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Old 01-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #16
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logo Stickers/Decals

Today and yesterday I was in duesseldorf to pick up some stickers and meet with some friends, I also stopped by at the Fachhochschule where there is always something nice to see. I also passed round some of the new stickers to some friends that I met in the hallway. It was weird being there but seeing my friends made me feel great! thanks . One other thing , Dogan the shop where I used to buy my bread every day was closed I hope they are only renovating.





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Old 01-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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This is going to be a great thread! Make sure you include lots of bike pics.

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #18
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #19
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Good or bad

It can be a bit discusting so be prepared .
Well this is what happened, last weekend I had the feeling there was something wrong with me when I noticed that there was wound fluid in my underwear. first I tought well maybe just a little cut or something but I decided that it would be better to have someone look at it, and now it starts. I asked my mom to have a look, and she saw 2 small holes just above my anus they where the size of a ballpoint tip. Now I started to be worried because normal people do not have 3 anuses , turned on my laptop and started searching doc.google.com and found two possible things: Fiskels and Cyste. Well mine look like cystes so that is better than a fiskel but still not nice at all because it will delay my trip for at least 3 months the real doc. told me. So that sucks big time!! Next days I did a lot of calling and visiting my own doc. to get a apointment with hospital to start the cutting proces. this will start monday the 19th. hopefully the doc. is really enthousiastic and starts chopping away the same day.
So this is bad for my planned trip but I don’t like to think negative so I say it’s good for my health and I am happy that I found out about this in Holland and not in Africa.
Well it’s still bad for my mental state so yesterday I went to buy myself some new shoes, some of you will recognize this impulsive money spending remedy.
I will keep you all up to date.



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Old 03-18-2012, 01:08 AM   #20
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #21
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:48 AM   #22
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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hospital

Today I went to the hospital for my consult, it was funny and went real nice. All my questions where answered and my wish to be operated as soon as possible also is for filled, I will be operated tomorrow at 11.00 in the morning.
At first the only possible date was somewhere next week so I am real happy about this
Maybe I’ll even be able to be at home the same day


this is what I did most of the day.





thanks for subscribing and also thanks for the moral support. have to get some sleep now tomorrow is a big day.


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Old 03-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #24
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Operation butt crack succes

I went in the Hospital at 11.00 in the morning sat there for ages, then they prepared me for the operation at around 15.30.
At 16.00 the operation started and I was put to sleep.
The only thing I remember is that the people that helped me where very nice!
At around 17.00 I was in recovery still under drugs but awake could not really focus on what happened around me over there.
About an hour later I was brought to my shared room to rest, and there I stayed until 21.00 when I went home.
Yesterday I was so tired that I fell asleep immediately.
Today all feels well I have a good view of my bike and some books to read and movies to watch, I’m also tired because of the large open wound in my butt so sleeping wont be a problem.


still under morphine and this morning in my bed at home.





so now the small 6 to 8 week pause will kick in before I can ride off, bummer but that's life sometimes and at least now I will be really prepared for my trip.

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #25
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hi !!!!

Hi Emile !!!! how do you do now !!!!! are yuo gettin better ?????
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:13 AM   #26
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Emiliano good that you ask, last week I started to think about getting on my feet again.
been on the bike today, have to get used to it again after 2+ months of no riding at all.
And this is a little bit how I spend my time doing next to nothing.


Hey all my dear friends,

First I want to thank all of you for the kindness and support that I received, it really kept my dream alive!!
You have all been waiting for way too long, including myself.
The wound is almost closed only the skin has to grow back and I will be able to do all the things I did before.
I can’t wait!!



During the time I spent in bed heeling, Jonas called me and asked if I would like to exhibit some of my work in his small gallery project called “small room big ideas”.
This sounded real good, mainly because I needed a sort of kick off to get in the rhythm again.
The only problem was that I had no real new work and I did not want to show my old stuff again because the majority is stored.
I had some doubts now about doing a exhibition.
But soon an answer came, I will do a exhibit of my journey to come and put my big idea in the small room.

“This time I will leave when I feel like leaving”



Check it out on: http://smallroombigideas.com/projekte.html

Most of the past time I have spent in bed, this really sucked.
Only a few small jobs have been realized besides reading some books and sleeping, and not to forget watching movies.
Also I have purchased a hammock with a large tarp which can be set up in a matter of minutes, the only drawback is that it needs trees or something like them.
Yesterday I did my first motorcycle ride since the operation, I had to keep it short but I had a blast!!
Today I will do some more just for the feeling.
The old bike is now one of the means of transportation for my petrolhead brother only it did not work that well anymore since it got stolen, so I did a little cylinder head maintenance including valve grinding and some heli-coils.



“Le mouton” also received some attention, the rear wheel got balanced and the carburetors including fuel lines are cleaned.
The bike rides better then ever!

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:31 AM   #27
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Test ride and exhibition germany

I arrived on 31-05 in Duesseldorf to celebrate Lenia’s birthday, the ride was nice altough I was scared because of the heavy back-end.
The bike rode very different then what I remembered. Cornering was a bit weird at first but I learned fast. The way I packed the bike turned out to be not the best way after a little while, but I rode on and enjoyed the ride to Duesseldorf.



I hate to think about it but I will go back to Holland next weekend to start working again so I can leave soon for real! A shame that it’s only a testride.

Yesterday I drove to Wuppertal for the exhibition at Jonas Brückner’s project smallroombigideas.
Because the lesson learned 2 days before I packed different this time and it really payed of.
When I arrived at Jonas we pushed the bike up a few steps to get the bike in the hallway to the small room.
The door to the small room looked like a impossible obstacle to get the bike trough and in the room.
But after unmounting the mirrors, gas-tank and panniers we got the bike in.
It barely fitted in the room.















At nine friends and friends of friends started arriving, and the beer started flowing.

I had a great time! Thanks friends!



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Old 06-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #28
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T-shirts!!

I was working on this for a while already, but now time has come to announce to all that there are t-shirts in the gift shop.

During my stay in Düsseldorf Lenia and Merlin helped me out with the screen printing basics. Preparing the screens and getting ready with the printing. Lenia made the illustration for the t-shirt check her website @ www.leniahauser.de and Merlin helped me at Werkstatt Werkstatt to make the screens ready for printing check his work @ www.werkstattwerkstatt.de .
At the moment there are only two t-shirts in the shop both with the size M, if you want one with a different size just tel me and it will be arranged.

I did not forget the girls, there are white t-shirts and tanktops in all sizes xs,s,m,l,xl.
Write me if the gift shop is not updated with the desired t-shirt or top.

Here is how we did it















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Old 08-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #29
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And then it happened

Today, Anne and I went to bring Phylicia to the station from where she would travel back to London. I will be staying for a few more days at Anne’s place in Munich, she left a little later today to go to her parents and build a new fence in their garden and monday she will be back again. Meanwhile I will have some time on my own to get stuff done clean Anne’s house and enjoy the weather while swimming in the Isar.

2 weeks back Crip came by at my parents place so we could make his van into his home, before he was not able to sleep normally in his bed and had not enough storage room for his stuff. We made a small list with the priorities and started sculpting the van’s interior. After 4 days of at least 15 hours a day we finished and took off for a test to Tuil en’t Waal with beer and firewood !! We talked and drank beer until the early hours and I decided that I would leave on my trip the following morning from my parents place.

The following morning I felt a bit crap but after a quick dip in the Waal all was better and we took off arriving at 11.00 at my parents place.
I packed my bike we ate some french fries and took off with my brother escorting me towards the German border and Crip heading the other way for Den Haag. I said my mother goodbye and she was holding back the tears I could see and feel it. For me it felt like good and bad coming together.

It was good to ride out with my brother on my side. On some small truck-stop on the A67 heading for Venlo we stopped to say goodbye from then on I would be alone until Düsseldorf. Lenia is waiting for me there and I will be staying there for a few days to get the last things sorted out before I really head for the unknown.

The bike felt real heavy the first stretch towards Düsseldorf and was suffering from a 25 year old leaky seal. As soon as the seal arrived I changed it and found out there is another failing seal on the gear lever shaft. But that one will have to wait until I get in Munich.
At Lenia’s place I had a great time, we did some nice small trips together on the bike trough the countryside around Düsseldorf.

From Düsseldorf towards Frankfurt where I would stay with a friend of Kris. She helped me when www.couchsufing.org was offline because of to many visitors.
Thomas lives in Neu-Isenburg just south of Frankfurt. The day was nice and sunny I was dripping with sweat when I arrived at Thomas his place. His housemate Bernd was there to welcome me and show me in. Bernd and Thomas both are real motorcycle enthusiasts and have made numerous trips on their bikes.
When Thomas arrived he invited me to eat at the biergarten Trefpunkt. A good tasting schnitzel with french fries and salad was my choice accompanie
After a good night sleep I packed the bike to head towards the Bodensee where I would be staying with Sybille and her friend Joachim.d by a glass of beer . Next to me a girl screamed that there was an insect on her glass, I laughed because I could imagine the insect drinking her beer.

This would be a long ride for a day on B roads, about 475km in total trough beautiful grasslands and forests. Also I would encounter my first real rainstorm which soaked me completely.
But all was forgotten when I arrived in Hagnau am Bodensee.
What a beautiful small place it is. I stayed only for 3 nights and would leave for München next.
Swimming in Bodensee is nice except for the rocky beaches.

On my arrival in München Phylicia was hanging out of the window screaming Oewe Oewe to me when I drove into the street. Anne was still working so we went for ice cream, the best I ever tasted!!

And now I am here writing my first real update that could be even longer than it already has become.

























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Zemendorf here we come



When I arrived at Anne’s place she already recieved the seals for the engine that I bought online.
The weather was good so I build them in right away.



Servus Reiner, I already said goodbye to Anne because she had to leave early to go to work. So only Reiner and Alex where left, and Reiner did this in his own special way.
This was the last bit of München and from now I went south to Austria.
Reiner and Daniel both told me I should go and see the Walchensee south of München so that was the next goal.



On the way to the Walchensee there was a nice road that curved its way into the mountains, ofcourse this road is well known by motorcyclists.



It is truly beautifull at the Walchensee, only it should have been a bit warmer. I wanted to swim but it was just to cold that day.



I wanted to avoid toll ways but did not succeed at all in it, the first one I hit was when trying to cross the German to Austria border. And the second one when I was about 4 km in Austria luckely this one came with a spectacular waterfall view.



Ariving at Zell am see I looked for a place to stay at the lake, but that was to hard to find a spot at the lake for wildcamping.
So I turned towards the mountains and found myself this nice little spot next to a small waterfall.
I slept very well but not very deep because of the waterfall, so no more waterfalls in the future.



At Zell am see I prepared this nice meal for myself from some pasta, cheese, tomatos and salami that I took with me from Anne’s place. Very tasty! Yes all of you that recognize the cuttingbord it used to be Eva’s at the Rossstrasse WG.



The next morning I woke up early, mostly because of the sound that the waterfall was making all night. I kept thinking when does somebody turn that thing off.
Washed myself in the cold but refreshing mountainstream packed my stuff back on the bike, and again different from how I did this in the past. I think I have something good now because I can now also open the panniers when the tyres and packs are still on the back.



When I saw the bench I hit the brakes and parked the bike to enjoy this spectacular view and have a lunchbrake. I hope you are able to see it too, there is a beautiful castle in the back.



Riding trough Wildalpen national park I spotted this beautiful spot next to the river Salza. It was only 16.00 so I could still ride on but I desided to stay. Pitched the tent next to the bike and went for a 5 second swim in the freezing water.



After enjoying my swim I started early with preparing dinner same as yesterday except this time I added wurstl (saussage). Without the view I was enjoying this would taste different.



All night it had rained and it still did the following morning. The rain changed my toughts from leaving to staying here. I had a good and dry spot so why give it up, and I also needed a extra day to meet up with Andreas in Zemendorf.
When I walked around my campsite I found this enormous snail, the biggest I have ever come across. The picture does not show this quite well but the snails house is about 5cm diameter and the wooden post it is placed on is a stool that stood next to my tent. Big ass snail.



Rain rain rain, not what I wished for. Just when I was feeling good with the fact of staying where I was, a car suddenly stopped on the roadside 5m away from my tent. The passengerdoor swings open and a young girl is puking half in and half out of the car. The whole famely got out of the car and started to clean the cars carpet and the girls clothes in the river. They shortly greeted me and got back in the car and drove off leaving me with a large puddle of badly smelling puke next to my tent. This is when the plan changed and I packed the bike and drove off.



On my way again I stopt to hide for the rain I met Reinhard and his wife who where on holiday on there bikes, He on the Goldwing and she just having her driverslicense on a smaller Honda CB I believe.



And their photo.
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