Check out our Twice Daily Motormag !

Being one of the first users of Paper.li, the Swiss attempt at making automated, curated on-line newspapers, we have the ‘EuropeRides MotorMag’ appear twice daily. The way it works is that it crawls through many thousands Twitter and Facebook pages and accounts that WE have liked, and picks up the articles on topics we indicate. Once in a while we also add other articles that we find. We haven’t upgraded the mag to ‘Pro’ status yet, since we don’t have much money to spare, but it is interesting in its present form already. Add it to your Favorites list and…

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Zomers Reisblog / Summer Travelblog

    For English, please scroll down a bit ! Een leuk nieuwtje voor onze Nederlandse volgers: we gaan deze zomer wat berichtjes schrijven voor Motorkledingwinkel.nl, over onze trips en reizen, en over produkten voor motorrijders.  Eén van die produkten krijgen we mee; een Held Multi Pack rugzak! Kunnen we hopelijk fijn ons Netboekje in kwijt, en wat andere spullen voor onze dagritten.   We vertrekken dit jaar eind juni naar de Franse Alpen, ons tweede thuis. En na een paar weken terug in Nederland gaan we eind augustus wéér. Beter nu nog doen,  zolang we de benzine, tol, verzekering…

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A SECOND motorbike?

We have more or less decided that we want one. A second motorbike. Used. (Even) more comfortable in the mountains, i.e. steering through the hairpins even easier than our RT. Did I mention ‘used’? We’ve thought about this long and hard and come to the conclusion that I (specifically) would just LOVE to have a GS-ish sort of motorbike in the mountains, but that WE do NOT want to give up our trusty 1150RT. And we’re certainly not rich in any way, so getting a new bike – first or second – in this current economic climate will be totally…

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Motorbeurs Utrecht

Wij zijn volgende week donderdag, 23 februari, te vinden op de Motorbeurs Utrecht. Als bezoekers, dat wel, want het loont voor ons niet om daar professioneel te staan. Maar we vinden het leuk om diverse ‘internet kennissen’ te ontmoeten, en uiteraard om het laatste chroom te bewonderen!   Next week Thursday, February 23rd, we’ll be at the national motorcycle show in Utrecht, The Netherlands. As visitors, mind you, because paying for a booth there is not feasible for our little outfit. But we like meeting our ‘Internet Acquaintances’ and of course we love to see all the latest chrome! Maybe…

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Certified Motorcycle Lodging

Motorrad-tourer from Berlin, Germany, has started a new service, called ‘Zertifizierte Unterkünfte’, freely translated as Certified Lodges. There are more such ‘groups’ or certifications, providing a sort of guarantee to motorcycle riders and -travelers that they’ll end up at hotels and other lodgings that will actually WELCOME them. Not all hotels do, you see! Note that I tend to use the term ‘riders’ and not ‘bikers’, since the latter seems to have a negative ring to it in both Europe and the US. I am happy to tell you that Nina and I have joined the group of ‘testers’ for…

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