Is all this gloom and doom stopping you !?

  Well, it is stopping some people. So here is the good news: we have time on our hands to accommodate your travel again, since two US customers have canceled their plans. And that’s the bad news; some folks really are feeling the pinch of these economic woes unfortunately. And yes, I keep promising to update the site, but like so many of you I am too busy trying to make a living. This has been a bad winter too, in more than one way, so I did hardly do any riding. Bummer ! I can only promise you that…

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First bookings for 2009

Hi everybody. As you already figured from the absence of much activity here, we are very busy! Busy with the Internet work I do, but also with preparing the 2009 riding season. We did some (delayed) scouting in September and found you some great new roads to discover in the Alps. I’ll be posting a story about the trips later in November. We also are starting to get the first preliminary bookings for the next season, so if you have any plans to visit Europe next year, then do not wait too long with contacting us ! We hope petrol…

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Site updates soon !

We’re back from yet another Alps Ride and I am now sifting through 2000 photos! I’ll be putting some of them in the Pictures and Stories section over the next weeks! We did some famous and not-so-famous routes, covering the Col de l’Iséran, Col de la Télégraphe, Col du Galibier, Col du Vars, Col des Guérins (ever heard of that one !!??), Col du Festre and the ‘obvious’ one, Col de Bonette ! We visited great routes, such as the Défile de la Sauloix, the route around Lake Serre-Ponçon, parts of the Route Napoléon, the Itiniraire des Villages Perchés and…

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Your OWN website !?

Riding our motorcycles is a ‘seasonal thing’ for many of us. The bike goes in storage come end of Fall en stays on a charger until March or so. And what better to do in that ‘dark, bikeless period’ then to read and WRITE !? Since I run a web hosting and design company as well, I figured why not use the skills, contacts and resources to offer cheap websites to bikers, and perhaps even motorbike clubs? Get your own blog and collect your news, ride stories, accessory preferences, travel plans and perhaps even a forum, and maintain it yourself.…

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Weather Info Added

One of the things I hate most is riding in the wet. I’ll do it when needed, but not with actual ‘pleasure’. So for all of you like-minded riders I have added a tiny little picture on the right, showing the overall rain activity in Europe, in miniature. Clock on it and you’ll be taken to the wonderful ‘Meteox site’ with LOTS more information on the weather all around Europe, and in multiple languages. At least you’ll know whether to bring your rain suit along or not (mine’s always with me).

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A better Garmin screw

Did you already lose your pesky little Garmin screwdriver and are now stuck with your Zumo firmly mounted on your bike? How many times have you cursed the finicky little thing, fumbling for the screw driver on your key chain and wondering why on earth Garmin didn’t make the top at least rotate so you do NOT have to turn your entire key chain to unscrew your Zumo security!!?? I found a solution (thanks to someone on the BMWST forum). Marco Boelis, who lives 12 km’s from my place, can provide you with a replacement screw, one that’s made of…

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