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Old 03-17-2013, 03:51 AM   #61
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weather was crappy towards the end of last yearso no surprise about the furka etc... good thing you stayed upright as a crash wearing jeans and trainers wouldnt have been pretty.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:00 AM   #62
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what were some of your daily mileage(or kilomerterages)
The average for most days was around 250kms. Day 1 was the longest at 550km across France, and the second longest was day 9 at 450km.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #63
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You must have been very unlucky with the weather. It was around the same time Although in 2008 that I was there last.
Looks like summer! Very cool that you can see the glacier off to the left in that pic... A very different scene then when I was there.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #64
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Your ride has inspired me. I live in England right now too and plan to do the trip next summer. Will see how many of my U.S. friends will make it over to go along. Very nice report!!!
Amazing! Glad to see it's inspiring other riders. Feel free to PM me with any questions as you plan.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:07 AM   #65
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Day 7

Day 7: St. Margen, Germany to Saarbrucken, Germany



After a great stay at the family run Gasthaus Zum Kreuz in the German country side, we head out for a ride through the Black Forest.



A view of the rolling hills along the road.



Stopping in the dense forest, passing hundreds of cyclists along the way.



Arriving in Wolfach, Germany.



Wolfach, Germany - I'd run out of room on my video card at the wrong time and on the wrong day! It was Sunday, and there wasn't a store open.



Riders passing through this small beautiful town.



One of a few original Beetles seen in the German countryside.



The start of the best road we'd ride in the Black Forest, heading towards Ruhestein. It got pretty congested with a few slower cars and riders passing through at an aggressive pace.



Finishing up the great run.



Making a big bike look small.



Stopping by another rider off the main road...



…to take in the view.



Arriving in Baden-Baden.



Warm winter socks weren't needed in this weather.



An upscale town - busy with locals and tourists.



Another good German lunch.



More views of Baden-Baden.

We were originally hoping to visit the Mosel region, but time wasn't on our side so we'd have to skip it this time around. From here we'd head diagonally North West across the tip of France and then settle down in Saarbrucken Germany for the night… More of a commercial area, it definitely wasn't the most appealing place to stay in Germany - especially on this kind of trip. Lots of suits traveling on business at our hotel for the night… we definitely looked out of place. With that said, we did manage to find a nice patio to enjoy in the city centre later that night. Tomorrow we'd be heading Through Luxembourg on our way to Belgium.


Day 7 riding video:
A trip through the Black Forest. Unfortunately the majority of the video footage is only from the first hour and a half into the day… my memory card was at capacity soon after the ride began! In other words - this video doesn't do the Black Forest justice!


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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #66
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im lovin this , great report , great photo's superb Vid's to a great soundtrack

i dont want it to end i bet you dont , thanks for sharing
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:10 AM   #67
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A huge pleasure this report.
You often think about after this trip?
What equipment do you like you had?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:27 AM   #68
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thanks a lot for the report and the videos/pics. The only problem I have with that is that I'm stuck in the office and have trouble to concentrate on the job now......

One question, did you use the Zumo to find accommodation at all?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:57 AM   #69
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Wow, really amazing route and photos! Lovin' the HDR actually Looks like great fun. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #70
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Very enjoyable!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #71
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It's really great to share an experience like this with such an engaged crowd. Appreciate all the kind words everyone!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #72
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A huge pleasure this report.
You often think about after this trip?
What equipment do you like you had?
Absolutely! As fluffy34567 pointed out above, next time I'd make sure we had the proper full gear to wear - pants and boots specifically. an extra set of gloves would have been wise, as we learned waterproof gloves aren't all that 'waterproof' at the end of a rainy day. Also would have appreciated the GS Adventurer with it's larger fuel tank - more peace of mind when you're riding through some of those country roads into the evenings.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #73
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One question, did you use the Zumo to find accommodation at all?
I only used the Zumo to find our pre-booked accommodation. I didn't want to risk showing up last minute at a place after check-in hours, and having no one around. Every day (with the exception of Italy) we'd book online ahead of time and add a note that we may be arriving late, so someone would be expecting us.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #74
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Hey Krime can I steal a few full size shots to print for my wall
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #75
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"One of a few original Beetles seen in the German countryside."

I never saw any when I was there, and I pay attention to 'old crocks'. Someone thought it was because their vehicle inspection is brutal.
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