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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Roam
Day 55 Mandello del Lario Italy - Chur...

Day 55


Mandello del Lario Italy - Chur Switzerland


This morning I woke to something I thught I would never see. The sun shining over Lake Como. I got packed up as quickly as possible and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 54 Localita Malnago Italy - Poschiavo...

Day 54


Localita Malnago Italy - Poschiavo Switzerland - Mandello del Lario Italy


The day started off gray and drizzling. I checked the weather this morning and it's supposed to rain for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 53 Localita Malnago Italy ...

Day 53


Localita Malnago Italy


Well the weather man lied to me again and I woke up to a heavy rain which didn't let up till 3pm.


Once it did let up I made my to Mondello del Lario to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 52 Trieste Italy - Venice Italy -...

Day 52


Trieste Italy - Venice Italy - Localita Malnago Italy


As promised today was bright and beautiful.


I took a few pictures of Trieste before making my way around the Adriatic Sea...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 51 Spittal An Der Drau Austria -...

Day 51


Spittal An Der Drau Austria - Trieste Italy


The day started off gray but at least it wasn't raining. That lasted about 1/2 an hour. When the rain started I determined to stop at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
I didn't post days 48 and 49 to any motorcycle...

I didn't post days 48 and 49 to any motorcycle forums since I spent those days with my brothers family in Munich. If you want to see pictures of Munich from those days they're here: ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 47 Munich Germany Today my...

Day 47


Munich Germany


Today my brother asked me if I would like to go on a bicycle tour of a few of the sites in Munich. Like any rational motorcyclist when offered the chance to ride a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 46 Prachatice Czech Republic- Munich...

Day 46


Prachatice Czech Republic- Munich Germany


Today I made it the rest of the way to Munich to visit my brother and his family where I'll be staying for the next 3 or 4 days.


Again ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Days 44-45 Brno Czech Republic I...

Days 44-45


Brno Czech Republic


I spent Saturday at the at the race track watching practice and qualifying with a few hundred thousand members of my tribe. Brno is a beautiful circuit but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
I did make it inside the Cathedral in Cobh. Wow,...

I did make it inside the Cathedral in Cobh. Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 43 Budapest Hungary - Brno Czech...

Day 43


Budapest Hungary - Brno Czech Republic


I took a bit of roundabout route to get to Brno in order to avoid the more heavily trafficked roads and to see more of the countryside. Some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 42 Budapest Hungary It...

Day 42


Budapest Hungary


It raining and cold. Looks like I'll be staying in Budapest another day. Unfortunately I couldn't stay in my apartment so I found a hostel only a few blocks away....
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 41 Somewhere in Hungary to Budapest...

Day 41


Somewhere in Hungary to Budapest Hungary


The ride to Budapest was short and pretty boring. Just flat farmland on fairly heavily trafficked roads.


In Budapest I got another...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 40 Somewhere in Romania - Somewhere...

Day 40


Somewhere in Romania - Somewhere in Hunary


Romania is awesome! Who knew?


Apparently somebody knew because the first three hotels I tried to check into as I rolled into the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 39 Kiev Ukraine - Somewhere in Romania ...

Day 39

Kiev Ukraine - Somewhere in Romania

I had spent enough time wandering around large cities in the past week and the Maidan was the reason I went to Kiev so I headed out of town in the ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 38 West of Rivne - Kiev Ukraine ...

Day 38


West of Rivne - Kiev Ukraine


After the abuse I subjected the Guzzi to the previous day I stuck to the highway the rest of the way to Kiev and arrived sometime after 4pm. This is a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 37 Warsaw Poland - West of Rivne...

Day 37


Warsaw Poland - West of Rivne Ukraine


Today I was greeted by nothing but blue skies so I loaded up the mule and got the hell of dodge.


I've decided to refer to my GPS by the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 36 Warsaw Poland Well I...

Day 36


Warsaw Poland


Well I woke up feeling a little better than the previous day but sill not quite normal(ha) just to find gray rainy skies. Knowing how well my riding gear works at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 35 Lomza Poland - Warsaw Poland ...

Day 35


Lomza Poland - Warsaw Poland


It was only a two hour ride to Warsaw where I ended up in the fanciest hotel of my trip so far. I figured if I was going to be miserable I might as...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 34 Riga Latvia – Lomza Poland ...

Day 34


Riga Latvia – Lomza Poland


So the previous evening I headed into old town Riga to try and find some Jazz clubs. The two clubs I found on the internet were closed (damn lying...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 33 Riga Latvia Since my...

Day 33


Riga Latvia


Since my appointment at the bike shop wasn't till 3pm I headed into town in the morning to see what there was to see. I though of doing a walking tour of Old Riga but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 32 Viljandi Estonia - Riga Latvia ...

Day 32


Viljandi Estonia - Riga Latvia


I didn't find a tire in Viljandi so I started making my way towards Riga down some dirt roads through the pastorial Estonian countryside. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 31 Tallinn Estonia - Viljandi Estonia...

Day 31


Tallinn Estonia - Viljandi Estonia


This morning my GPS refused to turn on so I went an picked up a TomTom GPS at the store I found yesterday. When I hooked it up to my bike my UPS...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 30 Tallinn Estonia As Willy...

Day 30


Tallinn Estonia


As Willy said with a bit difficulty "Today is a holiday from motorcycles".
Willy headed into town while I updated my blog and then I took a walk to admire the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 29 Mankila Finland – Talinn Estonia ...

Day 29


Mankila Finland – Talinn Estonia


I’m back, I’m back in the former USSR. (Actually I’m writing this from the ferry but I’ll be in the former USSR in an hour our so.)


Today...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 28 Sodankyla Finland - Mankila...

Day 28


Sodankyla Finland - Mankila Finland


It was a long day and this will be a long post.


Sometime in the middle of the night I was awakened by the sound of a horse pissing on my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 27 Tana bru Norway - Sodankyla...

Day 27


Tana bru Norway - Sodankyla Finland


Started my day by planning my route into Finland and then executing it. Came across a little snag when I was about to turn off the E6 and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 26 Alta Norway - Top of the World -...

Day 26


Alta Norway - Top of the World - Tana Bru Norway


The day started off cold and grey but this time I wasn't going to be caught out and put on all my cold weather gear. As the day...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 25 North of Narvik Norway - Alta...

Day 25


North of Narvik Norway - Alta Norway


The day started off cold and misty and got worse as it went on.
Numerous people said that the ride would be boring but the E6 which is the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 24 Stamsund Norway - North of Narvik...

Day 24


Stamsund Norway - North of Narvik Norway


As you might imagine things got to a late start today.


At some point late this morning Geir went out and got some groceries for ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 23 Glomford Norway – Stamsund Norway...

Day 23


Glomford Norway – Stamsund Norway


Today was the day we all danced in the land of the midnight sun.
Bjomar, Geir, and I continued up the coastal road at a leisurely pace to Bodo...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 22 Vik Norway – Glomfjord Norway ...

Day 22


Vik Norway – Glomfjord Norway


The previous day I had confirmed that my Guzzi could go over two hundred miles on a tank of gas so the top priority in the morning was filling up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 21 Trondheim Norway - Vik Norway ...

Day 21


Trondheim Norway - Vik Norway


First let me answer the question that is at the forefront of everyone's minds. The answer is forty-two. (Note to self double check your work)
After...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 20 Trondheim Norway I ...

Day 20



Trondheim Norway



I spent the morning trying to find a mechanic to look at my bike. The "Guzzi"/Honda dealer in Trondheim was useless and showed no interest in helping me. He...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 19 Charlottenberg Sweden - Trondheim...

Day 19


Charlottenberg Sweden - Trondheim Norway


I spent last night at a campsight trying to diagnose the problem with my bike. While I found plenty of information on Guzzis with starting...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 18 Skanes Fagerhult Sweden -...

Day 18


Skanes Fagerhult Sweden - Charlottenberg Sweden


The day started out great with having breakfast at the Ritsy Cafe and having my picture taken for their Facebook page. I said...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 17 Copenhagen Denmark - Fagerhult...

Day 17


Copenhagen Denmark - Fagerhult Sweden


I was going to title this post 'Making frineds the Guzzi way' but a better title would be 'Better living through incompetence'.


I went to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 16 Copenhagen Denmark I'm...

Day 16


Copenhagen Denmark


I'm glad I decided to spend the day in Copenhagen. It's a very nice city and it really seems dedicated to making the lives of its inhabitants pleasant. The city...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Thanks Martin. If you happen to run across the...

Thanks Martin. If you happen to run across the guy who sold me my Guzzi say hi to him for me then whack him with your shillelagh.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By Roam
Day 15 Augustenbork Denmark - Copenhagen...

Day 15
Augustenbork Denmark - Copenhagen Denmark


It was another beautiful day on the road. The Germans told me that Denmark was going to be flat and boring. I think they might have been...
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