| In collaboration with Anne Veendijk and Edwin Stuut, the ASTRON-JIVE PV organized a motorcycle tour on 22 April. Fourteen motorcycle fanatics toured under a sunny sky through the provinces of Drenthe and Overijssel. The tour was surely not a speeding tour, did not have a competitive element, but more to get a kick out of the ride, have fun at the break locations and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The participants, as well as the motors, varied in age and style. Men and women geared in leather or dressed in more modern motorcycle clothing, drove on sports motorbikes, touring machines and cruisers. We were soon immersed in a varied landscape, small roads between charming villages and fine Hanseatic cities like Hasselt and Zwolle. We went over dikes along meandering rivers and straight canals and even the motor tourists had to cross two rivers (Zwarte Water and IJssel) by boat. For some of us the ferry was a new experience.
After the lunch in the small village called Herxen, we visited the American Motorcycle Museum in Raalte. The highest point of the route was on the Holterberg (berg is Dutch for mountain and 60 m above sea level is high is the Netherlands) where our photographer made the last photos of our tour.