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Old 09-01-2008, 02:01 PM   #46
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:22 PM   #47
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I finally rode back and finished the Großglockner High Alps road. This is what the end looks like:




The ride south across the Gg was for enjoying the scenery and taking photos; the way back was for fun! I made the little GS 500 scream up the mountain....woooot!



My rear tire had been pretty much finished before I started the trip; now it was REALLY used up.






This is the end of my report about my three day in the Alps, doing some their most famous passes. I hope you enjoyed the trip, it was a pleasure having you along while I relived my ride, posting this ride report.

If you ever have the chance to come to southern Germany, don´t hesitate to contact me via pm or e-mail, and we´ll go on a little ride together

Goodbye, and hopefully see you soon here in Germany!


P.S. maybe I´ll add a few other photos later on, I only used the best ones for the RR, but some of the rest also turned out quite well.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:02 PM   #48
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The Zillertal is one of the most famous (and expensive) tourist places in Austria. i wouldn´t mind staying in that hotel for a few weeks....




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At the end of the Zillertal I rode up the Gerlospass, which is basically quite a fine road, but is spoiled by too much traffic...and by some genius engineer who put two foot wide, slick metal manhole covers right in the middle of both lanes, one every 50 meters or so. And they always, always are right on your line when you´re riding a bike.
Awesome ride! I stayed in that hotel 3 (on second thought, more like 5) years ago (it was pretty new, and reasonably priced then); previously - 15 years ago- my wife and I spent a week in the Zillertal just goofing around; we thought the local architecture was cool enough that we tried to emulate it when we built our house here in Colorado. My favorite valley in Österreich, by far.

Then you go ahead and have lunch on the exact *same* bench we did afterward. You sir, have excellent taste ;-) Outstanding photos!

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #49
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Thanks a lot! Considering how little I know about photography, the photos DID turn out pretty well. Maybe my camera isn´t so bad after all...or it just needed some break in time

But I think it´s mostly due to the fact that it´s actually pretty difficult to take bad pictures with the scenery up there!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:03 PM   #50
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Amazing pictures of an amazing place. Thanks so much for taking the time to share such beauty with us that will more than likely never see it in person. I love the shot of the old Guzzi. Just had to save it ;-)..
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #51
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Thanks for sharing! Your report really makes me want to return to Germany and Europe, this time on a bike!
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:28 PM   #52
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It's so very beautiful and so different from our landscapes - thanks so much for sharing and if possible, more, more, m ore....
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:45 AM   #53
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Great stuff, nice to see Großglockner without snow.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:51 AM   #54
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Great pictures man, I'm getting lots of good ideas for my trip. I'll have to try this Jaufenpass.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:13 AM   #55
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Awesome pictures
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:20 PM   #56
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Great Photo! I saved this report in my European folder for future reference. With the hostels and B&B you found, it seems that this trip could be affordable. Now I just need to find a cheap air ticket. Thanks for the ride!

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Old 03-22-2010, 05:21 AM   #57
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Real good pics and nice RR. Thanks for sharing the same.

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Old 04-12-2010, 11:44 AM   #58
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I just completed my first major bike trip in Costa Rica. My boyfriend planned the whole thing and all I had to do was pack, gear up and ride. He painstakingly posted all the details on ADV Rider, which is why I joined. He just forwarded me your report and it really had an impact on me. I was reading how another reader commented thanking you for showing him places he might never see. Now with Costa Rica only three weeks old..my belly is all in knots wondering if we could really do those roads you showed us (meaning me and my riding skills, my boyfriend is revving to go and has already looked into flights this morning ) . It is very inspiring-- which I guess is the whole point.

It is a really great report you wrote.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:33 AM   #59
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Some lovely pics. Makes me hanker for a road trip.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #60
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Some lovely pics. Makes me hanker for a road trip.
Indeed, I agree on both counts.
Good of you to give this ride report a well deserved bump. Three days spent wisely and to our benefit as well.
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