Skid course

Making holiday plans is one thing to prepare for new road trips but developing better skills is a valuable one too. No matter how long you already ride, you can always learn more and get better. Every ride you have to anticipate on the road conditions, other traffic and your own state of mind. This…

Holiday plans

Winter with lots of storm, rain and changing temperatures. Hard to keep up with and not my favourite season. Fortunately we passed the shortest darkest day…now the days only get lighter and longer 🙂 To deal with the winter season in which riding does not happen a lot and Bumblebee is hanging on a battery…

Ossi bikes in Berlin

Salt and snow on the roads…so unfortunately no riding on Bumblebee. But time to take off to Berlin for a long weekend of fun. Berlin used to be divided in East and West Berlin by the Berlin Wall and that is still visible nowadays years after the fall of the wall. Berlin is my favourite…

Salt & show

Riding is therapeutic and I love to do it the whole year round but there is one reason not to ride… And that is when they spray salt on the roads because it is really eating your bike alive.  Fortunately it rained in between and on my day off the weather was dry and with…

Pink, flowers & girl bikes

Dear designers of motorcycles and bike wear, What women want? The same as men. Some like fast bikes, other tour bikes or choppers. The only thing that differs is that women have different anatomy, are smaller on average and less strong. Searching for a bike lots of bikes were striped of my list. Not because…

Operation Bumblebee 

After a melt down on the highway some weeks ago Bumblebee is fixed again. With the enormous help of my friend who is mechanic we operated Bumblebee. First we changed the sensor for a new one and to be sure we also changed the fuel pump with the help of a donor bike. I find…

Future motorcycling

With the EICMA in Milan the excitement for the new generation of motorcycles starts again. But what will motorcycling in the future look like? It is hard to say since we always use our own reference set and the possibilities that are available now. But we already get a small peek in the future.  For…

Bikerparadise island

While the spare parts for Bumblebee are on their way we were invited by our German friends to join them for a week on Mallorca. Flying to Palma I joined Marc who rode all the way to Mallorca together with Volker on their GS bikes. Leaving Germany in the pouring rain I arrived at a…

Bumblebee break down

Some disadvantages have advantages. While Ophelia brings heavy storm to Ireland the Netherlands are experiencing some of the warmest Autumn days ever on the other site of the Channel. We decided to make use of this beautiful sunny Sunday and take Bumblebee and Megatron for a tour partly around the north of the IJsselmeer which…

Observe, anticipate & enjoy!

Since I ride motorcycle I experience traffic completely different. Being outside on a balance vehicle surrendered to the elements I observe and anticipate with a clear purpose. Being able to park my Bumblebee in the garage in one piece including myself! Motorcycling is great fun taking in the scenery, enjoying winding roads touring around. But…

Escaping Autumn in France

Since we did not have a great summer and Iceland is not really the summer destination on earth, the three of us decided to hit the road to France to catch some sun. For the first time we used a motortrailer which is very practical if you haven’t got a lot of time and want…

Touch down

When I was thinking of buying Bumblebee lots of motorcycles were to tall or heavy for me. My dad said you don’t have to carry your bike and he is right. But if you have to push or pull it out of the garage and move it around it is very nice if you are able to do this…