Sandy Klausenhaur is a 34 year old German citizen. He currently serves in the Bundeswehr as a mechanic, but took a month of leave in order to take a motorcycle tour of Europe, inspired by Long Way Round when the outbreak occurred. After riding through Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, and Chernarus. He was on his way to Miroslavi to both ship his motorcycle home and take a flight home himself when he broke down on a trail, went to a farmhouse nearby to call for assistance, and encountered his first infected. After successfully defending himself from the farmer and his daughter, he went back to find his motorcycle missing. He now searches through Chernarus for his missing motorcycle. Sandy isn't a combat veteran, nor is he particularly skilled, although time spent with the Bundeswehr did familiarize him with many weapons, and his father was in a pistol shooting club in his hometown of Steinmark. He studied English from an early age, and always had an interest in mechanical devices. As time progressed, that interest grew into his love of motorcycles, specifically BMW and Ural (incidentally, the motorcycle he rode around Europe was a Ural Patrol with optional 2 wheel drive, and a custom shovel and axe mount).