My scoot ride reports

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by V Saarela, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Juanjo-X

    Juanjo-X X Adventurer

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    To you, for all that inspiration in your RRs! :clap
  2. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Pics and films from my Italiatrip with Vision 50cc

    Day one: Helsingborg(Sweden)- Marielyst(Denmark)

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    At Helsingborg in Sweden. Vision unloaded from the Renault Trafic behind. Leave the car at "Plattis"


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    A tour at Plattis shop. This says all.....


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    T-bird, Crown Victoria and some Harleys


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    Fun tema. Room made for the grandchildren


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    Already afternoon when I manage to get away. First ferry is a short one between Sweden and Denmark.


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    Follow the danish coast North of Copenhagen. Stops sometimes and check out the water.


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    Pizza at Copenhagen. Pizza works wherever you are in the World. They who knows me guess I ordered a pizza "Vesuvio"


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    Can´t take the motorway, so the old Storströmsbro is my way.



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    Is a bridge from 1937, nice one, even for the train on other side.



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    Sometimes passing the motorway



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    Marielyst South of Denmark. Park the moped and check out the water.

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    And the camping.


    ....to be continue.
  3. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Day 2: Marielyst(Denmark) - Wittenberg(Germany)




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    Early morning and ready to go



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    Well, almost two hours to next ferry. The camping is not far away from the ferry and if I had not started to struggle between holidayhouses etc I had manage the earlier ferry.

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    I check in and get my boardingsticker. Denmark- Germany costs me only 8 euro. No charge for the moped.



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    The ferry.



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    Knowned bikers from Copenhagen on way to Wienna in Austria. Interwiev me with interest and liked the idea with moped.



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    Leaving Gedser and Denmark.



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    Halfway.




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    Rostock and Germany. Looks like the old East Germany.



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    Not so fun to ride slowly on this with small tyres.



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    Much better.



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    Old factory.



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    Thats good on moped, small roads gives me all the time also small villages.



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    Passing few times the autobahn.



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    Average fuelconsumtion seems to be 2,1 litre/100 kms



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    Old Simpson moped, nice! Owner sitting in the bar and drink beer.



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    If you like to visit churches, almost every village has one....



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    Passing autobahn. I can see it´s not sunday, lorrys are not allowed on sundays.



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    Coming to my next overnight, Wittenberg.



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    Campingowner very angry and wanted first not let me in. They do not like when arrive late about 8pm. Why do they then have a phonenumber on the door?
    Called here again and asked for wifi and got a -"pliiiis tomorrow" "click" :norton
  4. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Day 3: Wittenberg(Germany) -Czech Republic - Mitterteich(Germany)





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    Coffe is done. Have to wait for the recptionopening and meanwhile take a walk in the campingarea. Through the camping an old road from the Hitlertime?

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    Near Leipzig.




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    Big Hondadealer. Vision needs service. Have to wait until they tell me they have no time for that. Just waisting valuable time here.




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    Have to take few kilometres motorway and hoping no police......




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    Wow, wonder wintertime if this street is a nice for the bobsleights

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    Often small roads straight in to the Woods.




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    Into the Czech Republic




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    Small village somewhere in Czech.




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    Market stalls and they where many of theme...




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    Leave the Czech and back in Germany. Directly after border I manage to take over an another moped!?! My has topspeed 42 kms/hour so that one have to be in very bad condition?




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    Vision and I do not like this kind of beautiful roads




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    Camping outside Mitterteich.




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    I park here for the evening. Foos, beer and WiFi. Great and very kind staff, even told me if it´s starts to rain heavy I can walk in to a hall an overnight there.




    ......to be continue
  5. Stray Dog

    Stray Dog Been here awhile

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  6. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Nice ride Stray Dog. I´m been in this area few times, but only on motorcycle :norton
  7. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Day 4: Mitterteich(Germany) - St Martin(Austria)



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    Early morning at camping Mitterteich. Of course reception closed. Today I have to find a Hondadealer for service.
    It feels that people in this area is more friendly and I hope I can get help.




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    Before leaving the camping. I write down on a note my thanks for their hospitality.




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    Clean and fresh small villages.




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    From time to time huge climbs. Luckely they are small ones.




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    Bottomnote, 15.4 kms/hour




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    Sometimes GPS send me to the autobahn and I have to take shortcuts.




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    At Cham. Do not need to do this often. Ones per day when riding. At eveing I fill up.




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    KTM dealer helped me to get to a Hondadeal. Funny, feels like dealers are in middle of nowhere, small villages. This one in Konzell. Servictimes all booked but of course they help me on my journey.




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    Thanks to the dealer in Konzell and I`m on the road again.




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    Barge passing.




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    Starts to rain a little bit. At the same time I can see the alps approaching.




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    Into Austria west of Salzburg.




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    Rain has stoped when I arrive the camping at St.Martin.




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    Before sleep, a walk in the area. Next day will be a climbing day......




    ......to be continue
  8. Dabears

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    Awesome ride! great pictures. Thanks for sharing this with us!
  9. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Thank you Dabears :norton



    Day five: St Martin(Austria) - Corvara(Italy)




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    Morning and on roads again. Little bit gloomy weather but at thet moment it looks like getting better...




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    Zell am Zee




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    Road 311 to Salzburg. It´s time to turn south now.




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    12 kms to the Grossglockner roadtoll. Realize I had manage easily the last inlet to the pass day Before but, how long it takes to get over the pass with moped.....?




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    Some kind of rally with exclusive classic cars is going on. Most of them sportscars.




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    The pass costs 22 euro, even for the moped.




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    For this 22 euro you get also a sticker....




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    The roadtoll.




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    Classic cars starts here. I sit down and lissen to great sounds.....




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    Uphill and Vision starts to slow down.




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    I stop here and there and check where I came from....




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    Well, thought is only carburatorbikes which with lack of oxygen loose Power when getting higher. Vision has fuelinjection and far away from the highs and real uphill my average is now about this, 11,2 kph.




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    This cows cant do any false steps.




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    First time. Zigzag over the whole road to getting forwad. A litle bigger uphill and I have to get of the moped and push it for the first time.




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    Fog comes and goes.




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    ............. St Martin(Austria) - Corvara(Italy) to be continue
  10. Juanjo-X

    Juanjo-X X Adventurer

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    Thanks for the RR! Superb pics! :thumb
  11. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Thank you Juanjo-X :norton




    St Martin(Austria) - Corvara(Italy).....continues




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    Last bit. Few serpentines later Vision gives up again. It really don´t like the height. ZigZag again and ends up with I have to get of and push. On the parkingplateu 50 metres up people are watching the classic car rally and see this fully loaded moped coming all over the road. At this moment I just feel the pointing from them.




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    At last, on the parking. Check out the views and the old cars.




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    Where the people saw me coming with the Vision. It´s not so steep, but it´s on hight mountain with ltlle oxygen.




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    Up to the bikerspoint. It´s very steep and I speed up over the whole parking. manage only hundred metres and have to turn back again.




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    Well, at least a photo. I`m been there before on motorcycle. Funny, notice now on the photo how fast the fog is there....




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    From the parking, this is my way to go for downhill for Italy.




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    Up on the next parking. From now it`s mostly going down.




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    Checking out the views at Grossglockner.



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    Nice views. Pity the clouds are there, but in the other hand, they looks great to.




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    Downhill now and I give full throttle.....




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    Sometimes uphill and the Vision protest.




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    On the South of Grossglockner more snow.




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    Stpos sometimes and check out the views. The fog comes and goes in seconds.




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    A little bit uphill sometimes.




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    Vision less of power.




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    Vision gets a little break.




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    Fiew tunnels to.




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    Feels like the downhill never ends. GREAT!



    .....to be continue
  12. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    St Martin(Austria) - Corvara(Italy).....continues




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    Roundabout in middle of all that. I choose to turn for Heiligenblut. It´s also the road which takes me to Italy.



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    Downhill Grossglockner. Swedis Vision is restricted to topspeed 42kph on GPS. Give full throttle downhill and after a while the restriction release....and the speedo is then not even enough :evil




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    Passing the roadtoll Grossglockner South.




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    Going down down down. Now, I can see the village Heiligenblut.




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    Steep. Gives a idea why the moped is slow uphill. In the other hand, it explains also why it goes so fast downhill. Tjohoooooo! here we come!




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    Arrive at the Little village Heiligenblut. It´s about fifteen years ago I was here with a motorcycle.




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    Downhill to Heiligenblut.




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    My overnight fifteen years ago. The camping in Heiligenblut is very well known for the swedish motorcyclists and called "swedishcamping". Have just to visit the place and most in the area looked the same as fifteen years ago.




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    Leave the Heiligenblut. Downhill is not finnished yet.




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    Nice fishing.




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    I´m down now. No problems with the oxygen and Vision takes the small sloopes with power and energy.




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    Make a long stop and check on the map. Forward to Slovenia or Dolomites? Dolomites wins.




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    The sign tells me, I´m now in Italy.




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    Turning on the road wich goes to Venice.




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    Dolomites coming and the rocks are getting more rough.




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    The passes are many here. Starts brutal with 12% sloope. I´m not hight yet and Vision takes the first ones easily.




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    A lake in the middle of all. I notice there are lot of motorcyclists taking a brake here.




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    Nice old Fiat 500. The very old lady was using whole road.




    .......St Martin(Austria) - Corvara(Italy) to be continue
  13. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    St Martin(Austria) - Corvara(Italy).....continues




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    Forward in Dolomites to Corvara




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    Stoped a while on this parkong and enjoy the views




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    Going uphill again. Checking out sometimes where I am coming from....




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    Looks nice down there whre I came....




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    Coffe and study the views on greensward feels allright.




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    Passing Corvara and last pass before Bolzana and find a place for overnight.




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    This pass feels like a big one, never ending. Vision average speed now is about 10 kph so....




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    At last, but.......closed :huh




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    A lansslide. Somebody tells also that somebody had drive in the landslide. Foully!




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    The Carabinieri arrive.




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    .....and tells the road will be closed long time. Have to get back to Corvana and take an another southern pass to Bolzana.




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    Well, all that work to get up there. Now, full throttle downhill to Corvara.




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    Downhill to Corvara.




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    No time for more passes today. I park for overnight in Corvara.




    ....to be continue.....tomorrow the Stelvio.
  14. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Day six: Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy)







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    Early morning and all is packed.




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    I turn left, back to the same route I came from yesterday. But, something says in my mind that...it´s better to drive to the village and check the signs.
    Luckely I do that, the road is still cloased.




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    I take instead the suggested road. This one will not be easier to climb on.




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    Next pass, passo Pordoi.




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    Climbing and climbing. Vision starts to get slow again....




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    Down now. Little bit foggy on the other side. Serpentines to do also down, but much easier....




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    Small and nice mountain villages




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    More passes to ride.




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    ...and suddenly a villages on strange places




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    Nice roads taking me to Bolzano.




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    Arriving Bolzano.




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    Stop and watch a while the hectic autostrada.




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    Bolzana, not a big city.




    ......to be continue
  15. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) continues





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    Forward to Stelvio. Stopes at small villages.




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    Stelvio somewhere far away.




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    Newer tunnels. I keep on the old road and aren´t in way of the traffic.




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    Shopping. I live on bread and coffe daytime. Like it that way, fast and easy...




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    Have now turned to the road to Stelvio. Traffic is much much calmer now.




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    I can see now the Stelvio area.




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    Climbing on serpentines starts now. On the parking down there I can see the Italian bikers. I have pass theme couple of times now and this time they are waving to me.




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    Noticing I´m starting to get on higher ground. Vision gets slow, very slow.




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    Serpentines in the forest ended and I´, getting to the climb after the hillside.




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    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) be continue
  16. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Spectacular roads and fantastic scenery:clap:clap:clap
  17. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Thank you klaviator:norton



    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) continues




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    Make a stop here and there and check out the views. I know also they will be better as far i get.




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    Just a little bit forest left to do.


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    Still climbing.




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    Now I can see the top of the Stelvio. It doesn´t look much left to do but....




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    Climbing on the serpentines...




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    A bit up and now I can see there are still lot to climb.




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    Nice to stop here and there and check out where coming.




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    Many serpentines done and I can see there are many of theme still to do. Vision goes slow now, very slow. Still only one protest and one stop.




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    Looks like few more. At this moment I know few doesn´t mean few any more.





    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) will continue
  18. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) continues




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    Climbing and climbing and....



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    At last at the top. Now I can look where I came from. It´s awesome!




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    Lot of motorcycles at the top.




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    It´s fifteen years since I´ve been here and the sausage vendors are still here. Not the same sellers I suppose...




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    Found a little gap where I can park the Vision.




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    From the westside of Stelvio there are some kind of bicycle competion going on.




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    Full throttle and after a while the Visions restriction gives up and the speedometer is even not enough. Still, have no chance to keep up whith that crazy cyklists going downhill to.




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    Shooting and....whoosh! Cyclist race inside me. Crazy :lol3




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    Nice views on the Westside to.




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    Some old cool tunnels to go through




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    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) to be continue
  19. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    This would be a superbe ride report on any ride. You have a great story and fsabulous pictures. But then when we relaise this a 50cc scooter everything becomes so much more compelling. I love small bikes but I would not want to tour on anything less than 125/150. You have done a great job. Well done.
  20. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Thanks conchscooter. I do travelling with big motorcycles to, but small 50cc is something with.....I don´t know, but a way of "slow down, start living"
    Good to see some is reading and checking the pics :thumb
    Still, lot to go :norton




    .........Corvara(Italy) - Livigno(Italy) continues



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    On my way nort to Livigno




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    Climbing again.




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    This mountain area feels much softer.




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    Passing an old tunnel.


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    At the top, tollgate to Livigno. Livigno is a taxfree area in Italy.




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    I can see Livigno now.




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    Livigno coming.




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    Vision parked for the night. Eveningwalk and a Italian real pizza. I still Think that the Swedish pizza is the best.



    ....to be continue. Next day will be snowy :norton