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Old 03-08-2013, 07:26 AM   #91
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I've also got a ton of photos from riding around in Barcelona my last few days.

No time for all but here's a couple for now.












It's time to start thinking about this year's adventure......

I'm thinking either Baja with an organized tour like Chris Haines or a loop consisting of the north half of the Continental Divide and the western half of TAT (on my KTM 640). I'd be doing this with a friend who keeps a bike out in Denver so that would be our start/finish point. I welcome any thoughts on these ideas.


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Old 03-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #92
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hey John

glad to see you resurface
great shots (as always)

Michelle & I are off to Barcelona in September so.... anytime you get around to the end of the story
We're going to stick to Pyrenees I think and go west towards the ocean, crossing back and forth over the mountains.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #93
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hey John

glad to see you resurface
great shots (as always)

Michelle & I are off to Barcelona in September so.... anytime you get around to the end of the story
We're going to stick to Pyrenees I think and go west towards the ocean, crossing back and forth over the mountains.

The guys at IMT where I rented my bike said that is one of their favorite rides, coast to coast through the Pyrenees.

I'm sure you'll have a blast.

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #94
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Amazing RR, John. Thank you.

I've heard more than once if you're short on time, or can only pick one location in the Alps, go for the Dolomites...but I'm looking at your pictures of the French and Swiss Alps, and sh*tting myself at how gorgeous they are. What makes the Dolomites slightly more amazing?
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Amazing RR, John. Thank you.

I've heard more than once if you're short on time, or can only pick one location in the Alps, go for the Dolomites...but I'm looking at your pictures of the French and Swiss Alps, and sh*tting myself at how gorgeous they are. What makes the Dolomites slightly more amazing?

to jump in with my own thoughts...

the Dolomites are a little lower, and they all interconnect with little towns all around. You can do loops & loops in the Dolomites and never ever get bored. The riding is fantastic! The weather (I would say) is also generally better in the Dolomites.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #96
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to jump in with my own thoughts...

the Dolomites are a little lower, and they all interconnect with little towns all around. You can do loops & loops in the Dolomites and never ever get bored. The riding is fantastic! The weather (I would say) is also generally better in the Dolomites.

Well said, Greg.

I think the giant rock massifs are sometimes more dramatic as well.

There's also the Italian food and people, not to mention it's far less expensive, especially compared to Switzerland.

However, looking back now after 6 months, I am glad to have seen as much as I did and would not have skipped any of it.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:04 PM   #97
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Well said, Greg.

I think the giant rock massifs are sometimes more dramatic as well.

There's also the Italian food and people, not to mention it's far less expensive, especially compared to Switzerland.

However, looking back now after 6 months, I am glad to have seen as much as I did and would not have skipped any of it.

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How long was your total ride?

Pretty much the whole month of September. I think I picked up the bike on the 3rd and returned it on the 29th.


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Old 04-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #99
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Your pictures and stories are great, i really have to do a tour look yours before i kick the bucket.

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:55 PM   #100
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Just finished the RR, great read and I惴 surprised that the Iphone can take such good pictures.
Doing something similar in september 2014, so it was really nice to check your tracks and to figure out my own route.

Good luck on the Baja trip, don愒 let the sandbugs bite
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