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eastern alps 2010 and Enduromania Borlova Team Picknicker

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by franken, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    after doing western alps last year (see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503649) we did the east side this time (mostly the Dolomites). This holiday was a bit strage - first time since many years we could not spent the hole time together. So we made 2 weeks alps - when came home for a day - Tina needed to go to work and i joined my old friends for Enduromania.

    But stop talking to much - let the story begin.

    and let me show u pics.

    Day 1: Not a big distance. Highway to Garmisch - Seefeld - Ötztal - Timmelsjoch pass road - Jaufenpass - Pustatal

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    traditional first pic - ready to go

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    at Timmelsjoch

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    down Timmelsjoch in Italy

    Day 2: Staller Sattel - Grossglockner - Lienz - Pustertaler high alpine road - Cortina

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    at Staller Sattel near Antholz

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    View to Italy

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    View to Austria

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    Grossglockner - from Kals high alpine road (other side of normal Grossglockner road)

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    Some cake and coffe - nice place for a break

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    passing a waterfall

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    typical in the area

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    tre croci - Drei Zinnen

    Day 3: forgot my passport yesterday at the checkout - so first back to last Hotel. Than into the main area of Dolomites - and passroads passroads .....

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    near 3 Zinnen

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    wild animals near the road

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    Sella

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    Grödner Joch - View to Sella Group

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    very close to the montain

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    fantastic views

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    in all directions

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    Sella

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    another great view this day.

    Day 4: Going more south and doing some pass roads

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    found this one at a coffee break

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    Crossing wild rivers

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    tonns of memories of WW I

    next Days - Camping at Arsie - and pass roads

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    Base camp

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    lake nearby

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    view
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    view 2

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    river Brenta canyon behind the lake

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    very nice road

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    other direction

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    Top of Monte Grappa ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Grappa )

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    some min. later we could see anything

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    Vaiont dam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaiont_Dam)

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    Beluno - main city in the region

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    Passo Maghen

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    view to south

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    view to north

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    water

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    Rosengarten

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    closer look

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    next pass

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    warm seat

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    Passo Rolle

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    waterfall

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    and another coffee break

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    next day great view

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    more wild animals

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    beautyful montains

    Next day weather went into bad - snow fall down to 1500m - 4cm snow at the passroads we've been the last days. So we decided to go more south for 1 or 2 days. We visited a friend near Marradi.

    It's late now in Germany -- i will go on with the story tomorrow and bring you the next 45 pics.

    CU tomorrow

    have fun

    Andreas
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  2. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    so let'S go on.

    We left Arsie in rain and went more south to visit a friend in Marradi. After going with one hand over the Po we had a little celebration.

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    nearly ready to eat

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    we had a great evening with our friend @ Marradi

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    Next day we went on direc. Solvenia. First we went into the hills (where GP rider Rossi and Capirossi grow up)

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    nice views - after the flat - the Med. Sea.

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    Here you will find curves, curves, curves

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    and nice weekend houses

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    near Venice.

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    watching the birds

    At late evenig we reached Gemona di Friuli and took our next basecamp at the local camping. Downtown Gemona we found great Pizza and much greater "Gelati" (Ice-cream).

    Next day we spent some time in Slovenia. I love it. Here the pics.

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    On the way to the border - last town it Italy

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    Target is behind the hills

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    nice bridge they have

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    Soca - my favorite river - best ever seen.

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    After rain - not soooo blue

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    Virsic pass road

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    Down to Kranska Gora

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    A big hole

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    Julske Alps

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    lake Bled - romatic place - and good fish at restaurant some km later

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    typical smal town in Slovenia

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    Church

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    Up to Kobarid - along the Soca

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    from Dusk till Dawn - in Gemona.

    Next day we did some very small off-road. Up to Monte Paularo. Very nice road.

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    In the middle - up to Paularo

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    Tina is lookin for ???

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    Easy to ride - bike wants to go on

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    and we found -- Marmotts - round 10

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    view from close before top

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    View 2

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    some meters to go

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    Adventure.

    So one more day left to explore the dolomites. We did our last big slope before riding home.

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    Pisa? hm?

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    zzz - Sella di Razzo

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    Dam - a dam

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    quiet impressive - and deep

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    Tina likes to look the other side (break on through to the other side ;-) )

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    Near Gemona - This parrot is dead - no, it's resting (are you old enough to understand this parrot gag?)

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    Duck hunting

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    Still dead - no, resting

    So, time for Tina to went home. She had to work next week - for me one day break at home - then on to Romania.

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    typical houses in this part of the Dolomites

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    3 Zinnen again - this time seen from Sexten

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    close to home - fresh snow near Innsbruck

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    down the brenner pass to Innsbruck - then up again to Mittenwald and back home again.

    Next post will show you my Enduromania ride with my friends.

    have fun

    Andreas
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  3. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene Supporter

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    Great stuff, Andreas! Looking forward to Enduromania!
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  4. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Sodala - to let u wait not tooooooo long - let's go to Romania stuff.

    ENDUROMANIA - my first one -- more info here http://www.enduromania.net/

    Saturday - day of resting -- Sunday on the bike again. Bad Tölz - Irschenberg - Salzburg - Graz - Vienna - Hungary - most on highway. Between Györ and Budapest the night starts to catch me - so off the highway and found a Hotel at Tata.

    Next day passing Budapest - on to Szeged - Crossing border - arrive at Caransebes late afternoon. Borlova is not on my Garmin - Start looking around and see 2 Endurobikers - follow them and catch them next at village.

    "are u going to Borlova?" i ask them - "yes, u also want to go there, with this bike?" -- jep, sure -- "ok, follow us"
    they leave the road, cross a river and go up a hill. I follow - then a deep mudhole - i follow them - and drop the KTM into the mud.

    They help me out and tell me that the next section is more hard i should take the paved road. -- "ok, there is a paved road?" -- -

    30 min later i arrive at my friends in Borlova - my Zega is flooded. No problem, we have a house and beds. I don't need my tent. uff.

    Enough writing - let's see the pics.

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    first town in Romania

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    Our base camp in Borlova

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    Time to ride

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    park ferme

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    Security stuff

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    easy off-road

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    quite a huge mix of bikes - we've been 10 in the team - 3 woman, 7 man - 1 Africa Twin, 1 KTM 950, 1 BMW HP 2, Rest was TT 660, Domiator, DRZ 400.

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    difficult to find the way

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    after a difficult part - easy to ride -- mostly u don't think of photos in difficult parts.

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    beautyful landscape

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    ah - action

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    passed some mud

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    Team Picknicker - preparing for a picknick

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    todays collection

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    typical houses

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    Enduromania GPS point found here.

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    view down - very steep road

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    more mud - i stocked in a hole here.

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    next km have been hard to ride with the big bikes

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    the result of the next km

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    found a nice lake to get the next point

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    view from checkpoint

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    view 2

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    u often pass little villages - the children are great - always forced us to ride wheelies.

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    20 km to get the next point - at the beginning easy

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    u can go fast even with big bikes here

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    getting more wet later

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    locals at work - collecting trees to get a warm house in winter

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    with team Picknicker they did it in much less time

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    road much more difficuld to ride

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    give me a small bike :evil

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    difficult to show u how deep this (sometimes) is

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    sometimes u need to wait a while (rope crashed 3 times until they get the trees of the road)

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    Muntele Mic - round 1700 m high - very windy this day

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    main mountain area

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    train museum at Resita

    Friday night we celebrate our missing the podium. Saturday everybody leaves. For me 1200 km way back on my KTM.

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    close to Hungary

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    strange roadsign

    At Szeged it starts to rain - passed hole Hungary in rain - At the Austrian border rain was over. Went to Vienna and spent the night in a Hotel.
    Next day - Salzburg - Chiemsee - Sudelfeld pass road - Bad Tölz - Back home.

    So - hope u enjoyed my small report - feel free to ask, if u want to know more.

    have fun

    Andreas
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  5. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    feel free to contact me (PM) if you have any questions about the tour or if you want some GPS-Tracks. (also for my 20 other reports here)

    have fun

    Andreas
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  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I love your pictures!

    thanks for sharing :thumb
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  7. FlameDance

    FlameDance Been here awhile

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    ... and unfitting tyres - the TKC80 is not apt for this terrain. Use knoblier tyres, at least FIM stuff. I've used those on several occasions (Pirelli Scorpion Pro e.g.) and had lots of fun where the TKC80 had left me sliding uncontrollably before.

    Nice pics - and yes, it's hard to take photos on the hard parts - but with 10 people at least someone should always have a camera ready. ;)
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  8. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    :-) yep u are right.
    most work was done by the others with helmet-cameras. so we had a lot of good movies all night.
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