How's Helge doing?
We get BIKE a month late ... will check it out if it ever shows up. The Brits take the copies they haven't sold in the UK at the end of the month ... and send them to America.
For a while Helge was promoting his own tour company. I heard a rider got killed on one of his tours ... haven't seen an ad or anything about the company since. Anyone have first hand info on this or a link? I think his tours cost $6 or $7,000 USD. Anyone ride on one know details?
Helge was the first guy to really do RTW on a bike and document it with really good photos. We had a copy of his book but we gave it away. Excellent.
Helge lacks the personality and humor of a Ted Simon or Austin Vince. But he'd be my first choice if my BMW broke down ... but after following his rides on BMW's ... I'm convinced I'd never own one ... or drag one across the Darien.
I met Helge at one of his slide shows, he was living/working with Tourtech out of Seattle, probably owns the company by now. Good business man.
His show had great photos but he had no story to go with it. He seemed to attack travel rather than enjoy it. Each his own I guess. Really hitched his wagon to BMW.