Alpentourer

Finally pulled the trigger and after all these years of buying the wonderful magazine from time to time at the kiosk, I now subscribed. I met the editor once at a motor trade show and I think he has the same mindset I have…. being a northerner with mountaineer blood and motor oil in his veins :-) Together with the first issue of the mag I also received the Tourenplaner 2018 (the thick booklet with the Biker and Betten hotels), the nice Tourenatlas and a ‘tube’ (headscarf). Still a pity there are not many places and tours for France and…

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Our new BMW

Against all odds I (read that as: we) DID buy a brand-new, liquid-cooled, super-duper, all-options-included BMW R1200GS. Yessir….. It turned out to be too complex to ‘import’ my two old BMW’s into Italy, and with help of a friend and the movers company (who carried them back with them for free !!), I sold them both. That certainly wasn’t enough to get me a new one, not even a young used one. But then we also sold our house….. and that made the difference. So in the end, and with some adventurous traveling, we got us a new one. Now,…

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EuropeRides turns FREE

EuropeRides continues as a free service As some of you may know I retired last year October. That is to say, I turned 65. Which for poor Dutch people like me does NOT mean I get any retirement money yet. Our fine government and bankers leeches have decided to change the rules and pay back our money only when we turn 66 or 67. Still, I stopped my Silver Cloud Publishing company, which was also the umbrella for many of my other commercial activities. And I decided to calm down, take things more relaxed. Living in Italy now that is…

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EuropeRides MotoMag goes PRO !

Since I have quite a few readers and the number is growing steadily, I decided to upgrade to PRO status. That means I have to PAY for the software now (was free until now) and it is not generating any money of course. So I’ll put a ‘donation’ button on my websites here and there. Some help WOULD be very much appreciated. The MotoMag is a motor news magazine powered by an ‘automated software’ from Paper.li. It means I seek out interesting sites, and the software picks up news from them. In addition I manually add articles I find all…

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Reconstruction going on

….. and YES, WordPress sometimes is driving me mad !! I ported the existing site to a new theme and all hell broke loose. Now trying to get all pages to look normal again, but not being very successful at the moment. So please, bear with me while I chip away at the code….. At the same time I am also working on the photos of our US trip and of some of the more recent trips here in Italy. Not that I was bored or something…….

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