Moto Guzzi Club Nederland vergadering

Elk jaar evalueren we het treffen van de MGCN in Tienhoven. Afgelopen weekend was dit bij ons thuis en hebben we dat meteen gecombineerd met een vergadering van de toercommissie.
Omdat we niet zo centraal wonen, dit keer gecombineerd met een barbecue op de zaterdagavond. Iedereen kwam op een Guzzi, dus de schuur stond vol met motoren.
IMG_0086
Nadat de kamerverdeling en de rondleiding, werd de bbq aangezet en de dorst gelest.
Tijdens een regenbuitje werd alles naar binnen verhuisd.
IMG_0045
Daar boog een deel van de groep zich over een kaart van UK en bekeken de wegen in Schotland. Volgende jaar in de Hemelvaarts week organiseert de MGCN een trip naar Schotland (aanmelden bij Gert Jo (gertjo@gertjo.nl).
IMG_0044
Bij zo’n voorbereiding hoort natuurlijk een schotse whiskey (donatie van Jan Sybren). Het werd nog een gezellige avond…
De volgende ochtend lekker buiten ontbijten, Wilfrank komt nog en dan gaat de eerste vergadering van start.
IMG_0092
Eerst de evaluatie van het ‘Internationaal Moto Guzzi Treffen 2016’, daarna een voor de toercommisie, waarin de op stapel staande activiteiten voor komend jaar (2017) besproken werden.
IMG_0089
Dan breekt het moment aan waarop de motoristen weer gaan vertrekken. Maar eerst nog een fotomoment.
IMG_0047 IMG_0058
Er zijn altijd mensen die dan ook nog elkaars motor willen proberen. Maar geen van tweeën was blij met de ruil.
IMG_0090 IMG_0091
Al met al een zeer geslaagd weekend.
Klaar voor vertrek.
Tot ziens en tot een volgende keer.
IMG_0064
Met dank aan iedereen!!

Moto Guzzi GT 2008

Last weekend Marlinde and I made a trip to Germany.
On Friday we drove to our starting point, it was raining very hard and we were wet all through. During the time we arrived at the camping it had stopped raining and we were able to put the tent dry on the campground. It took as almost 3 hours to get there.
On saturday morning we first had to break down our tent and pack it. It was a little wet, but knowing that we had to build it up again in the evening and hoping it would be dry coming night.
Around 8 am we received our stamp and we could leave. To the next campground was 550 km further and this took us a little more then 12 hours.

Zitten we op de juiste weg?

For more pics click here.

The route was nice, very nice, but there was a moment were you had no time to look around. The speed needed to be high, or the time to get to the campground would even be longer.
In between we had a lunch stop. Its was around 3 pm when we got there. Still 250 km in front of us. For the last part we took the motor way/highway.
As told we arrived around 8.30 pm, placed our tent in a good spot and went for the barbeque. We are vegetarians, so the barbeque was salad and bread. We went to bed early; next morning was breakfast at 8 am and departure as soon as possible afterwards.
Breakfast was good and we left around 8.30 am.
This time we drove a little faster and we made less mistakes in reading the roadmap. So we arrived quit early at the lunch post. Lots of motorcyclists were already there and we had some bread, coffee and a snack and we continued the trip.
It was quiet a journey, but around 6.30 pm we arrived at the endpoint. Having seen more then 1400 km passed under our rubber, we took an icecream and talk with others about the trip.

Opening of the season

Eastern weekend, what better to do then go for a long weekend to the so-called “Start of the season” by the MGCN. This weekend took place in Wezep, Overijssel.
We left on Saturday, around 1.30pm (temp about 5oC). Arrived at 3.30pm. After placing the tent on the campground, we started with hot chocolate and coffee in the restaurant. Jan, who organized the Land Mark Rally, started with a powerpoint presentation. In this presentation all the land marks passed the screen. The presentation contained a few pictures made by us. Around 6pm Jan followed the list, that was in the presentation, and give every person his reward. Some got a standard reward, a simple trophy; others who had more points received a bigger one. We both got a simple one, but we were very happy with it.

23-03-08_1310.jpg

The trophy will get a nice place in our home. After the ceremony we had a bite to eat and some beer. A band started playing, but because of the small restaurant the music sounded very loud. After a few songs we went to our tent to sleep. Some told us that it would be very cold this night.
The next morning there was ice on our bikes and at some spots on the tent. We already had noticed that night that is was cold outside. Happily we had 4 sleeping bags and we could sleep most of the time.

dsc02019.JPGdsc02021.JPGdsc02022.JPGdsc02023.JPGdsc02027.JPGdsc02030.JPG

dsc02020.jpgdsc02025.jpg

After pouring some water in our face and brushing our teeth we went for coffee and breakfast. It was not yet ready to be served, but we could get coffee and that was ok. After a couple of minutes breakfast was ready. We took some eggs, because it is Eastern, and some sandwiches. After breakfast we broke up, packed all our stuff, waved goodbye and got an our way home. After 1.5 hour we arrived home. The minute we had taken all the stuff indoors it started snowing, so we arrived home just in time.

dsc02032.JPG

We had a nice time in Wezep and probably will attend next year again.