XL-Network - Euro Tour 2013 http://xl-network.com/taxonomy/term/81/0 en Replaced defective coathanger http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/replaced-defective-coathanger <p>During the <a href="http://xl-network.com/tags/euro-tour-2013" title="Euro Tour 2013">Euro Tour</a> the coathanger of my velomobile broke in two places. On day 9 I discovered that it broke on the <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/day-9-igel-nehren" title="Day 9: Igel-Nehren">side</a> and on day 13 the <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-13-almelo-leer" title="Day 13: Almelo-Leer">top</a> was broken. This afternoon I went to Anton L. to replace the part. It's a two-man-job and Anton is a genius when it comes to bikes. As a 'compensation' I helped him setup his iPad and iPod Touch so he could synchronize his e-mail, contacts et cetera on both devices.</p> <p> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf" width="520" height="347" flashvars="host=picasaweb.google.com&captions=1&noautoplay=1&hl=en_US&feat=flashalbum&RGB=0x000000&feed=http%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.com%2Fdata%2Ffeed%2Fapi%2Fuser%2F111358644722737176339%2Falbumid%2F5913512301427829825%3Falt%3Drss%26kind%3Dphoto%26hl%3Den_US" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/replaced-defective-coathanger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/replaced-defective-coathanger#comments Euro Tour 2013 Maintenance Photo's Recumbents Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:48:05 +0000 XL-Network 1511 at http://xl-network.com Euro Tour 2013 (photos and movies) http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/euro-tour-2013-photos-and-movies <p>Below you will find my photos and a couple of movies of the Euro Tour 2013. Enjoy!</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/euro-tour-2013-photos-and-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/euro-tour-2013-photos-and-movies#comments Euro Tour 2013 Filming Holiday Movie Photo's Recumbents Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:06:57 +0000 XL-Network 1504 at http://xl-network.com Going home http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/going-home <p>The last time I slept in a tent, well... for the next few months anyway. Matthias already left at 5:13 AM. He took his bus which was parked in Leer, loaded the bike and left. I myself got up at 7 AM and prepared myself for the final journey home. John would join me until Groningen. He planned to stay on the city campground and then continue to Dronten. When I was almost finished packing it started to rain lightly, but it wasn't that bad. John had some more packing to do.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/going-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/going-home#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Recumbents Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:02:30 +0000 XL-Network 1502 at http://xl-network.com Day 13: Almelo-Leer http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-13-almelo-leer <p>Woke up relaxed without having to worry about making breakfast and packing my tent. I left at 8 AM for Lingen some 55 kilometers away where I was supposed to meet up with the rest at the group at an agreed point. One hour before the agreed time I received a text message from Matthias if I could meet him at the nearby bakeshop. He had to get some things for his Flevobike. The road to Lingen was, for the Dutch part anyway, largely next to a beautiful small canal. In Germany I cycled next to the Bundesstra├če (main road), which was also fine.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-13-almelo-leer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-13-almelo-leer#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Recumbents Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:55:55 +0000 XL-Network 1500 at http://xl-network.com Day 12: Xanten-Almelo http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-12-xanten-almelo <p>Since the five start campground had no decent internet connection it wasn't possible to post this and following messages online, but here they are.</p> <p>After we all enjoyed a big dish with sandwiches it was time to leave. The next stop would be a camp ground near Bad Bentheim. For the rest of the group that is. I phoned a friend in Almelo where I stayed on my way to Wuppertal and stayed there for the night. That gave me the chance to a. sleep in a normal bed and b. clean all my stuff and get them dry. But it wasn't that time yet. First some cycling had to be done.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-12-xanten-almelo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-12-xanten-almelo#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Recumbents Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:44:39 +0000 XL-Network 1498 at http://xl-network.com Day 11: Cologne-Xanten http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-11-cologne-xanten <p>Today the trip started just before Cologne and the idea was to get breakfast near the Dome. You could see the city from far away.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/full/images/Euro%20Tour%202013%20-%20Day%2011%20%28Cologne%29.jpg" title="Euro Tour 2013 - Day 11 (Cologne)"><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/large/images/Euro%20Tour%202013%20-%20Day%2011%20%28Cologne%29.jpg" alt="Euro Tour 2013 - Day 11 (Cologne)" class="lightbox" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-11-cologne-xanten" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-11-cologne-xanten#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Recumbents Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:25:47 +0000 XL-Network 1496 at http://xl-network.com Day 10: Nehren-Cologne http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-10-nehren-cologne <p>The plan was to leave at 8 AM, but everybody was ready a half hour earlier. After some 30 minutes of cycling we arrived in Cochem and at Germania we had the 10,50 euro all-you-can-eat buffet. You don't have to tell a bunch of hungry bikers twice.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-10-nehren-cologne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/08/day-10-nehren-cologne#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Recumbents Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:14:37 +0000 XL-Network 1494 at http://xl-network.com Day 9: Igel-Nehren http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/day-9-igel-nehren <p>After enjoying a wonderful meal yesterday (Jagersteak with fries) and enough (alcohol-free) drinks it was time for a goodnight sleep. The alarm clock only went of at 7 AM and just before 8 AM we took off. Together with Josef we went to Trier to get some breakfast. At one of the many bakeries we enjoyed the qualities of the German bakers. After that it was time to go the the Viehmarkt (Cattle market) for a press photo and a story. In total there were 11 velomobiles and 1 open recumbent for the pictures.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/day-9-igel-nehren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/day-9-igel-nehren#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Recumbents Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:41:47 +0000 XL-Network 1492 at http://xl-network.com To the start of the Euro Tour http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/to-the-start-of-the-euro-tour <p>Yesterday me and Josef cycled from Bonn to Igel next to the Moezel to join the rest of the Euro Tour group. There was a forecast for thunder, but it didn't show up. We only had a lot of rain for the second pard of the ride.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/to-the-start-of-the-euro-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/to-the-start-of-the-euro-tour#comments Camping Euro Tour 2013 GPS Holiday Photo's Police Recumbents Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:29:59 +0000 XL-Network 1490 at http://xl-network.com BBQ'ing in Bonn http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/bbqing-in-bonn <p>This morning it was time to pack up my stuff and leave Wuppertal behind and head to Bonn. Getting up, breakfast and packing my stuff took only one and a half hour which left me plenty of time to help my brother Ewout pack up his caravan. After saying goodbye to everyone I jumped into my bike at 11:30 AM for the 82 kilometer ride south.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/bbqing-in-bonn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2013/07/bbqing-in-bonn#comments Euro Tour 2013 Holiday Photo's Recumbents Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:51:12 +0000 XL-Network 1488 at http://xl-network.com