Travels with my Harley

and, sometimes, other two-wheeled machines


A ride to Mělník

Saturday, October 30th, 2021 – Mělník I do like to spend time in the saddle of a motorcycle, but not all long rides are good ones – my final day in the U.S.A in 2006 was a case in point. Sometimes you just have to knuckle down and grind it out. By the same token, […]

Centenary / Independence Ride – 2018

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 The year 2018 was the one hundredth anniversary of the creation of the Czechoslovak State which emerged from the ashes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of the Great War. Although the formation itself took place quite late in the year, on October 28th, as 2018 was the centenary year, […]

Austria – A Hundertwasser tour

July 2021 – In search of more Hundertwasser. Every adventure begins somewhere and so here is the boring preamble …. I would just like to begin by noting that in 2019, Lucie and I enjoyed two wonderful holidays. Firstly, in the Spring, we visited Israel and Jordan. Despite this being a more “conventional” sort of […]

Prague to Salzburg

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 Distance travelled 363 km It is rarely that anything goes exactly according to plan, so it should not come as any surprise that our departure, although well planned for nine o’clock was delayed by circumstances beyond our control. After weeks of torrential rains, the weather had calmed down and we cooled […]

Salzburg to the Faaker See

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 Distance travelled – 216 km Lucie is a big devotee of weather predicting apps on her iPhone and iPad. Although these had presented a rather uncertain forecast at bedtime, the first thing we saw with the naked eye, when we woke up (at exactly 05:00 !) was a blue sky. I […]

Egg am Faaker See – and Lake Bled, Slovenia

Friday, 23rd July, 2021 Hike around the Faaker See – 11km Trip to Lake Bled in Slovenia – 117 km It is almost a standing joke between Lucie and I that, on holiday, we frequently get up much earlier than we would do at home. Well, at least she does ! If you have followed […]

The Faaker See to Vienna

Saturday, July 24th, 2021  Distance travelled – 423 km Our plan for Saturday was a bit challenging. The ultimate goal was to reach Vienna, where we would stay with some friends we had not seen for some years. They had deposited their two young daughters with a grandmother and we were looking forward to a […]

Vienna to Prague

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 Distance travelled – 315 km As is usual, I woke up early, but Lucie was completely asleep. Rather than hang around in the apartment and risk disturbing people, I decided to go for a walk. Our friends live, more or less, at the bottom of the Roter Berg. This is a […]

Centres of Excellence !

Saturday, June 5th, 2021 A tour of three “centres” – both real and imagined. Total distance travelled – 221 kilometres At the time of writing, the Covid-19 pandemic still persisted. We were allowed out and about – but leaving the Czech State, whilst theoretically possible, still might have involved mandatory tests and quarantine. It was […]

The “Sand Sculptures” of Písek

Saturday, May 29th, 2021 As I have mentioned before, I am a member of the local chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG). In what we have now, because of Covid-19, come to describe as “normal” times, this is a fairly active chapter. Traditionally, our riding season begins on the first Saturday of April when, […]


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