me again, just talked to Klaus on the phone.
The accident happend as Klaus was guiding a group back to Hamburg after they had been on a motorcycle travellers meeting in Gieboldehausen in Germany. Klaus looked for a moment too long on his map and as he looked up again he was about to hit an oncoming car. He tried to jump off, but did not make it anymore.
After the accident he was taken to hospital with a helicopter. He was in hospital for two weeks and could leave in a wheelchair today. Maybe another couple of weeks and the doctors are taking the screws out. In six weeks or so he should ride again.
Here is his telephone number, in case you want to talk to him.
0049 4173 486
or his email
Klaus helped me so much on my journey, but I am more than 1000kms away. So if there is somebody near Hamburg, please phone Klaus and ask him if he needs anything.
His bike, a XT600Z Tenere 1VJ, is junk. But he said he still got another bike in his garage.