TDB2015 t-17: hello russia & good news again!

wow, time is moving fast! hurrah – our russian visas have come through! we’re really happy that this part of our trip is happening. we’re both looking forward to visiting kaliningrad! in the meanwhile i’ve found a way to offer up-to-the-minute gps tracking that looks and works like the map latitude generated for me two years ago. i really liked the feature in the past where people would keep refreshing our site just to see where we were and send us poi’s whilst en-route. hope you will like it again. emissionless’ homepage will be getting a location badge in the […]

clear communication

i love bumper stickers! they are perfect to convey political messages, affiliations or hobbies. not really a thing in europe, i really like the choice available online. for many years i had my trusted “hybrids are for pussies”-sticker, which i got from a SUV-drivers’ association page. classic! but there is a twist: since a twike, technically, *is* a hybrid, the sticker might be just a little bit misleading. since my rim failure last year and subsequent repair attempts (…and bringing everything back to its former glory) tw560 was on the road without any stickers, since i had to replace the […]

repairs: TWIKE broken canopy tube

during the last few weeks, my TWIKE was making some strange rattling noise from time to time. one of the last weekends i started to search more in-depth and found the culprit very quickly: a canopy tube had broken just around the locking mechanism. a few years ago, TWIKE 560 took part at the WAVE 2011 India. during this trip we at one point hit a pothole nearly as big as the TWIKE and were unable to slow down in time. the result was a broken locking pin and tube. this year’s canopy tube failure may well be a result […]