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Author - The Old Bloke

The year winds up…

While many of you are sweltering in the tropics or freezing in other parts of the world, Lynne & I are enjoying four seasons in a day – how weird is that? Still, even the sunny days are not hot, so we’re enjoying whatever Hobart brings us. Just to bring you all up to speed since we returned home – our house in Bali sold – yippee, Effie is on the high seas...

Effie’s trip all wrapped up…

After her epic journey the old girl is on a pallet, wrapped up tight and all secure waiting for a ship to take her back to Australia. Thanks to the generosity of Hans Sprangers of Sydney, and with the assistance of Patrick Vullings of Dutch Lion M/C & our good friends Harry & Mark de Boer she is tucked in beside Hans’s newly acquired post vintage...

COMING HOME….

WE MADE IT… what more can I say. The feeling of riding through Herstal towards the FN factory was unbelievable. The years spent restoring Effie and those of dreaming about this becoming a reality, and now for it to be happening was almost more than I could believe. Accompanied by a large group of fellow enthusiasts and under sunny skies we chugged down the...

GPS – Going Places Slowly…

Crossing the bridge into Bernkastel-kues was a pretty exciting moment. I was on a high all the way that morning from where I’d camped on a wind generator farm. It proved disappointing to later find that my helmet camera hadn’t functioned after taking a movie of the great day’s ride, with a few steep hills, alongside the river, through the tunnel and into the most...