Hope you all like to follow our adventure of having another sidecar built by LBS sidecars in the Netherlands. Mr. ktmtraveler aka Jan always teased me about my “three wheeled girls’ bike”. And he did not really like to ride my hack. He surprised me when he started talking some time ago about having his own sidecar built. In the future. Like 2019. But I guess he’s finally a big boy now. And you and I know: big boys ride sidecars. In december 2017 we went to a motorcycle shop “just to talk” and to see what was in the showroom. And there was “totally coincidentally” the motorbike Jan wanted for his hack-project: a nearly new (2015) KTM 1290 Superadventure T. So he went to the owner to talk. He’s a man of few words. He said: “I want to buy this bike.” That was enough to start the project. A few days later we went to LBS Sidecars to talk to Ad Donkers, who built my sidecar in 2012. He made an absolute beautiful adventurous, tough sidecar for my KTM 950 SuperEnduro. Made for traveling. Though I can take a passenger with me, it’s not very comfortable or safe. Jan wants a sidecar that has the best of both worlds. Comfortable enough for a passenger, tough looks, enough luggage room. The 1290 SA provides enough power to drag along everything at an acceptable speed. We made an appointment with Ad Donkers of LBS sidecars at a Saturday morning at 10. We made sure to have no other appointments that day. Cause we know how it works. It’s always a very heartwarming welcome at LBS. Firm handshake for Jan, three kisses on the cheek --right-left-right: the Dutch way-- for me, and lots of coffee and pastries. More coffee. Lunch. And always lots of people around: neighbors, friends, family, people with technical questions, people wanting advice while buying a car, former customers, people dropping by for a cup of coffee and a chat, all kinds of motorcycle riders. Four hours later we started talking about Jan's hack. And then someone dropped in. Half an hour later we really started talking. And then Luther, Ad’s long term apprentice and now employee, came in with a question. And 10 minutes later we seriously started talking. Half an hour later we knew what we wanted. A Stern Rox sidecar, with a comfortable seat, a complete spare wheel, that fits on the rear and the side, no dual drive, car tires on the rear and the side, knobby tire in front. Details and color to be determined. Details will get clear along the way. We have lots of confidence in Ad for solving technical and stylistic issues and he knows we like his solutions. He's got carte blanche.