Heike had a small fall on the ascent, it didn’t cause much damage, but it did cost us some time. So once everyone was at the top we wanted to drive down into the Grödnertal and all of the sudden we stood at a closed gate! Shi….!!! Luckily we could drive around the gate on the right like some other motorcyclists and so we tried our luck. However, 2 to 3 km later there was another gate, one that we could not drive around. What now? Turn around?
The other motorcyclists started lifting the gate as much as possible in the middle and pushed the bikes, titled to one side, under the gate. With the help of everyone we tried our luck and one by one the bikes “drove” under the gate.
Our three LT 1200 drivers where a bit skeptical and decided to turn around. Once they reached the upper gate they notified us by cell phone and drove via Campolongo and Pordoi via the direct route back to Montan (they arrived about 15 minutes before us). The others that “drove” under the gate followed the planned route and drove via Grödnertal and Panider Sattel (1437 m) to Kastelruth.
From there through Völs am Schlern we followed wonderful curve combinations down into Bozen. Enterning Bozen (large traffic circle) we drove left up the small but great road towards Kohlern (Colle) – this route is just wonderful!!!
Driving down – with wonderful views – we eventually arrived at Leifers and through Auer again back to Montan. Total distance about 250 km.
That evening we met at about 19:00 at the pizzeria Schloss Enn and we let the day fade away with excited conversation.
Best greatings from Germany