I know, I know, the new year is a time to look ahead, but I just didn’t have time to look back in the old year 😉 So let’s do it now…

At the start of last year, the blog was still on blogspot and called BMW cafe…. seems so long ago now.

January:
What a start…

The tradtional new year’s day ride was on my CB:

cb750

A few pages about me in the American magazine Lowside Syndicate Magazine!

Lowside Syndicate

I won a first (my first) photography price with this photo:
cb750

We finally started on the SR500:
sr500

And I did a few photoshoots
Girl on bike

gril on bike

February:

The weather in February just was too cold…

ice

I did receive an Acewell tacho! Many, many, many thanks to Acewell!

Acewell

March:

I was about to be finished with my study. I have to say that my final years at the faculty of geosciences in Utrecht was by far the most insulting experience of my life. I was happy to find a job even before I was finished.

In March the Virago neared completion:

XV920

April:

In april I recievd a very unexpected graduation gift from my parents: A Canon 60D!

60D

Thanks mom and dad!

Holland being Holland the weather was mostly bad. I did have time for some photo shoots though, like this one with Shamida:

cb750

April was a landmark for my internet-self: I abandoned blogspot and started this website.

I also tried to get used to the new camera

cb750

bmw cafe racer

The new job meant I didn’t do much work on the bikes.

May:
May saw the first Rusty Gold Swap Meet. It was a huge success, I hope there will be many more editions.

Rusty Gold

The Virago made it onto Pipeburn:

And I made a lot of photo’s

classic racers

Photo shoot with Bo:

Bo and the beemer

Photo shoot with Manon:

ZX6R

CB750

June:

I bought an Enfield!!

Enfield

and it sucked…..

Enfield

Great for parts though…

Holland still being Holland, the summer was wet. Very, very wet. Only did a few rides

cb750

aaaannndddd I bought another Enfield 🙂

Enfield

I did a shoot with Malou too:

Malou

July:

I did a shoot with Vera again:

cbr600

The new Enfield fought me all the way…

Enfield

I had a really hard time to get it running. But when it’s an Enfield, you just forgive and forget.

We put the Virago up for sale:
Virago

Virago

The Enfield is getting there:

Enfield

We of course worked on the SR500:

sr500

I did a photo shoot with Roel Scheffer’s AWESOME BMW:

BMW

And I took many, many more photo’s:

Barneveld

Barneveld


August:

The Enfield was ready to ride and boy is it fun to ride!!

Enfield

Worth the blood, sweat and tears.

I decided that I just had too many bikes and put the BMW up for sale…

BMW

But in the end I just could get myself to really sell it… so it’s still here in my shed 🙂

August was marked by many, many rides with the Enfield

Enfield

Enfield

and the selling of the Virago:

Virago

September:

I bought 2 new lenses for the camera. Still trying to improve my photography skills:

horse

The BMW made it into Motor Magazine:

BMW

and again many, many, many photo’s:

woerden

Woerden

October:

In October I finally officially graduated. My girlfriend graduated at the same time and we celebrated it by going to the Moselle region in Germany

Moselle

of course there were rides on the Enfield

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and I took the CB for a few rides too. Such a pleasant bike to ride!

CB750

and, you guessed it, many, many photo’s were taken

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November:

November saw some minor works on the Enfield:

Enfield

and of course a lot of riding on the Enfield:

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But there were also the first signs of winter…

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December:

In December we got the SR500 running again. We did our part for climate change, producing not-very-local clouds….

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But winter really set in and the weather was mostly too bad to do anything outside

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Looking back it really was an awesome year for me. One of my personal goals was to improve my photography skills and I think I did. I have the same goal this year.

Thanks for visiting this website in such huge numbers (over 144.000 visitors since I started tracking visitor numbers in August!!!), I hope to see you all again in good health on the road or on my site this year!

4 Responses so far.

  1. Arnoud schreef:

    I really enjoy reading your blogposts, started following it after seeing a picture of the bmw 😉

    Have a nice 2013, and keep it up!

  2. geewiz schreef:

    mooie reportage en mooie motors (en dames)! ga zo door!
    G.

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