East of Bastardo

Folks…… I checked my activity and it appears that my last Ride Tale was the one of Independence Pass, a year and a half ago, and my active period was up until 2012…… SO MUCH has happened since. Those knowing me more intimately – and running Facebook – know most of it, but I guess there’s a new generation on BMWSportTouring that might not. Or is there? I browsed through the site a lot these past few days and it appears that there is a lot less activity overall…… hey, are you ALL on Facedbook now !!?? Well, lets change…

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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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Independence Pass, CO

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 23rd 2016, some of us gathered to ride/drive to the mighty Independence Pass. Most of you now already know how it ended for me, so I won’t go into that. Apart from the somewhat chaotic ending of the day this was a great ride ! First time in Colorado, first time in American mountains (not counting a trip to Lake Tahoe and some flying…

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