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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    This put us eber further behind for our expected 7 pm arrival. The next issue is we came across another road closure into Oberstorf, which involved a back track and then 40 km of backcountry lane driving on a detour with a 30 km limit.

    [​IMG]DSC04843 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC04846 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr





    Finally we arrived in Rizlern Austria at almost 9 pm. We were meeting our Vancouver friends Jay and Leanne who were on a 3-week holiday. Jay had met our host Michael in Tok Alaska. Michael has been around the world on his Africa Twin, but this time in Tok he was on his bicycle. He was kind enough to invite us to join them all. We arrived to a beautiful dinner cooked by Sabine and multiple bottles of wine.
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    About 50 km out we were headed up a steep, narrow, and windy road on which passing is “forbidden”. Just before this was a round about and Dan and I had smelled something burning. Well about 30 seconds later Leanne’s BMW stopped suddenly on the hill. She though she had stalled and tried to get going. Then we could see the smoke and flames coming from her rear brake. The caliper was seized. Dan Jumped off and had to drag the bike to the side of the road since the wheel would not move at all. We pulled it onto the sidewalk and left it to cool off and came back for it later. Luckily there is a mechanic about 4 km from here and he is the guy who used to go to Dakar with BMW.



    [​IMG]riezlern 13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]riezlern 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Then we headed to “the fest”. Here we checkout several of the tents and beers. We took the Ferris wheel, tried out the tabbogan ride, and the test of strength.


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 64 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    The Toboggan is a conveyor belt that is moving very fast and takes quite a bit of skill to ride. It is really fun to watch the drunk people try to get up without help. Think turtle on it’s back! The guys had to make it on their own, but the girls got a helping hand.


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 32 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    [​IMG]oktoberfest 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    There were a lot of people in traditional costumes.



    [​IMG]oktoberfest 42 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    The Tents were crowded and loud, but awesome all the same. You can only buy 1 liter beers at Oktoberfest!



    [​IMG]oktoberfest 44 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 57 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 46 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]oktoberfest 45 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 48 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 50 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]oktoberfest 52 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]oktoberfest 58 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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