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XS650: Amsterdam   Leave a comment

Arranged a weekend in Amsterdam. With a friend. Flying Lufthansa.

Come the day, all flights cancelled. Pilots on strike.

Naya – figure an autobahn rest point would be as good as anywhere to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse. About 75%. Mostly hidden away behind Westerwald fog.

catching the end of the solar eclipse – poking through the fog

The City of Cycles is a wonderful explore. In any frame of mind. Great cycle lane network. Unfortunately, rules allow scooters up to 49cc and invalid vehicles to compete for space.

cycle lane – these scooters are far too fast and uncomfortably reckless for my taste – unless i am riding one


canta LX microcar – from waaijenberg – invalid registered car – honda 160cc/200cc motor … 1.10m wide, 2.30m long, 1.65m high

A city like this deserves ‘cycle only’ status. ?? ‘Kool factor ‘ exceptions ??

super kool late 50’s skoda 1201


nice finishing touches – derust, weld in patch, clean, clear lacquer


classic punk


love the dash


sweet GN250 bobber with oil leaks to make my norton proud


tidy lines


lean n mean


fold-down luggage-rack … practical accessory … ja ja – like tattoos, one leads to another and before you know it … bobbed vespa??


as a sidecar freak i connected with this

Amsterdam. City of cycles, and 4 stroke Yamahas.

canals provide class ambient – rubbish traps like this arent necessary

I took a closer pic without studying the actual site – wanted rather to come back, later, detached, to an image and see what (major) brands i could find – the usual suspects



Posted March 31, 2015 by xscafe in Uncategorized

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