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    Vacation from then - column

    You got up, grabbed your papers and a toothbrush, got up, and headed off. That's how you used to go on vacation. Somewhere in the afternoon - after having arranged overnight accommodation in the outskirts of Verdun - there was a stop on a village terrace. The French still call WWI 'La Grande Guerre'. More

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    Mancave - column

    I've been a man for as long as I can remember. That is not always an easy, but it is quite an interesting situation. Generally speaking, I no longer belong to the group of men who only use their soft side to sit on, but I am certainly not a man who constantly wants to share his thoughts or even worse, his emotions. But I try to live consciously and respectfully in my clumsy way. Only when really necessary do I use meaningful violence. More

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    Citroën 2CV4 that inadvertently dominated a Porsche

    It was in the fall of 1979. From the Noordoostpolder we drove with the Citroën 2CV4 from my mother to Haarlem. The Citroën GSX stood for a repair in the workshop of the Emmeloorder Citroënagent Dijkstra. The appointment for the family visit could continue, as we had the luxury of having two cars at home at the time. […] More

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    End of season - column

    Like old folks, you shouldn't expose classics to all elements. So between two showers the side valve got a final kick of this very long classic season. And then on a weekday you are the only motorcyclist you will meet. More

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    Toyota Starlet P8. Our lifesaver again

    It is September 24, 2020. The ringtone of my old loyal Samsung takes me out of concentration. Robin from the garage calls me way too early. Because: the earlier, the more awkward. The reason for his call is in my Delta. Robin hasn't said anything yet, but I already know enough. Not much later […] More

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    Sidecar riding for entertainment

    The old-fashioned motorbike feeling? That still prevails among flat track racers, classic drivers and sidecar captains. Outside those groups, it is often a matter of 'lifestyle only' and fierce competition. Add to this the technical ignorance and complicated engineering of some modern motorcyclists and their motorcycles sold today as 'the ideal platform for your smartphone'. Be it […] More

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    Bad luck on the road - column

    Stopping for motorcyclists with a breakdown is no longer of this time. There is often not much to tinker with on the verge of modern motorcycles. But what if you see a man in full motorcycle outfit walking next to a Honda VT500 in the blazing sun? Then you are heartless if you don't stop for a moment. Apparently the man was happy to make a stopover on the false plateau towards Velp. More

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    A CB400F. And Mientje… - column

    Nowadays - and from about 1900 - there is a lot of grumbling that members of the more sympathetically modeled sex no longer know their place, are stealing all 'our' jobs and have become man-haters. More

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    Classic car day Tzummarum. Enjoy during the new normal

    Delighted, I park the Lancia Delta somewhere in a side street in Tzummarum. Within the XNUMX meter era it is no easy task to randomly choose a classic car event. In fact, one event after another will be canceled. But during this weekend there will be events in the country. As in Tzummarum. There I walk, […] More

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    Weekday rest and dialect - column

    The agreement between freelancers and retirees? They have the option to schedule their own time. And motorcycling is so much more fun during the week. Especially if you take a more fun, but well-known route. Full Weekend roads are packed with cyclists of all ages, level of sportsmanship and genders, elderly people in arthrosis-friendly pastries with […] More

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    An online movie column

    It is again to get on the bike well dressed. The current correct motorcyclists also do this at temperatures above 30 degrees. They also generally find motorcycles too noisy. Obey traffic laws. And drink spring water from the right brands. Fine. More

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