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As promised, I have started posting new ride reports (and converting old ones too) on our newly setup FORUM ! Although the 3 weeks in France were pretty miserable weather-wise, we did manage to get a ride in to the Meditterranean and had some reasonably good weather on the way. Here’s the second of a series of photo reports on that trip !
I stumbled upon the new Givi B47 Blade. A topcase with a remote control. Not sure if I need that, but it LOOKS great and holds two helmets. Much unike the ridiculously (mis)formed case of the 1150RT. I’ll be having a hard look at this one, maybe for next season’s riding !
Ever since many of my websites got hacked a year ago, I have been struggling to get the forum that I had back up and running. But there are some files that are corrupted after the repair, the software I used is no longer supported and so I didn’t succeed. Reason why I decided to set up a BRAND NEW FORUM, this time integrated in the website and not separate, and port over as many of my RIDE REPORTS and TOURS as I can manage. It means I have to copy, alter the code and then re-post them, which is…
Can’t have the thing recommended on your site without actually owning it, now can you. Unfortunately the US manufacturer is very US-centered and hence not very friendly to resellers abroad, so I had to buy one. Still, I figure it will allow us to make you ‘ ride with us’ on our tours, so I think it is money well spent. I had planned to film our flight over the Cote d’Azur with friend Didier, but that obviously didn’t pan out because of the above. We’re now back in Holland and the BMW is still in France. So, I’ll be…
If you really MUST go to France, then so be it. But if you can avoid it, do NOT hit the road the coming Saturday, July 30th, because you’ll be on the road with just about half of the French population, mixed with a good deal of Nordic people all longing for the sun of the Mediterranean !! Same goes for south of Germany and Switzerland. If you can….. WAIT. Or go NORTH ! :-) Keep an eye on the website of the French Road Conditions, called Bison Futé. Nina and I will be riding south in France, but wait…
Yep, we’re back on our Alpine Base in the French Alps. Unfortunately it is not really riding weather, with the Galibier Pass having to be cleared of SNOW today, so the Tour de France can pass over it on Friday ! This is one FREAK Summer so far and we’re sitting here watching the rain come down. But the BMW is ready for touring, albeit down in the garage, and we’re hoping for some dryer spells in a few days. We’ll keep you updated of new tours and new places to visit. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, check our ‘Partners and Links’…