Welcome to my blog. On this blog I will post my travels on a motorcycle. The first trip was the start of the blog, but soon after I finished, I realized that there would more travels done on my motorcycle. I hope you enjoy the pictures and thank you for reading.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

the new bike

 Well, here it is, the new bike, I bought it in the winter and during my last leave did some upgrades. Above the bike is getting a new subframe, Xtank deluxe and luggage rack. Already done was the rear suspension, it has now got a Hyperpro kit. Below is the bike displayed at the bmw motorrad days. Displaying the bike got me a free 90 years bmw book, so it made me some money already. The bike got a Touratech ralley fairing as well. Next is the front suspension and front wheel.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thanks for looking at my blog. I'm planning another trip in 2015?, this time to Magadan, it is still fresh and new, but I think it would be better to go with one or two people, as I would like to do the old summer road. The route will be simular to the route the guys did in long way round. Let me know if you are interested, or if you know of anybody interested.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Some pictures of my trip to Morocco! The beast is loaded on the trailer here, next to another gsa. I am sure they had lots to talk about on the road to spain.

Friday, March 23, 2012

To Morocco!

 As I mentioned, my Alaska Ushuaia trip has only sparked my need to travel more by bike. This time I am going with a group of 9 riders to Morocco for two weeks. The bikes go by trailer to the south of Spain, we follow them by plane and we will be re-united in Malaga. I dropped the bike off Wednesday, but not after putting some nice semi offroad tyres on it. I also bring a lot less luggage, so the bike should handle a bit better off road. Can't wait. The Beast rides again!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The end?

Well, I have made it home and am already back at work for a month. The last couple of days I spend in Buenos Aires walking around and taking some more pcitures. And then I deleted them. Small mistake. I flew home with a direct flight, payed for by my frequent flyer miles!
Coming home was strange but I quickly got used to it, I had some things to do before returning to the ship. Unfortunately, I had an accidant on the highway with my other bike, some dude decided to drive off from the shoulder onto the second lane, and that is where I was driving. So after an asphalt inspection of about 60 meters I walked away with only a dislocated thumb. But my bike is a totall loss and so is my outfit that kept me dry and warm over the last 36.000 kilometer.
I do know that this wasn't my only big trip. Being on the road for so many days really relaxes me and makes me happy. Next time I'll be heading East. Vladivostok? China?
I would like to thank all of you for reading my blog and your comments. Hopefully you enjoyed it and if you have any questions about any part of this trip, please let me know.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Buenos Aires

 Driving in Buenos Aires is not that bad compared to other cities, but it still isn't really fun, specially if you are at the same time trying to take pictures. Luckely there are lots of trafic lights, so I was able to take this one. 11 years ago I was on this same spot.
 Evita's balcony
 I did a lot of walking, and came across this old navy sail boat. I had a look around, they allow you to go almost everywhere, even the engine room.

 Main switchboard.
Today was the last day I rode the beast in South America. I dropped it of at the cargo area at the airport. Notice the windscreen, if I would have rode all the way like this, I would have been ever faster, I am sure. I have a flight on Friday, the bike will also leave on Friday but be in Amsterdam on the 5th. Nicely wrapped and secured to a pallet. Two more days of sightseeing and some more paperwork, that is all that remains.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Almost done

 Yesterday I drove from Bahia Blanca (where the dakar rally goes trough) to Villa Gesell, and I had the wind in the back, that was great. Today I spent on the beach, which looks a lot like the beach I grew up on. It was a nice relaxing day, tomorrow I drive to Buenos Aires, I have a meeting on Monday for the transportation. 500 kilometer to go and it is done.