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Old 08-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Greg & Michelle's Euro Tour v.2 the 2012 edition

The Prologue

Since last year was so much fun (Euro Tour 2011) we decided it was time to go back. So Euro-Tour 2012, Greg & Michelle's Alps tour v.2 was born.

we have a rough plan:



We fly in to Zurich on September 11th, take the train to Aarau, and collect our rental bikes from Moto Mader. Another BMW F-800 R for Michelle (she loved it last time), and an F 800 GS for me. I would have taken an F 800 R as well, but they only have one full power model plus a 25 kw model... (that would have been no fun).

The plan is rough. Some French Alps this time.... famous "Cols" from watching Le Tour! Ideas from inmate Cooltours incorporated. Also some areas of northwest Italy, with ideas gathered from inmate Tagesk, and his excellent "90 curves in six minutes" along with ideas from the Rosetta stone of Tuscan riding "riding in Tuscany"

We would like to visit the area around Verona.. and have glass or two of Amarone. On the way to Verona, do we pay homage to the Ducati & Ferrari factories? Do we revisit Stelvio, or head back west instead to the area around Schilpario? All very special places from the last trip.

We had hoped last year to make it to Pisa, but it was too ambitious a plan. This year however, it is on the route!

Of course, it is just an idea at this time, and we are flexible based on weather, roads & which way the wind blows. So for now, the countdown is on..... Roll on September!



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Old 08-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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Euro Tour 2012 Here we Come!

Schilpario? YES!

Can't wait for Version 2! September can't come soon enough.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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You suck.

Both of you.

Hard.

Just kidding

Have fun...
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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This is going to be great! Safe ride and thanks for taking us along
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Only a month to go now, good luck & enjoy every minute of your latest trip.....
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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You suck.

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:42 AM   #7
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Awesome report last year. I hope you do the same this year. ride safe and have a great time.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:10 AM   #8
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Awesome - this will be good.. Any surprises involving custom made jewelry on this trip?. Spend lots of money over there - Italy can use the revenue....

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #9
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #10
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Awesome - this will be good.. Any surprises involving custom made jewelry on this trip?.

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well it wouldn't be a surprise then would it????

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we plan on a large donation to the vineyards & also the restaurant businesses
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:13 AM   #11
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Eleven total days... but only four work days until holiday!

with tips & tricks from inmate Tagesk we have some of the Piedmont / Tuscany portion plotted out.

I am looking forward to towns like this:



(Tagesk video)
I expect we will see additions to the excellent "Riding in Tuscany" thread soon....

tick-tock!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #12
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one more day of work left.....

weather looks perfect for day one of the tour (so far)



but even if it is crap... it is better than being at work!

roll on Euro Tour!
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The rain turned to snow on the Col de Galibier today so a change of route. All good though.



Tucked in with the heat on for the evening.
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The rain turned to snow on the Col de Galibier today so a change of route. All good though.



Tucked in with the heat on for the evening.


(Not the snow bit )
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