Monday, May 8, 2017

Bikes from other rides

Monday, May 1, 2017

For the start of the next BT I have organised for a police escort out of Camden.
(Clown assisting police at Mayday parade in Zurich)

The next BT will be during the week as Saturdays have proven to be a problem in visiting many libraries and the press are unable to be there.

We will depart Camden at 9.30am on Wednesday the 8th of November and finish on the Friday afternoon.

Once I have confirmed with libraries i will publish libraries, times and dates in case you only are able to join us for part of the tour.

Alan Flores

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Some nice bike pics sent in by Ian


In case anyone was interested this year the ride will again be in November. It will start in Camden and will work its way through the Southern Highlands and then down the coast to Milton and then back up towards Wollongong. It will be a Wednesday,Thursday, Friday ride.

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Pope's 4wd when in Africa

Pope's cop car in Vatican

Honda in Rome

Scooters in Rome

Plain clothes cops on trail bikes, unmarked car and police van at Colesseum

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Commuters bikes at bank of Italy

Very tasteful, outside fresh food market

If you can park a bike in Rome at right angles to curb!

Scooter rental shop in Rome

My preferred car in Rome

Now for some bikes


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I have just returned from a short tour of  the north and have been able to include some images of scooters and bikes in Europe.  Although not related to motorbikes I have included a picture of a real adventurer who I met at the Valetta Yacht Club christmas party. Sandra Calafato was sailing a thirty foot yacht from Italy to Malta when a freak wave turned the boat 360 degrees. She suffered a broken arm but managed to get control of the boat and continue to sail it to Malta. I made her an honorary member of Biblio Turismo and invited her to join us if she ever sails down under or if we decide to ride the Italian Alps.

Sandra Calafato and Alan Flores at the Valetta Yacht Club

Monster in Rome

My next bike

Bikes outside my window in Rome

Your guess as good as mine, but registered

Needs a little chain oil

Bike of choice for the female commuter in Rome

Step throughs are everywhere

More to come. Unfortunately lost my phone in Munich which had lots of great shots of British and French bikes.


Alan Flores

Friday, October 21, 2016

Blaxland branch library have put together a poster of our visit.

Thank you ladies.

Alan Flores

Blaxland Branch Library staff

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Library staff member who gave us tour of library at Blacktown City Library. 2016

Alan Walker from Lake Macquarie Library Service and Vicki Edmund, Library Manager for Blue Mountains Council at Blaxland Library. 2016

Alan Flores and Alan Walker at Katoomba Branch Library 2016

Alan Flores's Ducati, Alan Walker's Honda

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Simon Eade,  Manager of Community and Cultural Engagement at Cessnock City Council  a great friend of myself and respected colleague of all librarians and host to a Biblio Turismo tour a few years ago passed away on 27 September, 2016. We will miss you.

Alan Flores 

 More images from Biblio Turismo 2016. Biblio Turismo is the only public library marketing project on motorbikes in the world and is the longest continuous rural public library marketing program.
We have now been to the ACT, Victoria and NSW.  There are sixty four rural library services in NSW and Bibli Turismo has visited forty seven of them. There are 278 rural libraries in NSW and so far we have visited at least half of them.

Alan A. Flores

I am confused, did I ride here on the white one or the red one? (Ian)

He is always on the phone. (Ross and Roger)

And when I saw the sign I knew Portland was left, but they all had to ride straight on. (Roger, Alan W, Sherrey, Helena, Ross)

I love posing in my leathers in the library. (Helena)

I really do love posing in my leathers in the library. (Helena)

Guess where?

Ducati red seat in library, how appropriate

Helen loves to pose in her leathers with her helmet in the library. (Helena)

Portland Home Library Service bikes