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Old 01-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #46
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Lake Moon



Lake St. Wolfgang





Dachstein Mointains



Via Golling to Hallein and onto the B 160 back into Germany. The Rossfeld-Highroad was next on the „Program of Dream Roads“ , the toll being worth every cent.
Views into the valleys are stunning either way... Austrian or german direction.

Rossfeld-Highroad



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Rossfeldhöhenstraße, 02.08.00

Berchtesgaden on the B 305 across the Schwarzbachwachtsattel (868 m) towards Inzell for our final camp site just south of Ruhpolding.
Very recommendable, too...clean, very much looked-after and very reasonable at 12DM/ head

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:07 AM   #47
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Day17:

The last day started with rain through the night...but the morning was initially dry...
Back via Reit im Winkel into Austria and Kössen along the Walchsees to Niederndorf....just as it started to rain again, time for the wet-gear once more.
Dietmar split for a straight run home to Munich as we were turning left towards Kufstein...and promptly the rain stopped.
First Kufstein, then St. Johann and Kitzbühel, across Pass Thurn (1274m) and into Mittersil. For our last lunch-stop.

at Gerlospass



After the break it was across the Gerlospass (1507m) into the Zillertal (Ziller Valley), where a roadworks-section with lights had us confused...as the lights turned green, so did the lights for the opposing traffic and weren’t we glad to be on bikes, things got a bit squeezy.
In Zell am Ziller it was a left turn to get onto the Zillertaler-Highroad, pity that it started to rain around the top and views were non-exist.

View from the Zillertaler-Highroad (from another tour)

















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Old 01-09-2009, 05:08 AM   #48
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After a short break in one of the Cafes we continued on, as the rain kept coming down right up the front door at Sonthofen. Past the Achensee and across the Achenpass (941m), then along the shores of the Sylvensteinspeicher.

Lake Sylvenstein (actual pics from late fall 2008!)











Vorderriß and Garmisch-Partenkirchen were next. Erwald and Reutte followed, let’s not forget the Gaicht-Pass (1082m)and Oberjoch-Pass (1180m) along the way....back to a wet Sonthofen.

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:12 AM   #49
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Wrap-up:

All up it was 5800km in 17 days, averaging about 340/ day. 92 passes of all sorts and calibers, endless hairpins and a load of fun. The weather-gods meant well with us, wetgear was need on only 3 occasions, and most of those fairly short, while the folks at home copped a lot more of the wet stuff during the same time.

We followed nearly all of the route detailed in the book mentioned above...and it’s a absolute hoot! Despite my knack for finding good bike-roads over the years...I couldn’t have picked any better.
The most scenic stretches, the best bike roads (with little traffic)
„Werner-without-lights“ (since his problems with the alternator at the start of the trip)
„Lothar-Slick“ (his rear hoop was down to the canvas by Klagenfurt)
„Dr. Kamikaze“ (Dietmar, because of his prang at the Croce Dominii)
and I proved to be a good team, travelling at a nice clip which made nobody wait around...
Dietmar with his culinary and language skills was a great addition to the group, adding lots of action to the proceedings with bald tyres, various repairs to the BMW, the spilt honey and garlic-sauce in the topbox and the accident...
It was a ball and I’d do it again in a flash, this time taking more time to snoop around some areas a little more...
Werner’s complaints about the „ too many stops“ were a regular thing....but with scenery like that (and a smoker, Lothar, in the group), stops are really a „must“.
I rather like riding much and often myself, but breaks are essential... otherwise there’s no use in visiting an area like the Alps.


So, that’s all!

Best greatings from Sonthofen, Germany!
Rudi


1. Note: Some of the pics are not from this tip, but from the same places!
2. Note: For each day of the trip you'll find a kmz-file (view by google-earth) for download. So you'll be able to follow the whole trip via google-earth - look here: http://www.motorradrudi.info/Grosse-...e-1.175.0.html (scroll down)


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Old 01-09-2009, 05:35 AM   #50
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Excellent!
Thanks for posting up such a great report.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #51
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Great Ride Great shots and Great bike .
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:08 PM   #52
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Hallo Rudi

Das kann ja nicht sein...was tut der Rudi hier?

Ich hoffe das wir uns wieder treffen im Juni.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:24 PM   #53
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Das kann ja nicht sein...was tut der Rudi hier?
Hi Alex,
Doch doch!
Ich war so beeindruckt von "Momma Mac's Last Ride" - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396152

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Ich hoffe das wir uns wieder treffen im Juni.
ich denke doch - oder?!

Beste Grüße nach Kanada!
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