11 Aug 2012

Ardennes road trip part 3

On Teusday we went to Maastricht and watched Batman, The Dark Knight Rises. Great movie, must see.
On Wednesday before I left to Amsterdam I made a short walk true the forest in Mont.
Warning. If you don't like nature close your eyes.

Belgium Ardennes 2012 part 2

The next day we headed to Ouren and from there we zigzagged roads in Belgium, Luxembourg and
Germany. One of the nicest routes I've riden so far. You can't see it in these shots,  didn't take the time to make good pictures but it's a very nice landscape. The roads around Roudebësch are like a racetrack
that never ends. Almost no traffic around and we where so lucky with the weather. We saw rain
in the hills around us but we didn't have any almost all day long. I was not in charge of the route so this might be not the exact route but more or less this was our 220km trip on Monday. 

Ardennes road trip 2012

Every year I go on short motorsickle holiday with Jelle Kroeze and his dad Jan Kroeze.
Usually we go to a Superbike race somewhere in Europe but this year we planned to go to the Ardennes in Belgium. The Kroezes already went to Belgium one week earlier so I did the trip
on my own. So last Saturday the trip started at 11.30 when I left Amsterdam to go to Arnhem.

My Gr650 needed a new chain set and the plan was to ask BC from Raw Candy to help me with
that and to help him out with his new project. A CB500 racer. When we took out my rear wheel
we found out a spacer was missing in my rear hub... Shit! Not a nice thing to find out when your planning to ride 1500km in 4 days.

We didn't have time enough to find a new spacer that day so we "fixed" it with a cb750 spacer. At night we watched BC's older brother Anne Maarten play double bass in Deventer at poetry festival Het Tuinfeest where I also saw Menno Wigman And Ramsey Nasr perform live. First time for me that I listend to live poetry. Thought I would hate it but I was wrong. They showed me poetry can be funny, inspiring and thought provoking. Never thought I would say that, ha. The day ended in Dieren.

The Next they I picked up my gear in Arnhem and from there I left to Maastricht, Vise, Trooz, Claudfontaine, Spa, Francorchamp and final destination Mont.

First pictures are in the Raw Candy Garage in Dieren.
In Francorchamps I saw a nice Renault Alpine A110.

Bentenkozou - Risers

Cool shot from Bentenkozou