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09/04/2013 – 62 days/8070 miles

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The last few days have been great, but I’ve slowed down a little bit. Staying up late, drinking beer with new friends, then getting up early to see new places has started to catch up with me.
On my way out of Brugge, I stopped in Antwerp to have lunch with a friend I met last winter in Thailand. The…

Day 106…Amsterdam-

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Goede Morgen,
Our route over the last few days.

After what was supposed to be a few “rest” days in London we packed our steel panniers and waved goodbye to our good friends in London. It was a struggle getting up so “early” after the last nights going away party!
Reflecting on London a week later and already I am…

North Holland 5-13

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When you think of Holland, of course there are windmills, tulips, and canals. To get a closer look at all of them outside of Amsterdam, our good friend, Dick Tensen, guided us on a tour through the surrounding countryside. The Dutch people are notoriously friendly and helpful. Dick and his wife Ellen were no exception.
We wandered through quaint…

Amsterdam 5/13

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If you only have one day in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, there are two things that you must do. First we went to the famous Rijksmuseum, recently reopened after 13 years of restoration. Even if you’re not an art connoisseur, the works of Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh and other masters will astound you with their amazing detail. What…

RIDE AWAY CANCER and the Road to RUSSIA.

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It was January 2011, I was 2 years sober on the 17th and was in Colorado talking on the phone with my friend Mandy Miller who was instrumental in getting me into rehab 2 years earlier so I could get clean and sober. I was nearly a year on the road at the time and was chatting with her about…

MURPH’S MOBEC DUO-DRIVE BMW 2WD SIDECAR CONVERSION…………….Part V

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The end product of 3 months of work.

Hello and welcome to the final installment of my BMW Duo-Drive Sidecar Conversion.
You can read Pt I of the build here,
Pt II of the build here,
Pt III of the build here,
and Pt IV of the build here.
Looking through all the pictures I shot and revisiting all the modifications that…

Initial Escapades!

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The first 2 weeks of Global Inc Safari were amazing, thanks to our very special friends and family! Our tiki tour to Europe left us with everlasting memories and a strong feeling of wanting to return. We felt at home in Amsterdam, and had the best time exploring with locals as locals! Spain and Ibiza was something else, mainly a…

Group Travel-So You Think it’s not for You? Think Again.

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For this post, and several more to come, I am going to talk a little bit about my employer, Grand European Tours, and the tours Jim & I have experienced with them. Yes, this is a bit of a deviation from the normal content, but never fear, I’ll still be talking travel!
I started with Grand European Tours in 1997…

BAD WEATHER..makes for good pictures

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The weather here in Holland can change drastically from hour to hour.
When I arrived here in Elsendorp in the Netherlands on April 29th, the weather was still a little chilly, in the 40′s at night, up to the 60′s in the daytime. Then as May turned into June the weather got progressively better, temperatures climbing, falsely lulling me into getting used…

EINDHOVEN…………..Out and About Pt II, ‘The Attic’.

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A chance encounter with a man sitting on a tiny little stool cleaning his Triumph motorcycle on a lazy Sunday afternoon on the Kleine Berg in Eindhoven, a small narrow street with an abundance of cafes and restaurants which gives a very charming and artistic air to it, led to one of those discoveries that many look for, but in the process…

‘Welkom in Nederland’ …………Pt I

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The Netherlands, in it’s entirety, is often referred to (and inaccurately so) as Holland, whereas North and South Holland are actually only two of it’s twelve provinces. 
In English the country is called ‘the Netherlands’, while the people are called Dutch. 
In Dutch the official terms for these are ‘Nederland’ for the country, ‘Nederlanders’ for the people and ‘Nederlands’ for…

First Week on the Road

France, somewhere in the countryside, on our way to Mr Harley
Day 8
Weather: Warm, dry light wind
Total distance: 960km

Hey people,

First week of our journey and we’re somewhere in rural France. We’ve just stopped by the side of this back country road. It’s picnic time and we have piles of cheese, crusty fresh bread, juicy cherry tomatoes…