Motorcycle trips and some other trips
Traveling, an introduction;
The best thing when owning a bike is riding it, so that's what I do as often
as I can. Sometimes I drive alone, sometimes with friends but most of the time,
I carry my camera.
The best way to travel new or familiar places is ofcourse by motorcycle. From a car,
bus, train or plane, it's like watching TV but when you are driving a motorcycle
through the curves and on the straights and smell the forrest, or the cornfields or
even the polution in the industrialised area's, and you feel the wind in your face, then
you know you're there and you not only see but feel the scenery your traveling.
With a Harley in South Africa
There is one exception on that and that is an oldfasioned 4x4 car. I've been to
Albania with a Hyundai Galloper II and liked that very much and my own "playcar"
was a Suzuki Samurai Rhino for a few years.
I do like the Landrover Defender very much and maybe, some day, .....
The Galloper II in Albania
Although I prefer to travel on my motorcycle, I do sometimes travel without.
Even without a motorcycle, getting to know new people, making
new friends and seeing other cultures and countries is making my life
much richer and broadens my view on the world and on life in general. In
general, it is pleasant to be traveling anyway.
Because I have a wife and five children I am limited in the time and money to
spend on bike trips so most of my trips are to neighbouring countries like Belgium,
Friesland and the North of France but in May 1999 I made a beautifull trip on a
rented BMW R100RT in South Africa.
My future travel plans;
Five years later I returned to South Africa to make a very nice trip on a Harley
Another very memorable trip was when I had to make a business trip
to Anaheim, California in 2002. After the business part in the first week, I had
a week holiday.
I rented a BMW R850 to drive to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and a part of Route
66 in Arizona.
Also an interesting trip was in 2005. Together with my brother in law, I drove in a day
to Paris and back.
Some of the trips I want to do in the (near) future are;
And now I just need the time and money to do it......
- The first trip I want to do is the trip to Tarifa and Gibraltar. For a long time I
wanted to make the trip from the North Cape in Scandinavia to Gibraltar, the small
British rock in the South of Spain and the Spanish town Tarifa. In July 2006, I did
the first part of this trip, to the North Cape and it was even better then I expected.
- A trip to Istanbul in Turkey. the same distance from my home as Gibraltar but another
culture. That should be interesting.
- In Great Britain, I want to visit Stonehenge, Land's End, John o'Groats, the Ace Café and
a lot more interesting places. Maybe visit some castles.
- One of my dreams is to ride a Honda GoldWing or Valkyrie or a Harley in the USA, from
San Francisco to Los Angeles and from Los Angeles on route 66 to Chicago. From Chicago
to Toronto in Canada and then to New York and finaly to Boston.
- A trip I also want to make very much, is to go to South Africa again and finish the trip
I planned to make in 2004, to Namibia and to Cape Town.