It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.” 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


I have definitely not managed to become a perfectionist but I will try to travel with the least amount of baggage possible. Throughout my trip I will leave some things but I’m certain that I will also find some new things I cannot leave behind.

Many fellow bike tourists have explained their equipment in a very detailed fashion. I therefore allow myself to simply copy their links. A lot can be found under During the preparation of my trip, I took exactly those detailed description as a basis and changed a few things so it meets my needs.


Just a few words to my lovely bicycle:


Details:         Tout Terrain Silkroad 
                       equipped with Rohloff Speedhub 14 Gang, 

                         SON Nabendynamo,

                       Hydraulische Shimano XT Scheibenbremsen,

                       Supernova E3 Lichtanlage,

                       The Plug III  USB Stromversorger am Cockpit                                 
           und ein Brooks Ledersattel.


Name:            Skarabaus



Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. They survive in large numbers and, through their inscriptions and typology, they are an important source of information for archeologists and historians of the Ancient world. They also represent a significant body of ancient art.

For reasons that are not clear (although no doubt connected to the religious significance of the Egyptian god Khepri), amulets in the form of scarab beetles had become enormously popular in Ancient Egypt by the early Middle Kingdom (approx 2000BCE) and remained popular for the rest of the pharaonic period and beyond. During that long period the function of scarabs repeatedly changed. Primarilyamulets, they were also inscribed for use as personal or administrative seals or were incorporated into jewelry. Some scarabs were apparently created for political or diplomatic purposes to commemorate or advertise royal achievements. By the early New Kingdom heart scarabs had become part of the battery of amulets protecting mummies.