For our German-reading visitors

I have added a link to Reisetourer.de, the site and company of Ralf and Helene Voigt of Cologne, Germany. The site is certainly word perusing, but to make things easier, here’s a direct link to one of their tour reports. They visited northern Normandy last Autumn and made a wonderful story AND a great photo report of the trip ! Check the Normandy tour here.

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Returned from all travels

EuropeRides is one of my worst maintained sites and I apologize for that. Just not enough time in our lives to do it all…. but still trying ! We’re back from a very busy Summer and Fall. We spent time riding in France, the Alps and the Côte d’Azur this year. And we had our special adventure in the Italian Dolomites, trying to get a new rear tire and hurting the car in the process. Much stress ! But a few good rides on the awesome Dolomiti passes too….. and outside the main season again, so nice and quiet !…

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Summer in Alto Adige – we’re coming !

The plan is to ride to Süd Tirol – or Alto Adige – again in a week or two. Hopefully the weather will allow us to take the motorbike again. WHY we keep coming back to this part of Italy, just south of the Austrian border ? Check out this short video clip on YouTube and maybe you’ll understand…..    

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The Splügen Pass the other way

Here’s a great movie (15 minutes !) of the Splügen Pass (or Passo di Spluga, in Italian). This is the ONE pass that gave us a little trouble, of all the 40+ years of crossing the Alps.   We came DOWN on the Italian side, whereas the film maker goes UP. Also, he has a GS, which obviously is slightly better turning than our RT :-)   I came down through a tunnel and could hence not see below (to my right). Immediately after the tunnel was one of the narrowest hairpins you’ve ever seen, and a steep one as…

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New Ride Report posted

As promised, I have started posting new ride reports (and converting old ones too) on our newly setup FORUM ! Although the 3 weeks in France were pretty miserable weather-wise, we did manage to get a ride in to the Meditterranean and had some reasonably good weather on the way. Here’s the second of a series of photo reports on that trip !

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