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Carsten

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RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« on: January 31, 2020, 11:22:19 AM »
Since a couple of years, I regularly take part in a vintage motorbike winter meeting, the "Tauerntreffen". Most participants travel there with a sidecar machine. But mine had technical problems this year, couldn't be fixed in time. So I was riding my solo motorbike 650 km to the meeting.

The meeting itself is taking part in an alpine hut ("Edelrautehütte") at 1725 m (5660 ft), always on the last weekend in January. The most enthusiastic riders stay in tents (which I didn't do). To reach the meeting area, you have to fight your way over a 5 km (3.1 mi) long snow-covered alpine path, which is not only not cleared, but is also used as a toboggan run.

This year's plan: Going there with the RadWagon. My wife had the "special permit" to travel by car. And took the RadWagon on the car roof. From our hotel to the Edelrautehütte I had to ride 10 km (6.2 mi) with an altitude increase of 700 m (2300 ft), 500 of them (1640 ft) on the toboggan run.

The RadWagon winter snow test ride revealed that the battery only lasts approximately 9 km at -8 °C under these conditions. I could push about 1 km with motor support, then the last 200 m I had to push without.

But it was so much fun! Here are some pictures to share with you:














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« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 12:28:13 PM by Carsten »

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Re: RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 02:51:22 PM »
Yes! This what I want to see. Carsten appears to be awesome, doing awesome things. Ice spikes! Captain Von Trap!
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Re: RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 07:43:48 PM »
This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2020, 01:46:29 PM »
That's the spirit! :)


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Re: RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 01:28:56 PM »
I’d like to know where you got those snow tires. I live in Massachusetts and in the winter we get quite a bit of snow- I have been looking for a good set for my Radwagon.

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Re: RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 07:37:55 PM »
I’d like to know where you got those snow tires. I live in Massachusetts and in the winter we get quite a bit of snow- I have been looking for a good set for my Radwagon.

Hi Trisha, I put these Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my RadWagon last year: https://amzn.to/2XMCI5k

They were great for any ice and packed snow. Had to be more careful in slush. On the plus side they are cheaper now than when I bought them during winter. I would probably try to get something slightly wider if at all possible. Looks like Carsten was using the Schwalbe ICE Spiker Pros. These look like them: https://amzn.to/30FOCQk

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Re: RadWagon in the snowy Alps
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 06:31:51 PM »
Looks like great fun! I wonder if a thermal wrap would have helped the battery?