May 30, 2012

Lovely SR poster

May 28, 2012

Bike Trip to Tha Takiap

Finally my day off and what better way to celebrate it than a bike trip in unknown territories? This time Ben and I chose Thailand's south east for our destination. More precisely Tha Takiap, a village on the outskirts of a dam and embraced by lovely hills that reminded me of the landscape around Florence in Italy.

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We had a good ride, some rather lousy food, torrential rain and some exciting off-roading. We tried to reach a waterfall that was advertised as being 12km from the main road. As it turned out, Thais are not just bad with timing, but with distances as well. After the expected 12km through thick rain forest (kind of), we arrived at a building, where a lonely guy told us the waterfall was 12 more kilometers further up in the forest. That would have meant about 2 more hours added to the trip. This delay and the fact that Ben's tyres were not really cut out for the territory let us turn around and head homewards. On the way we got pretty soaked...but hey, it's the rainy season and to be expected.

All in all a great day!

Oldtimer Mountain Race in Nals/South Tyrol

My dad just send me some cool pics from the last (26-27 May) Oltimer Mountain Race that every year brings the little village of Nals in the North of Italy back to life.

May 25, 2012

Yamaha SR 2012

Well, the Yamaha SR in 2012 looks as beautiful as it looked in 1978. It's timeless design appealed to quadrillions of people all over the world, including me.
I especially dig those saddlebags and the tank bag....and those golden rims are just up my cup of tea.
If you have anything remotely similar to those bags for sale, please let me know!

May 23, 2012

Bike of the Week #41

This Yamaha SR was made by Mark Huang from Taiwan.
I hope to see more of his work!

May 20, 2012

For Sale in Thailand: Yamaha TX 500

While browsing I found this awesome Yamaha TX500 for sale here in Thailand. I've never seen one as they are very rare here. Apparently it comes with registration and it costs only 96.000Baht.

If someone is interested, here is the original link:

As usual, I'm not involved with the sale in any way.

Bike of the Week #40

Gorgeous, gorgeous Guzzi!!