Motor beurs Utrecht 2013 Holland

Last friday i went to the

A few years ago i went there as well, you’ll find there a lot of bargains and sometimes something special

Like yamaha did in 2011.

I went there to look for a helmet that was not available jet… I was also looking for motor training to improve my skills, there is no better tuning than tuning yourself.  After that it is just a matter of tweaking the bike the way you like it. There were more people offering training courses than i suspected.

Off course there are more interesting things that you pass along

After that i had a look at motorholidays, it seems there are a lot of hotels in germany that need the money. Lots of them around and all offering ‘tracks’ around there hotel. I was quite surprised and more than half of the brochures were about motorholidays

Motor tour organizers:


Hotels with motorcycle arangements

2012 summer holiday; packing

It is already 2013 and i finally had a chance to weight the bike.
The bike including some spares
– Replaceable bar for luggage rack
– Spare brake lever
– Spare clutch lever
– Spare gear lever
– 42 tooth rear sprocket
– 14 tooth front sprocket
– 15 tooth front sprocket
– Ring/open spanner 24
– Ring/open spanner 14
– Ring/open spanner 12
– Ring/open spanner 10
– Ring/open spanner 8
– 3 Tyre levers short
– 2 sets front brake pads
– 2 sets rear break pads

Including 2 liter petrol the front weights 68Kg and the rear 80Kg. This means the bike weights 148Kg. ready to go.

In the left pannier was:
– MSR whisperlite stove
– MSR stove repair kit
– 0.3 liter fues botle
– Optima terra pan set
– 2 spoons
– 2 forks
– Cup that acts a a rice box
– Lighter that runs on petrol
– Knive (mora)
– Chain
– Chain breaker tool
– Set front wheel bearings
– Set rear wheel bearings
– Set clutch plates
– Clutch presure stick thingy
– Cable repair set
– Spark plug
– Electrical wire
– Electrical connectors
– Iron wire
– Spare bolts and nuts
– 3 Air filters
– 1 sweater
– Spare glasses (incl sunglasses)
– 2 Spare bottles Deoderant
– Ductape
– Electrical tape
– Tent pegs
– Spare towel
– 3 Tooth past
– Waterfilter katadyn mini

In the right pannier was:

– Sleeping bag
– Netbook
– Charger netbook
– Charger netbook 12V
– Battery charger 12V
– Spare battery
– Charger 12V to USB
– Mosquito head-net
– Gasket paper
– Electrical multi-meter
– Shampoo
– Talc powder
– Towel
– Sunscreen
– After sun
– Toiletry
– Plate
– Spare mobile phone + charger + 12V charger
– Small tripod

On top of the left pannier was my air mattress and hanging on the side a pair of sandels
On top of the right pannier was my tent.

The thing i could have left behind….
I used the stove 3 times, you can buy food everywhere and it is fresh prepared.
You can buy al toiletries almost everywhere, just take what is open.
Spare towel, i gave it to someone for his birthday.


Eat shit, ten million flies can’t be wrong!

The slower you go, the quicker you get there.
Siberian wisdom

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and than go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman

Everyone has a use in life. Even if it is only to serve as a bad example.

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Albert Einstein

lottery: A tax for people bad at math

I may not know the answers to your questions, but i employ people who do.
Henry Ford

“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”
Robert A. Schuller

Grammar… The difference between knowing your shit, and knowing you’re shit.

“Trains are to planes what motorcycles are to cars”

“Something begins in order to end: an adventure doesn’t let itself be extended; it achieves significance only through its death”
Jean Paul Sartre

“Never forget what you did, where you went, what you achieved. Take those experiences, let it shape you and how you approach life from now on.
Adventure? It’s as much a state of mind as anything else.”

“fuel buys you range, but water buys you time”
Chris Scott

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

2012 summer holiday; day 126

Dag 126
Going home with the train.
Oh oh the ‘ov-chipkaart’ that is complicated shit. In Russia one just waves their hand and when someone pulls over you pay some money and will be driven home.

I’m home now, laundry is in the machine and ‘normal’ life starts again. I’m writing the last chapter of an epic ride. well this holiday was for me epic anyhow.

Off course i have to start looking for a new job…
But a trip like this can’t be done without good preparation.

That is why i want to thank some people for their help and support.

Robert van RvKmotoren.
Alex & Dini of rallyadventureshop.
vanLaar suspension.
Hetty & Henk.
Douwe, for looking after my house.
My mother, Heleen.
And last but not least Kaj, if i didn’t meet him it would have taken some more years to pick a date to leave.