The Grand Chaume, and other useful information from SMC

The organisation “Swedish motorcyclists” yearly handbook has arrived. This organisation works like a union for bikers in Sweden keeping an eye on new law propositions, arranging riding events and much much more.

Swedish Bikers' handbook
Swedish Bikers’ handbook

The handbook is updated yearly and contains rallies and gatherings as well as people to contact in need on the road, first aid information, recommendations regarding cafés and lodging etc.

What I normally bring with me when travelling are the pages with words and phrases that could come in handy if problems occur while travelling in for example France… “Ma moto est en panne” or Germany… “Ich habe eine Panne mit meinem Motorrad”.

The chapter of recommended places to stay now includes “La Grande Chaume“. Don’t miss it if you’re travelling in France, it is a gem!

Great places to stay
Great places to stay

the duCATi bar

I spent easter in Barcelona and during the weekend I made some observations that make me put the city on my list of possible cities to move to.

The streets are filled with scooters and there are lots of bikes too. According to my private observation the Ducati Monster is the most frequent bike to see and hear. The Ducati Barcelona chapter must sell very well.

One of my evenings in Barcelona was spent in the Cat Bar, which is an awesome vegan bar with rich wine, yummy food and really nice music. On top of that I found a Monster parked in the bar, not on display or anything like that but just parked in a corner.


This bar just seemed to have everything I needed, I even got myself a new haircut. Who would have thought?!?

Im getting a new haircut by a danish hairdresser in a vegan bar in Barcelona. Ace!
I’m getting a new haircut by a danish hairdresser in a vegan bar in Barcelona. Ace!