I kind of made a bee line as fast as I could for the first half of the trek. As it looked like I’d hit some cool mountain areas. And I’d prefer to spend my time there. I took the A4 all the way east through Milano and then hooked it north on the A4 with just gas and water stops. My next gas stop was in Chatillon which even though still on the A5 was a really nice ride. Followed a bit river the mountains were closing in, I came back to my bike with a big puddle under it. Shit! Oh wait... it’s just that big can of emergency beer I’ve had for 2 days that finally exploded. North East along Highway SS27 near San Leonardo. Time to slow my roll and start soaking up what’s left of Italy. Man just gorgeous!!! This road was so good, obvious from all the bikes I started seeing. I pulled up at some road works. There was about 5 or 6 dudes on dirt bikes. I started chatting to one guy next to me, “ya we come all way from Germany!!” I gave him the thumbs up. Then the guy directly in front of me moved aside and then I saw this.. Holy shit, you guys really are from Germany, I was dying laughing. I said “is that fucker full?” One guy laughed and said “not for long”. Man everyone’s bikes were loaded with gear and old mate up front just rocking a dang pony keg. The lights went green and I blasted off in front. Much love to you guys I hope you had an awesome and safe trip, thanks for the laugh! North into Switzerland on Route 21 and wow that is just a phenomenal ride. Not to mention the perfect weather. Just outstanding!! Switchback roads for days!! In to Bulle and headed for Gruyere! Just outside of Gruyere. Switzerland has the amazing skill of whatever direction you’re headed, there’s always something good to look at..