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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had a bit of a chilly night at about 4 -5 degrees, but we woke to a sunny day for the ride out. There were about 60 bikes and we met another 25 on the way out at a secondary start spot. The ride out was very well organized and the marshalling was amazing.

    [​IMG]FILE1109 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]FILE1120 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]FILE1280 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]FILE1332 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  9. Against the Wind

    Against the Wind I'm older now but still runnin'

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    Gorgeous ride and pics!! Thanks for the latest instalment. :thumb
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The last 10 km on the way home the weather changed as predicted and then it practically torrentially rained all night. Luckily Enzo’s friends Alex, Bruno, and Stefano whom he had met in the Lofoten Islands of Norway had showed up and Alex the “professionista” architect rigged up a shelter for us. This left the “amateurs” standing under the eves of the bathrooms. The rest of the evening we huddled under the tarp drank red wine and grappa, they sang Italian songs, and grilled large pieces of meat on the one burner grill. Making expresso with rain water and coffee cups from the bottom of beer cans was a first.

    [​IMG]IMG_5797 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    The professionals.

    [​IMG]IMG_5795 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    The amateurs.

    [​IMG]IMG_5799 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    Making expresso from rain water, actually half water half grappa!

    [​IMG]IMG_5810 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_5812 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_5817 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Tuscany & Rally-16 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Tuscany & Rally-22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We stayed in a great hotel recommended by Enzo. The owner is also a biker named Enzo and the staff are super welcoming and the hotel biker friendly. They ran out when we drove up and opened the gate to the parking and insisted we park inside the basement. Here we also could hang up our tent to dry out. They were so interested in the trip that by the time we had showered and headed out to get something to eat they had already checked out our web site. Thank you to Enzo, Chiara, and Cindia for making feel at home.

    [​IMG]Rimini San Marino-11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    This place must really get crazy in summer. The umbrella stations on the beach are unreal. The seaside main drag is lined with restaurants and shops selling liquor and beach ware.

    [​IMG]Tuscany & Rally-25 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Rimini San Marino-7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    “The Bridge of Tiberius (Italian: Ponte di Tiberio) or Bridge of Augustus is a Roman bridge in Rimini, Italy. Construction work started during Augustus' reign and was finished under his successor Tiberius in 20 AD; an inscription thus calls the structure as "given by both emperors". The bridge was the only crossing of the Marecchia not destroyed by the retreating German army during the Battle of Rimini and is said to have resisted all attempts at destruction. The bridge is still open to pedestrian and light vehicular traffic.”

    [​IMG]Rimini San Marino-4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had to make a short detour to get country number 45 in the Republic of San Marino. Arriving to the gates the walled city we found designated free motorcycle parking right next to the police kiosk. The streets of the capital are steep cobbles and mostly pedestrian access only. This is like most of theses enclave “countries” a money haven and full of high end shops. The views are panoramic for sure. We did a chevy chase and headed out.

    “San Marino is a mountainous micro-state surrounded by Italy. Among the world’s oldest republics, it retains much of its historic architecture. On the slopes of Monte Titano sits the capital, also called San Marino, known for its medieval walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets. The Three Towers, castle like citadels dating to the 11th century, sit atop 3 of Titano’s neighbouring peaks.”

    [​IMG]FILE1530 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Rimini San Marino-12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Rimini San Marino-23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Rimini San Marino-25 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]FILE1545 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  18. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I wonder if there's any structure built in the modern era that will last 2000 years like the Tiberius bridge.. thanks for the magical history tour! Those Romans left humanity so much..

    thanks for another great update.
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  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Yes like the tower in Pisa we saw yesterday!!!
  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We still planned to do the small roads back to Florence, but by a different route. This was hampered by some construction and we had to back track from Poppi. It was still a nice ride on a nice day.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 15.34.33 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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