Impressions from Lombardia, Veneto and Lake Garda…

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Cooltours, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    …or:
    YOU KNOW YOU'RE CLOSE TO HEAVEN WHEN....

    ….rocks don’t look like rocks but much more like paintings…<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    …you can have rocks, powder and motorcycles in one picture….<o:p></o:p>
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    …the twisties invite you same…<o:p></o:p>
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    …as the lakes do.<o:p></o:p>
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    A cup of coffee is not just a papercup full of brown water…<o:p></o:p>
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    …and food looks as it tastes: Fresh, colourfull and simply deliciouse!<o:p></o:p>
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    The villages are built right BELOW ……<o:p></o:p>
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    …or just ON anything that looks like a hill, mountain or A piece of solid rock rock.<o:p></o:p>
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    …and “quality time” is not only a word.<o:p></o:p>
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  2. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Eventhough the boundarys are clearly indicated by nature AND men…<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    …there’s always people stretching them a bit, but not on the cost of beauty or the land.<o:p></o:p>
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    Even in Heaven, evil forces try to bring darkness to the hearts of the happy.<o:p></o:p>
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    Failing of course, as all the beauty which is spoiling a motorcyclist hart is way too nice to just give up and turn around.<o:p></o:p>
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  3. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    As I always recommend in my RR&#8217;s: Do not forget to make a break on the nice spots!
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    Only those who are relaxed will be ready for all the challenges the day will offer. <o:p></o:p>
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    Still the pro&#8217;s are following to this rule.<o:p></o:p>
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    The shape of the beauty can have different faces:<o:p></o:p>
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    A clear indicator that you are in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region></st1:place> is, when the cars&#8230;.<o:p></o:p>
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    &#8230;will be as small and as equal inspiring as the balcony&#8217;s.<o:p></o:p>
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    Many got inspired in this area and for some of these poets they even built special locations&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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    &#8230;where they could call out loud and to a quite big audience what they&#8217;d have to say and what they feel.<o:p></o:p>
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  4. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    In heaven, even the nights are mild and colourful&#8230; <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    &#8230;and it&#8217;s love and beauty wherever you look. <o:p></o:p>
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    But heaven is not only defined by landscape and blue sky. Heaven is also, where the pros of the big specialized journals test what&#8217;s to test and do thier job very much too the limits&#8230;.<o:p></o:p>
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    It's also where the restaurant&#8217;s bathrooms look nicer than many of the restaurants of the world&#8230; [​IMG]<o:p></o:p>
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    &#8230;and where even the nonfamous&#8217; names sound like melody. <o:p></o:p>
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  5. GB

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  6. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Some more details about the tour here.

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    <SMALL>enlarge map and check out some point of interst</SMALL>
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  7. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Simply said: You are my man!

    Next year in Toscana?

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  8. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Nope, not next year.... allmost dare to say on a forum where most of the inmates must deal with less than 2 weeks of vaccation.... but.... ehh.... it's scheduled heading towards your area with the wife on Sept. 21st or 22nd for some days...:evil You'll be around? Where's the base?
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  9. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Pisa. 21st is better than 22nd.
    I'll PM you the details; this is, after all, a Ride Report.

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  10. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Some more impressions? OK, who said the night
    musts be black?
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  11. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Did I mention allready that they can be very stylish there?
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  12. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Stunning!
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  13. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    Well made RR! Beautiful images!
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