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Old 02-11-2013, 02:39 AM   #16
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Upper alps and Dolomites will have to wait I guess.
The problem is that once you have a taste, it will continue to eat at you until you go back to see what you missed the first time.

I say this as I'm gearing up for trip #10...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #17
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Michael,

Let me know when you're coming back and maybe I'll meet ya at a pass.

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:50 AM   #18
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And if you fancy a beer or three when you're here, lemme know :)

or if you just wanna know where to go in Vienna whilst you're here etc
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #19
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Let me know when you're coming back and maybe I'll meet ya at a pass.
I'll be at the Al Forte hotel just east of Arabba from July 17th - 20th with the AlpineRoads.com crew, and sorta plan to be in Aviano for a couple of days prior to that, assuming that they have room at the TLQ.

We should be able to work something out
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #20
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So I have 5 free days in Vienna after a Geophysical Union Conference, 12-17 April 2013.

Vienna is really just a launching place to me for a quick bike ride into the Alps. BMW Motorrad will rent me a GS800 for 160 Euros per day with a 700 km per day max. Though the mileage minuimum is OK, it seems a little pricey. I have nothing to gauge against though.

Honda and Yamaha don't seem to be players in the Teutonic rental market. Acejones and someone else did such rentals but that was a honeymoon and some extra expense is understandable.

Anyone got suggestions for a cheaper way for a 55 year old, safe Canadian rider to do a lightweight ride through the region?

Thanks,

Lee (Frostback)
Hi Lee,
I´m sorry, that I don´t write back earlier, but i was not in the forum the last weeks. First I have to say, that I live in Innsbruck, this is about 550 km west from vienna and so I´m not familiar with bike rentals in vienna. Look here:

http://www.gebrauchtbikes.at/motorradverleih.php

In my oppinion this is a fair offer (with no km limitation). When you come to austria in april it is quite early in the year - especially in the higher mountains you will find a lot of snow and some of the most interesting roads (as for example the Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße - http://www.grossglockner.at/ is closed. You find more information about routes in the alps and closed passes here: http://alpenrouten.de/alpenpaesse-ve...ersperren.html

It is a great difference in wheater between beginning and end of april. If you are coming to tyrol, it would be a great pleasure for me to show you some nice places and if you want to, i have also a room for you.

Don´t hesitate to contact me, if you have any more questions.
Kind regards
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #21
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hey lee,

i live about 75km west of vienna (as the crow flies). just north of the alps, and around here, there are plenty nice roads to ride around this time of the year. especially the area around the small town of "Mariazell" is by some people descriped as "sportsbike heaven". but you don´t have to be on a sportbike to enjoy it!
if you´re interested, i can tell you a route from vienna to this area, all nice roads.

cheers
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edit: unfortunatley, my bikes are currently being rebuilt (buell), waiting for service (ducati), unsuitable (husky) or for sale, otherwise i would have offered you one of mine to do the trip much cheaper.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:55 AM   #22
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Hello! 700km per day in the Alps is almost impossible, if you want to stop for some views, take some pics and get something to eat. You will be riding mostly on twisty mountains roads and do several thousand height meters per day, instead. So why not try to negotiate a lower dayly mileage (500km should still be sufficient!) and instead get a lowered daily rate?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:15 PM   #23
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Seppo - Thanks for the tip and the generosity intentions. I am probavly looking at the biggest road worthy scooter I can find at tjat time of year. the bike shops don't seem to be geared up for rentals this early. I may stop in and inquire though. Agreed on the 700 km per day. Only on long runs would that be helpful and averaged over 5 days I would be fin with 300 km days thrown in.

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #24
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hey,

I checked prices on the biggest austrian motobike site (1000ps.at)
they also list rental bikes from most companys in austria
http://www.1000ps.at/motorrad-miete-verleih
for example, they list a BMW F800GS for 120euros/day, 700km free. and if you rent it for 4-6 days, you can get it for 110euros/day.
http://www.1000ps.at/leihmotorrad-bm...adzentrum-4615
altough i think its the same company that you inquired.

edit: you might wanna check the weather forecast. doesn´t look good this year, its way colder then normal for this time of the year. and it should stay like this for the next two weeks. maybe you should look for a bike with good wind protection and heated grips/gear...

2nd edit: here´s a link to a weatherforecast for the town of Mariazell, the most popular spot for riders around here: 16 day weatherforecast for mariazell
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:50 AM   #25
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It certainly is a long winter this year although the ground is warming and the snow starting to retreat. It is still cold enough to settle on the roads higher up but clears quickly.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #26
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Good skiing last week in Obertauern and Katzenburg - but they were calling for snow-chains last weekend. Plenty of riding to be done in and around Vienna though, just as long as you don't go all that high.

Or just say bugger it and grab some skis
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #27
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A thanks to all the local and not so local experts that steered me toward a great 5 days of riding.

Here is the trip report too:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=frostback


If that doesn't get you there, it is in Ride Reports under "Austria, Slovakia, Volcanos and Badger Butts" by Frostback.

Thanks guys.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:45 AM   #28
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Once you have taste you dream of the next trip, you are right. After a couple of years renting in Italy, my bike is in a container on its way to stefans. my question for you is how well dose your bike run each year after sitting for a year or so ? Do you add fuel stabilizer before you leave each year and do you cover it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:46 AM   #29
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Once you have taste you dream of the next trip, you are right.
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...how well dose your bike run each year after sitting for a year or so ? Do you add fuel stabilizer before you leave each year and do you cover it.
No problems yet. It will have been sitting for two years now, and so it may be a bit more reluctant. I usually put it on a trickle charger overnight so that the battery will be happy. I've also found that it starts easier if I reconnect the battery before trying to start it (it's disconnected from the bike for storage, but still connected to the Powerlet receptacle for charging). When prepping for storage, I give the bike a healthy dose of Stabil (which Stefan keeps on hand) and take it out for a 5-10 minute ride to insure that the treated fuel is in the entire system.

Stefan has two bike storage locations. Short term and staging is at his facility on Hardtstrasse. Long term is at a warehouse in Heidelberg. I heard that it's the local BMW dealer's facility, but can't confirm that. I assume that the bikes aren't covered.

Not sure what else to say. His facility is about 250 meters from the train station (Heidelberg Kirchheim) and you can get a train directly from the airport (Frankfurt) to there with one change at Mannheim.

At his facility, he has a pretty complete shop that he makes available for a small fee and/or can do some of the work for you - I've asked him to put fresh tires on my bike for this year.

He has 4 rooms that he rents out, which makes it VERY handy for prepping the bike either for the ride or for storage. He has two storage rooms at the place - long term for your side & top cases, and a short term for your traveling bags while you're on the bike.

Some pics of his place on page 9 of this gallery
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #30
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Michael j Thanks for the info. 35 days left to dream and many more years to come.
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