Springtime in the Alps

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by AlpineGuerrilla, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Glad you liked the video. The Alps may be great to ride on the street, but you won't get much offroading here. As far as I'm concerned, you have dirtbiking heaven over there. But as you say, the grass is always greener on the other side (I'm dreaming of riding in the US on all your Singletracks and gravel roads)

    It was just a huge WTF moment. I only realized what happened when it was over. Good thing we have reflexes. I needed more than one smoke after that. :huh
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  2. UltiCOW

    UltiCOW UltiCOW

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    Thanks for the awesome pics and comments on camping! Interesting stuff:)
    Love the slo-mo in the vid - shot at 60fps?

    Id like to ride in the alps more - all just a question of time and money. Its not too far from Berlin - but a quick weekend isnt really worth the boring ride up and down.

    Ill be looking at your routes, Im about to embark on a trip around the alps for a good 10 days or so. Maybe we will cross paths?

    Keep it up!
    -Ollie
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  3. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    Great pictures and the video gave me a little heart stopper...

    Great book too!!
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  4. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Most of the clips are captured in 60fps. Even if played in 30fps the image is smoother. Plus you can always make a slow-mo if an asshat crosses your way. :lol3

    We'll have to cross paths later, as I'm currently on a trip in Norway. Greetings from Tana Bru. :1drink
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  5. nones

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    Wow the guy with the KTM RC8 almost hit you.... what a f..king dumb !!!!

    Very nice picture by the way :clap
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  6. GiorgioXT

    GiorgioXT Long timer

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    First, good report and really nice video.

    Second, frankly , never heard anything about in Italy, fines for speeding or similar ok, but for "wild camping" not... seems also highly unlikely, apart for people that set up full camp on a beach for a week...

    The overnight "alpine bivouac" is allowed even in national parks.

    A couple of years ago a group of friends , transversing center Italy offroad stopped near a farm for overnighting , asking the permission to an old lady... after an hour a police car arrived : agents were curious to see who were the "vicious tent salesmen" that were bothering the old lady.
    The lady's hearing was no good ...

    It ended with a collective laugh and some hints from the police regarding trails further on...
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  7. whatsgnu

    whatsgnu Scheissekopf

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    Great video and RR !! Thanks for all the info also. Too bad all you have there are straight, wide roads !!! :roflRide safe and thanks again for sharing :clap
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  8. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone watching it. Reached 1000 klicks. :clap New video and report of a 4 week trip coming soon.


    Great anectode, I have to remember this one. :rofl

    It depends on where you are in Italy. In highly touristic regions e.g. around Lake Garda it's difficult. But like you say, for one night and with the usual stealth camping practices it really shouldn't be a problem.
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  9. SwissFreek

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    I always wondered what they did with the bikes on that thing. Surely they don't make you sit on your bike all the way through the tunnel. That would be... unpleasant. I have much love for the beautiful Swiss trains.

    Dad grew up in Binningen, went to HG, godfather was a pastor at the Muenster until he retired a few years ago. Mom grew up in Aigle. I spent almost every summer from age 1 to 20 in either Aigle, Binningen, or Crans-Montana, mostly Crans-Montana. I wish I could afford to ship my bike over there for a trip through the Alps. And to convince the wife to let me off on my own!

    Very jealous, sir.
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  10. ttr

    ttr Been here awhile

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    Great RR!

    Don' mind about the italian traffic. Just try to get used and be careful
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