Motorcycle trip to Germany 2012

 

After last year in one week driven through 5 countries we went this year only a long weekend away,
we decided to stay closer to home, namely the Eifel in Germany.
So the
motorcycles were on Friday again packed and fueled, and then we were ready to go.
Within a few hours we were from
the north of the Netherlands soon in the Eifel on a campsite in the town of Trier which is close to Luxembourg.
It was therefore not surprising that the next day we drove into Luxembourg were we also good take some cheap fuel for our bikes.
The whole day long
we driven in good weather and after a late lunch in Echternach (L) back to Germany
and follow a large part of the river Moselle, nice
driving along the river.
On the autobahn the guys wanted me to tested my Honda CBR 1100 XX Blackbird.
I bought this bike in the winter as a damage model and refurbished it back to a nice looking bike.
They wanted to know how hard he was doing, at 285 Km on the clock I turned down the trottle.
Firstly because my motorcycle jacket crept up and secondly there was a long
turn coming up.
Luckily it was very quiet on the highway and the Germans having some experience with fast vehicles
coming by.
They are
going out of your way when they see something quick coming, the Dutch simply throw their car before you and think I may drive here.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday it started to rain and it looked like it would not stop.
So we had a choice, all day in the rain and getting soaked and crawl in the evening into your tent
or a half day in the rain driving home, a nice shower in the evening and into your own bed.
It was the last, too bad the weekend was ruined by the rain.
Luckily we had already decided
to go in 2013 a long week and then probably to France and Italy
to
drive from Alpe d 'Huez to the Stelvio pass.
I think t
hat's a very nice ride, so on to next year.

 

Here some pictures from our trip to the Eifel in Germany.