Month: Jun 2013

Counting back the hours…

When I logged into my account, I was stunned: to this point, the blog has 239 hits today! And the day is not over yet! This topped the record back in 2011 when I reported during the Africa trip. Thanks for your interest! I…

Hopeless class status achieved!

This morning, I had a light breakfast and started my day of registration. I got me my registration papers that should lead me throughout the day. My first stop was a video recording of my statement that I understood all the risks of the…

Arrival in Pittsburgh

Well, was could possibly go wrong? Usually the things one does not expect… In the morning, I left somewhat later than planned as the cup of tea I took in the room was so strong I felt like a hit in the stomach. Woah….

Today Robert will arrive at the start hotel.That

Today Robert will arrive at the start hotel. That is as long as the USA customs people allow a German, who lives at an address in Belgium, who is riding a Japanese motorcycle that is registered in Germany but shipped out from France, to cross…

Last stop on the way to Pittsburgh – Niagara Falls

This morning, I drove to the bike and fixed all the luggage. I returned the rental car in the airport and I had to take leave of MJ who returned today. I returned to the bike by shuttled, put some petrol – and I…

Holidays are over, Pittsburgh here I come

Last week passed quite quick and after a couple of relaxing days in Canada, we are back in Toronto and our common holidays come to an end. We had rented a huge Chrysler (I like to call him ‘Big Daddy’) for a comfy ride,…

Well here goes ……

This is me here, aka John Young. Having just read the introduction that Robert has given me, I’m not that sure whether I’ll be able to live up to the billing he’s given me.  However, I really do consider it an honour that he’s…

Introducing….Mr John ‘Triumph’ Young!

Well, does this man need to be introduced? Probably not to the LD community, but maybe to many readers of this blog. John will give me honour to be my guest author during the Iron Butt Rally. I had thought to use a lot…

Transport of bike and rider – welcome to Canada!

Soooo, I had no time to write during the last days…or I was just too lazy :-). I’m in Montreal, Canada now and things are on track. But what happened during the last days? As the requirements for the transport of the bike say…

A biker’s work is never done…but amputation???

The Brit Butt Rally was over, but some preparations still had to be done. Firstly, what had happened during the rally? It was not a bent tubing, but another obstruction in the fuel flow…. I had a presentiment during the Saddle Sore 3000…when I…