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JoshHad a great time.
You are a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the tour, and that was way cool.
I'll be back so we'll meet again.
Carl and MirandaJust a quick note to say thank you for a great week.
Your attention to detail was 1st class.
The food was fantastically prepaired by your loving wife.
And the eclectic cosmopolitan characters we met were fabulous.
So all in all a week to remember with such fun memories.
Thank you once again looking forward to buying you and Brigitte a drink in England at Christmas if you can come over.
RobertHad an awesome time riding Germany thanks to the thecrankcase.com
Can't get over how perfect the weather has been for our trip. 30deg and miles of perfect twisties.
Awesome awesome awesome holiday
Natalie and SimonWell we've been back home in Australia for a while now and I've got some amazing memories from our Crankcase tour, wish we could have just keep riding and having fun forever!
Thanks Ian & Brigitte once again for the wonderful hospitality at your place, and the brilliant, brilliant tour!
So many highlights - its still sinking in really!
RichardJust thought I'd let you know that I've managed to get home.
I can't thank you and Brigitte enough for the hospitality and warmth you both showed me. I was a total stranger, but was made to feel so welcome.
I have come back with a lot of good memories and new friends, which I consider to be just about perfect.
I hope the tidying wasn't too tedious and that you are both enjoying some well earned quiet time.
Thank you again and I hope to catch up soon.
DonovanHardly a day goes by that I do not think of you/all and the good time I had.
Hope all is well.
PaulJust excellent having company of similar interests with which to enjoy the racing! Many thanks again also for the beers and grub; much appreciated!
Great display of the RG's on Sunday.
All the back roads to
Somme which was excellent.
Once back home next week, I'll flick through some photos.
Cheers for now and will keep in touch
Olivier and KumikoThe Beauty of Ducati. In the barn of the crankcase. Thanks to Ian and Brigitte Alderton for the great event!
SamMany thanks for the splendid event. Got home safe.
Please thank Jürgen for the tips next time you see him.
Martha und GünterHallo liebe Brigitte, lieber Ian,
uns hat es auf der Tour sehr gut gefallen. Es war wie immer perfekt organisiert und dann noch mit Musik.
Danke für den tollen Veranstaltung.
Und Danke für die Nachfüllpackung.
Martha und Günter
KateDear Brigitte, dear Ian,
Thank you so much for the tour. It was lovely meeting you all and I will definitely be back
Karin and LutzLiebe Brigitte,
Lutz und ich haben der Tour sehr genossen, wie schon gesagt: wunderschön!
GlenMade it back ok mate. May have a free photo souvenir coming from the German traffic division though
Thanks to you both again for an excellent tour.
Just wanted to say once again thankyou so much for your hospitality and for keeping us fed so well.
Once again many thanks. Hope this week goes well and look forward to perhaps seeing you both in UK.
This is just a small note to say thank you for your hospitality over this last week.
It is truly appreciated.
We do hope that you are both able to come over to England later on in the year so we can re pay the hospitality.
I am back at home.
Thanks again for everything.
So, why can´t the Germans build straight roads? But..., that makes it interesting!
Thanks a lot.
Attached are some pictures of my favorite bike! :)
Greetings from Toronto.
Yannickhi ian and brigitte,
the french talk to you
thank for your welcome for my first time in germany
one week unbelievable. unforgettable cooking who deserve four stars in michelin guide .many thank brigite for your excelent food and table decoration .and thank to for you hospitality, your niceness, for the beautiful meeting ,beautiful ride ,
thank you to be handled the booking of the hotel, just near to your home, really great. i hope the next year i come again with more french people
and thank you to all the people present that day and who welcomed us (they recognize)
thank nico martine patrick for this week which have been wonderful for me
bye bye see you soon
KenHi Ian and Brigitte,
Well back home last night at 9pm and recalling the usual events of Bimota ownership!
I am fully unpacked, washed everything including the DB7, loaded some Assen photos on FB (I know you are not interesting Ian!) and checked on my mother so basically back in the groove.
Thanks for the effort again, food great and hospitality first class as always.
Patrick, Martine and NicolasBonjour Brigitte et Ian,
Un grand merci pour ce week-end inoubliable auprès de vous et de tous vos invités, avec un remerciement tout particulier pour Brigitte qui nous a régalés avec les spécialités culinaires de sa région d'origine.
Merci pour cette belle rencontre organisée avec talent par Ian, pour la réservation d'un agréable appartement à l'hôtel Velt (excellentes prestations), pour les belles sorties moto, les intéressantes visites (merci également à Klaus pour son accueil), et le choix des événements comme la course de motos anciennes à Schotten, autant d'occasions pour admirer d'extraordinaires motos Ducati et Bimota.
Nous reviendrons avec beaucoup de plaisir et espérons à notre tour organiser pour vous de belles balades sur les routes du sud de la France.
Nous conserverons le souvenir de cet excellent séjour auprès de vous, de votre superbe hospitalité, et de l'ambiance exceptionnelle de cette rencontre.
Avec notre amical souvenir
Yannick, Nicolas, Martine, Patrick
Hi Brigitte and Ian,
Thank you very much for this unforgettable week end with you and with your guests, and a spécial thank to Brigitte for their delicious meals from her native land.
Thanks for this fine meeting so perfectly organized by Ian, thanks for booking us a very fair suite in the Landhotel Velt ( very comfortable), thanks also for these very nice road trips and very interesting visits (thanks to Klaus for his welcome ); thanks for the choice about events as the old bikes race in Schotten; many opportunities for admiring wonderful Ducati and Bimota's bikes.
We will remember this excellent week end we lived near you, your splendid hospitality, and the fabulous friendly mood of this meeting.
We will be glad to come again next year, and we hope organise also beautiful road trips for you, in the south of France.
See you soon
Yannick, Nicolas, Martine, Patrick
Andrew, again x 2Wanted to say many thanks for another wonderful week, please pass on my regards to Brigitte for her hard work and excellent cooking.
Hope you had a good ride out with Nico and Yannick yesterday and are now recovering.
Look forward to seeing you again…
Garry (again)Hi Ian & Brigitte
once again, many thanks for your excellent hospitality.
A great trip, as always.
Lost my Tea Party bath soap though - girlfriend claimed that! - but she can't steal my memories of an excellent week in Germany.
See you next year
Just a note to say thank you to Brig and yourself for the wonderful hospitality you showed us.
The roads around here are fantastic you are very lucky.
Seems like it turned out to be an EXCEPTIONALLY good week.
All I can say is that the Taunus mountains definitely need a re visit next year and Howard and I are the people to do it. Watch this space!
MarkHello Ian and Brigitte,
Sorry for the late e-mail, things have been manic since returning from the tour, but I just wanted to thank you both for your outstanding hospitality on our late arrival at your motorcycle heaven. It was truly a pleasure to meet you both and the potato soup prepared by Brigitte was a savoury delight!
As you are aware Howard, Paul and I had some great riding the following week and I was disappointed that I was unable to return for the farewell ride, however I can assure you that I will be back, if I can pull my finger out and get some time in my workshop, maybe I’ll be on my SB6R next time, until then I wish you both well and every success.
PaulHi Ian, Brigitte
Just a quick note to thank you again for your hospitality. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future!
In the meantime, I shall endeavour to brush up my German!
GünterHallo Brigitte, hallo Ian,
An dieser Stelle möchte ich mich bei Euch nochmal recht herzlich für das tolle Wochenende bedanken.
Euer Hof ist der ideale Platz für ein solches Treffen. Die Kombination aus Idylle Eures Anwesens, gutem Essen und Trinken bei guten Gesprächen mit internationalen Gästen gibt einem die Chance den Alltag für eine Weile zu vergessen.
Ich freue mich schon auf nächstes Jahr.
RolandHallo Brigitte und Ian,
vielen Dank für Eure Gastfreundschaft und die angenehmen Stunden, die ich mit Ditmar u. Martin auf Eurem wunderschönen Anwesen anlässlich des Treffens der Bimota-Freunde verbringen durfte.
Viele liebe Grüße
enjoyed the ride this week. Just been out for a blast with my son – not on his cross bike as expected, but on his Aprillia 1000. exciting but too quiet.
Hope you had a good run today -
Thank you and Brigitte very much for organising the weather, the tour, the hotel, the cat .... all went very well in the end after the very slow start by the travelers!
I really enjoyed the whole thing other than me 'running out of steam' on Sunday but fully fit for the drive home.
The Furano is back in the garage without a problem, the DB7 is still there, my mom is still alive and Liz has fed my tomato plants!
Keep in touch and thanks again.
AndreasHallo Ian und Brigitte,
ich möchte mich noch mal ganz herzlich bei Euch für den wunderschönen Tag bedanken.
Das Essen war sehr lecker und dazu noch der Fahrspaß mit der DB2 – klasse!
Susanne and RalfLieber Ian, liebe Brigitte,
was für ein netter Nachmittag in Eurem hübschen Hof, den Ihr so gemütlich hergerichtet habt. Vielen Dank für den netten Empfang. Wir haben interessante Leute getroffen und reichlich "Benzin"-gespräche führen können...;-),
viele Grüße aus Niederursel,
Susanne und Ralf
Garryback from a truly memorable week in Germany in the company of so many wonderful people. Top of the list - Ian and Brigitte - the hosts with the mosts. Not many pics as I spent too much time riding, eating and drinking. Ian very kindly gave me the 851 to play with.
Big thanks to Andrew for his company on the journey down and back and throughout the entire week.
We are already planning next years visit - you should too - you won't be disappointed!
Thanks for a great week and your hospitality. Count me in (again!) for next year : )
Much as my SB8r looks good on your garage I think it looks better in mine..
Garry, great to meet you at last and thanks for the company on most of the trip.
Once again to the rest of you if you only do one decent trip in a year make it this one you won't be disappointed
AndrewMy Google alert has just picked up your website, must have known you've put a picture of my SB8R on it!
Just wanted to say many thanks once again for a wondefull weeks riding to the Schottenring and local(ish) roads this last week 1200 miles of pleasure
I will look forward to coming back again next year
(PS thanks for the impromptu repairs to the gear change and number plate, hope to see you again soon.)
JohnMany thanks for the wonderful time we all had on the trip that you recently arranged for us.
The ride-outs were terrific and we were all very pleased with the way you linked in local sites with the local biking scene.
Our trip to the Nurburgring was especially good, particularly as it was a place I had been wanting to see for a long time.
For me the icing on the cake was the Schottonring old Timers weekend as I am very much into my old classic racing bikes.
Please also pass on our thanks to Brigitte for the excellent meals and cakes that she provided Good food, good beer and especially good biking.
Thank you both very much and we look forward to the next time.
whilst we had a good ride from the ring we actually continued all the way back home not bothering to stop overnight in France.
Thanks for the photos, I didnt take many but will send what I have just as soon as I have downloaded them.
My thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and particularly to Brigitte for the wonderful, and copious amounts of food she produced in the course of our stay.