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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EuropeRides gets new equipment

Yup, we finally pulled the trigger on two things: a trailer to carry bikes on, and a Garmin Zumo 550. I don’t understand how I could have done without one for so many years! Had Satnavs in my cars for almost 10 years already, but on the bike I only used my PDA with TomTom software to get us out of trouble. Easier than 3 tons of paper maps of course. I’ll be posting a complete instruction on how to get the Zumo installed at some point (for my BMW friends), but here are some pictures of the EuropeRides Transport…

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Site upgrade

You can’t really see it (yet) but the site has now been upgraded to the latest WordPress version, 2.5.1, allowing me to have more ‘tricks’ and control yet again. I am also hard at work on my Normandy Touring Guide and the new Moto Touring Newz website is starting to take shape now as well. That’s sort of a pet project of mine. Tomorrow (Saturday) we will ‘expand’ our little company with our own motortrailer, so we are more flexible in transporting our bike, and hence bring the car along too when needed! This Sunday (weather permitting) we have the…

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