HISTORY AND PLANS

Hey Peps!
After doing a full relaunch of the site dualadventure.com in December 2019, here you will find more detailed information about the site and my future plans for it …

History:
With February 2019 I initially launched dualadventure.com including a basic amount of content. Til September 2019 plenty of content of the riding seasons 2017 and 2018 was added (day ride- and adventure-reports, gear, …) .

I got more and more used in building up this homepage with a common creator tool kit for websites (wix.com).
I also learned that such builder tools have besides their handy building surface some real big disadvantages, like self style-changing content boxes, troubles with website loading in the editor, misbehaviour, no option to move the content to another hosting provider due the lack of a common database and the most anoying: missing speed during the content production.

So I started with September 2019 the work on a rebuild of dualadventure.com, now with wordpress.org.

Nostalgia: A screen shot from the old websites homepage

First it was difficult to deal with this website-building-database, but in the meanwhile the basic content creation is easy. With mid December 2019 I reached a point, where it was time to relaunch the website dualadventure.com. With some support of the nice staff from the new hosting provider I was able to go online with my new websites database.

Now that here is the result (in a battery friendly dark look), which I like more than the old one. Surely there are a few little bugs and design flaws which a wordpress newbie like me hasn’t figured out until now, but overall the site is proper working and all the launched content from the old site was moved and is accessible.

Plans:
As mentioned above: In near future I will work on the design and implement a few missing functions. Also, further adventurous content from the riding season 2018 and 2019, and some insights in planned riding projects will be shared.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my adventures or the site itself. I’m looking forward to hear your feedback or some suggestions relating the new site. Feel free to leave a comment or tell me about some bugs you found on the new site.

In the meanwhile:
Ride safe and stay tuned, further content is just around the corner!

Servus,
Tom from dualadventure.com

2 thoughts on “HISTORY AND PLANS”

  1. Tom,
    I am enjoying your website and reading about your experiences and how you have set up your 690. Crashed my BMW G650Xcountry a couple of week’s ago, destroying mainly the instrument cluster. My stupid, my fault. BMW cannot repair as these OEM parts are no longer available. Hoping I get my bike back, with some money, and will try to source used parts and repair it myself. If it is scrapped, then I will look for a 690 and start the setup again. So I am finding your website a gold mine of information. The 690 is far more off road capable machine than the Xcountry. We have (had?) two in family. Mine and my wife’s.
    This is a note to say thank you whilst I am recovering from a fractured fibula.
    Cheers John from Australia

    1. Hey John! First off all: All the best to you and I wish u a fast recovery! Thanks for your compliments about dualadventure.com. I put plenty of effort in it so I really appreciate it! U`ve been riding a Xcountry? Cool! Bevore I bought the 690ty I was looking for a long time after a X-challenge, but this type of BMW is hard to get and nearly as hard to afford like buying a mid aged 690ty whith way less milage on it. My second option was to pimp a Xcountry to make a Xchallenge out of it. It also was hard to find a acceptable xcountry which wasn`t total rocked appart and so I begann to watch for a 690ty. After a few months the plan getting a BMW, was finally thrown away when I recognized a real good 690ty deal. Yeah and thats it why I´m now riding a 690ty. Would it be no option for you to pimp your Xcountry more to an Xchallenge? Surely, the 690ty is a great dual sport adventure bike, but when it comes to reliability the Rotax Engine of the BMW Xs is playing in another league imo. Especially in empty Australia I would have a better feeling on a BMW than on the KTM. Just my two cents. Btw.: Funny thing aside: I´ve been to OZ WA just 3 weeks ago for doing a 5000km trip with a camper. The world is tiny nowadays ^^ … . Servus, Tom

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