3 abr. 2015

Zlombol Charity Rally 2015 Poland - Passo dello Stelvio by Zuk

This year my summer holidays will be a bit different as I will join a Polish Charity Rally called Zlombol. Here is a bit of history of what it is and why I would like that some companies and individuals will help the charity event in some way.

You can download also here.

I would like to request your company to support our team in order that we can participate in the Złombol 2015 edition.

Złombol is a Polish classic charity rally made of cars belonging to Communist era with the objective of collect money to buy needed supplies for orphanages.

A bit of history can be found in the official website and Wikipedia.

In 2007-2008, Monaco. In 2009, the Arctic Circle. In 2010, up 121 teams took off to Istanbul.
In 2011 almost 130 teams went to visit Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Złombol 2012 went to Olympia. Złombol in 2013 was able to reach the NORDKAPP!  In 2014 to Lloret de Mar.

This year we will climb to one of the hardest roads in Europe, Passo dello Stelvio.

15 / 08 / 2015   Katowice – Passo dello Stelvio 2757m above sea level

In order to support the trip it is possible to buy space on the van and put your company logo, or message. 100% of accumulated funds will be transferred to purchase needed items for children from orphanages.

Teams cover the cost of the trip and the purchase of vehicles on their own. All other costs, such the official website are covered privately by the organizers of the event.

Teams are proud to receive support of many companies and institutions and many individuals. Full list of donors is available on the website.

Why you?

We think as our red vehicle matches the Polish Flag it can be interesting for your company that your logo will be associated with the Polish market.

The history of the Rally is covered with success by several Polish media, and in our case, it will be covered by additional international media as one of the Team members is Spanish.
Rally is a great interest for the media (TVN, TVP3, Teleexpres, TVN Turbo, TV Silesia, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik West, Journal Poland, EchoMiasta, Metro, Classic Car, WRC, RMF FM, Antyradio, Radio Eska, Virtual Poland, KMH, Interia, and a lot more).

History of success

In 2007, in the first edition of the rally, over 15.000 was collected for children from orphanages in Katowice.

Among others, the children received games, educational programs, TV, bed sheets, bicycles and bicycle accessories, toys, art and many other things, which caused a smile on their faces.

All the editions together collected more than 1.826.000 , equivalent to 400.000 €
Further information about the Złombol 2015 edition with the exact route can be found at:
www.zlombol.pl and the forum.

Who we are?

Vehicle: FSC Żuk - Produced from 1959 to 1998  

Our model A06B from 1990 is the Polish van that helped to move the country. It was 
prepared by previous owner to participate in Złombol. Unfortunately, he was not able to join the rally due to medical conditions. We will continue his dream and start our own. We will finish the mechanical adjustments needed to afford the rally with safety conditions.

More than 100 likes in the first week of opening, and now, after one month, 200 likes.
LPG powered vehicle, eco-friendly.

I am an artist passionate about creating costumes and paintings, making make-up and special effects.
My dream since last 4 years was to participate in the Złombol Rally.
Now, after we bought a proper vehicle, the dream will become true.
I will use my skills to give our vehicle the proper personality, as our Polish mobile flag is a perfect framework for an art piece.

Javier  -  riderbcn.blogspot.com 

I am an adventure motorcycle rider. I collect and restore classic motorcycles and cars and I have a bit of knowledge about mechanical and IT. I am also involved in Spanish cooking events, like El Txoco de Varsovia, having great social media coverage with this nonprofit gourmet club.

What we need?

Your contribution to the charity event with the amount that you consider.
This is a requirement of the rally participation.

Your help in whatever you think can be gifted by your company, as our budget of the things needed for the rally is limited.

Petrol, vehicle spares parts, food, drinks, material for camping, technical equipment, etc.

Thanks for your time,

We would like to hear from you,

Natalia and Javier

9 abr. 2014

Hints I'm getting old (biker)

Hints I'm getting old

My fridge has more medicaments than food or drinks
I see every day the sunrise
My new motorcycle has even more suitcases than the previous
I start to turn my head more for the women than for motorcycles
Every year I ride less km than before
Abs or hydraulic clutch is not an option. Is a must
I do not know all the smartphones or the new model cars
I still search for start menu in windows 8
I prefer call to text and over all of that, I use my time to  meet with my people
I use tv to watch pics instead of a computer
I see doctors more often than some of my friends. They are becoming my new friends.
I don't run to catch public transport
My Spanglish is still a disaster. One day I will be able to talk/write in proper English

And a lot more things that are positive and are not in this list...because
I don't focus in the bad things , I enjoy the wonderful life I have every day.

Thanks for reading

1 ago. 2013

Warszawa - There is a city that stops for one minute every year - Warsaw uprisign


Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital. 

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3 dic. 2012

Pics from Big Sur

Big Sur Monterey - San Luis Obispo

I have the luck to find a nice rider, Ben, and share the amazing weather and the "track" with him until I stopped because heavy rain and cold.


25 nov. 2012

Motorbike Tour in California

I will be doing a Motorbike Tour in California.

From San Francisco to ..???... 

I bought the cheap coolest motorcycle I was able to find in a short time. It is a classic almost new (4270 miles) 1984 Honda 700cc V4 SABRE  VF700S

Starting today, we will see what is going on in the event.

Thanks to the help of couch surfers around the area and to Steve that share this cool idea that I want to promote for all the budget riders like us www.bikeswap.org

And the wild riders friends around the globe.

So I will be heading to Solvang motorcycle museum and LA, trying to catch the propers biker spots and people.

So if you see a BULTACO jacket, call me or wave me.



15 mar. 2012

LinkedIn, Facebook, and others are really selling our data?

Interesting new I read originally in


FROM :  Gary Dinges

Lawsuit: Mobile apps accessing users' address books

A class-action lawsuit filed this week in Austin alleges that makers of some of the world's most popular mobile apps routinely steal address book data such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, job titles and even birthdays from millions of users without their knowledge or consent.
In the filing in U.S. District Court in Travis County, attorneys representing 13 people — 12 of them Central Texans — claim almost 20 apps, including Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp and Twitter, continue to be available for download even though developers appear to be violating policies put in place by distributors such as Apple's App Store, Amazon's Appstore and Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market.
Makers of the popular Angry Birds and Cut the Rope games are also accused of possibly accessing personal information.
The lawsuit seeks to stop tech firms from harvesting data without permission and asks for monetary compensation.
Apple, which had sold more than 183 million iPhones and 55 million iPads as of Dec. 31, is named in the suit. Google and Amazon are not, but more companies could be added as the case progresses, said Jeff Edwards, lead counsel for the plaintiffs.
Apple has more than 3,500 Austin-area employees and announced plans last week to add 3,600 more. Other defendants with Central Texas offices include Facebook and video game maker Electronic Arts.
Gowalla, a location-based social networking site that wound down operations at its Austin headquarters early this year after several key staffers were recruited by Facebook, is also included in the suit.
The court filing cites an industry publication that claims the information collected could fetch 60 cents to several dollars per contact.
So far, there does not appear to be evidence that the information has been resold.
Facebook alone had 845 million active users as of December, the company reports on its website, each connected to dozens — perhaps even hundreds or thousands — of friends. Twitter reports it just hit 500 million accounts, with a quarter of them in active use.
The suit, which is being handled by the Edwards Law Firm, the Law Offices of Carl F. Schwenker and the Jordan Law Firm, alleges invasion of privacy, intentional interception, disclosure or use of wire or electronic communication, breach of computer security, negligence, unjust enrichment and racketeering, among other claims.
"We're making some fairly serious allegations against the big boys," Edwards said. "We're saying, ‘Hey, you took something that didn't belong to you, and you're making a profit off it.' "
The case is likely to go to trial next year, Edwards said.
Spokesmen for Apple and Facebook declined to talk with the American-Statesman, and Electronic Arts, Foursquare, Instagram and Yelp did not respond to email messages seeking comment.
The suit was sparked in part by a recent New York Times article headlined "Mobile Apps Take Data Without Permission," Edwards said.
"The address book in smartphones — where some of the user's most personal data is carried — is free for app developers to take at will, often without the phone owner's knowledge," writers Nicole Perlroth and Nick Bilton reported last month.
The story cites a 2011 study that claims as many as 11 percent of the free products in Apple's App Store can access details about users' contacts.
"If these reports are accurate, they're taking something fundamental and private, and they shouldn't be," Edwards said. "The idea that you play a video game and your address book is given away is really disconcerting."
Apple hit 25 billion app downloads this month, according to the court filing, and 10 billion Android apps had been downloaded as of January.
The story in the Times ran about the same time that Path, a social networking site, opted to purge all personal information it had amassed after criticism from users around the globe.
Path is named in the suit.
"We are deeply sorry if you were uncomfortable with how our application used your phone contacts," Path co-founder and CEO Dave Morin said on the company's blog Feb. 8.
Morin said Path used the details it collected only to improve its "Add Friends" feature. All data were stored securely, he said.
"We believe you should have control when it comes to sharing your personal information," he wrote. "We also believe that actions speak louder than words. So, as a clear signal of our commitment to your privacy, we've deleted the entire collection of user uploaded contact information from our servers. Your trust matters to us and we want you to feel completely in control of your information on Path."

Under fire
Eighteen companies are named as defendants in the initial filing, and attorneys say more could be added:

Electronic Arts
Kik Interactive
Rovio Mobile