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Old 09-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #61
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #62
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So how good is it living where everyone want's to ride to

Must be great having the Nockalmstrasse and Grossglockner right on your doorstep !
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:00 AM   #63
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So how good is it living where everyone want's to ride to

Must be great having the Nockalmstrasse and Grossglockner right on your doorstep !
They (Ali & Denise) certainly seemed happy enough.

A very enjoyable stay.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #64
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Must be great having the Nockalmstrasse and Grossglockner right on your doorstep !

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #65
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Hello Hello

Back from the epic ride through the alps as of last Sunday.

Wanted to thank everyone for the solid advice, as my father mentioned as he followed behind me, "it was like following a tour guide who does this for a living."

The trip was unbelievably beautiful despite rain the majority of the time, freezing conditions in the foggy Swiss peaks, and my father going down on an oil spill and breaking his foot (and the front brake lever clean off) on Day 2 in the Italian Dolomites! As for my father's foot, we wouldn't find out it was broken until we returned home this week which meant he rode and walked on a broken foot for 2 weeks around Europe... how he did it, I don't know.

We had to modify our route a few times due to the accident and getting cut off in Andermatt due to snow - not allowing us to finish the Sustenpass loop (yet again this year!). Considering all that happened, I'm surprised to see that we really didn't miss many of the roads and clocked in at 3,100kms total.

Tons of photos and videos of the 13 days to edit before I start up my ride report in a month or two I'd imagine. I've got the GPX route for those interested in the meantime.

And for those interested, the highlights for us were the Domolites in Italy and the Vercors in France - two places I've fallen in love with and will tour again on two wheels someday. Micheal, your Archeli Pass recommendation was another highlight - our favourite pass in Switzerland (passing a bull in the middle of the road as it stared us down was slightly intimidating).
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #66
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glad you're home safe!

we were watching the weather from Spain (sunny everyday & 70) and thinking... glad we're not in the Alps this year!



looking forward to your ride report
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #67
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Whew!...we just went through in time to beat the snow.....first weekend of Sept
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:37 AM   #68
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Michael, your Acherli Pass recommendation was another highlight - our favourite pass in Switzerland (passing a bull in the middle of the road as it stared us down was slightly intimidating).
Glad to see that you refused to be cowed.

(sorry... (not really ))

Glad you liked it - the little passes are an acquired taste - try the Pragel Pass (between Ibach & Glarus). Closed to motor traffic on weekends and holidays, though. Also try the Vivione (between Schilpario & Forno Allione NW of Breno) and Manghen (between Molina & Telve in the SE Dolomites) in Italy.

Bummer about your father - glad to hear that he's otherwise OK, though.

Don't take too long with the Trip Report - popcorn gets stale fast
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #69
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The trip was unbelievably beautiful despite rain the majority of the time, freezing conditions in the foggy Swiss peaks, and my father going down on an oil spill and breaking his foot (and the front brake lever clean off) on Day 2 in the Italian Dolomites! As for my father's foot, we wouldn't find out it was broken until we returned home this week which meant he rode and walked on a broken foot for 2 weeks around Europe... how he did it, I don't know.
A real trooper !

However, of the various places where broke something, Dolomites (and Alps too) is one of the safest : the Hospitals are clean and efficient, and more important, they are generally at the state-of-art regarding techniques, since with ski, boards and MTB users the flux of patients is very high...

When Stefan Merriman the enduro world champion broke his spleen during the 2005 world enduro championship in Tolmezzo, he was operated in the local hospital with laparascopy innovative techniques that permitted him to go back to races in three weeks.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:34 AM   #70
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However, of the various places where broke something, Dolomites (and Alps too) is one of the safest : the Hospitals are clean and efficient, and more important, they are generally at the state-of-art regarding techniques, since with ski, boards and MTB users the flux of patients is very high...
I hadn't thought of that, but it makes perfect sense.

Yet another reason to ride the Dolomites

Grazie mille, Giorgio!
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so Krime....
its freezing cold here & we are needing some of your cool Euro pictures.....

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Old 01-10-2014, 01:09 PM   #72
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I am in also (read all), and need some advice about Apls!
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:33 PM   #73
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so Krime....
its freezing cold here & we are needing some of your cool Euro pictures.....

It's been awhile I know! A super late update, but with a crazy past few months leading up to April (including moving into a new place, and getting married) I got delayed with the ride report. I'm working through the daily videos now and the ride report should be started in about 2 weeks from now if all goes to plan. I added a second action camera on this trip (one aimed forward and another one aimed back) which means double the footage to edit through... what was I thinking... very time consuming!

I'll post an update here when it's up and running. ;)
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:40 AM   #74
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About time, eh?

Looking forward to it! Congrats on the marriage and new house - both big steps.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:36 PM   #75
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About time, eh?

Looking forward to it! Congrats on the marriage and new house - both big steps.
I'd say. ;) Thanks Michael appreciate it.
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