DIARY '20

for the notes  2 0 1 7  click here
for the notes  2 0 1 8  click here
for the notes  2 0 1 9  click here

NOTES  2 0 2 0
 

2 August 20 - 46 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Sintra to Lisbon (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
I finally reached Lisbon.. the ride was very smooth (me in Lisbon)..
now I'm drinking a big glass of Sangria (pic)..
I have the suspect it won't be the only one.. cheers ;-)

a couple of statistics.. pulling 150 km including myself:
3.862 km as now
16 km / h average
30.775 meters of elevation gain (3.5 the height of the Everest Peak)
3.1 liters per day
56 maximum speed
562 maximum altitude
5.3 hours of moving time per day
4 days of rest on 50.. 
and uncountable surprised and incredulous looks on me along all the way

 


1 August 20 - 45 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Torres Vedras to Sintra (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Second goal of the tour reached
sorted by date and not by importance:
- La Compostelana (Camino de Santiago de Compostela) ✔️
- reached the westernmost point on dry land in Europe, Cabo Da Roca (3.800 km from Seedorf, 23883 Germany) ✔️

Very tough day, very windy and mountainous..
When I reached Cabo Da Roca the wind was so strong that it was difficult to stand
(memory 1 at Cabo Da Roca) - (memory 2 at Cabo Da Roca) - (memroy 3 at Cabo Da Roca)..
I took an ice-cream in the bar close by.. to celebrate.. lemon & banana chocolate.. they didn't have the whipped cream.. on the street the wind was literally taking you away..
a problem with the address didn't let me reach Jose in Sintra.. so I booked a nice house guest.. ;-)
now stretching & shower..


31 July 20 - 44 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Marinha Grande to Torres Vedras (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Google Maps brought me really nowhere.. it was so annoying.. I lost a lot of time to be in a bee breeding..
then the location of the hotel was wrong.. I could reach the place with the "location sharing" by whatsapp..
(a memory from the ride)
Nice place at the end, I swam a bit in the pool at the sunset (memory from the pool)..
I'm the only guest in the place.. like yesterday.. ops.. very few tourists cause the fucking virus..

 


30 July 20 - 43 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Mira to Marinha Grande (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
the first half of the ride was without sun.. and this was good.. (a memory along the way)
bleak landscape.. different trees and plants.. (my lunch place)
It was nice to pass by at the "Airforce base" exactly when 5 jets were taking off.. really cool..
the power and the roar they emit is waow !!!
Arrived in Marinha Grande.. waiting for somebody to open the hostel..


29 July 20 - 42 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Gaia Porto to Mira (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
It was tough coming out from Porto, then the road was not too bad..
The sun was really strong and my skin is asking for a break..
again I've eaten fruits along the way, stopping by a dealer along the streets.. today in addition to bananas and peaches, also cherries and grapes ;-)
Very tired I arrived in Mira..
(a memory along the way)


28 July 20 - 41 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Viana do Castelo to Gaia Porto (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
While I was biking, I was keeping on seeing people selling fruits & vegetables along the way
(in the pic one of the first that I saw)..
so I stopped by and I had my "Fruit Lunch" (3 bananas and peaches)..
Very sunny I kept on until Porto..
Going through Porto with my trailer was a bad nightmare, old stone streets, super steep up & down..
it was crazy with google maps.. finally.. after many wrong ways, directions, traffic, etc..
(a pic after the bridge Luis)
I arrived to destination quite destroyed..


27 July 20 - 40 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Mos (Spain) to Viana do Castelo (Portugal)

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
This ride was good.. thanks to Jiaro who the night before taught me about the roads.. very appreciated.
Happy to be in Portugal (pic of the border), 7/16 European Countries that I'll go through during this tour..
I biked along the river Minho and reached the location with a good wind in my favor..
updating this website, from my hotel room.. ;-)

thanks to BiciTv.it for the nice article: 
La storia del Tour musicale in bicicletta in Europa del musicista TOZ Antonio Piretti, uno sprint contro il Covid


26 July 20 - 39 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Santiago de Compostela to Mos

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Sunny.. hot and quite tough Sunday.. (a last picture in Santiago)
Nice to be again close to the Ocean.. 
Particular to bike close to the airport of Vigo.. (a picture along the road)
the last 9 km killed me with a climb of 286 meters..
quite tired arrived finally to Jiaro's home ;-)


25 July 20 - 38 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Baamonde to Santiago de Compostela

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
I wanted to reach the "Ufficio del Turismo di Santiago" to receive "La Compostelana", so I pushed hard (memory from the road)..
I arrived at 4:30pm and the office would have closed at 6:30pm..
at the beginning they said the numbers (for the line to receive "La Compostelana") were terminated for this day, way too many. They said, if you want you can wait in another line and IF we will accomplish all the previous numbers, you will receive it, but no promises.
I waited and after 1 hour they gave me the number #553..
I made my second line and finally I got it, La Compostelana.. (pic)
in life the best things don't cost .. also because they are priceless ..

 


24 July 20 - 37 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Ribadeo to Baamonde

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Tough ride.. quite mountainous.. (a memory from the road)
it was a really bad decision to follow "google maps" and leave the N634..
country footpaths way too steep to be done by a bike with a trailer..
I gave everything I had to pull up for hundreds of metres, individually both the trailer & the bike..
I arrived tired at the nice hotel KM101 in Baamonde..


23 July 20 - 36 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Novellana to Ribadeo

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
just nature, mountains, ocean & "el Camino de Santiago de Compostela".
Long ride, up & down.. beautiful sceneries..
and a scary narrow path on a high bridge, beside the highway.. just at the end..
PS: exceeded 3000 km of departure route, 3020 km with an average of 84 km per day.. pulling the trailer.. ;-)


22 July 20 - 35 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Gijon to Novellana

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Up & Down.. Up & Down.. do it again, etc.. This was today (pic)..
I was quite tired at the end..
I arrived in a cool place "El Fornon" in Novellana..
surrounded by hills & mountains.. drinking a couple of bears in the garden in front (pic)..
at the sunset time..


21 July 20 - 34 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Ribadesella to Gijon

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Nice ride.. some up & down, but somehow ok, since I biked on the N632..
just one hill of 243 up was as much as nice as tough (pic)..
Happy to have started my "Cammino de Compostela"..
in the morning in Ribadesella I went to the tourist office and there they gave to book and wrote down my data, etc.. so now I'm officially a "pilgrim".. (pic of the first stamps
even if they have been days that I was going on the same way.. ;-)
"Better something than nothing"..
In Gijon I reached Vicente..


20 July 20 - 33 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Comillas to Ribadesella

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
cool ride, not too long & not too mountainous..
Fortunately it didn't rain (really black clouds on me for a long time).. (pic mood of the day
so there wasn't the strong sun neither.. (pic of sign of the "Camino de Santiago")
Nice to have met Raul along the way..
We'll go out for dinner in Ribadesella..


19 July 20 - 32 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Santander to Comillas

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
again short sunny ride.. (pic of a moment)
on the phone for half of the way.. time passed quickly..
I'm posting from the beach and 2 ice-creams already eaten.. ;-)


18 July 20 - 31 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Escalante to Santander

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
short ride, following the Stantiago de Compostela Camino (pic)..
I was ready to reach Comillas, but the reservation for tomorrow couldn't be changed..
so I reached Santarder and I went on the beach.. a very strong wind & a lot of people..
the Virgen Beach is quite wild (pic)..


17 July 20 - 30 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Bilbao to Escalante

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
nice weather, not too warm not too cold..
Nice to pass the famous Vizcaya bridge in Bilbao (pic)..
4 up & down quite strong, harshly challenged me, or better my legs for the most.. the second in particular..
Through hills, mountains, ocean (pic) and breeze I arrived in Escalante quite tired.. (pic)


16 July 20 - 29 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Elgoibar to Bilbao

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
with a good breakfast, everything is easier then..
Mood if the day.. "surrounded by mountains on a busy N634".
I arrived in Bilbao and with Isidro we'went to the beaches (pic of the waves), had a bath in the Ocean and then, after an ice-cream a good bear (pic at the sunset).. ;-)
great view coming back home.. (pic)


15 July 20 - 28 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Donastia San Sebastian to Elgoibar

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
it was raining just before my departure but it stopped when I started..
all the ride with the Atlantic Ocean on my right.. (pic mood of the day)
the wind, the foam and the sound of the waves were constantly present..
Beautiful scenery for my eyes..
Exhausted I stopped in a bar "Narrondo" and I ate 5 fantastic sandwiches that they put me back on my feet..
Then relaxed I reach the Elgoibar..


14 July 20 - 27 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Bayonne to Donastia San Sebastian

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
not too long ride but very up & down.. quite tired when I reached Donostia, up & down city too.
Glad I managed to find the Spanish European sign (pic) at the border (even not too clean)..
I found it only in my second try on the Puente de Santiago.. ;-)

 

13 July 20 - 26 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Onesse-et-Laharie to Bayonne

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Nice breakfast with David.. then a really sunny day.. a lot of traffic on the road.. the first hotel was to bad.. so we changed the reservation and I ended up in a "normal" place..
just to be sure, the bike & the trailer are with me in the room.. ;-) (pic)
relaxing dinner in the centre of the city during evening (pic)


12 July 20 - 25 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Bordeaux to Mimizian & Onesse-et-Laharie

ride A link to the Strava statistics of the riding to Mimizian
ride B link to the Strava statistics of the riding to Onesse-et-Laharie

Thank You Gilles & Martine for the hospitality in Bordeaux.
Finally reached the Atlantic Ocean at Mimizian (see pic). All the hotels were booked and I had to bike again for other 37 km.. today was just the first day without the websites "warm shower" or "couch surfing"..
Mimizian is a cool touristic spot, packed of people.. I ended up in a "home stay" country farm (see pic).. cool for the concept.. and I had a dinner with David and his sons..


11 July 20 - 24 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Montguyon to Bordeaux

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
a BIG THANK YOU to Martine.. really a fantastic hospitality.. ;-) a rich dinner, breakfast and also a great lunch for the ride (2 sandwiches, 2 apricots, 4 yogurts.. ).
Today I was regenerated and I flew with the bike..
sunny ride, I reached Bordeaux earlier than expected. (pic1) (pic2) (pic3) (pic4)


10 July 20 - 23 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Amgouleme to Montguyon

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Thanks Pierre for the hospitality in the nice Amgouleme..
In an up & down & raining ride (pic mood of the day) I reached Montguyon.. ;-)
and here we are in Montguyon.. some Martine's models. (see pic)


09 July 20 - 22 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Brux to Amgouleme

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Thank to Stephen & Claudia for everything..
great location & very nice friends..
a very hot day under the sun (pic).. 32 degrees (pic).. quite tired I arrived to Amgouleme.. ;-)
nice dinner with Pierre and relaxing walk in the center of the city.. for a final ice-cream (pic) ;-)


08 July 20 - 21 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Thure to Brux

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Thank to Marie, Arnoud & Cocu for Royal hospitality at La Barbeliniere in Thuré..
with a sunny cool ride (pic) I reached the village of Brox with a fantastic welcome from Stephen & Claudia.. in Petit Chateaux de Mae.. ;-) (pic)
really nice party in the evening with British and French friends.. cool & warm people !
it was a pleasure to play for them in the beautiful garden ;-) (pic all together)


07 July 20 - 20 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Chisseaux to Thure

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Nice ride in a sunny countryside French day..
I arrived in a fantastic place in Thure (pic) ;-)
thanks to Marie-Laure, Arnaud and their brand new graduated daughter for the royal hospitality !
acoustic concert after dinner

 

06 July 20 - 19 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Orleans to Chisseaux

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Thank You Jeffrey for the hospitality during the weekend in Orleans..
Today a beautiful ride along the Loire river (pic).. very cool.. many pictures.. this time I enjoyed the ride.. ;-)


05 July 20 - day of rest - Not Only A Currency - Orleans 

relax at home, just working with my computer.. 
at 5 pm there will be the concert with Jeffrey and his friends.. ;-) (picture)


04 July 20 - 18 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Courtenay to Orleans 

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Big Merci to Remi & Christine gor the great hospitality, dinner, concert & breskfast.. ;-)
6th day in a roe with the wind against me.. honestly not easy..
except the wind, nice French country side ride..
here we are in Orleans, with Jeffrey (pic)


03 July 20 - 17 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Troyes to Courtenay 

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Tough day.. again wind against, 4th day in a row..
beautiful French landscape (pic), I ended up in a real French farm.. with Remi & Christine..
They showed me their animals and I was impressed how life is recreating its self in the nature. really fantastic !
really nice acoustic concert in the evening for them & their friends (pic)..


02 July 20 - 16 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from La Chaussee sur Marne to Troyes 

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Thanks to Martin & Jean Francois I had a fantastic breakfast.. also a great lunch that I carried with me.. Baguette with cheese & butter that was really good along the way..
For the third day in a row the wind was against me.. but at least I cycled on asphalted roads.. ;-) (pic)
a BIG thanks to Jullian & Camille for let me bring the bike upstairs in the unit..
Nice pizza & ice cream for dinner in Troyes.. really nice city..


01 July 20 - 15 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Verdun to La Chaussee sur Marne

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Tough day.. a strong WIND always against.. this is just a perfect picture to summarize the day (pic1) (pic 2)..
long gravel streets that mean a lot of dust.. but fantastic welcome by Martin & Jean Francois..
dinner with Champagne & rose.. acoustic live for dessert.. 


30 June 20 - 14 biking day - Not Only A Currency - from Luxemburg to Verdun

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
Long day & long ride.. wind always contrary.. I was impressed by the Verdun battle field in which I went through.. (World War I).. (pic 1) (a pic of Verdun)
super dinner with Guillaume in the evening.. thank you for the cool location and very nice hospitality..


29 June 20 - day of rest - Not Only A Currency - Luxemburg

going around Luxemburg (pic1) (pic 2) with Gregory Bianco (@ biketours.lu) here a pic together..
and really nice acoustic garden concert in the evening.. 
thank you Ferdy for the great hospitality, it was really super ! 


28 June 20 - 13 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Neufchateau to Luxemburg

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
cloudy, but not raining.. I overcome the 1000 km in this tour..
happy to pass the border from Belgium to Luxemburg (Luxemburg sign) and to be able to take a picture also of the Belgium European sign (Belgium sign)..
the ride was nice and finally down the hill..
a nice view just before to reach Luxemburg.. you can see the city in the distance..
thank you to Ferdy for the nice hospitality
so now we've touched 4/16 European countries that use Euro as  currency..



27 June 20 - 12 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Serinchamps to Neufchateau

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
beautiful ride in the nature.. I haven't seen so many cows in my life.. (
just the first met)
again up & down, but this time was just half of the day before.. so doable..
it was really nice to go through this beautiful an authentic country side.. 
a great hospitality from Christophe, Adelide & Mary.. and after a cool dinner, some song with a couple of red wine..  (pic with the piano)
good night for today ;-)


26 June 20 - 11 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Brussels to Serinchamps

link to the Strava statistics of the riding 
Waow. An unbelievable day !
All up & down and s little part of highway.. a lot of dirt road.. crazy ride..
(pic, the view just 1 km before to reach the place)
I arrived just in time to take a shower an perform a nice acoustic aperitif..
thank Marie for the very nice hospitality & dinner !


25 June 20 - day of rest - Not Only A Currency - Brussels

I went around for sightseeing in a very very hot day..
here some pics.. (Belgium flags) - (lunch time) - (Atomium place)
I had time.. so I also cut my hair.. 
now dinner time.. let's go around..


24 June 20 - 10 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Genk to Brussels

link to the Strava statistics of the riding 
a very great thank you to Peter & Liesbert for the hospitality hospitality full of care and attention
(my t-shirt & the roses).. 

it's been a really nice ride... at the beginning I went with Liesbert a great place where you pass through the water.. then later I headed to Brussels.. (a memory in Leuven)
very sunny but cool.. it was a little chaotic in Brussels because Google Maps was bringing me in very narrow street.. and a lot of up & down..
I arrived in Brussels in time to dinner with Henri.. ;-)
in the night I went out for a walk and for a good ice cream.. 


23 June 20 - 09 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Venlo to Genk

link to the Strava statistics of the riding 
another very sunny day (a memory along the way).. from Netherlands to Belgium..
again so check at the border.. there wasn't even the European Belgium sign.. I checked three times and in different entries.. I was not lucky.. I just hope to take at least a pic when I'll go into Luxemburg.. (hoping to have also the Belgium one, from the other side..)
thanks to Ralph & Sarka for the nice hospitality in Venlo..
thanks also to Joseph.. a ranger that gave me a hand near Genk to reach the city through out the bicycles paths..  
I had a great dinner with Peter & Liesbert and a very nice concert in the garden with their Italian friends.. 
very warm & nice atmosphere.. (a pic of the garden concert)


22 June 20 - 08 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Bochum to Venlo

link to the Strava statistics of the riding 
first of all a great thank you to Jurgen, Pia & Ike for the fantastic hospitality.. 
I had really a good time with them and with their friends..
the ride to Venlo was really nice (see my lunch time spot).. good  weather and surprising, there was no check point at the border (pic of the Netherlands European sign)..
happy to be in Netherlands (2/16 countries) and a Huge DANKE to all the German people (pic of the European sign) who were very special with me during this first week of tour.


21 June 20 - Not Only A Currency - Bochum

first resting day of this tour.. and a really nice sightseeing Sunday in Bochum (see pic).. with Jurgen
today is the summer solstice.. very special day for me..


20 June 20 - 07 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Emsdetten to Bochum

link to the Strava statistics of the riding 
In the morning we, Markus, Owe and I, woke up early (around 6.30am.. and after breakfast we started the ride to Bochum.. Markus and Owe accompanied me until half of the road and then I keep on alone in
 a really nice and sunny day (a pic along the path).. 
I arrived in Bochum in time to prepare the celebration of the birthday party of Jurgen & Pia.
we went in a park and it was really fun to play together until dark (see pic)..
games, music and drinks.. with a nice desire to have fun and spend good time.. perfect combination


19 June 20 - 06 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Osnabruck to Emsdetten

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
a really nice ride with a perfect weather.. really relaxing (a pic on the road)..
I stayed at Markus place and the party was really nice, a great barbecue and really cool people.
I was fun together in the garden (Markus and I singing some  songs).. 
again another big thank you to Markus and his fantastic family for the regat hospitality..  ;-)


18 June 20 - 05 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Wildeshausen to Osnabruck

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
fifth day.. rain rain and again rain.. 
I started with Martin (see the pic).. and after 20 minutes it started to rain and it never stopped until the end..
I ended up in a fantastic place (pic in the garden).. Susanne & Stefan's place..
we went to dinner at La Puglia restaurant and after a great pizza I sang a couple of songs..
very cool atmosphere.. very nice people and very good Limoncello ! (a pic with Filippo, owner of the Pizzeria)
thanks again to Stefan & Susanne for the great and warm hospitality.. and to share with me their experiences with their uncountable tours around Europe and more..  ! They are pro-bikers !


17 June 20 - 04 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Ottersberg to Wildeshausen

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
forth day.. a great sun on my all the day..
a great ice cream with Martin just before to reach his place..
again a cool day along the bicycles paths of Germany..
for the first time I went through Brema (a pic on the bridge) (in front of the University)..
nice city, great University area.. 

after a great dinner with Martin.. working relaxed on my computer..
tonight I'm going to bed quite early.. (a pic from my room)


16 June 20 - 03 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Horneburg to Ottersberg

link to the Strava statistics of the riding
third day.. again a fantastic weather.. and a really pleasant ride in the German country.. (
check the pic).
a cool barbecue and a house concert in the garden with Christine, Andreas, Raul, Luisa and all their friends..
after the dinner the second set in the living room, near the piano..
really nice family and great hospitality.. thanks


15 June 20 - 02 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Hamburg to Horneburg

second day.. really nice weather and a pleasant ride..
here the link to the Strava Statistics 
thanks to Timm for the great hospitality & the beautiful place..
it was a pleasure to play in the garden of that historical building..
here a pic of the riding day and the house concerts 

 

14 June 20 - 01 biking - Not Only A Currency - from Seedorf to Hamburg

first riding day, from Seedorf to Hamburg.. a cool easy ride.. 
check the statistics on Strava, here the link

several country unpaved roads, many side walks, a slow speed.. polling 145 kg..
it was my first time with the trailer and it went good..
very nice the cheering at the starting point from the German family & friends..
taken some cool pics and shootings..
feeling good to be on the bike after so many hours of training in the gym (thanks to Infinity Fitness Club)..
for sure, with the trailer this tour I have to take it easy.. cause it will be impossible to go fast.. but I'll enjoy the view.. 
after a nice dinner with my wife and daughter.. it's time to rest.. see you tomorrow.

Ps: a very nice article, thanks to Thomas from Lubeker Nachrichten


13 June 20

thanks Finn by Markt (wochenendzeitung für Ratzeburg, Mölln und Umgebung) for this nice article
click to see the pdf article 


10 June 20

a nice interview with Finn by MARKT Zeitung - Lübecker Nachrichten..


08 June 20

my last time in Travemunde for this spring season.. a Big Thanks  to everybody for the great and fantastic support. perhaps I'll see you back in August when I'll bee back from the first part of the tour or in October when the Tour will be finished..


05 June 20

a pleasant day busking in Boltenhagen.. after a long time it was really nice to be there again..


04 June 20

we are keeping on planning every single day of the tour.. overnight hospitality, distance, etc.
I spent several days at Travemunde.. it's always nice to share music and good vibes with people..


28 May 20

here we are with the new tour presentation: "Not Only A Currency"  


27 May 20

we are planning to resume the Tour Project around the middle of June..
in this "plan B" I'll bike alone for all the tour.. since my wife is pregnant in the 6 months..
we are setting everything to make it happen.. the trailer for the bike.. the bags, etc.. 
of course we have to be very careful on what we I can carry with me.. the bike can carry not more than 130 kg..  including myself an its own weight..
today I came back to the gym for the first time after a long time, here the pic. 
the gym is great and 24 hours for 7 days a week.. the only weird new rule is that, as now for this virus period,  you can train in the gym.. but you can't take a shower in the gym.. 
ookk.. I'm training on the cyclette for 3 hours in a row.. so you can imagine how I'm at the end.. 


26 May 20

first day of the season.. first day of busking.. back to Travemunde.. 
it takes time to re-start..  very nice vibes around.. 


19 May 20

finally the video of the new song, Something More is ready, check it out, and let me know what you think: https://youtu.be/lpyscEO4YDk
a special thanks to Lorenzo Funaro for the drawing and to Metropolitan Music Studio for the constant support for the mixing and mastering phase. 


5 May 20

basically I spent (or better invested) all april to learn how to use Protools in the post recording actions.. I mean mixing and mastering.. 
Unfortunately I had time and I couldn't do anything else since the pandemic limitations, so I really dived into that program. I discovered many plugins and the use of them.. thanks also to the precious help and support of Martino @ Metropolitan Music Studio in Bologna.
I took back an old habit.. as in the last years of my university I was used to study during the night and goinf to bed at 6 am.. the same in this period I worked on my "sound" until the sun was up.. 
I like working during the night.. it's very quite.. you're relaxed.. no distractions, no phone ringing.. just focused on what I have to do..
The new track, "Something More" is coming up quite good actually.. tomorrow I'll record again my voice and then it will be ready for you..
so, stay cool and we'll be in touch soon..


25 March 20

recording a new song named "Something More"..
written last year and reflecting a thought for a couple like for instance my wife and I..
but also appropriate in a period like this in which we find ourselves at home following the indications of our governments..


20 March 20

a note to our friends., partners and sponsors:
"due to the restrictions on mobility adopted by European countries, we must delay the departure of the tour "Not Only A Currency". As soon as the conditions will allow it, we'll resume the project and carry it out with passion".


13 March 20

This little guitar plectrum, (see the pic here) represents a great hope of positivity and trust for us..
it's our first gadget, just arrived today.

What is "Not Only A Currency" ?
It's a music tour by bicycle. (see the presentation here)

Respecting all the sanitary & health rules that each country has or will put into effect, from April to July, with courage we @hippiehappyholistic & I, will cross with a bicycle & a guitar, 16 countries that use € as currency throughout Europe..
strengthening the European spirit of unity and collaboration, so important in a time like this.


10 March 20

we, my wife and I, are working hard everyday.. and we are creating a great tour.
I have to tell that I'm sad and worried about the epidemic caused by the corona-virus, which is spreading in Europe. We have been working on it for a year.. and we will make it true !
let's win this virus all together and keep on creating good music !


9 March 20

today we received a fantastic news..
we are waiting for a new little boy.. expected for August 12th
this time I'll decide the name that will be: Nicholas Daniel Piretti


8 March 20

we have opened a new Instagram account: Music On The Roads
Maybritt will follow for the most this account with which we'll try to let you see with pictures and videos what is happening daily in our adventures.. feel free to leave some comments..


6 March 20

setting and try the G3 Zoom multi effects for the live performances..
really cool distorted sounds.. guitar & voice too.. 
it will be a catchy show !


4 March 20

took the camper from the deposit and brought it to the garage for the yearly audit


28 February 20

we are happy to announce that "Solectric GmbH" & "DJI" are among our partners !
Solectric is a company in Germany specialized in Camera Systems, LED Light and Drones. 
Solectric is one of Europe´s biggest Partner of DJI..
we are looking forward to shoot every step of the upcoming tour.. ;-)


25 February 20

a great welcome to our new partner MEI Digital, Distribuzione Indipendente !

I'm sure, we will create a great collaboration..
AudioCoop & MEI are an historical brand for independent artists & labels in Italy !
stay tuned for update regarding the Italian gig..


23 February 20

I've tried for the fist time an energy bar by Power System.. and it was fantastic !
80km training.. "una sgambata" ;-) 
I've tried the chocolate & yogurt flavor, really tasty


20 February 20

thank you for this nice interview to our friends Fabrizio Intravaia & Corriere Italiano Montreal: 
"Una bicicletta, una chitarra e l’Europa"


19 February 20

pushing harder with the training.. today 65 km in 2 hours @ Intinity Club Ratzeburg
 

17 February 20

welcome in our team to our first sponsor.. from Luxemburg,
BikeTours, Personal Guided Bike Tours, Rental & Coachings
you can see how this appears on our Tour Map..  Luxemberg became green ;-) !


15 February 20

welcome in our team to some new cool partners..
Power System Sport, Products For Your Workout that will support us with energy bars
Bikers Dream, The Smallest And Strongest Mini Foot Pump In The World that daily will pump up  our bicycle's tires 


14 February 20

for San Valentine the new album "Three" is finally out !
available on all the major music platforms, follow the link:
Spotify - Apple Music - Deezer - Amazon - SoundCloud - BandCamp - or on this website at the Music Page

let me know your feeling about it.. ;-)

11 February 20

working on the new gadgets for the tour..
3 cool tour's jerseys (male, finale and long sleeves) and custom guitar picks..
stay tuned for updates..


10 February 20

everyday playing at the piano, practicing and improving reading music sheets..
but still I miss playing freely in the subway ..
I miss that mood, those vibes, the great energy and the daily warmth of the people.. 


8 February 20

2 long days at "Oohh!", the fair for campers and "around" in Hamburg..
we were looking for partners or sponsors for our upcoming tour.. 
it is a good fair, and we had some good connections..

Maybritt and me.. exhausted.. 


5 February 20

my Birthday ! Good time with good friends !
thanks Prinz & Giada  to visit us..
here we are (Prinz & me) during the barbecue grilling time..


3 February 20

released the final version of the logo for the upcoming tour "Not Only A Currency"


1 February 20

today, first day in the gym for the preparation of the tour..
thank to Infinity Fitness & Wellness Club, in Ratzeburg & Molln (24/7).
50 km as entry point.. 
me before to begin.. when done, I was "done"..


31 January 20

ehi, here we are, this is the bike with which we'll cross Europe !! (see the pic)

Thanks to our partner KOECH 2-RAD
(bicycle store - Koech 2-wheel technology - Langenbrücker Straße 12 - 23909 - Ratzeburg)
if you pass by Ratzeburg, right in the center. go and say hello.. really cool bicycle store !


27 January 20

updating this website and the presentation of the tour, here the new version, let me know what you think.. 


24 January 20

we are happy to introduce new partners of the upcoming European Tour
Adidas Runtastic - Fitness App Experience
EnjoyToz.it - Travel, Event, Art & Fun
Dp Informatica - Networks, Security, Communications, Systems Engineering and IT Security

 


21 January 20

we are glad to announce our first partners of the upcoming Tour "Not Only A Currency"
Desa Comunicazioni: services for artists - Donatello ;-)
Metropolitan Music Studio: Music Studio, Musical Production, Mastering, Service - Martino ;-)
Pedaling.it: travel e.magazine, to enhance the travel cycle mode - Sauro ;-)
Infinity: Wellness & Fitness Club - Molln & Ratzeburg - Arsalan ;-)
Koech 2 Rad - Bicycle Store - Ratzeburg - Marcel ;-)
stay tuned for the next update.. ;-)


17 January 20

preparing the material for the project #Tozmovie, I found these old pics..
Me and Jorg (Byblos)  -  Me by Riccardo Franchetti  -  Me and part of the Fandango staff during a party
let  me know your comments.. 


8 January 20

we have just updated the presentation of the fantastic upcoming European Music & Sport tour:
here the link to: "Not Only A Currency"
check it out, it's really a cool project ! and let me know your comments 


6 January 20

the new album, "Three" is on its way.. thanks to Metropolitan Music Studio for the mixing and mastering 


2 January 20

a new year just began, with a big challenge, the European Tour, "Not only A Currency"..
working on that.. stay tuned 


 

 

©  2020  by  TOZ Antonio Piretti