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    Riding the Alps - Wanna come?

    I am leading a trip to the Alps to ride a bunch of the historic passes between Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria.
    Still looking for a few buddies to come along.
    Very similar to the Edelweiss rides, but more flexibility, more riding, a bit less sightseeing. This is for serious riders - we'll be doing a lot of switchbacks, much better than the "tail of the dragon" or any other curvy road this side of the pond. We'll rent bikes in Heidelberg and pick biker-friendly hotels. Good food too In the post-season there are plenty of affordable rooms and few tourists, and the weather is usually stable.
    Dates: 10 riding days, September 12 to 21, 2011 (still a bit flexible)
    Here is a link to my 2009 ride report - this one could be similar but we may decide to something different - all depends on weather and conditions.

    http://tinyurl.com/6j69u3h


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    wish that I could make it.

    But Nanc may not understand. Hope you get the chance to take some pics and video! See you Saturday!

    Dale

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    In a little more than an month, I will be spending 15 days riding, with my wife and 2 sons, on the small roads in the Alps.

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    2 years ago!

    Did it, never bought a T shirt!

    You will have a GREAT time.

    I won't go back because there are too many things here I still want to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen View Post
    I am leading a trip to the Alps to ride a bunch of the historic passes between Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria.
    Just got back from 6 weeks of touring there.

    Which "historic" passes do you plan to ride?

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    According to some Archeologists that were conducting a dig, one of the most "historic" is the Solk pass in Austria. They were looking for more evidence that proved the Solk was one of the first passes used by humans moving North in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    According to some Archeologists that were conducting a dig, one of the most "historic" is the Solk pass in Austria.
    A nice one and I forgot how good it was. I rode it some fifteen years apart, the last time being in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    A nice one and I forgot how good it was. I rode it some fifteen years apart, the last time being in 2010.
    I will not get there this year, too far east. I hope the cold wet spell is gone by the week after next.

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    Alps Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen View Post
    I am leading a trip to the Alps to ride a bunch of the historic passes between Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria.
    Still looking for a few buddies to come along.
    Very similar to the Edelweiss rides, but more flexibility, more riding, a bit less sightseeing. This is for serious riders - we'll be doing a lot of switchbacks, much better than the "tail of the dragon" or any other curvy road this side of the pond. We'll rent bikes in Heidelberg and pick biker-friendly hotels. Good food too In the post-season there are plenty of affordable rooms and few tourists, and the weather is usually stable.
    Dates: 10 riding days, September 12 to 21, 2011 (still a bit flexible)
    Here is a link to my 2009 ride report - this one could be similar but we may decide to something different - all depends on weather and conditions.

    http://tinyurl.com/6j69u3h


    PM me for details
    Jurgen,

    Just out of curiosity, which bike will you be taking? The GSA or the RS?

    Kent

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