An electrifying adventure
Maximilian Semsch is a real eBike adventurer. The filmmaker and photographer rode 16,000 kilometers around Australia. Now he is out to discover his homeland of Germany in five months.
Traveling through each of the Federal States
16.000 km across Australia:
What a Trip!
Born in Munich, he is a documentary film maker who likes unusual assignments. In 2012 he did a 16,000 kilometer tour of Australia on a bike equipped with Bosch e-drive. “Without the least problem” he says today, “and back then, , the technology wasn’t what it is today.” Only 50 instead of today’s 75 newton meters of torque and batteries of 300 instead of 500 watt hours. Says Semsch: “Back then it was a real test. Nobody had ever covered such a distance before. All of it in plenty of wind, heat and plenty more loneliness.” He still tours across Germany with his award winning documentary “What a trip” .
In the first three weeks alone, Semsch covered 1,500 kilometers. “Most of it on routes I didn’t know. Of which, 1,400 kilometers on bike trails.” Wonder upon wonder. The world’s largest organ in Erfurt, the former border crossing Checkpoint Alpha, sunsets on the banks of the Danube: “I was camping on a sandbar with mussels, sat at my campfire and though, the beaches in Thailand are not more beautiful, just more exotic.”
Per „Turbo“ zur Wartburg
The ascent from Eisenach in Thuringia to the Wartburg castle is a tough challenge, even with electrid ride support. Up to 27% gradients. Pushing will not do. The bike loaded with 45 kilos of kit is too heavy. So, after dismounting for a moment during the ascent, Maximilian Semsch asked a companion to push him a meter or two. As soon as he is in the saddle, the adventurer rides through to the top in Turbo mode, i.e. with the maximum of 300 percent electric ride support.“Awesome!” says a broadly beaming Semsch.
Pause für Fahrer und Akkus
With his trekking bike including Bosch eBike system Performance Line CX, Semsch usually does not cover more than 80 bis 100 kilometers a day “I take time for each region. I shoot stills and video.” Typically he rides in Tour mode; there is enough time during his breaks or overnight to load both batteries.
Many enthusiastic companions
Time and again he has riding companions, including personalities like the famous ski-jumper Kens Weissflog, who rode with him for a day. Today the legendary ski-jumper operates a hotel where he makes eBikes available to his guests. But numerous other people have joined Semsch. The sign up via facebook and the internet.
Relaxing time guaranteed
Semsch is enthusiasic about how well his native Germany is suited for biking and about the hospitality of the people he meets: “My recommendation to everynoe is to eBike Germany for a week. It’s mor relaxing than seven all-inclusive days on the beach can ever be.”
Interview with Maximilian
Performance Line CX
Setting the standard for eMountain biking in sporty terrain and on the mountain. The Performance Line CX facilitates sporty dynamic acceleration even on alpine terrain.
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