Archives for : November 2012


Frankfurt – Good friends in an often overlooked city

    The reason we are heading to Frankfurt is to visit our old friends Andre Haermeyer and his wife, Tonya Stevens. We’ve known Tonya since the good old days of the Fitzroy Football Club and got to know Andre well when he was police minister in our home state in Australia.  They moved to Germany about four years ago and have settled in to life in this thriving community.             Most people only stop at Frankfurt’s airport on the way to other places (we’ve …


On the the continent – Bruges, Maastricht & the Rhine

    The Chunnel train has to be the best form of travel in Europe. We rode the bike on to the train near Dover in the UK. Less than 40 minutes later we rode out in Calais, France. There was snow on the ground in France and we had to ask ourselves if October and November is the best time to visit Europe on a motorcycle!                 First stop in Europe was the wonderful city of Bruges in Belgium. Famous for its …


England – old friends, new places and TLC for the bike

The motorcycle arrived in Manchester safe and sound thanks to . Less than two hours after the plane landed we were on the road. Roll on/ roll off is the way to go! (For the trivia buffs – in just under 12 months in the Americas we travelled 64,130 ks through 19 countries.)     Next stop was Kais Suspension to have the new Ohlins shock fitted. ( )  Nick and the team got the job done in no time at all. They fit out many race teams with their …