Passo Rolle, Dolomiti, Italy

  I found yet another nice ‘motovideo’ on Youtube. This one shows the Passo Rolle seen from the top case of a V-Strom, looking backwards ! We did this nice and ‘docile’ pass by mistake two years ago. Weather wasn’t so good and we decided to go further south than normal. The Passo Rolle turned out to be a very nice route! We’ll be leaving for the Alps ourselves in a few days again and will post our own reports in a bit. But until then, enjoy the nice videos and other things we find for you on the Net…

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If you can do this……

… then you can come ride the Alps with us. KIDDING! In fact, you can join us if you are only half as good as this guy… and a lot slower! These Japanese motor control events are fun to watch and many of the riders have amazing skills indeed. But to just enjoy our European Alpine Areas you don’t need to be a motor freak or divine technician. Just a plain, solid riding skill and focus on the road and your own security will suffice.  

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Shoot Video From Your Bike

  For some time now I have been looking to get me a video camera so I can store our wonderful rides for future generations to see. Cough. Alright, for ME to re-enjoy then, once I am too old and cranky to hold the BMW any longer. In any case, this is NOT so easy. There are many video cameras on the market these days, all digital, many expensive, and most not suited to mount on a vibrating and bouncing BMW with boxer engine ! In the end, there seem to be a few good ones, specifically aimed at being…

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Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires

I don’t know about you, but there are two things that I do NOT fancy too much when riding: gravel in fast corners and wet weather riding. Now, the gravel is a given and you can only slow down and/or trust your luck. But the grip in wet weather depends to a large part on your tire choice. So far I’ve been riding Metzeler Z6’s, but I am pretty sure my next set of tires will be the all-new Michelin Pilot Road 3. Here’s a little video explaining the new tire and having read lots of good reviews on it,…

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The Track Diesel Motorbike

  I keep promising these guys that I’ll come by and do a test ride.. and I will. But unfortunately I have too many other things in life that take priority currently. Nonetheless, I keep following the ‘story’ for you, and so I thought to give you a heads-up on their new website. On their blog there is also mention of going ‘abroad’ this year, so the Track will be available outside Holland soon !

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Tourstart Startup

 Some time last year I was approached by a gentleman in Denmark, who is trying to get a new website off the ground. It is all about motorcycling, and more precisely, about getting people to contribute their tours and make them visible using Google Maps. The site has some merit, but needs lots more contributions. As with any Internet Project, if things remain unchanged for longer than 20 seconds, they’ll die! So if you’re interested, HAVE A LOOK HERE and see if you can input your ride report or route to add to the collection !

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