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No Time For Blogging

I don’t have much time for blogging these days: weekdays are for work, and weekends are reserved for family business (<grin />) and motorcycle touring…

(Click on the image to see more of my trip)

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My admiration of the R1100S motorcycle should be clear to any reader of this blog. Even today, I think back to mine from day to day. If it weren’t for my back and hip issues, I would probably still own and ride it.

I’ve shown a picture of a similarly modified BMW R1100S before: street-fighter handlebars and a windscreen extension turn it into a different proposition.

Paul Campagna’s BMW R1100S as he bought it (click on the photo to see more pictures of the bike)

And then wonder: why did I not convert mine to such a form, rather than trade it for the F800GT ? Well, there’s no use crying over spilt milk – but I would love to ride an R1100S with a street-fighter handlebars for a day or so!

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Last Sunday, I covered almost 200 km on a good half day. Sunny but not too warm: the ideal weather for a ride and some photographs!

More and bigger photos can be found in my Flickr stream – just click to go there

I hope the photos convey some of the pleasure I had during this trip.

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First Tour Day of 2017

Sunday March 26th, was one of the best days of the year: sunny and not too cold. Time for a ride on the BMW F800 GT – and a nice ride it was. Proof by pictures: see them all on Flickr.

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Note: I wasn’t the only two-wheeler to take a bike to the road!

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We were too intent on riding our bikes rather than photographing them, but I still managed a few good stills during our recent Eifel trip. Here’s the black and white version; click on the photo to see them all on my¬†Flickr album for this trip.

Rain in the morning, sun in the afternoon

Rain in the morning, sun in the afternoon

Not as good as I would like them to be, but that’s an incentive for more touring and more photographing!

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The solar energy production numbers are in for July, and they’re below average. For 2010 up to and including 2015, the average production of the month of July is just above 298.000 Wh; this year just got us 94,5% of that.

Luckily July also ended with a four-day motorcycle weekend that was a lot of fun. Yes, we had our fair share of rain this year, but that did not spoil our trip. Lots of fun, lots of fast and slow turns, a great landscape, and a fantastic way to get to know the F800GT better. The GT turns out to be an excellent motorcycle for the roads in the Eifel region (in Germany, near the Belgian border). And we also found a nice place for a cup of cappucino ;-)

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All Packed And Ready To Go

I have packed the bike, prepared the route, coordinated with my friends: we’re ready to go on our motorcycle weekend. I hope to find a few occasions¬†to get some more good pictures of our bikes, for example like this one:

Krakatoa's 2013 BMW F800GT

Krakatoa’s 2013 BMW F800GT as pictured on http://advrider.com/
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