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|27-2||2h||Locating some Dutch landmarks|
|28-2||3h||Locating more Dutch landmarks|
|1-3||3h||Locating European landmarks|
|2-3||3h||13||105||10||Locating more landmarks and visiting #1. Easy, as it's so close by.||Proof.|
|3-3||1h||Making routes for some Dutch landmarks.|
|5-3||2h||Finding out more about Dutch and Belgian landmarks.|
|7-3||2h||Same as 5-3.|
|8-3||7h||327||93 108 109 112 113||50||No rain today for the 1st time in weeks. Nice ride, all landmarks easily found. At 109 I met a Moto Guzzi rider who as it turned out did not compete in this rally. He had a nice red Guzzi though!||Proof.|
|10-3||1h||59||104||10||Great weather again, so time for a slow pace VFR ride with the wife. We did spent some time in this museum, guided by a young and enthousiastic person. Recommendable if you're into steam or general technical stuff.||Proof.|
|19-3||2h||Looking at Mapsource maps again, deciding which waypoints to go for in the north of the Netherlands.|
|22-3||11.5h||545||90 91 92 94 95 98 99 107||80||Started at 9.15, sunshine but strong and cold northern winds. Temperatures never over 10 deg Celsius. The landmarks were easily found, except for the 'hanging kitchens': roadworks prevented me from entering the town easy. I had a coffee stop at Gerard "Moturist's" home: one of the other contenders. Nice to have a chat and get a bit warmer again. Even though I didn't get any rain during the day, I got pretty cold as darkness set in. Due to the lack of light it was hard to take a picture of the lighthouse in Urk. One more cold and windy dike and then a hot shower.||Proof.|
|25-3||1.5h||NW France||Looking at Mapsource maps again, deciding which waypoints to go for in the northwest of France.||Proof.|
|28-3||2h||NW France||Preparing routes for the northwest of France.|
|29-3||1h||NW France||Finishing routes for the northwest of France.|
|1-4||1h||SE France||Working on routes for the southeast of France.|
|11-5||2h||NW France||Adjusting routes for the northwest of France.|
|13-5||3h||NW France||Making the last adjustments for landmarks in NW France.|
|17-5||4h||NW France||Problems with car gps (Nuvi350), now I have to re-enter the data in the Etrex...|
|18-5||7h||339||NW France||Meeting with Gerard in Groningen who is joining me on next weekends ride. Plus more hard work on the waypoints...|
|24-5||10h||409||114 110 111 10 75||60||
The start of a five-day trip in the NW of France. Both Gerard and myself on clean bikes, that was about to change... More text via the 'proof' links on the right.
|25-5||12h||536||79 84 83 56 52||100||
This is what I managed to cover in the 5 day trip. I stole this picture from Gerard...
|26-5||12h||567||68 67 53 58||95||
Apart from being an excellent motorcyclist, Gerard also makes a perfect cup of coffee in the morning.
|28-5||14,5h||938||64 77 57 76||90||Proof.|
|15h||515||103 1||20||Our MC club went to Belgium to find some unpaved roads, I joined them and as these landmarks were close by I scored another 20 points. A lot of time and km's, but this weekend was not about efficient riding.||Proof.|
|28/6-8/7||100h||4653||101 4 6 89 74 85 61 62 16 81 87 88||250||Proof.|
|14/7||8h||400||33||20||On our way to Norway we made a detour to get a German landmark. This is it.||Proof.|
|2/8||2h||100||45||25||On our way back from Norway we scored another German landmark. A nice little place this Friedrichstadt is!||Proof.|
|12/11||2h||Planning the last LMR2007 ride.|
|17/11||10h||719||97 96 38 100 102 5||65||The last 2007 LMR ride, fortunately in great weather. I rode 480km on saturday, ending the day in Zoersel (Belgium) where we enjoyed many great beers.||Proof.|
The trophy for sixth place was presented march 22 2008. It was a pleasant gathering of a number of competitors. Lots of drinks and riding stories!
Out of the 51 competitors I ended in 6th place; 955 points due to some bonus points. I got 43% of the available landmark points, a bit more than planned.