Hey, my friends call me Rapha. Like the brand, just not that popular. I like to eat! Pasta, pizza, chocolate, peanut butter…it’s a never-ending list. However, I’m somehow allergic to fruits and some other healthy stuff. But take this, I’m starting to make friends with some mean vegetables. Spinach, rocket salad and avocado are the newest members in my friends list. But there are still some enemies. Tomatoes are the worst! What else to say? I like REAL adventures, I jump out of planes, I like coffee (holding a barista licence), techno and metal is the music that keeps me pushing the pedals, Pasta & Pizza keep me alive, three brothers/ no sister, former table tennis player (somewhere between amateur and professional), Berlin-lover, Australia-lover, world-lover. And most important, I’m a gravel grinder, pedal crusher, bikepacker, ice-cream-lover, dog-not-lover, ultra distance cyclist, who (sometimes) loves the preparation more than the actual race, who is getting crazy when it comes to route planning or gear selection. Bikepacking changed my life and I look forward to take you into this world of never-ending stories, joy, happiness, satisfaction and challenges, but also a world of pain, fear and frustration.