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Old 01-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #16
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Here up at Villa Culo we have started to worry. We are professional worry-ists, and ask ourselfs: What is the food like?
Will we be able to go to bed every night with that foolish look one gets when the food is simply outstanding in it's austerity?
Will the wine be so good that we don't spend the evenings longing for Toscana?
What about the coffee in the morning?

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Nothing to learn from Italy in Corsica in that matter!
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:24 AM   #17
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So far the following crew confirmed to be in in any case:

Ruedel, Corinna, Oli, Hannes-the-Band, Freddy, Tim and Daneille.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #18
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Thumb We're in, too

Just as Cooltours got flooded with, what shall I say, family issues, we got flooded with practical issues related to our work.
So Cooltours' "issues" for a while seemed to be the excuse we needed to bail out.
Sorry I haven't replied to your emails - we were working on our issues at this end.



But, Lo and Behold, out of nowhere comes this guy Bjørnar (blog here); here seen with a bottle of my home-made limoncello.
He is on a six month "Giro Europa", and sent us an email saying that he was looking for work. A week in May, alone in my house
with my collection of wines was just what he needed. He'll take care of things.

So, anyway, this means that we're in, too.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:41 PM   #19
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... home-made limoncello....
The real successfull and important trading path' ever haven't taken the straightest possible way. So I'll for sure give a bottle of clear burned Swiss water with the guys for trading reasons...

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...we're in, too...
Excellent decision, great management!

In's:
Ruedel, Corinna, Oli, Hannes-the-Band, Freddy, Daneille and Tim, Sissely and Tage.

Next to come:
The gathering! Stay tuned!
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #20
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This trip looks very, uh, cool. Thinking about joining if I can shift some air tickets and possibly talk a friend into shifting weeks. I know Tage a little; at least as much as I could get to know him over a plate of his famous pasta...
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:10 AM   #21
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OK, we're done, the boat is full. Signing up's closed! Thorsten checked in yesterday to complete the team! Now, that band very much rocks and I can't wait to let them roll!
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #22
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I took my afternoon ride along the coast. If you look carefully you can see some mountains in the horizon.
In other words: Corsica is still there.

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #23
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Uff...fortunately...what a relief!!

Today It's D-54!
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:22 PM   #24
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Sent out lots of infos today. Hope all is clear. Forcast for tomorrow:



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Old 04-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #25
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It’s D-7! I can’t wait anymore! Today I fitted the panniers to the goat and set the tankbag up, just to check (again) if all is clear! All IS clear! We have (annother) GO!

So, as that was checked way too fast, I started with packing my stuff toghether. Well, It IS packed now....! As even this has been done waaaay to fast, well, what's left but relaunching this blog!


My contribution to the technical colonization of the island, this time, is bringing one of these little fellows.


A tracklogger. I just picked it up some days ago and it very much is one nice toy. What it's going to be good for?? Well,
A) ...it satisfies the natural male lust after toys and
B) ...it can do things with pictures and tracks which unfortuantely I don't yet know how to get it up the net but looks very cool so far on my PC in conjunction with google maps!

OK, maybe I'm going to unpack that bag again and try to pack in more efficient.... more ADVrider-style!
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:50 AM   #26
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The new toy's broken already. F…-it, damn’ thing! Well, remains core-business: The biking!
Who cares all the snow that came down to altitudes of 1100m/3300ft and above since yesterday. Avalanche risk level set to “very high” …?! Leave me alone! The tunnel will be open and it will bring us safe to the south! 17km’s/10ml’s in a dark, straight pipe of concrete and one’s in another world.

D-5! Corsica! Get ready! Maybe I’m un- and repacking again tonight …
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:39 PM   #27
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Bluhduh Corsica?



Packing?

This guy works very hard, and he managed to get our new house finished yesterday.
To bad, then, that the guests arrives tomorrow. 20 lamps must be fitted, there some cleaning to do; a muratore left alone in a house three months creates some dirty surfaces.

It also nice that the falegname finished today; the work he has done with the windows and doors is outstanding!
Good that he is done, because it doesn't take many seconds with an electric saw to generate quite some dust.

Let us not forget the idraulico who also finished today. His last effort to drill 16 holes in the walls to attach the radiators.
Surprisingly enough, he left without offering to help clean up the mess he had created.

During the last nights I have washed all the (cotto) floors with acid, and waxed them.

And, not to forget: I must replace both front fork seals. And I should change the oil after our Spanish adventure.

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Old 04-29-2009, 12:30 AM   #28
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OMG.... That sounds like a whole bunch of work still.... The both of you will probably be very tired on Sunday, huh...

OK, critical situations ask for special solutions! What you need now is a priority list! Here we go:

  1. Fix your frorkseals: Highest priority for that! If you need help, you won’t be able to get some on Saturday night
  2. Install not more than 1 Lamp per guest/couple. We’re talking about Tuscany! Remember: Romance is a major thing here and the amount of light often enough can be reciprocal to the level of romance.
  3. Do the packing! It’s quickly done! If you reduce to the max, what you really need is not more than 6 slips and socks plus a Creditcard! That would have also positive effect on the battle-weight of your frigate!
  4. Sleep! I really wouldn’t want you to practice some 1-sec-sleep while riding Autostrada to Savona! You can get 3-4 more hours of Sleep later on on the vessel, but there’s a minimum–level of sleep to bring with you!
  5. If there’s some time left, take care for the dust. If not, don’t worry. It won’t be gone until you’re back. You can take care of it than.
  6. Forget about the Oilchange. You’re riding a Beemster! That masterpiece of German engineering work can handle to be treated bad to the bone! Actually some claim that it actually WANTs to be treated bad to live a real happy motorcycle-life.
We’ll bring some "special-energy" in the form of brown (diet-)bars..!
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:19 AM   #29
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  1. Do the packing! It’s quickly done! If you reduce to the max, what you really need is not more than 6 slips and socks plus a Creditcard! That would have also positive effect on the battle-weight of your frigate!
If I know us well, we'll instead do as we did when heading for Spain: No time for carefully selecting items, implies bring everything.
In Spain we were more than 500 kg all said and done. And that, Sir, feels
like a barge when trying to keep up with your friends in the Spanish countryside.
I hope we are able to do a little better (that is: Less) this time.

In any case: The guests have arrived, and moved into the house. We gave them a discount to cover the things that weren't done.
The house, and the surroundings, was so beautiful they took it!

Guests arriving tomorrow, 16 for dinner on Friday, and 12 new guests arriving on Saturday.
I look forward to a spin on....where was it again? Savona?
Yeah, I remember that, we're going on vacation in Savona.

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ps: and when will I finish the RR from Spain?
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:31 PM   #30
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.... And that, Sir, feels
like a barge when trying to keep up with your friends in the Spanish countryside.
LOL, I know how that thank feels with 4 pairs of shoes (for each uf us!), a sun-umbrella, a handcarved Chess-Game, and, beside some dozen of T-shirts and shirts also a suit and "the little black one" in the paniers:

That was on our Spain-Trip 2003! Mmmm, also Spain. Good possible it's not US but rather a thing of the destination...
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