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14th ATiC meeting
Opocno / Czech
August 2002

Location

The 14th ATiC meeting in Opocno/Czech Republic was scheduled to take place from 15th of August 2002 until 18th of August 2002. Due to the century flood happening in the mid of August we were very unsure if this event could happen.

Finally we decided to do it and when I started in Germany the weather was quite nice and sunny. The trip lead us through lots of flooded districts and especially those coming from the north had to choose big redirections to reach Opocno.

Anyway, finally nearly all of us managed to arrive in Opocno and we were very lucky for our decision. There was even lots of sun at the beautiful Lake Broumar during the following days.

Opocno Castle

This meeting was perfectly organized by ATiC #1459, Petr Smola. The campsite of Opocno is very well equipped and the town's swimming pool is directly nearby. If you want to learn more about the area, check out

http://www.visitczechia.cz and http://www.opocno.cz.

Coordinates of the campsite are:

N 50.2709
E 16.1279

Report

Different ways of touring - finally all of us arrived safe in Opocno!

As usual this meeting started with heavy - no, not headache, but heavy preparations on the bikes. It seems that meanwhile most ATiCs spend no time or money for spare parts or service in their hometowns but shift all necessary work to the next ATiC meeting. This time we learned about changing of tires, replacing wheel bearings, glueing broken plastic tanks, fixing broken front panniers or simply moving 50l of fuel from one tank to the other.

The next days were spent with touring through the endless hills around Opocno ...

The more tougher ones among us choose an exciting offroad track nearby ...

The evenings! Off course - ATiC BBQ. After arrival of the mobil grill and the huge pig I didn't believe that ATiCs would manage to get this down but 2 hours later nothing was left!

In the evenings we choose between exhaustive sitins around the bikes directly at the coastline of Lake Broumar ...


.. and the excellent restaraunts nearby (hmmm, Palatschinka!).

Participants

Participants for this meeting:

  1. Petr Smola & Lucka Jarkovska
  2. Michael Dipper
  3. Bernd Wolfes
  4. Nina Mueller
  5. Andreas Lienhardt & Tina
  6. Giancarlo Albrecht
  7. Gian Luca Giangualano
  8. Loredana Durighello on XLV600
  9. Frank Mueller
  10. Christina Melcher on XLV600
  11. Thomas Mueller
  12. Michael Krebs
  13. Falk Schmal
  14. Guido Raunick & Merle
  15. Martin Bischof & Cornelia
  16. Stefan Schneider
  17. Jens Homberg
  18. Frank Reichert
  19. Udo Koelling
  20. Arnd Ruegge
  21. Stefan Weber
  22. Ingo Doering
  23. Axel Willimzig
  24. Oph on XTZ 750
  25. Lukas Doldy on DR BIG
  26. Vlaimir Kucera
  27. Josef Hodac
  28. Robert Galka
  29. Wojciech Jasinski
  30. Piotr Starzak
  31. Leos Medek
  32. Adrian Marecek
  33. Libor Kuna on XLV1000
  34. Adam Vápeník
  35. Vladimir Stehlik
  36. Michal "Beda" Dusek & Jitka Korotvickova
  37. Francesco Gentile
  38. Vlastimil Krízek
  39. Guido Marangoni & Daniela
  40. Josef Krenn
  41. Marketa Hynkova
  42. Michal Hynek
  43. Ivo Michale
  44. Michal Kverka
  45. Daniel Kverka
  46. Radek Vedral
  47. Rittson Tomas

Disclaimer

We as the ATiC provide only information regarding to this event. We offer roadbooks for possible tours and try to help you in finding a suitable accomodation. However, you join all events totally voluntary and on your own risk. We are absolutely not responsible for things that happen to you or to your gear. In case of an accident, damage or loss you and the involved persons are fully responsible to each other. You cannot claim ATiC for any reponsibility.

 
 
 
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