|31 December, 2014 - Happy New Year 2015 - That Your Fuel Price May Continue To Drop|
|#NewYear - Happy New Year 2015 - I hope your year will be excellent, full of health, wealth and of course an incredible good time riding your motorcycles and scooters. And as a final wish, let's hope the gasoline prices keep falling so we can ride our bikes more and more without having to worry about the cost.|
|24 December, 2014 - Snowed In! Site Closing Down For The Week! Merry Xmas|
|#SnowedIn #HELP - The snow has been atrocious over here, and everything has grinded to a halt. I am writing this with the last batteries in my laptop, using a 3G portable unit to get this out. After that I will be in the dark and cold.|
|12 December, 2014 - Yes, It Is My Birthday Today - Depressing|
|#Birthday #Funny - It is my birthday today. It's depressing as I realize that I've turned 60 today. Yikes. That is old. Although I am glad I made it so far. I would have thought I would never make that age. At least I get a discount on the trains now (depressing).
Let's try to quickly forget the day.... moving on..|
|24 November, 2014 - Status Of This Site: Not Good|
|#Problems #Hosting - An update on this site's problem. It's not looking good. traffic is still not back and I am at a major loss (both emotionally and financially). I am now looking at alternatives, including closing down this site.|
|3 November, 2014 - Oh, About That Eicma Exhibition - My Trip Is Cancelled|
|#Eicma #Exhibitions - Sorry folks, I'm having to cancel my trip to Eicma, world's biggest motorcycle exhibition. I'm halfway there, but am running a 39°C fever, so I'm turning around, and heading back home.|
|2 October, 2014 - Heading Back Home, Swim or Sink|
|#Funny #SwimorSink - After an evening travelling from Cologne to France, I should be heading back home if everything went well. Regular programming should pick up at 14:00, if the trip went well (if not, a preprogrammed article will appear).|
So... was my trip a swim or a sink?
|11 July, 2014 - I’m Gone On My Very Comfortable Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle|
|#Travel #Funny #HondaGoldWing - I'm off on an assignment, riding my very comfortable motorcycle to my destination. I'll be gone for about a week, back Thursday evening (if all goes well).|
But no worries, I've left you with sufficient articles during the week to keep you entertained, occupied and waiting for my return.
|6 January, 2014 - Happy New Year 2014 To You All|
|Well, I'm back from 2 weeks of not doing anything on this site (but working my fanny off on other projects), so let me start by saying Happy New Year to you, your family, friends and work. That 2014 may be a record good year with wealth, health and the time to enjoy it.|
If you're wondering how I celebrated the year end, read my personal blog. You'll see that we are blessed with some amazing friends.
As for 2014, it's going to be interesting, not in the least in the motorcycle department. I'll let you know in a week or two some of the more, personal, interesting motorcycle choices I've made.
Work-wise, this site keeps me busy and so does my writing for other sites and magazines, although 1 major magazine that I was supposed to start writing for fell through ... bummer since it was a big financial opportunity. So if you are looking for a writer/photographer, drop me a line.
So my friends and fellow motorcycle riders, have a great year and enjoy your passions, whatever they may be.
|23 December, 2013 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014|
|That's it for me for another year. I've taken the rest of the year off to be with my wife and friends, recuperating from a long year. It has been an interesting year, lots of new motorcycles and gear, lots of interesting news despite a lingering financial crisis.|
Personally, I have had the immense pleasure of changing my garage around, selling the current bikes, and having the fun of replacing them. I've gone from multiple bikes to 2 motorcycles in the garage; one for long distance and comfort riding, the Honda Gold Wing, the other for local riding and daily use, a Zero DS electric motorcycle (which will be delivered mid January). So I am a happy camper.
I hope for all of you health, wealth and the time to enjoy them.
Please remain safe for the year.
This is me, signing off for the year, and see you somewhere in the new year. I hope you have enjoyed the entertainment and news we've been bringing you daily, and hope even more than you stay with us for the duration. Also many thanks to my advertisers who without them would have made it impossible to continue this site.
|3 December, 2013 - Last Leg To My Comfortable Office|
|#Funny #Office - I will have left Paris early this morning, and fighting traffic on my way home. I am looking forward to my comfortable office. |
It's spacious, running water and it was dirt cheap to rent.
|7 November, 2013 - Gone To Pick Up The Dogs|
|#Dogs #Funny #Cargo - I should have arrived at home/office, but now I need to pick up the dogs. Then I'll be spending hours/days pouring through press material and publishing here and elsewhere.|
|16 September, 2013 - I Am Currently Somewhere In The Air|
|#Cat #Freestyle #Funny - While you are reading this, I am somewhere in the air, on the way back home. It's a long journey: car, airplane, train, motorcycle and then a walk (garage to house). So it's still going to take me a while before I am home, but don't worry, there is already an article programmed for tonight.|
|16 September, 2013 - On My Way From World’s Toughest Biker Cafe To Home|
|#Travel #ToughBikerCafe - If you are reading this I am in an airplane heading back home. I'm going from this very tough biker cafe, where the atmosphere is so thick you need to slit it with a knife, back home.|
It's a long trip, and I should be back on station by tomorrow morning.
|9 August, 2013 - Heading To My Office - Dog Is Manning The Desk|
|If everything has gone as planned, I should be on the road for the last part of my journey home.|
I should be arriving in a few hours, and hopefully my dogs will not have messed up the office too much...
|5 August, 2013 - Gone On A Plum Assignment - Taking My Baby With Me|
|#Funny #Parenting #Fail - I have received over the weekend a nice plum assignment from one of the magazines I work for. It is pretty last minute stuff, so I did not have the time to prepare many articles for your amusement, and the return date is a bit up-in-the-air as well.|
I hope to be back by next weekend, so normal regular articles will appear by then. In the mean time, I have not forgotten you, and you will receive some amusing and/or informative motorcycle articles during the week. I am traveling with PC, so if anything comes up, and I have the time, I will let you know.
On this trip, I have taken my baby with me (although my SWMBO does not like being called "baby")...
|3 June, 2013 - A Funny Thing Happened To Me While Shopping|
|#Honda #Goldwing - Last Saturday my SWMBO and myself went shopping in the city of Le Havre. We arrived in the morning too late to start her shopping spree, and too early for lunch, so I decided to have a look at the Honda motorcycle dealer on the way. I thought it would be a nice way to spend 90 minutes before eating lunch and then hitting the shops (shops close for lunch here in France).|
We walked in, and surprise surprise, there was a beautiful motorcycle standing in showroom which drew both our immediate and unadulterated attention; a Honda GL1800 Goldwing.
I had been wanting a Goldwing for quite some time now, but aside of the high price, I was never able to justify myself (or SWMBO) that it made sense buying one. This GL1800 is pre-owned (by an old lady who only used to to ride to church on Sundays....), from 2006 with only 50,000 kilometers on the counter...........
...........Click on the headline to continue reading this story.......
|21 May, 2013 - On My Way Back. Guess Where I’ve Been?|
|#Funny #KTM #Netherlands - I'm hopefully heading back to home (Normandy, France). Want to guess where I have been? |
Maybe the photo will give you a hint......
|16 May, 2013 - Gone On A Trip, This Is What I’m Doing With The 1st Radar I See|
|#Funny #Radar #Pee -I'm off on a trip for a few days, back on Tuesday afternoon if everything goes well (traveling in Europe usually means things don't go as planned). I've programmed a series of articles to keep you amused and interested, so no zapping!|
The first speed radar I see will get this treatment. I wonder what kind of a fine I'd get? Probably all they can do is public urination, or would it be destruction of public property?
Anyway, see you on Tuesday, hopefully. Tonight I sleep in Paris, then it's destination-mystery....
|22 March, 2013 - We Will Be On "Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys" Radio Program|
|#Podcast #BlogtalkRadio #Radio - For those of you who don't know them (they started last year), the "Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys" is a very popular radio program you can hear on the web via podcasting (so you can listen to it whenever and wherever you want). |
The USA based radio show has had some famous motorcycle personalities on their show, like the CEO of Brammo Motorcycles, Craig Bramscher and fellow news site operator Basem Wasef (About Motorcycles), Lois Pryce (famous Female RTW rider and book author) or famous personalities like Alexandra Paul (Baywatch TV series), Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers), actor and stunt rider Dan Haggerty and many others.
Now they'll be talking to little old me, so I guess they ran out of famous motorcycle people...
You can hear me jabbering away on Saturday at 01:00 PM EST (that's 13:00 USA Eastern Time Zone) o'clock and anytime thereafter.
|1 January, 2013 - Happy New Year 2013 - And Welcome To The New Site|
|Happy New Year 2013 to all of you, that your year may be full of pleasant surprises, fantastic motorcycle rides, happiness and cheer. |
We're ready for another year, and over the last few days I've "redesigned" the site. Redesigned is a big word, it's more that I stripped all superfluous graphics and information to make it load faster, and to enable comments again.
The only problem I continue to have is with Microsoft Internet Explorer. They are such a pain in the proverbial ass that I've put a warning when you read an article on its own, with instructions on how to make the page readable under Micro$oft. Sorry, but I've given up on them.
Let me know if the "design" works for you. I'll leave the site as is until next Monday, ie, I'm still on holiday until then.
I hope you all had a great end of year party....
|21 December, 2012 - Happy Holidays and New Year 2013|
|Well that's it for another year. I've decided to take a week holiday, recovering from a tough year. One week of food, friends & family and lots of cheer coming up.|
So have yourselves a great holiday, celebrating whatever holiday you celebrate in your part of the world; drink, eat & be merry... all in moderation of course.
Thank you for visiting my site and allowing me to entertain you for the year. I hope to see you next year, with plenty of motorcycle news, entertainment, funny and strange stuff, and all the new gadgets I can find.
|12 December, 2012 - My Birthday Today: Taking It Very Easy Before End Of World|
|It's my birthday today, and since it's 10 days away from the end of the world, I've decided to take it very easy. However, there are articles planned for today, so no zapping....|
Birthday presents can be left at the door....
|14 November, 2012 - After My Eicma Scare, Taking A Few Days Easy|
|After the disastrous Eicma motorcycle exhibition, at least for me, I've been taking it very easy. I've been sleeping 16 hours per day and slowly I'm feeling stronger.|
So I've decided to stay away from my computers and cameras for the next few days, giving my body a deserved and welcome break.
I'll be back somewhere next week. Too bad the weather got freezing cold, if not I would have gone out for a relaxing ride.
PS... never party with cardiologists.
|12 November, 2012 - Eicma2012: Disaster Strikes - Me|
|Sorry for all those folks who were looking forward to seeing my photos and articles on the latest motorcycles, accessories and demo dollies at world's premiere motorcycle exhibition, Eicma.|
I arrived today very early at the Parisian airport for a flight out to Milan, when I collapsed, waking up in the first aid room. I had been exhausted for the last few days, and having not slept the night before, carrying 30 kilos of cameras and computers on my back, was enough for my system to crash, requiring a reboot.
With a drink plenty of liquid, take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning, I was sent home. I wasn't allowed to board. So I've arrived home again. This is the second big motorcycle expo that has gone sour on me, right after the Intermot train disaster.
It's becoming very expensive since my flights and hotels were all prepaid....
Sorry about it folks. Hope to do better next year. For the next few days, I'll leave the pre-programmed articles so I can rest a bit.
|1 November, 2012 - Day Off: Gone Motorcycle Riding In The Cold|
|I've taken the day off and have gone motorcycle riding despite the very cold weather over here. Just to get all that sugar out of my body. Back Friday... I hope|
|3 October, 2012 - Intermot2012 and Me|
|If you've been following my tales of woe on Twitter or Facebook, you'll know that I had to leave the Intermot exhibition a day early, since the railroads in Belgium had a strike planned for Wednesday, the day I was leaving to go back to France. Since I had a not-to-be-missed appointment on Thursday morning, I decided to cut the press-day in Intermot short by half a day and catch the late train out of Cologne to Paris.|
This means that apart from 3 press conferences, I was not able to see much else. I did do a quick walk about, but in a hurry. I'll be posting a few impressions of the exhibition in the next two days, but it will not be what you've come to expect from me.
It's become a disastrous trip, costing me a lot of money, since the hotel room was pre-booked and paid, but that's life I guess.
So I'm sorry if you were expecting more from this site, I hope to make up for it in Italy next month at the Eicma exhibition.
|1 October, 2012 - At Intermot 2012 - How To Follow Articles|
|If things have gone as planned, I should have arrived at the German Intermot motorcycle exhibition. It's one of world's biggest motorcycle shows, so there's going to be plenty to see. This year is a bumper year, with many new models being launched.|
Unfortunately, the organizers have crammed press conferences back-to-back, and since I'm on my own, it's going to be near impossible to rush to the press center to show you what's being launched. There just isn't enough time. Not even for lunch. It starts at 08:30 and ends at 20:00.
I will however be posting photos during the events to my Facebook and Twitter accounts listed below, so if you follow those, you can see things happening as they happen.
You can also just follow the exhibition RSS feed from this site in your favorite News reader, but these are going to be few in the beginning until I catch up.
I wish event organizers would leave some time in-between so that we could file stories and photos during the show.
Click on the headline to continue reading this story.......
|28 September, 2012 - Loaded - On My Way To Intermot 2012|
|I'm on the long road to the German Intermot motorcycle exhibition. It's a long journey, and I should arrive on Monday. |
I'll be travelling mostly by train, and this weekend I'll be in Paris, and then by high-speed train to Cologne. I should be back Thursday afternoon, so in the mean time, I've got a few articles pre-programmed to keep you busy.
Have fun, and back on Thursday.
|7 August, 2012 - Hosting Company Move - 1-2 Weeks Downtime Expected|
|I've been having some disastrous weeks with the hosting company I was using for this site. Due to total lack of "service" by the company, with many hours of downtime, I finally pulled the plug and signed up with a more professional outfit. |
Normally, you can migrate to another hosting company with one or two days of downtime, but in this case it's going to take a bit longer. This means that this site will not be operating until the move has been done, and all the DNS have been updated. There are a lot of databases to move, and they take up a lot of space.
It will be of no use to update this site with news and articles, since I just don't know if the old so-called hosting company will be up, so I'm not going to bother until I'm back on-line with the new company.
You can follow the progress and status on:
Facebook: Bikes in the Fast Lane Page
Google +: Mike Werner
|25 July, 2012 - Gone To Get Married - 26 Years Ago|
|Despite all the problems my site is having, between a hosting company that is screwing up royally forcing me to go elsewhere, comments not working for Internet Explorer, and a major reduction in ad revenue thanks to readers using Ad Blockers, I still see the time to go with my lovely bride out to eat in a really good restaurant to celebrate us being married for 26 years. Or maybe because of all the problems.... |
So I'll be back tomorrow, and hope to thrill and entertain you with more motorcycle stories.
|13 July, 2012 - Going, Going, Gone - Out Of Here|
|I've packed my motorcycle with everything I have, including dogs, and I'm heading out to Paris, first, the fun stuff, to pick up my new camera. Buying new stuff, specially high-tech is always fun; For the aficionados, I'm picking up a new Nikon D800E, so that I can start making some high quality movies for you guys... |
Then I'm off for a photo assignment. You'll find the normal articles appearing today, courtesy of a time release of this site.
|28 May, 2012 - Move On, Nothing Here Today|
|Thanks for stopping by, but today is a holiday, and have decided to take the day off and catch up on some sleep. |
See you tomorrow.
|1 May, 2012 - Taken The Day Off - Cleaning My Motorcycle|
|It's the first of May, labor day, the day to remember to work .. or something like that. So I decided to take the day off and clean my motorcycles. I think I got a spot of mud on them, and need to remove it. |
|16 April, 2012 - On My Way Back To My Newspaper Office|
|If things are going as planned, I should be heading towards my "office", hopefully readying the next article. |
But then, things don't always go as planned.
|9 April, 2012 - The Easter Bunny Rides Again! Happy Easter|
|The site is closed for the day, out for an Easter motorcycle ride. It's going to be a very busy week, so better rest up. |
Have a good one you all. Back tomorrow.
|5 March, 2012 - Heading Back To My Joyful Office|
|Well, if everything went as planned, I should be heading back to my wonderful office amidst my joyful workers. A couple of days in the laps of luxury probably did more harm than good. |
If things pan out as planned and timed, I should be arriving this afternoon in the office, but will need to sort out a gazillion photos I took for my customer.
Normal scheduling will start again tomorrow morning.
|1 March, 2012 - On My Way - Took My Mobile Office With Me|
|I've gone on a multiple day assignment, but took my mobile office with me so that I can ensure that you still gets the news. |
If things go the way planned, I should be back on Tuesday afternoon.
|30 December, 2011 - Happy New Year 2012 To You All|
|I hope you all have a great New Year, and that 2012 may NOT be the end of the world (or at least, let me have my birthday first, since the end is predicted to be after my birthday on 12 Dec). |
Wishing you health, wealth and loads of friends to enjoy it with. Let's hope you get to use your motorcycle everyday of the year.
I hope you enjoyed this year's efforts in amusing & entertaining you with motorcycle and scooter articles. Maybe one day the ad-blockers will be removed from this site so we can start paying the bills...
Enjoy the end of the year parties, drink in moderation, and have loads of fun. I'll be back on January 3rd, since on the 2nd I'll be having a dental operation (good way to start the year).
Have fun, and see you next year.
|23 December, 2011 - Merry Christmas 2011 - Have A Good One|
|Merry Christmas to you all, where ever you may be, whatever you may celebrate. I hope Santa has been good to you, and if not, I hope it's really bad...if you know what I mean. |
Take it easy over the next few days, eat & drink in moderation, but most important, enjoy.
|20 December, 2011 - If You Are Reading This, I Have Not Made It Home (Yet)|
|If you are reading this, it means I have not made it home/office yet. It probably means (I hope) that I have been detained in traffic, and am racing as hard as I can on my motorcycle to get back. |
If not, I'm in jail somewhere....
|20 December, 2011 - Heading Back To The Paper Mountain - HELP|
|If things went right, I should be heading back to the office, to face my paper mountain which accumulates when you're gone. Normal programming will resume shortly. |
If not, I'm stuck somewhere in the world in a God-forsaken place.
|13 December, 2011 - Gone On Assignment - Car and Motorcycle|
|Sorry folks, but I got a rush job for a magazine, and have had to leave in a hurry, back hopefully on next Tuesday. I've quickly assembled some articles to keep you busy, but not as much as I normally post. |
Since I'll be out of touch with the internet most of the time, I'll not be able to check new stories coming in.....
|12 December, 2011 - My Birthday Today - Gone Out With The Dogs|
|It's my birthday today (Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday To Me), and decided to go out for a ride with the dogs today.... |
You can send your presents to ...
|24 November, 2011 - Happy Thanksgiving Day 2011|
|Happy Thanksgiving Day to you all. Eat, relax and be prepared for Black Friday. |
In fact, this is going to be the first time ever that I have a Thanksgiving Day dinner. Some American friends are coming over Saturday, and one flew in from the US with a turkey. So we'll be 12 eating and stuffing our faces with a real American Thanksgiving Day turkey, and we're even having pumpkin-pie for dessert.
|10 November, 2011 - On My Way Back To Office - What Is It Going To Look Like?|
|I should be heading back to the office at this moment, after a hectic EICMA motorcycle exhibition. Usually my already untidy office is going to be even more untidy. |
I should be working over the next few days on more motorcycles I saw at EICMA, and will post them when they're done. Patience...
|4 November, 2011 - Packed The Motorcycle For EICMA 2011 And On My Way|
|Right, it's that time of the year where I'm heading for the long journey to Milan, Italy to attend world's biggest motorcycle exhibition, EICMA. |
The motorcycle exhibition starts Monday afternoon and goes on until Wednesday evening (for the press). Monday morning will have an article or two posted to keep you busy until the press conferences start. Tuesday and Wednesday will be pot's luck, in other words, whenever I have time to post something while running around from press conference to press conference.
In the 3 days, I usually shed several kilos of weight (15 kilo backpack loaded with cameras and computer gear), and some 40 kilometers of walking.
|1 November, 2011 - Bank Holiday 20111101 - Went For A Motorcycle Ride|
|Today is a holiday, and decided to go for a motorcycle ride since it's a beautiful day, probably the last one this year, and next week is EICMA which is going to be very busy. |
|5 October, 2011 - Out Of Here For The Rest Of The Week -10/2011|
|I've skedaddled off to Paris on a Nikon invite for Thursday, followed by an assignment on Friday. |
Back Monday afternoon, but I've programmed some articles for your amusement, so enjoy.
|5 August, 2011 - Heading Back To The Office - Hopefully|
|Hopefully, if everything went well, I should be heading back to the "news" office by now.|
The weekend is for catching up, and then hopefully starting Monday we'll be back with the latest motorcycles news, motorcycle entertainment and motorcycle gossip.
|13 July, 2011 - Off On Assignment and Holiday|
|I'm off on two assignments for the next week or so (you should be able to guess what the first one is, considering what day it is today here in France), and after that I'm off to Finland.
I should be in and out over the next week, but if I'm not, I've left you with some entertainment to keep you busy. I don't even know when I'll be back, but it should be by the 2nd week of August, that is, if I survive Finland.|
|30 May, 2011 - On Assignment For Rest Of The Week|
|Just received a nice assignment for a mag for the rest of the week. Though I'll be in and out of the office for the next 2 days, after that I'm out of touch, but I've loaded a few entertainment articles to keep you amused. |
Hopefully back in full swing next Monday, after I processed the 3 million of so photos I'll be taking.... Don't miss me too much.
|10 March, 2011 - Thanks For The Kind Words|
|Many thanks to all of you for your kind words. It meant a lot to us. My father did indeed pass away, not in a nice way, at 2 AM Monday morning. At least he is in peace now. |
I'm back today, but need to take the next few days to do some administrative things. Regular programming starts Monday morning, usual Bat-channel, usual Bat-time.
Again, many thanks for your kind words, via comments, emails, twitters and Facebook.
|31 December, 2010 - Happy New Year 2011 To All|
|A happy and wonderful New Year 2011 to all of you, no matter which motorcycle you ride, or lust for, whatever association you belong to, or whatever motorcycle sport you cheer for.|
That all your wishes may come true, your good causes fulfilled and your favorite champion wins the season.
If you're going to be drinking and riding, be careful out there. Have a great time, enjoy and be merry.
I hope to see you next year, and hope to continue entertaining you.
|20 December, 2010 - Gone To Get Meself A Christmas Tree! See Ya|
|I've been working too much over the last few months, on this site and on my many assignments, so I've decided to take it easy for the last 2 weeks of the year. |
I'll not be totally cutting you off, there are a few articles appearing, usually at 13:00 CET Just to keep you amused and entertained, so you don't have to go cold turkey on me.
So have fun without me, enjoy your Christmas and celebrate the new year moderately (not like me).
Be safe, and have fun!
|2 August, 2010 - Gone On Holiday - Back In August 2010|
|I've decided to spend the next month on holiday, working on 2 assignments for a magazine and trying to finish my book. |
This site's ad revenue is in the crapper, so go to rethink my options.
In the mean time, if anything earth shattering happens I'll let you know.
|14 July, 2010 - France: Bastille Day - Off To See The Parades|
|I'm off to watch the parades since it's France's national holiday. I've also picked up some last minute assignments for my favorite magazine, so I'll be away for the next few days. |
Hopefully I can try to keep you amused anyway... but don't be surprised if there's nothing here until Monday. But I will try.. honest.
|18 May, 2010 - Great News! Fiat-Yamaha (#ﬁatyamahateam) Invite Us To Go To French MotoGP|
|I'm in luck! Lots of luck! I have been invited by the Fiat-Yamaha racing team (#ﬁatyamahateam -the team of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo) to attend the French MotoGP in Le Mans this weekend as their guest blogger. |
It means that starting Thursday you'll be reading articles about the workings of the Fiat-Yamaha team, with an in-depth view and photos of individuals who make up the world class team.
|28 January, 2010 - Snow Over? Time To Go On The Ducati|
|Time to dig out the Ducati motorcycle and bring it to the garage. |
The winter has been unkind to the Ducati, so I'll be gone most of the day... back later...
|23 December, 2009 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010|
|I've got a last minute assignment, and have decided to take it easy for the remainder of the year, so I'm out of here. |
Have a Merry Christmas, and a great end of year. Enjoy, be merry, but most importantly, be SAFE!
Back in the New Year, bright and shiny, ready for another year of fun!
|13 November, 2009 - Coming Back From My Secret Location|
|I should be heading back from my assignment by now, from a "secret" location..... |
If things are working out the way I planned, I should be back in the office by Sunday...
|12 November, 2009 - Off On Assignment|
|I'm off to do my magazine assignment. |
The roads are really bad here.... 2 days of work, and I'll head back...
|6 November, 2009 - On My Way To EICMA 2009|
|I'm on my way to EICMA in Milan. Reporting from the show starts on Monday afternoon. |
I've just got a last-minute assignment from a magazine, which takes me away from my PC and home for the following days, so I only get back in my office on the next Monday, with very little time to keep you amused while I'm gone.... sorry.
|8 September, 2009 - Gone To The Hague, Back In A Few Days|
|I've had to head over to Holland to look into my sick father. Back on Friday afternoon. |
The Hague, The Netherlands is where all the big shot ambassadors live, where you get picked up by the cops in a limo... ;-)
|14 July, 2009 - Bastille Day 2009: I’m Out Of Here|
|It's Bastille Day, the French national holiday, and I've taken the day off to see what's going on in the country. |
Who knows, maybe they've brought out the guillotine again somewhere...
|25 June, 2009 - On The Road Again, Florence, Italy Here We Come|
|We're off to Florence, Italy for some 10 days. |
Heavily loaded, but unfortunately not my desired Goldwing motorcycle, but with a common airplane and cage.. Back on the 7th of July.
Articles will continue to appear regularly, but not as regular as normal.
|16 June, 2009 - Using A GPS In Spain Illegal, Even On A Motorcycle|
|A law was passed in Spain last week, that makes it highly illegal to operate a GPS on your motorcycle (or while driving a car). |
Apparently you are allowed to have one, but not allowed to operate it!
What a stupid way to earn money. It's cheaper in Spain to speed by 30 mph over the speed limit, than to operate a GPS!
|29 May, 2009 - On The Road Again #73635|
|I'm on the road (again). Gone to The Netherlands... |
Back Tuesday afternoon. News will continue as usual, so come back...
|16 March, 2009 - Thanks For All The Well Wishes|
|My wife would like to thank you all for your well wishes. She's now a lot better than last week, and can move again with too much pain. |
She was very touched by all the comments, emails, SMS, Facebook posting, Twitters and forum postings. It made her feel better just by reading them (or me reading them to her).
Thanks you all ... it just shows how close-knit the motorcycle community is.
|9 March, 2009 - No News Here Until Further Notice|
|Sorry all, my wife is seriously ill and needs me at her bedside 24/7. So I'm getting very little sleep and time to be on the net. It's going to last a few day according to the Doc, so until that time you're going to have to do without me. |
|31 December, 2008 - Happy New Year 2009 To All|
|A Happy & Lucky New Year 2009 to everyone. |
May all your wishes come true, and that you and your family live a prosperous, healthy and happy 2009.
|23 December, 2008 - Merry Christmas 2008 To You All|
|We're off for our winter hibernation, meaning that we're reducing the number of daily posts. |
Unless something really interesting happens, like CZ buying up BMW motorcycles, you'll see a funny or entertaining post every day until next year.
So, in the mean time, enjoy your Christmas with your family, friends or dogs.
Merry Christmas to y'all!
|12 December, 2008 - Yea, My Birthday Today - Do Not Disturb|
|Yup, it's my birthday today. Another one... |
It was almost like yesterday that my previous birthday was held. Am I any wiser? No way! Older? Nope!
|7 November, 2008 - EICMA 2008: Summary|
|I'm back from Milan, and here's a summary of the Eicma motorcycle exhibition. |
On one word: DISAPPOINTING!
|7 November, 2008 - On My Way Back From EICMA 2008|
|Right... I'm on the way back from EICMA 2008 fully loaded with documents, DVDs, CDs, you name it.|
I hope to arrive this afternoon and start reading all that stuff.
|31 October, 2008 - On My Way To EICMA 2008|
|I'm on the way to attend the Milan EICMA motorcycle exhibition, back next week Friday afternoon. |
HINT: If you're on Twitter, you can follow photos I'll be posting with my iPhone.
|22 October, 2008 - Motorcycle Journalist For Hire|
|One of my writing gigs for an English motorcycle magazine has been suspended, thanks to the economic crisis. |
So, if you're looking for a freelance motorcycle journalist/photographer, drop me a line.
|20 October, 2008 - A Strange Thing Happened To Me On The Way Home|
|This post has nothing whatsoever to do with motorcycles, so be warned. |
When I arrived from my trip in my very small village, I couldn't go through, since the road was blocked. The reason? They were removing the several centuries old church steeple to replace it with a new one.
|2 October, 2008 - On My Way To Germany For Intermot Motorcycle Show|
|I'm on the road, heading for Germany to cover the Intermot motorcycle exhibition.|
I'll be back the following Wednesday evening. There will be a few stories (preprogrammed), but the majority will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Stay tuned.
|15 July, 2008 - So This Is What The Armada 2008 Looks Like|
|This article has little to do with motorcycles, except that motorcycles were really needed to get there. 11 million people visited the Armada 2008, 2-3 million were present during the sail-out on Monday. |
The views were spectacular, with old tall sail ships and tall sail ships passing past us. Thrown in were a few war ships. Nice....
|14 July, 2008 - National Holiday - Off With My Wives|
|It's the French national holiday, the one were they are celebrating the first use of the guillotine. |
So I'm off with my wives to visit the Tall Ships Armada.... see ya..
|1 July, 2008 - On The Busy Highways Again|
|We're off on the motorcycle to Pisa, Italy, riding the freeways (autostradas) alongside the beautiful Mediterranean coast. |
Back next week. We've programmed a few funny pictures during the week, hopefully preventing you from getting bored.
|18 April, 2008 - Off Again, Back Tuesday|
|I'm off until Tuesday on a secret mission. |
As usual, articles will be appearing like magic...
|24 March, 2008 - Happy Easter 2008|
|Have a great Easter Monday. I am, so see you tomorrow.... |
In the mean time.... yummy...
|1 January, 2008 - Happy New Year! How To Escape The Police|
|Happy New Year to you all. I hope you passed to 2008 without any problems! Have a great year!!!|
Here's a tip on how to escape Police controls.....
|31 December, 2007 - Last Post Of The Year: 2007 In Review|
|This is the last post for 2007. Time to review what went on this year. |
It's been a very interesting year, 2008 is going to be difficult to compete.
|8 November, 2007 - On My Way Back, Heavy Loaded|
|I'm on the night train back from Milan to Paris, after that on the train to Normandy. |
Hope to be back in the afternoon with more photos...in the mean time, I'm very heavily loaded with all sorts of documentation from the manufacturers....
|5 November, 2007 - On My Way To EICMA 2007 To Look At The Demo Girls|
|I'm on the train to Milan to catch all the pretty demo dollies at the EICMA motorcycle show. |
There are a lot of things happening in Milan, so much that I don't know when I'll have the time to update.
Monday evening see the 1st press conference.... Ducati...
|2 November, 2007 - On My Way To Paris and Milan|
|I'm off to Paris for the weekend, and then early Monday morning off to Milan to catch the EICMA motorcycle exhibition. |
|27 September, 2007 - I’m Off To See Biker Chicks @ Paris Exhibition|
|I'm off to Paris to see the Biker Chicks that are usually to be found at the Paris Motorcycle Exhibition, the Mondial du Deux Roues. |
Press day is Friday, so expect a series of photo impressions of the show.
|14 September, 2007 - Adblockers Are Now Blocked From This Site|
|After yesterday's post on the use of Adblock, I've found a great script that will block users with Adblock. |
The only way to read the articles is to disable Adblock.
I'm sorry it had to come to this.
|10 September, 2007 - Gone To Pick Up My New Motorcycle! C.U.|
|No further news today! While your reading this, I'm off to pick up my new motorcycle. |
Saturday's visit to the local Ducati shop with SWMBO, made me a proud owner of a spanking new Ducati 1100 Multistrada.
So', I'm off playing on the new motorcycle for the rest of the day.
|1 May, 2007 - Score Many Points With Your Partner|
|If you want to give your partner or that special person in your life something really out-of-this-world, read on. |
Although this post has nothing to do with motorcycles, it's based on my own personal experience, and of a service that will really knock the socks of the person who will receive it.
The gift I gave was to my wife who turned 50. Most women, and some men, shed tears when they saw it. Click on the headline to read what the heck I'm talking about.
|25 April, 2007 - On The Road Again - Bring My Spare Tires|
|I'm on the road again, on assignment. Should be back on Tuesday. Am traveling with my spare tires, photo enclosed. |
Got no internet connection, so hot news will not be shown, but there will be stuff appearing, so don't leave....
|4 April, 2007 - Anyone Want A Joost Invite?|
|I have 4 invites left to the cool and stylish Joost program. If you want one, better let me know in the comment form. First come, first served.|
|9 March, 2007 - Gone For A Day Or Two|
|This is the automatic answering machine of Bikes In The Fast Lane. We are not in at this moment, enjoying a quick trip to The Netherlands. We'll be back on Tuesday. |
Leave a message after the beep, and we'll return your call as soon as we're back !
|9 February, 2007 - On The Road To Le Touquet 2007|
|I'm facing snow and ice while I ride my overloaded BMW to Le Touquet. |
We'll be showing you many photos (hopefully) of this mythic beach enduro race.
|29 December, 2006 - Have A Great 2007 !|
|Have a great new year you all !! Last article of the year ! Enjoy the end of year parties, and be safe in 2007 ! |
|22 December, 2006 - On The Road Again - Ireland|
|I'm on the road again, on my way to Galway, Ireland. |
Regular articles will appear every day, so do come back.
|13 November, 2006 - At the Milan EICMA Motorcycle Show|
|I'm in Milan, Italy, covering the EICMA Motorcycle Exhibition. Hopefully, internet dependent, you'll be seeing as good as live, the latest and greatest motorcycle products at the show. Tune in regularly !|
|23 October, 2006 - On The Road Again, Return Trip Holland|
|I've headed back to Holland, where I'm staying until Friday to check up on my very ill dad. |
Stories will be appearing automatically every morning at 08:00 CET.
|31 July, 2006 - On My Chevy - Gone To Holland|
|I got an itch, and have gone walkabouts. Off to Holland to look into my father. |
Back Thursday. There will be daily articles appearing (server Gods permitting). Have a look at this special motorcycle... a 1957 Chevy motorcycle !
|24 May, 2006 - Off Quickly To Holland|
|Had to go to the Netherlands since my father has been put in hospital in a serious condition. Articles will go on until Monday.|
|21 April, 2006 - We’re Running Back Home|
|We'll be heading back tomorrow. Today is my wife's birthday. |
We'll be running, and running, all the way back home (see photo).
|17 April, 2006 - Removing The Leaves From My Motorcycle|
|I'm off for the rest of the week, on a mini-holiday. There will be several stories appearing during the week (the wonders of technology). |
In the mean time I had to remove all the dead leaves from my motorcycle.
|14 April, 2006 - Egg on my face|
|Boy, did I fall for it. The story about the French Gendarme's new Kawasaki motorcycles was an (delayed) April fools joke.|
|12 December, 2005 - My B’Day Today|
|It's my birthday today. |
Yiiiippeee ! I feel old...
|9 December, 2005 - Off To Poland|
|I'm off for Warsaw, Poland for the weekend. Celebrating my birthday there, and I'll be back on Tuesday. |
In the meantime, articles will still be published.
|2 September, 2005 - Gone To A Wedding|
|I've gone for a long weekend to Ireland for a wedding, back late Tuesday; will continue publishing though. |
|1 August, 2005 - On A Motorcycle Trip|
|I'm gone for 10 days on a motorcycle holiday; articles will appear daily though.|
|13 December, 2004 - Gone... I’ll be Back|
|I'm off for a short holiday in Florida, back on the 22nd, but the site will continue displaying new articles every day.|
|17 August, 2004 - New BMW...|
|A new Beemer for me... she's a Canadian Shepherd called "BEEMER"... |
|19 May, 2004 - Out On The Road|
|Am travelling until Monday in the UK but the news continues... |
|3 May, 2004 - My Next "Motorcycle" ....|
|With me probably loosing my license due to speeding I need to find another form of transportation. |
|20 March, 2003 - My Two Bikes Together|
|A rare occasion that both my BMW R1150GSs motorcycles are in the same place together at the same time... |
|17 March, 2003 - Biker Protest|
|Here's what a motorcycle protest ride looks like taken from within the protest ride. |