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This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

2016 US trip

Independence Pass, CO, 2016

September 1, 2016US travel Not only the Dutchy, in fact, but a whole bunch of people from the “Kachadourian Lodge” set out to visit the pass, and subsequently have lunch in Aspen on the other side! On this day, July

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Riding

I took a sabbatical from riding

And I have hesitated a long time to tell you all (as if anyone would be interested, really). You would think your life will quiet down once you get older….. well, not so. Time passes more quickly, or so it

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Riding

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

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EuropeRides

Col de la Madeleine Savoie France

Collected here is a small series of photos of the Col de la Madeleine. The photos were made between 2005 and 2009. Col de la Madeleine is one of the more challenging ‘cols’ (or mountain passes) with rather narrow roads

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France

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

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France

Up to the Col de l’Iseran

Yesterday Nina and I decided to benefit from a more cloudless sky and ride up to the Col de l’Iseran (Iseran Pass) that connects Val d’Isère – the famous posh winter sports resort) and the Maurienne Valley and Modane on

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Hotel Belvédère on the Pt. Saint Bernard Pass road

On the main connection between France and Italy in the eastern Alps, connecting the French Tarantaise region with the Italian Aosta Valley, lies this wonderfully equipped, motor-friendly hotel ! As you may remember, Nina and I checked them out earlier

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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

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How long will it last….

  until new laws will pop up to counter this ingenious device that is aimed at beating speed cams ?? Fortunately I don’t need it, but I can imagine that my faster brothers will have a use for it 🙂

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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

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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

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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

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Finished Ken’s new website

Our friend Kenny Simon lost his job in a similar way I did a a few years ago, after many years of loyal work. He too decided to start his OWN business instead of trying to work for another thankless

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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