Towards the end of the year, traditionaly many Christmas stories are told.
Wonderful, often a bit romantic, if not sentimental, tales with a happy end, larded sometimes with a little humour.
Stories in which mysticism and miracles as well as heroes, (guardian) angels, etc. play a part.
In a 'motorbike related' Christmas story there is an additional 'ingredient'; the motorcycle...
I wrote my first motorbike related Christmas tale in 2006, in memory of a biker-mate who passed away that year.
Since you hardly find motorbike related Christmas tales, I decided to write another one the year after, and again in 2008, 2009...
And so I ended up writing one every year up until 2017. 12 in total, one of which consists of 2 parts.
. I posted them during the Christmas season in 3 Dutch biker forums.
I am now in the process of translating these stories to English. So far there are 8 now, Marked in red . in the menu below.
M e n u C h r i s t m a s T a l e s in English
2006 - Biker Angel - Biker in distress. Then unexpected help, but... is it actually from this world ?
2007 - The Motor Sleigh - Not yet translated - How it takes a sidecar combo to save Christmas.
2008 - Kindred Spirits - About the life saving powers of motorbike passion (During the battle of the Ardennes 1944)
2009 - Miser - Not yet translated - The world's most famous Cristmas Carol turned 'motorbike related'.
2010 - Nightmare - This enterprise of 2 mates could have ended disastrous had Christmas time not been 'magical'.
2011 - Reunion part 1 - Part 1 - 2 old acquaintances (See tale of 2008; Kindred Spirits) unexpectedly reunite...
2011 - Reunion part 2 - Part 2 - They reunite, but not just with each other...
2012 - Pennies From Heaven - Sometimes you receive a gift you never expected. And sometimes literally from Heaven...
2013 - Careful What You Wish For - For a wish might not quite come true the way you expect...
2014 - The Encore - Not yet translated - Extra music number played at closure of a performance. Also from beyond death ?
2015 - Dreambike - What greed can do to you...
2016 - The Alternative - Not yet translated - How an alternative Christmas celebration could go completely wrong.
2017 - The Headless Biker - Not yet translated - An encounter with a legendary gruesome creature turns out to be a blessing.
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