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    Tour through the Alps

    This summer I did a tour with a small group of riders through the Swiss and Italian Alps. Here's a video of the highlights.https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...-CHKMQxsfV-QcQ

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    That was just lovely, Steve. I've ridden in the Alps three times, and it was just as you present.
    I particularly enjoyed your music choices; of those, the first two minutes was the best. What is that piece?
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    Very nice trip.
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    Very nicely done -

    I cringe at most Go-Pro videos - tedious comes to mind. Yours was very nicely done, with an appropriate sound track, transitions ands voice overs. I rode the Alps a few years back and your video reminds me that I need to go back!

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    Very nice job.
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    Time of trip?? Temperatures??

    What were the dates of your trip? What was the temperature range while you were riding? Great video work

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    Very well done video and commentary with an excellent choice of music.

    I could not see myself driving my Porsche Carrera there. It would be too frustrating.

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    Nice viewing on this cold, wet Winter morn!
    Well done, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 196168 View Post
    This summer I did a tour with a small group of riders through the Swiss and Italian Alps. Here's a video of the highlights.https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...-CHKMQxsfV-QcQ
    Nicely done movie ..... and an unsafe pass at 6:50.
    And yes, I 've done that too. It is easy to misjudge distance/speed.
    I grew up there and I'm lucky enough to ride the Alps at least once a year. Nothing comes close so far .....

    Was there as well in June 2014 .....here one of my vids ..... no narrative words though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Very well done video and commentary with an excellent choice of music.

    I could not see myself driving my Porsche Carrera there. It would be too frustrating.


    Right on.
    Stellenweise, you can have oodles of fun though if you see around the turn (which often you don't).

    Here's an encounter I had with a Porsche, who liked wide curve entries ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    I could not see myself driving my Porsche Carrera there. It would be too frustrating.
    I could see myself driving a Porsche there. (The last thing on my bucket list is to pick up a Porsche in Zuffenhausen and drive it through the Alps.)

    I went up Gro?glockner in the company of about 30 Porsches. They gave us room to pass. It was a totally fun ride.


    Nice video!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellebauer View Post
    Nicely done movie ..... and an unsafe pass at 6:50.
    Videos and actually being there are two different things. The rider has a totally different perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    I went up Grossglockner in the company of about 30 Porsches. They gave us room to pass.
    Because the are tons of places and also tons of space to pass on the Grossglockner...same for the Simplon Pass. I call those two Interstates through the mountains.

    But if I were on the Splugen in my 993, I think I would go nuts.
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    Thanks, Steve. Great stuff!
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