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We’re having a pretty good summer in western Europe, so lots of trips, rides and travel!

We were in Austria last month. Maybe nice to share a recent trip or vacation shot if you have one?

 

Waiting for …

 

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… the parade to pass.

 

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Lone_RT_rider

This is about as recent as it gets. smile.gif It's a little blurry but I think it shows how much fun I was having.

 

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Shawn

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We're still processing our pictures from our trip to the UN and beyond. Here are some that I like best (so far):

 

Approaching Red Mountain Pass:

 

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Atop Lizard Head Pass:

 

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Bullwinkle:

 

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Team Portrait, near Cameron Pass:

 

 

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Didn't get to go to Gunnison, but eventually Plan D evolved:

 

A must see if you're in the area...

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When it's too hot on the road, get off...

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And when you come upon 2-multicar accidents in a half-mile maybe it's time to call it a day.

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Sorry Miriam...might be a few more than just a recent trip pic...3 trips so far this year so,

 

Death Valley over Easter

 

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When a thunderstorm hits DV

 

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You might get to see one of these thumbsup.gif

 

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From DV to Hyderseek

 

Megan doing a jig

 

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Bear Glacier

 

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and, not just BMW People like the GADGETS!

 

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Just got back from touring Central and Western Idaho...I went there because someone from this board suggested HWY 21 from Lowman to Boise was a blast...and they were right

 

View from my tent in Fairmont Hot Springs BC

 

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Overlooking Lewiston and the Old Spiral Hwy...

 

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Looking South along the Hells Canyon Reservoir

 

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Our bikes at the Bruneau Dunes

 

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And if you need to do a little shopping...go to Idaho City

 

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Ride reports coming this fall and winter...to busy riding to be writing

 

Later

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Global_Rider
We were in Austria last month.

 

Yes Miriam, I know and the following pics are exactly the reason why I couldn't make it up to St. Johann i. Tirol to meet you. My Corsica tour ran almost two weeks later than planned. By the way, who else was there?

 

 

Here are a few pics...

 

As close as I have been several times, this was my first time over to Corsica and I'm sorry I put it off that long.

 

The ferry ride over on Moby Lines from Livorno, Italy to Bastia, Corsica was an enjoyable 4 hour voyage on the Mediterranean Sea. Enroute, the islands of Elba and Capraia were visible.

 

Coming into the port of Bastia, Corsica...

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I chose to take most of the out-of-the-way roads. Why they painted a line down the center of a road this narrow is beyond me. The views were spectacular, the roads narrow and twisty and traffic was practically non existent on this series of roads. This was taken on the D5 near Lento in northern Corsica...

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A daily occurance was the forming of clouds on the back side of the range just west of Bastia, but just during a certain time of the day. This was taken while on the D5 near the town of Lento in northern Corsica...

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The west side of Corsica is mountainous along the coast offering twisty roads high above the Mediterranean Sea. This view of the town of Porto was taken from the D81...

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A little further down the D81, a view over the Golfe de Porto...

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Despite the hot temperatures in June, one extremely happy rider. This was taken on the N196 west of Bonifacio and is a view of Cap de Roccapina...

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Bonifacio is at the southern tip of Corsica. A short ferry ride can be taken to the Italian island of Sardinia from here...

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I'm definitely going back for more!

 

Of course I rode the usual Alps and took a few pics, but Corsica was the highlight of this years tour.

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We've been having a heatwave in central Oregon with 104-105 degree days. The only relief for those of us without air conditioning is a trip to the beach. I rode to Cannon Beach near Seaside, OR to experience a cool 62 degrees. I shot this photo a week ago but it's still the same beach.

 

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Started out this spring with two new fawns born by the creek behind our house.

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Started down the road by our place - never got more than 10 miles from home.

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Stopped by a nearby winery to smell the Lavender

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A view of Sonoma Mountain, grasslands, native oaks and vineyards - pretty typical for this area.

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And a couple of Villas just up the road.

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Yuppies come here to build Italian villas - for the $$$$ they spend it would be cheaper to buy the real thing in Italy. dopeslap.gif

 

Not much of a ride, but its always nice to just get out.

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Spending A day at Shasta Lake so Russell can rebuild my seat. very hot and over cast day 2737179270069295804VknZgW_ph.jpgwent to meet Bruce H for dinner & breakfast at Crater lake 2836906970069295804VnXlnP_ph.jpg then off to North eastern Oregon 2170734730069295804azAeJj_ph.jpg stopped for a swim in the snake river Hells canyon 2196899780069295804iQLTdF_ph.jpg top of hells canyon looking east 2472247660069295804nUfGlo_ph.jpg A Town call Joesph 2477052750069295804pXOKcX_ph.jpg Off to the rattle snake 2367714660069295804cleTCs_ph.jpg Love these roads 2296346320069295804FwMLbJ_ph.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Global_Rider
And a couple of Villas just up the road.

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Yuppies come here to build Italian villas - for the $$$$ they spend it would be cheaper to buy the real thing in Italy. dopeslap.gif

 

Plus they'd get the great roads, scenery as well as the food and lifestyle to go along with the real thing.

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Shawnee Bill

This was a welcome sight after 1000 miles of desert.

The Sierra Nevada’s from Hwy 120 several miles east of Lee Vining, Ca.

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The is "The Rock" about 45 west of Des Moines. Worth the ride to see.

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Shawnee Bill
How come I can never see any of Chugger's inline pictures? Am I the only one?

 

They don't show for me in his posts, I can open the properties on them, copy the url from there and see them.

Or does this work?

 

Edit: Ok it worked for a few minutes but no more, what's the deal?

And now it works in the preview but not the forum?

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My Corsica tour ran almost two weeks later than planned. By the way, who else was there?

 

I was. Two times so far. And the third - hopefully - will take place next spring on the saddle of the RT. You've just made me jelaous. Corsica has been my all time favourite in Europe. thumbsup.gif

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Global_Rider
I was. Two times so far. And the third - hopefully - will take place next spring on the saddle of the RT. You've just made me jelaous. Corsica has been my all time favourite in Europe. thumbsup.gif

 

I was wondering who else was there...as in St. Johann i. Tirol where I was supposed to meet up with Miriam and who ever else was there.

 

When were you in Corsica, what were you on and do you have any pics to post?

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A few weeks ago, I flew from La Crosse, Wisconsin to Seattle in a 1975 Fournier RF5B motorglider: designed by a Frenchman (Rene Fournier), built in Germany (by Sportavia) and powered by a Limbach engine (aircraft version of a VW bug engine). If gives me another reason to ride my '05 R1200RT -- to the airport.

 

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Flying at 1000-2000', we flew across Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montanna and to Washington State.

 

On the way, we flew through Sturgis, SD. I tried to find Sturgis just by looking for the reflection of chrome on the horizon -- but still had to use a map. Well, GPS.

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At times headwinds were so strong that U-Haul trucks towing cars (!) were passing us on the highway below.

 

MPG: My '05 R1200RT gets 50-54mpg at 70-75mph. The RF5B Sperber ("Sparrowhawk") gets 24mpg at 80-90 mph. But, as in this picture, we shut off the engine and feathered the prop at 3000' feet, used thermals to climb to 10,000' and flew about 40 miles cross country using no engine or fuel at all.

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When were you in Corsica, what were you on and do you have any pics to post?

 

The love has begun in '93, a fresh driving license under my melt, a borrowed Volkswagen Golf (Rabbit) and we left the ferry in Bastia. I was fighting with the - new to me - twisties, stressed the wheel with white fingers, when I heard a knock-knock on the window. A local escorting us on a naked bike showed me to pull the window down and he gave us an ad of a camping nearby. Then he shifted down and smoked us. I had had a heavy scooter background but I didn't beleive my eyes! That moment took me back to the path of motorcycling. Merci, Corse!

 

'99. The return. A heavy loaded Suzuki DR750S, two-up. Two weeks in the heaven.

 

Altogether I spent almost a month on the island, I saw almost every corner. My favourites have been.

 

Porto

Calvi

Bonifacio

Monte Cinto

Calacuccia

Asco

Cap Corse

Castaniccia

...and so on, the list is endless. :-)

 

Corsica is the real beauty, a motorcyclists' heaven, I would recommend it to anyone from my heart.

Unfortunately I just have printed phtos from that time and I can't post 'em without heavy scanning.

 

cheers,

kz

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On my way to the BMW MOA rally in Vermont from Virginia, I traveled through Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, etc. There were way too many photo ops and it seems that I took advantage of most. Here's a few from the trip.

 

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Meat Cove, Nova Scotia

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Labrador

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Newfoundland

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Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

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From the top of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

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At the MOA rally.

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Great plate from the rally.

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Dances_With_Wiener_Dogs

I met my wife on Whidbey Island for a nice overnight at a Bed & Breakfast. She got free lodging for some magazine story she was writing. I always like ferry travel. I was just able to tuck on the back of the boat for the trip out.

 

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This was a passenger, though not allowed topside. grin.gif

 

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Yosemite in May 06

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Lassen in July 06, 106 in Sacramento, 59 on Lassen, ridding buddies, Softail and Conny (I'm not in any of these pictures for National security reasons, and as not to scare small children)

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My Avatar

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My cabin in Tahoe, regular rest stop on over nighters

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The decision I’m faced with everyday…

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Not to brag, but my RT came with a few more options than is generally advertised

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bart_vanreeth

I was in Corsica 2 years ago. After 30 years of intensive travelling through Europe and North Africa I found it an overwelming island : l'isle de beauté : it didn't steel it's name. I'm going back for sure.

 

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You can find more pics of my trip on my website : http://users.pandora.be/url/

 

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Global_Rider
I was in Corsica 2 years ago. After 30 years of intensive travelling through Europe and North Africa I found it an overwelming island : l'isle de beauté : it didn't steel it's name. I'm going back for sure.

 

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fantastic island thumbsup.gif I agree

 

Great fotos, Bart. I checked out you web site photos as well, particularly, your Corsica 2004 tour.

 

Yup, I'm going back as well.

 

Your pic of Saint Florent on your web site shows the clouds rolling over the mountain from Bastia, a typical scene. I was on the D105 and D5, taking the backroads back to my hotel in Saint Florent when the winds suddenly picked up in a big way and so did the flow of clouds as I drove through them.

 

By the way, the Hotel Maxime in Saint Florent has garage parking for motorcycles as well as having some of the cheapest rates.

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John_Hendriksen

From the old family summer place on Lake Huron

 

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Located on St. Josephs Island, this place is 80 years old. With the exception of a few modern improvements (like a shower) it hasn't changed much in all those years.

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We’re having a pretty good summer in western Europe, so lots of trips, rides and travel!

 

Enjoy it while it lasts! Fresh snow on the Grand Teton yesterday, August 1st.

 

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Doug

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Giant Hot Dog wielder in Atlanta, Illinois on old route 66.

Home of the Chubby's weiner fest....I believe their motto was " We supply the weiners, you just bring your buns ! "

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Took these riding over Ebbetts Pass or Hwy 4 towards Nevada on Sunday afternoon. Gorgeous day, but i did encounter thunder storms later.

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Nice pics of North Cali! Brings back memories of a July 4th weekend trip from SF up the coast through that area. First/last time I rode my R100RT through a stream!

 

Anyway...had a mini-BMWST meeting in the parking garage at work--well, our bikes did! Photo courtesy of Samsar.

 

(L to R) Samsar-ready to go to the Gaspe Peninsula, Armando-cool, Woodie-last one in.

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Kathy and I have been out a bit this year, Today we were riding around the midlands here in the UK.

 

Here I am helping Anglo-German relationships outside the Triumph Factory in Hinkley Leicestershire. lmao.gif

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Global_Rider
This is a pic that I will keep forever. I hope my son gets to ride this area! 79306769-M.jpg

 

Fantastic, incredible pic, Steve. That looks like the "old" St. Gotthard Pass road. Where was your pic taken from; the faster road that runs alongside it?

 

Taken while on my 2002 tour...

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What differences. Over there, a pass road actually has some twisties and twitchbacks to them. From what I've seen of pics taken in the Rockies, the roads going over passes are as straight as an arrow...at least nobody has posted otherwise.

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Global_Rider
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Zion National Park.

 

Great pic, especially the manner is which it was composed.

 

A bit lower next time. I want to see how twisty the roads are out there.

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Here's a couple:

 

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One of the recent California Forest Fires right behind our hotel on our last overnighter...not really an M/C pic, but it was exciting! grin.gif

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