A little Italian Ride Tale

Now, I am not going to repeat each and every post from my EuropeRides site here, but just to get things moving forward again, I will this time…… read on…. Folks…… I checked my activity and it appears that my last Ride Tale was the one of Independence Pass, a…

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FOR SALE !!

Our wonderful, cozy little apartment in the Trois Vallées area in France, smack in the middle of Europe’s largest skiing area, is for sale ! We have had wonderful times there, both skiing, hiking and as a base for our many motor trips, but now we are moving south to…

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Whereabouts and Plans

I left the last blog post up there for a while. On purpose. I still cannot get over the fact that Steve has died. But life goes on for those remaining behind. His family, his friends, his colleagues, and everybody else. So I’ll blog again. First of all, we’re still…

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Spinning my Internet Wheels

You won’t see any changes to the blog yet…. that’s because my Internet connection has gone belly-up. Or the cable underneath the driveway, to be more precise. At least, that’s what the ISP’s techie says. Hmpf…. now what. They want to dig up the driveway, ‘fix’ the cable, and have…

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America, here we come !

  Yes, it is time again…. we’ll be heading for the States this Fall again and planning on seeing a lot of friends, most on 2 wheels, with or without wings ! First we’ll head over to Aruba on Sept 30, to celebrate Vivian’s 30th birthday, then we’ll hop over…

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French Biker Power !

Apparently the French politicians – like most of their counterparts all over the world – have nothing better to do than come up with anal retentive ideas. Recently one of them came up with the brilliant idea to forbid lane sharing by motorcycle riders. That means filtering in between (almost)…

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Current ‘Projects’…..

Since not many people read here, I can safely list some of the projects I am currently working on….. And yes, as usual for me, not enough hours in a day! Oh, that picture on the left? Check out the list below….. I have a few irons in the fire…

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Blogging Time!

Darn! Been too busy once again! Here’s a quick update of what we did: we got on the bike, and onto the ferry to England. We visited our friends Didier and Liz in London and had a most wonderful 4 days visiting the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, meeting up…

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Writing a new book…..

Finally, I might add. Been wanting to do this for many years, ever after my first (co-authored) book appeared. Now I have decided and started. Working title is ‘Guide to Motor Travel in the Alps’, but that may change. I drew up the initial chapter titles and made a bunch…

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Almost time to go

Yes, I KNOW my last post was on August 24th, when we returned to France. And now we’re almost ready to head north to Holland again. Been too buys to write here…. sounds familiar? But apart from the usual headache-inducing thoughts and discussions centered around how to make a buck…

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My new office……

Unfortunately still temporary, but nonetheless a major improvement over the old one…. see for yourself ! Yes, we arrived at our ‘second home’ again. I say HOME instead of house, because that’s what it is to me. My favorite home at that, too! We’ll be here for awhile and I…

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Getting ready to leave……

Not definitely yet, but still…. we’ll be back home and truly settled by September 28th !! Lots of things to do… we start by taking the bike and my office PC’s (and ourselves) down to France. Planning of seeing the ‘Tour de France’, or at least the advertising circus….. doing…

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Facebook kills blogs

Since I’ve discovered Facebook, and became addicted, I am neglecting some of the other writing efforts. Among which is my blog, sadly. On the other hand I sometimes don’t know what to write and then won’t write. Simple. And effective. Let me collect some of the things that I FB’d…

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Facebook instead of blogging?

One of the curses of modern-day Internet and computers is that there is TOO much information and too many places to uphold it seems. Or maybe the problem is simply that I am such a nosy guy and like to try everything and anything. *grin*. Whatever the issue, fact is…

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The smell of fresh hay

There’s nothing I like better in Spring and Summer than the sweet smell of hay! I don’t know why. Maybe becasue I don’t smell anything all too well anymore, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood in Switzerland when I spent all Summers there. Today I took a ride…

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Am I still here ???

  …. Pinch…. ….OUCH ! …. Apparently yes. Writers block? Maybe. Busy? YES! And here I am, the man who bought a new paint set to take up the old hobby again in order to get some relax time off….. well, I sketched the outlines of my first new acquarelle…

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Gone riding again today…..

Today Riding School P’and Marieke Schipper get their brand new Yamaha XJ6 bikes and I am joining them to take some pictures of the delivery and the bikes themselves for the website. Before that I’ll take a ride to Enkhuizen and do some errands for Nina. Riding season now really…

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If it quacks like a duck…….

Some people in our hobby seem to think they need to defend a bunch of lowlife running a software pirate site in Sweden (I reported on simFlight about the trial that started trying to get them in prison – again – ). Some for good, or rather sincere, reasons of…

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Oh darn

I had been looking forward a 4-week vacation in the Alps and riding all our favorite, and some less favorite, passes. Hoping to scout some new routes too. That wasn’t to be because of Mom. We returned after 2 days and one ride. I was now looking forward to a…

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