Monday, september 14th, 2009
Because my sons and I had a lot of work on our regional news site www.regioactueel.nl, I spend most of my holiday taking pictures, doing
interviews, doing some video work, recording and editing and writing articles. I also spend a lot
of my holiday money on a new computer that was strong enough for HD video editing but after two weeks
of working as a reporter I wanted to have a small holiday on my bike.
My original plan was to go to the South of Germany so I left mondaymorning on the BMW F650GS.
After getting a full tank at the gasstation close to the Belgian border, I started on secondary
roads in Belgium to avoid the rushhour traffic on the freeways but after an hour or so I had to
get on the freeway because that was the only way to get to the South of Germany in the few days I had.
Unfortunately the weather was not so good. It was raining and there was a hard wind so I had to
put on my rain overall. Close to the German border I stopped for a coffee and bought a map of Germany.
First coffee stop
Then I crossed the border into Germany but after riding in the rain for some time, I decided that
riding in the rain and wind on the autobahn was not my idea of fun so I changed my plan, left
the autobahn a few kilometers after the Trier exit and programmed Echternach in Luxembourg in my GPS.
By that time I was getting hungry so when I saw a big M sign in a village, I stopped there to get a
Big Tasty with Bacon and a big McShake.
McLunch in Germany