Time for the first post! I have been lurking around for a while here, mainly enjoying all the nice ride reports and photos. Finally, I think that it is time to start contributing myself. But don't expect exceptional trips to the most remote places of this world. In this thread I will mainly report on short rides in my "backyard", the SouthWest of Germany. Even though I was born in Austria, I am based in Darmstadt right now (yes, the city in Germany near Frankfurt, not the town in Indiana ). Nevertheless I routinely use my Austrian background as an excuse to explore the Alps by bike; I plan to share some nice rides there with you as well. At the moment I ride a Fazer 8 and a WR 250R -- OK, I admit that one can debate whether riding a sportive bike is adventurous; but I do hope that the little WR counts. Finally, spring time is here! Until April the only option was winter riding... Stay tuned for the first ride report!