In order to tell the story of how we, the Lenz Family, discovered motorcycling we have to turn back the clock a bit – 50 years to be precise, when my Grandma Berta had the crazy idea of building a petrol station with an adjoining cafe. The people in the valley simply shook their heads: a woman and a petrol station – that will never work.
Cars and motorbikes were also repaired at our petrol station back then and my father started an apprenticeship to become a mechanic. The memories of that time still make him chuckle. He often tells about how they fine-tuned and pottered around until late at night or about the jaunts through Paznaun afterwards. If you grow up like this, it is almost inevitable that you will have a passion for vehicles of all kinds, and I couldn’t wait to turn 18 and finally get my motorbike driving licence.
To this day we still enjoy the sociable and good atmosphere in the guest garden or at the regulars‘ tables when we have motor bikers as guests. Chatting, talking shop, having a laugh and telling our guests about our favourite routes – that’s just how we like it! After the bike season, my father and I retreat occasionally to the workshop to work on our two oldies and give them a good revamp. Domestically produced vehicles that now belong “on the scrapheap”, such as the PUCH VS50 moped (built in 1954) and the PUCH 175 SV motorbike (built in 1956), are our passion. We also love good food and drink and are very attached to our Paznaun Valley. And yet it goes without saying that we are very familiar with the alpine region and its roads beyond the borders of our state.
Andreas Lenz Andreas Lenz - MoHo host since 2019
If you grow up at a petrol station directly on the Silvretta Pass road and see several of your idols almost every day, it’s virtually inevitable that you will become a motorcyclist! Now I welcome my idols from back then to our hotel and my school friends have long been telling me that I have “petrol in my blood“.