Weber Technik GmbH, Germany, for their great support with our trailer `Ritschie´. This trailer is now travelling with us for more than 10´000 km, many of them on very rugged dirt roads through tropical Central America and the South American Andes. The sturdiness and the capacity to adapt to different situations makes the Ritschie, the main means of transportaion for our Child, to one of the most valluable pieces of equipment for all of us.


-Butch Gaudy and the Company MTB Cycle Tech, Switzerland, for providing Chan a Moskito kids bicycle, a bike that weighs olny 9 kg and for their great support with our ´papalagi´ touring bicycles. He produces this series of travelling bicycles for over 20 years now and we are, still after more then 30´000 cycled km, completely satisfied with our most important piece of equipment.


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  1. Martin

    Hallo Zusammen

    Da bei uns nächstens eine jährige Reise in Südamerika ansteht, habe ich schon einige Zeit auf Eurem Blog verbracht (Danke für die Berichterstattung). Wie ich sehe fahrt ihr das Papalagi ebenfalls mit dem Tourenlenker, jedoch mit einem verstellbaren Vorbau.
    Darf ich Euch fragen welcher Vorbau ihr benutzt bzw. welcher Vorbau sich wirklich über die lange Zeit bewährt hat?

    Es würde mich freuen, wenn ihr mir da helfen könntet. Sonst wünsche ich euch einfach ein tolles Leben, gute Gesundheit und vielen herzlichen Dank für die Inspiration

    Gruss aus der Schweiz

    29 Jun 2010 at 12:00 am

  2. François-Xavier

    Your trip is very inspiring ! Congratulations !
    Our turn to plan a bicycle touring trip. We actually plan to go for a trip around the world for a few yeas with our 6 years old daughter and I’m very interested to get feedback from you about your Follow-me. I’ve been gathering info about it for a while now and so far it’s all positive, but I could never get feedback from people using it for a long time in rough conditions as you might have done. How did it go? Did it tough the run? Did you go through troubles during the trip?
    Thank you very much for your answer, that will be very helful for us to decide whether or not we would go with this solution for our daughter.

    15 Aug 2012 at 4:27 pm

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