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$10,800 – I am selling my F800 to get a 1200GS…I have a passenger periodically and it’s time to get a USA bike. My bike has been MANY places and hope the new owner carries on the tradition. Needs to go back to Canada.
|The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba – became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.|
The Death Road…would you?
(by Rolf, in English and German, with photo gallery) As I stood at the top of the world-famous Death Road, a lorry turned off the asphalt surface of the bypass, which was opened in 2006, onto the stones. First the lorry driver waved at me, and then he crossed himself before vanishing into the mist.
A life-threatening challenge.
Crossing oneself is an understandable ritual amongst the courageous truckers in the Catholic country of Bolivia as they turn onto the Ruta de la Muerte. In that moment I fully understand it, as I had just completed the breathtaking journey along what was once the most dangerous road in the world. A road? More like a dirt track. Or rather, a narrow path with just one lane on an almost endless precipice. Even for the seasoned driver of a large vehicle, driving along Yungas Road, as it is officially known, is a life-threatening…
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