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Old 02-12-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Family holiday on the road

I would like to tell you the story about our trip to Greece. Elke (my wife), Selina (our daughter) and Andreas (it's me). We rode from Germany to Greece / Pillion with our two MZ Bikes. One solo and one hack.



It was a journey full of premieres.
The first family trip with bikes.
Our first familiy camp.
Elke, she has her licence since 2006 ...
And she never drove her vacation-bike before. I build it only for that trip.

And please ... be patient with my english ...



Ready to go. This sign means "this may smoke" and it means the two stroke motorcycles of the GDR of the past.



Our first break after 3 hours. It was hot but the bike were running perfect.



The last break before we stopped for the first night. Fluids for us and our bikes Elke was a bit exited concerning the trip. But our daughter, full of experiences, told her mother everything she got to do



Done. After 450 km on country roads we arrived at Sepps home. Sepp is a friend of mine and for the next day we and his family planned to go to a motorcycling-meeting in the Alps - the legendary Soelkpasstreffen.


There he is with his sidecar for all of his 3 kids



Selina found a suitable toy.



At the highest point of the Soelk-Pass a forcible storm found us. But under cover of a refuge it was easy to wait.



It was also time for a break. It was hard for my MZ-hack to climb up the pass ... mostly in the first gear. Now there was time to cool down.



To be continued later ...

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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OK ... after that storm we arrive at the rally.



Because of the weather the atmosphere wasn't the very best but after a barbeque it became much better.



Experts ...



During the night the solo dropped down because of a flat tire ...



But I was not unhappy. Finally something to tinker.



I love it.



But it was not the last one for that trip






Just kids



Serenity ... she had to repair her hack and he took some pictures



My familiy.



Weather changed.



Sepp showed his kids some ... mhhh nature study.











Dignified bikes!

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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Wow, that's the whole family packed onto bikes and side cars all the way to Greece!!!

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:28 PM   #4
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After that rally we took our way to the south. Crossing the Alps and arriving in Italy. The weather in Italy was untypical rainy and stormy. So, we decided to have a break in a Hotel. No campground no wet tent ... just a warm shower, an opulent dinner and a warm and pillowy bed The next day Italy shows us its best side. Sunny and warm.



After a short trip from Venice to Ancona, we arrived in the port of Ancona, waiting for our ferry that sails with us to Greece.





The bad weather came back to us and brought a lot of water to the port





For loading the crew called us as first. Maybe because of the stormy weather and our daughter. Elke was very afraid because of the wet and slippery ramp. She was to careful and the MZ not strong enough for that steep ramp. The motor turned off ... I brought my hack in the ferry, running back to Elke, started the engine and sprinted into the ferry ... a bit to excessive.

After that sWith stormy weather we left Italy.





Because of this weather we decided to sleep inside the ferry.



Greece



We left the ferry and found a warm and sunny Greece. We were happy and prepared ourself for the upcoming ride.



It was a ride across central Greece, over the Katara-Pass, passing Volos and finally Pillion. A peninsula wih a wonderful landscape and romantic coasts. But first of all ... I had to change a broken fuse






I need a break ... to be continued
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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familly trip ...
so touching
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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One more for tonight.



We arrived at the campground that was our home for the next 17 days. A well organized campground with all facilities a family needs.
We just setup our tent and boarded the tavern



The following morning brought us a wonderful summer weather.



Our kitchen



The private beach of this campground.



Treasure of the backyard.





The daily routine was coming over me ...



We found birds in the back-country



Explorer



And the connection to the world.



A good place to make plans for ... new a new hack



Parking area for our MZs ... with ocean view.



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Old 02-12-2009, 01:15 PM   #7
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The private beach of this campground.

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I like this spot ...
so calm :)
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #8
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so calm :)
Therefore ... I'd like to show you some more



The geat landscape of the Pillion.



I drove about 1000 km only with the solo MZ within the 17 days. Als about 500 with the hack. Just to explore the back-country.









We found nice villages. Lonesome at this time of the year.













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Old 02-12-2009, 01:52 PM   #9
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so peacefull ...
I even don`t wink my eyes when see the picture ...
Like the architecture too ...
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:53 PM   #10
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Hello from Texas and thank you for the family ride report. It was quite enjoyable reading. To be able to share with the people you love seems even better.Ride Safe.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for this nice report and pics.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:04 PM   #12
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When I read this, I remember my (our) trips with sidecar and trailer (behind it ) or two sidecars with our kids. It was always great. From Spain to Norway or Scotland to Tjechoslovakya, it did not matter. Nice countries, nice people, nice bike-riding and everything with your loved-ones with you.

Some people say they stop riding because of the kids. No way.

Very nice report, Andreas. Hopefully we'll meet again soon. I will follow the continuing story of.....

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:25 PM   #13
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Erstklassiger Bericht,irgendwelche Probleme mit den Emmen ?
(Firstclass report,any problems with the bikes ?)
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #14
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Family fun with the outfit. Not much better, is there.

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Old 02-12-2009, 06:48 PM   #15
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