Arrived in Kals a. Grossglockner, Austria (1,924m ASL) yesterday evening (August 6th, 2016).
Experienced multiple breakdowns (2 broken kickstands, brackets, gear cable, light, axial runout front and back wheel, bent quick release skewers, etc.) on the first, second, forth and fifth day. So I went from Frankfurt to Bad Mergentheim (Baden-Württemberg) by bicycle, by train to Munich the other day and from Munich up to the foot of the highest mountain of Austria, Grossglockner (OE/KT-001; 3,798m ASL, I've been on top of this peak 5 years ago) by bicycle. All together in 5 days.
It was a great experience anyway! I met so many interesting people on my way, some cyclists accompanied me for a few miles, hospital farmers allowed me to stay on their field with my tent and bicycle + trailer, I saved 18€ for the tunnel shuttle service as a cyclist from Vienna, who was going by car to Tirol was taking me trough the tunnel passage (bicycles strictly forbidden by federal law) ....
Today, I acclimatized myself. Tomorrow, I have to go to a bicycle shop in order to restore working order of my bicycle.
I plan to do OE/KT-304 on Tuesday, depending on wx condx (rapidly changing in the Alps) followed by other summits in this area (OE/KT, OE/TI, OE/TL).
Detailed report including video footage will follow after my return. Short preliminary reports may be posted over here.
Munich - Kals a. Grossglockner:
Jakob (JP), OE/DK3CW