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Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 135,011
Posted By 2WheelieADV
It can be hard to readjust again to a "normal"...

It can be hard to readjust again to a "normal" life back in Poland, after this totally different life on the road, no matter how tiring it could be on a bike day-in & day-out. Especially during this...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The way I see it, a sportbike will do better in...

The way I see it, a sportbike will do better in twisties than road-enduro as it's nimbler and more maneuverable. Also in the tight switchbacks its short forks and their angle can make a better turn...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day in the morning we having breakfast...

The next day in the morning we having breakfast at the same place we did on our first day.
It seems like we never left, despite of being thru so many places and riding so many roads.
Isn't it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you! Yes , but something to look for...

Thank you!

Yes , but something to look for :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
OK, let's continue. Today we’re going back...

OK, let's continue.

Today we’re going back to Milan, concluding the trip and returning the bike. All good things are coming to an end.

I planned several routes to ride from here depending on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Yep, about the same. Very nice pictures. How...

Yep, about the same. Very nice pictures.
How did you like the Sertao?
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
We wanted to ride to Siena as well, but wasn't...

We wanted to ride to Siena as well, but wasn't enough time left for it. Well, next time...

Global - hmmm, that is confusing. I'll have to go back there and redo :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day we decided of to take a trip to...

The next day we decided of to take a trip to Verona. Everyone was saying that we got to see this town which is just about 2 hours drive from Gargnano.
Ok, down the serpentine again. Now after...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
This just reminded me of Anthony Borday's words...

This just reminded me of Anthony Borday's words before each episode: "I write, I travel, I eat" so yours will be: "I write I travel I paint" :)


Well said. Europe is a big museum...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 1,752,096
Posted By 2WheelieADV
http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5301956-T1024768.jp...

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5301956-T1024768.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day after the breakfast we decide to...

The next day after the breakfast we decide to roll down to the lake and walk in the town and maybe to check out the beach.
Breakfasts in the hotel are included, but besides the yogurt and juices...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you Manganos! Glad you enjoy. I didn't...

Thank you Manganos! Glad you enjoy.
I didn't bother to get an international license (from AAA) this time, just my Nj one. No problems while renting bike or at a police checkpoint in Switzerland.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The hotel's name is Ca Vecia. Sorry don't have...

The hotel's name is Ca Vecia. Sorry don't have the exact address now but it's not a problem to google it or to see it on the map, up the mountain above Gargnano.
Here is the route from Gargnano -...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you Howi! Sure. It was not far from where...

Thank you Howi!
Sure. It was not far from where we rented the bike. The canal street called Alzaia Naviglio Grande. You can take 3 train stops from Cadorna central train station in the center, or...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Global - I don't really know what you're taking...

Global - I don't really know what you're taking about. First pic is Umbrail (has nothing to do with Sella and Canazei).
On the second pic is a little detour off rt 19 in Switzerland. I perfectly...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Wow. Amazing. Thank you for allowing us at...

Wow. Amazing.
Thank you for allowing us at least to have a little glance of this magnificent city.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank You! That's right. This is how it's...

Thank You!


That's right. This is how it's done, although often both will reduce the speed.


I had +/- 250km per day and it was a bit optimistic. I think 200km is optimal distance for a day...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
OK, one more hour and we arriving at Gargnano....

OK, one more hour and we arriving at Gargnano. The last hour feels the hardest. Heat at low altitude takes its toll.
Now I have to look for the hotel. On the map it looked like it was really close...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The weather was unpredictable this summer. Even...

The weather was unpredictable this summer. Even the locals said that it was different this year. Same in the States...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Since we'll be staying there for 3 days, I...

Since we'll be staying there for 3 days, I planned some local routes to ride around the area of the lake Garda. Also, everyone was bragging about visiting Verona and even Venice. Will see about there...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thanks Greg!

Thanks Greg!
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,819
Posted By 2WheelieADV
By "here" I meant here in US :) Yeah, I already...

By "here" I meant here in US :)
Yeah, I already heard it from others who learned English merely by watching TV, reading and such.

Although I assume it is possible, but not as easily done in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,819
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Very good report. Thank you. You have near...

Very good report. Thank you.

You have near perfect English as someone who lived here for many years... (Doesn't look like it was translated, or was it?). If not, where did you learn it so well??
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Wow, that's a real freedom of riding. Paris is...

Wow, that's a real freedom of riding.
Paris is my favorite city of all.
When I was there, I noticed that there are no marked lanes around the Arch, and the circle is pretty wide, but yet everyone...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you all for reading! it may not be as an...

Thank you all for reading! it may not be as an epic trip as the others reports in here, but nevertheless a good experience. (ask my wife, epic enough for her :lol3 )

Yes, i wish in the States...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you! Yeah, "Tornante" - real turns...

Thank you!

Yeah, "Tornante" - real turns :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Sometimes it said "copure" and sometimes...

Sometimes it said "copure" and sometimes "banknote"

OK so we ride in Dolomites
The next day after the breakfast we off to continue the journey.
Today we have to cover this route...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
I guess you can change the oil in any...

I guess you can change the oil in any dealership... Triumph, BMW, Piagio, or any Jap dealer... Oil is oil
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Only few Americans know foreign languages (beside...

Only few Americans know foreign languages (beside those who's english is a second one), but they won't make attempt to learn even a few words.
If I walk into a store or a restaurant and greated by...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
There are a-holes in each and every country on...

There are a-holes in each and every country on Earth. Can't escape it.
I've been n France couple of times, and never experienced any hostility from locals, although I heard opposite from one of my...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Schssboelie- thanks for the info Michael- you...

Schssboelie- thanks for the info
Michael- you were unlucky with it :). Maybe cas you were alone, so they gave you this cage...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
So after the stop and walking around the center...

So after the stop and walking around the center of Bolzano, we set to continue on our way to Arabba where we'll be staying for 2 nights so we can have 1 day off of long rides.
Every biker wants to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
My gloves were still wet from the previous day...

My gloves were still wet from the previous day rain, but it wasn't cold at all. The temps were probably around 15 - 17C but the air was so morning crisp and pleasant...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thanks for reading :) I don't know if...

Thanks for reading :)


I don't know if it's mandated or not, but in Switzerland, Italy and Germany (among others) The buildings are displaying flowers in front of their windows. Especially in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 249,567
Posted By 2WheelieADV
These cathedrals thru out Europe are amazing...

These cathedrals thru out Europe are amazing piece of art. In Seville, Toledo, Palma, Milan, just to name a few.. But many of them now became a source of business by charging money to enter...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
As we continuing further on, the rain is starting...

As we continuing further on, the rain is starting to gain more straights. The closer w get toward the Fuom and Umbrail passes.

Some towns passing along the way:
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The weather changes from sun to rain and is very...

The weather changes from sun to rain and is very unpredictable.

We continued the trip. Today's end day destination is Bormio, not far from Italian border.
Weather improved and the first part was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day we went down for breakfast. All...

The next day we went down for breakfast. All hotels include nice full breakfasts.

Watching for climbers to get ready.

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5132825-T800600.jpg

And off they go...
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
I don't remember the name, but this is where it...

I don't remember the name, but this is where it is (point A) <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,476
Posted By 2WheelieADV
So we descent from the Gotthard Pass. The road is...

So we descent from the Gotthard Pass. The road is twisty and very smooth. It is always easier to ride down then up :)

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5132804-T1024768.jpg
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