More of Old Montreal to come
Who wouldn’t want to ride Africa and who wouldn’t want to tour with Charley? Beautiful!
|At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country’s leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, the Czech part of the country was forcibly annexed to the Third Reich, and the Slovaks declared independence as an ally of Nazi Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country’s leaders to liberalize Communist Party rule and create “socialism with a human face.” Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression known as “normalization.” With the collapse of Soviet-backed authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its democracy through a peaceful “Velvet Revolution.” On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a “velvet divorce” into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. Continue reading|
Events and News
I am honored to be invited to speak at PACIFIC MOTOSPORTS our BMW dealer.
Free food, KLIM there and the intro of the new BMW 1200GS, plus me! Cheryl is still in Ottawa but I get to share many pictures and stories about our Adventure riding endeavors! What would be better than being around like minded folks/riders….good food and a great dealer? Ummm…Cheryl being there but I think I can handle it!
Hope some readers of this blog who are local will come down on Friday, March 22! I think it’s going to be a fun night!
Special Guest speaker: LESLIE SOFARELLI
Friday, March 22, 2013 (6pm – 9pm)
There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world.
While hardly exhaustive, this list should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip. Please feel free to share any additional roads in the comments and perhaps a pt II will be compiled
1. Highway 1, Big Sur, California
Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I
want to live!
What's on your bucket list? You can submit your bucket list or your bucket list adventures to Bucket List Publications or email@example.com for publication. Share your goals and find inspiration in the accomplishments of others.
The more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals, the more we're able to achieve!
Read about Mark aka RADIOMAN’s adventure and to story behind his quest to travel ADV style. Amazing devotion to his wife who passed on and a very gentle soul in need to healing.
Realizing your dream…an amazing video about traveling the world on two wheels! Tiffany Coates! Watch in HD! She’s awesome!
Feb 2-3 2013 (click on the pics and see the slide show)
Took a short 700 KM trip down to Seattle to ride up the Space Needle and spent the night in LaConner, Washington. Left in FOG, had some sun, came back in the cold rain. All in all great to get back on the bikes and just ride for fun!
|Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009. As president, he oversaw some economic improvement. He died abruptly in April 2012 and was succeeded by his vice president, Joyce BANDA. Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the spread of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi. Continue reading|
If you have about 6 mins of free time watch this video about motorcycle riding on cafe racers…
Published on 15 Sep 2012
Long Live The Kings is a film and photographic project shot exclusively on film with the support of Edwin.
Short documentary shot on super 16mm relating the hopes and desires of those who go for a motorcycle road trip.
A film by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Directed by Clement Beauvais
Produced by Arthur de Kersauson
Written by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Dop Zack Spiger
Editing Clement Beauvais
A Moonwalk films Production
Picture and Blog: Hysteric Studio
Photographer Donald van der Putten
Making off Thomas Chedeville
The tulip has come to be a loved symbol of the Netherlands. Many tourists visit the country just to see the bright coloured flower and the astonishing view over the bulb fields. The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi. In April the hyacinths and tulips blosssom to some time in mid May, depending on the weather. Later, in August it is time for the gladioli. Even when spring is over, the Netherlands is still a garden, visitors can enjoy flowers in the Netherlands all year round.
In the 20th century, the bulb flower business continued to boom, resulting in the establishment of auction and trading houses, large-scale cultivators and cooperatives. Today, The Netherlands exports bulbflowers in large quantities to over a hundred countries worldwide.