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Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,357
Posted By 2WheelieADV
"Yeah, not everyone is like this, but at LEAST 5...

"Yeah, not everyone is like this, but at LEAST 5 people gave me the stinkeye (about one per minute). I wouldn't have been surprised if someone called the cops to report a man on a bike leaking motor...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,357
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you. sir!

Thank you. sir!
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,357
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Great photos, AH!! How did you choose your path...

Great photos, AH!!
How did you choose your path in DV? Can you map it?
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
How does it feel to ride back at "home"? I...

How does it feel to ride back at "home"?
I know that each time when I come back from Europe and ride here, it takes time readjusting to not being viewed as "hooligan" in the eyes of locals... :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
I find that if you learn how to say "hello" or...

I find that if you learn how to say "hello" or "good day" or "thank you" and other such little words in the native tong, people look at you differently than when arrogantly speaking english only.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Italy offers more than plenty of cool roads to...

Italy offers more than plenty of cool roads to ride. Serbia and Croatia are beautiful too. Not as tall as the Alps, but very cool too. We did Croatia, B-H, and Montenegro in 2012. Rode in from...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
What a great shot... In Milan you can choose to...

What a great shot...
In Milan you can choose to include the unlimited mileage or pay later per mile. Depends on what works for you. With the euro being record low, and will continue to fall even...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you guys! Sure I have to return there....

Thank you guys! Sure I have to return there. Lot's of unfinished business...
I also want to return to French Alps (including Vercors), and probably on another occasion to complete my ride through...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
"Nothing negative can withstand the force of the...

"Nothing negative can withstand the force of the human will for very long." - Priceless.
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Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Very true. These mountains reminds me of the...

Very true. These mountains reminds me of the Pyrenees. Not as tall as the Alps, but still amazing in views, little small towns along the way where no tourists exist, and these twisty roads to ride......
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Well said. For some mysterious reason almost all...

Well said. For some mysterious reason almost all cars in America have the brick under the gas pedal installed...
Now, after riding the European continent for so many miles, have you experienced any...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Wouldn't you prefer a waterproof gear instead of...

Wouldn't you prefer a waterproof gear instead of the rainsuite, AH? Saves some space and the on-off exercise.
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
What horo sign are you Anti? You look/sound like...

What horo sign are you Anti? You look/sound like a Virgo.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 147,784
Posted By 2WheelieADV
It can be hard to readjust again to a "normal"...

It can be hard to readjust again to a "normal" life back in Poland, after this totally different life on the road, no matter how tiring it could be on a bike day-in & day-out. Especially during this...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The way I see it, a sportbike will do better in...

The way I see it, a sportbike will do better in twisties than road-enduro as it's nimbler and more maneuverable. Also in the tight switchbacks its short forks and their angle can make a better turn...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day in the morning we having breakfast...

The next day in the morning we having breakfast at the same place we did on our first day.
It seems like we never left, despite of being thru so many places and riding so many roads.
Isn't it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you! Yes , but something to look for...

Thank you!

Yes , but something to look for :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
OK, let's continue. Today we’re going back...

OK, let's continue.

Today we’re going back to Milan, concluding the trip and returning the bike. All good things are coming to an end.

I planned several routes to ride from here depending on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Yep, about the same. Very nice pictures. How...

Yep, about the same. Very nice pictures.
How did you like the Sertao?
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
We wanted to ride to Siena as well, but wasn't...

We wanted to ride to Siena as well, but wasn't enough time left for it. Well, next time...

Global - hmmm, that is confusing. I'll have to go back there and redo :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day we decided of to take a trip to...

The next day we decided of to take a trip to Verona. Everyone was saying that we got to see this town which is just about 2 hours drive from Gargnano.
Ok, down the serpentine again. Now after...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
This just reminded me of Anthony Borday's words...

This just reminded me of Anthony Borday's words before each episode: "I write, I travel, I eat" so yours will be: "I write I travel I paint" :)


Well said. Europe is a big museum...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 1,874,108
Posted By 2WheelieADV
http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5301956-T1024768.jp...

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5301956-T1024768.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The next day after the breakfast we decide to...

The next day after the breakfast we decide to roll down to the lake and walk in the town and maybe to check out the beach.
Breakfasts in the hotel are included, but besides the yogurt and juices...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you Manganos! Glad you enjoy. I didn't...

Thank you Manganos! Glad you enjoy.
I didn't bother to get an international license (from AAA) this time, just my Nj one. No problems while renting bike or at a police checkpoint in Switzerland.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The hotel's name is Ca Vecia. Sorry don't have...

The hotel's name is Ca Vecia. Sorry don't have the exact address now but it's not a problem to google it or to see it on the map, up the mountain above Gargnano.
Here is the route from Gargnano -...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you Howi! Sure. It was not far from where...

Thank you Howi!
Sure. It was not far from where we rented the bike. The canal street called Alzaia Naviglio Grande. You can take 3 train stops from Cadorna central train station in the center, or...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Global - I don't really know what you're taking...

Global - I don't really know what you're taking about. First pic is Umbrail (has nothing to do with Sella and Canazei).
On the second pic is a little detour off rt 19 in Switzerland. I perfectly...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Wow. Amazing. Thank you for allowing us at...

Wow. Amazing.
Thank you for allowing us at least to have a little glance of this magnificent city.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank You! That's right. This is how it's...

Thank You!


That's right. This is how it's done, although often both will reduce the speed.


I had +/- 250km per day and it was a bit optimistic. I think 200km is optimal distance for a day...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
OK, one more hour and we arriving at Gargnano....

OK, one more hour and we arriving at Gargnano. The last hour feels the hardest. Heat at low altitude takes its toll.
Now I have to look for the hotel. On the map it looked like it was really close...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
The weather was unpredictable this summer. Even...

The weather was unpredictable this summer. Even the locals said that it was different this year. Same in the States...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Since we'll be staying there for 3 days, I...

Since we'll be staying there for 3 days, I planned some local routes to ride around the area of the lake Garda. Also, everyone was bragging about visiting Verona and even Venice. Will see about there...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thanks Greg!

Thanks Greg!
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,908
Posted By 2WheelieADV
By "here" I meant here in US :) Yeah, I already...

By "here" I meant here in US :)
Yeah, I already heard it from others who learned English merely by watching TV, reading and such.

Although I assume it is possible, but not as easily done in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,908
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Very good report. Thank you. You have near...

Very good report. Thank you.

You have near perfect English as someone who lived here for many years... (Doesn't look like it was translated, or was it?). If not, where did you learn it so well??
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 462,589
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Wow, that's a real freedom of riding. Paris is...

Wow, that's a real freedom of riding.
Paris is my favorite city of all.
When I was there, I noticed that there are no marked lanes around the Arch, and the circle is pretty wide, but yet everyone...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you all for reading! it may not be as an...

Thank you all for reading! it may not be as an epic trip as the others reports in here, but nevertheless a good experience. (ask my wife, epic enough for her :lol3 )

Yes, i wish in the States...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Thank you! Yeah, "Tornante" - real turns...

Thank you!

Yeah, "Tornante" - real turns :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,049
Posted By 2WheelieADV
Sometimes it said "copure" and sometimes...

Sometimes it said "copure" and sometimes "banknote"

OK so we ride in Dolomites
The next day after the breakfast we off to continue the journey.
Today we have to cover this route...
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