Category Archives: touring

Hopes for 2018

This hardware has been in my back for one and a half years, since the accident in the roundabout.

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Misnamed, but makes a lot of sense

I’m coming to you from the last long tour of the year, a week long loop with stayovers at Karlsruhe, Bourg en Bresse, Avignon, Bologna, Bolzano, Augsburg and then back home.

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Ronda Ronda #5 (saved on Ascension Day)

Come gather ’round people To France I did roam I’ll admit that the tyre I was using was worn

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Ronda Ronda #4 (with smurfs)

Bit of a cliffhanger at the end of last post, so let me tell you:

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Ronda Ronda #3

It’s been a few days since I posted from my motorcycle tour in Spain, and they have been eventful days, so here goes:

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Ronda, Ronda #2

The first three days of my tour have been, beautiful, at times exhausting and there was a lot to experience and learn. So, here are a few photos and comments:

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Ronda Ronda #1

I’m preparing for a two week ride to Spain and back and will be leaving on Friday, in two days. This was the shakedown phase:

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On the left: the original BMW aluminum hard cases for the R 1200 GS, made by Touratech. On the right: Touratech’s aftermarket hard cases for the R 1200 GS, the “Zega Pro 2 And-black” Version. There are some differences, obviously.

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A Man with a Goatee and an Egg of all Trades

Do you know Keith Code? He’s a brilliant riding instructor, founder of the California Superbike riding school and author of “A Twist of the Wrist” and “A Twist of the Wrist II”. I’ve been reading these books recently and have … Continue reading

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I’d like to share a few photos from a tour I’m coming back from today. It led me to the south of France.

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