Federweisser, Verdun, Flanders Fields and the Rhineland

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by JMead11, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Yannick

    Yannick Asterix the Gaul

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    Ok, so while waiting for your return in Europe, I whish you some beautiful adventures in your country. And I wanted to thank you again for your interest in France, Germany and Belgium, and all that we share about History.
    :freaky
  2. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    My Dad was stationed to Bitburg AFB in the early 70's and we lived off the base in a town called Newstrassburg (iffy on the spelling, I was only 10 at the time). I love your pictures of the area, I can remember taking cruises up the Mosel and Rhine rivers and exploring some of the castles nearby. Your reports really take me back, I loved living in that area, Thanks for the great report.
  3. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Must I? Supporter

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    It's spelled Neustrassburg and I used to live about ten minutes from there. Still have a buddy in that village.
    On my honeymoon I partied there for a night and spent the night -- this was back in 2004. The town hadn't grown or changed much at all. Ah, the Eifel.
  4. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    Great report:clap
  5. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    Yup, Neustrassburg is just a hop, skip and a jump from Kinheim. Great part of the world to be in.
  6. zookster

    zookster Chupacabra

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    Bump. Remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
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  7. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer Supporter

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    Thank you for the visit to G S Patton's grave site,something I have not seen.Also the little Trans alp is a fine looking bike.
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    best read this memorial weekend.

    never forget, history will repeat itself again. it's our turn to be on watch.

    thanks for this ride report.
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  9. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    Memorial Days at General Patton's resting place are always amazing. Hope that I can get back in there, get on a bike and go by 2022.

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  10. MotoRojo

    MotoRojo Still in the asylum

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    Really glad this exceptionally interesting report was resurrected.

    I share your fascination for history and really appreciate the excellent photos and commentary. I also must go there one day to personally pay my respects and admiration to all those young lives (from both sides) so tragically wasted in fields of misery and mud.

    Thank you for bringing us along and helping bring the memory of those sacrifices closer home.
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  11. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    ^^^ ditto....I will def check this RR out! Thanks @JMead11
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  12. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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  13. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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