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Old 02-14-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Elefantentreffen 2007 - Germany , a second-hand report

Disclaimer : unfortunately this is not mine ...a good friend made a winter ride with some friends and I thought that would'nt be a bad idea to share his photos with you FF's ..



“Elefantentreffen” (Elephanten Meeting) is a nice idea since 1956, when seven driver of Zündapp Elefant sidecar decided to go to Stuttgart, Germany, during the terrible winter. The travel had a happy end so, since that year, more and more people tried to do this fantastic travel across the White Mother. The party is at the end of january. In the last years, the place is Loh, very-very-very small village in the National Park of Bavarian, between Danubio river and Czech Republic.
The party is based on the sleeping in tent, so when you arrived after a very long and frozen travel, you’ve not a hot shover waiting for you, but a tent to build.
This year it was my ninth Elefantentreffen. I started from Milan, Italy with 5 friends and we tried to reach Munich across Engadina, very beautiful valley in Switzerland.
Now, here are a few photos.


01.Seregno, “slum” in Nord Milan: the start is under the snow. It’s Tuesday night. Uhm, it’s too early for have weather-troubles! We have just 500 miles from Milano to Loh…


02.We enter in Switzerland in Chiavenna and we begin to ride on the snowy road of Malojapass.


03.Freeclimbing in Hotel Stampa, Casaccia, Switzerland. We sleep here!


04.At Friday morning, the situation on Malojapass is better than we were afraid!
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:54 PM   #2
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Keep posting!

I look forward to this report every year!
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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And a crazy one at that... Let's have it!!

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Old 02-15-2007, 12:52 AM   #4
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06.Malojapass is at 5084 feet above sea level.


07.Engadina Valley: between Maloja and St. Moritz, the Police stopped us very angry: “Where the hell are you going, by bike, with this weather?” “Ehm, in Germany!”. We could start again only after have installed chains on our wheels.


08.Silvaplana, the iced lake. Very, very cold!


09.St. Moritz, city of elegance and beautiful girls.


10.Indeed ...
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:49 AM   #6
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Now that's an adventure!!! Thanks for sharing your friend's report. Looks like one cold ride, although the gal at the gas station wasn't really dressed for the weather (lucky for us!)...
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:19 AM   #8
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Amazing again!!!

But this one...

Let's see the other side of her!!

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:04 AM   #9
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It's great to see that there are motoweirdos everywhere!

Thanks for posting the ride!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:14 AM   #10
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Now that's an adventure!!! Thanks for sharing your friend's report. Looks like one cold ride, although the gal at the gas station wasn't really dressed for the weather (lucky for us!)...
Volvo cars have very good heating ... let's continue ...



11.Zernez, during the very-long Engadina crossing.


12. Martina , where Switzerland and bad weather ends ...


13.Imst, in Austria. Good weather, but after Landshut, Germany, it snows again.


14.Loh, Friday night, finally we arrive at Elefantentreffen, but only in two, the rest of the group will follow the next morning
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Great pics. Crazy!
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:01 AM   #12
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Amazing! Who would have believed that girls who look like that have to pump their own gas?
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:15 AM   #13
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You guys are fantastic!

I was feeling pretty butch about still riding here in Connecticut (USA), but now I feel kind of wimpy!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:37 AM   #14
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Thanks for the compliments ...



15.We enter in the camp and we look for a place where set the tent.


16.Home, sweet (cold) home! ... normally crowded, this time we 've got a lot of place


17.Let’s wash. Comfort is not at the top.


18.Saturday morning, looking at the world out of our tent after a Brokeback Mountain night.


19.Our bikes: which is mine?
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