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Chris K 07-04-2011 01:42 PM

Isn't the wee fella supposed to be making his way back towards Oz?


MikJogg 07-04-2011 01:47 PM

Hi Martin

Well (and dry) arrived at home ? Be eager to see the new pics :evil

@ rc mad: hope the reunion will go on.

tekebird 07-10-2011 08:52 PM

If bacon is looking ofr a trip to Finland Sweden and Norway, I will be heading there from Heidleberg the first week of September

Martigo 07-11-2011 02:13 AM

Bacons-Trip to Southern-France / Italy

Starting here in Kuentrop at the 23.June 2011 late afternoon (somewhere in the middle of Germany)

Stage 1 (Kuentrop-Salbertrand(Ital(KM 1020) with a overnight stop in the Blackforest
Heading South for Swiss passing lake Léman and Montreux. There was no smoke on the water but the song is still rockin my mind. End of the Swissmotorway was Martigny - Hill up to the Grand Saint Bernard-Pass going down into the Aosta-Valley (Italy). Aosta-End-Valley- Pre-Saint Didier leads on to the next pass- Petit-Saint Bernard which I went down to Bourg Saint Maurice (France).Following the Val de Isere until Lancelebourg-Mont Cenis up to the Col de le Iseran (2770 Meter). Down to Italy again - direction Susa-Valley - Salbertrand (Campegio) was today´s end.

Blackforest-Overnight-Place - MickJogg -Bacon´s last host

Grand Saint Bernard - Lake at the top

Val de Isere

Col de Le Iseran (gusty wind 41 Fahrenheit)

Campegio in Salbertrand

Martigo 07-11-2011 09:59 AM

Stage 2 Two day riding starting from Salbertrand visiting some nice mountain-points around.

Strada dell Assietta - off-road-43km-attitude between 2000-2500 Meter - height difference 500 Meter

Monte Jafferau - offorad height difference1697 Meter, Max-height 2788 Meter lenght 21 Kilometer

View from Fort Jafferau int the Susa-Valley

Martigo 07-11-2011 10:31 AM

Stage 3 Riding from Salberrand-Briancon-Col de Izoard-Col de Agnel-Maira-Stura(Off-Road)- to Demonte Italy

Col de Izoard


Colle dell´Agnello

View down into the Varaita-Valley

Bacon´s new seat :D

View into Italy - The foggy Varaita valley

We passed the valley and came up from Sampére direction Elva to Ponte Marmora

Like candy-floss (Zuckerwatte)

Up on the Maira-Stura Offroad Track Heigtdifference 1188 Meter Hightlevel max.: 2455 Meter, lenght 25 Kilometer a small snowfield - for Africa-Twins no problem but the Beemer sticks into it - you know why?:D

Hmmmm..... this may helps?!?

Follow this track - may.......

One more trial...

Jawoll meine Herrn....

Still hard to beat - Africa Twin at it´s best :evil

MikJogg 07-12-2011 07:23 AM

Hi Martin

Cool pics :thumb

Gruß Michael

GatorTiger 07-13-2011 12:37 AM

Mannomannomannomannomannomannomannomannomannomanno mannomannomannomannomannomann....:becca

elmi 07-13-2011 08:13 AM

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Wow, I think Bacon and you have had a good time :clap

Great pictures und well-known views. :D We visited France in 2009.

I'm waiting for more... :tb:lurk

Martigo 07-15-2011 12:23 AM

Stage 4 Riding from Demont (Italy) - Tenda-Pass - Ligurische-Borderline-Street - Demonte

Staring from campegio in Demonte for a Daytrip to Tenda Pass and some parts of the Ligurische Grenzkammstrasse - the day we couldn´t do the whole part cause of rout was closed due some way-construction.

Colle di Tenda

The Tenda-Road is in the middle of this pic and leads into the town Tenda.

Way down to Tenda

One of the olds Fort´s

View from the left side down to Colle di Tenda and the Central Fort

Way up

Next partwill show some pics from the area around Guillestre - Col du Parpaillon - Lac du Serre Poccon....:D

Treadless 07-15-2011 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by Martigo (Post 16399165)
View from the left side down to Colle di Tenda and the Central Fort



Chris K 07-15-2011 09:34 AM

I'm jealous of that wee piggy ....again!


Martigo 07-18-2011 12:52 AM

Stage 5 Riding around the area of Guillestre (France)

We stayed our last days at the camping La Rochette in Guillestre

Col du Parpaillion it´s finaly a tunel wich leads straigt under the top of a mountaion to the other valley-side.
Inside the tunnel we found wet - muddy-icy conditions but finally we made it:D

A Terrot-Side-Car (old French Company)

Open window´s everywhere :wink:

Enfield is back

If you ride machines like that - you you need the special look



Enter the water section

Reaching the icy section - no way to use the sidestand

Very slippery!!!!

Hmm what to to - riding is not possible - we stick into the small ice-river and followed direction end of the tunnel.

Hmm...fresh warm air

And now down for a rest in Barcelonntte

Col de la Lombarde

Col de la Bonette

Take a swim? At Lac du Serre Poccon

Where is Martigo?:norton

Sundowner at Col du Vars

Flying Pig´s

No - just a nap at the air-intake!

Last pics comming soon - way back home and Bacon´s new host "Brummbär"

blacktiger 07-18-2011 03:09 AM


Originally Posted by Martigo (Post 16419810)

Have to say that I like the AT in blue. Honda really missed a trick not keeping that bike up to date.

Good to see the Porker getting about. I went through the Parpaillon tunnel the day after I handed over Bacon to AndyG.

Andylaser 07-18-2011 03:58 AM


Originally Posted by Martigo (Post 16399165)
View from the left side down to Colle di Tenda and the Central Fort

WOW!!!:eek2 Thats some road.

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