Old Lady Still Has It

If you have an old BMW and, say, you don’t really know what to do with it, DO let me know. Because I wouldn’t mind turning it into something like that. Granted it’s not the most extreme custom ever built but… look at it and then look at yourself in a mirror (don’t compare): can you honestly say that you wouldn’t want to give it a try? Exactly…

Old Lady Still Has It

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Frontline Newsflash: 2013 Motorsalon, Belgium

We’ve just received the pics from the 2013 Salon Auto of Brussels where Twisty Ride was represented. We are proud. Very proud. 2012 has seen a lot of work to turn our vision into a solid product.Prototypes after prototypes, we finally created the only motorcycle iPhone holder on the market to be certified waterproof at IPX5 level. So seeing it on a big show like this is always a great boost!

Twisty Ride at the 2013 Salon Auto

Many thanks to the team at Bike Design, our distributor in the region, for the continuous support they have provided us.

Santander to Calais

Dean, clearly a fan, wrote us a little email recently:

“Hi just like to say great website,can you help we are planning a trip from santander to calais over five day four of us in july could you please suggest some good routes as we are at legger heads”

First of all, if anyone knows what being “at legger heads” means, please comment on this post because even Google stayed bemused on this one.

That said, we obviously went out of our way to help Dean and make July, a July he will remember. There are basically two main playgrounds on a more or less direct line from Santander to Calais: the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. Because it’s July you’ll want to avoid the coast due to heavy traffic and high temperatures. An alternative to the Massif Central would be to join the Alps but that’s a longer way across so make for long days on the saddle. You’ll gain your qualification as an Iron Butt with that second solution. With this in mind, I’ll go for something around one of these two options:

Pyrenees and Massif Central

or

Pyrenees, Massif Central and Alps

Enjoy!

Not too far from Millau, France

January Weekend Mini-tours

Yep, it’s winter. Well, theoretically at least because the thermometer says otherwise. Which is not good for bees really because they think it’s spring, go out to fetch some pollen and die off finding nothing but emptiness and desolation. The biker however, as a result of many years of natural selection, has learned how to spot winter. And the biker indeed stays home in winter, preserving his reserves of leathers for when the tarmac is dry and collecting miles becomes easier. But in the face of global warming, the biker now has no choice but to adapt. The roads are salt-less and the temperatures mild enough to allow the modern rider to sneak in a cheeky weekend out with his mates in January.

To facilitate the evolution of the specie, Twisty Ride has compiled below a list of three weekend rides across England. Fear not however, no matter where you live, our touring planner will get you to the best roads around.

1) Londoners: why not pay a quick visit to East Anglia? Ride north-east for a bit, stop at one of the typical medieval towns and enjoy the local cider. This is an easy 2 day ride with a few nice twisties put in the mix too. The roads will be empty and life in the city forgotten as soon as the M25 is crossed. Click here for the roadbook.

2) Departing from Manchester, there is a world of opportunities ahead of you. Head north, cross the Yorkshire Dales and stay over in the middle of the Lake District. It’ll be a bit fresh, but the beauty of this region is second to none. Click here for the roadbook.

3) Bristol is another fantastic location to start from. West, the Brecon Beacons National Park, East the Costwolds and South West Devon and the Exmoor National Park. We’ll advise Route 2 here and go south to gain one or two degrees in temperature. Stay over at one of the smaller coastal town like Lynmouth and enjoy the freshly caught fish. Click here for the roadbook.

Let’s continue evolving! Let’s tour in winter!

Note: due to twisty roads being continuously added to the search engine, the links presented in this article may propose different routes than advertised. The beauty is that they are all good. But if you want more control over your journey, click on “Planner” and then use the “Directions” tab instead of the “Touring” tab.

Don't throw away your rider.

Don’t throw away your rider.