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Alppikierros Day 8: Outing for the Italians

I got up early in the morning and had a nice run up the valley to part of an Alpine walking trail network. Today was to be a long, 300 kilometer  day trip around the area, but several of our … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 7: Back to Tyrolia

The next morning dawned dry but with the forecast of rain in the afternoon. We had a longer ride than the day before ahead of us too. Despite all that our company managed to muster up some optimism, and we … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 6: The Dolomites

Today the plan (after my morning run, part of which shown above) was to head west and south into Italy and ride the Dolomites down to Arabba, a skiing-related town set amidst mountain pass roads 50 km due west of Bolzano. … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 5: The Großglockner

This morning we woke up somewhat refreshed, though still not feeling completely caught up on sleep, grabbed breakfast, and rushed off on our bikes at 9 to hit the Grossglockner. Grossglockner, or Großglockner as they prefer to write it here, … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 4: Into the Tyrolian Alps

We awoke after five hours of sleeping like the dead. We had to get up and on the road, but I would never forgive myself if I left here without seeing the Festspielhaus. Fortunately its location within walking distance and … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 3: Riding the Autobahns

  Up for breakfast at 7 and then on the road, the first of two days riding to the Alps in Austria. My GPS didn’t take a great liking to the route I wanted to give it this morning, persisting … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 2: Landfall in Germany

We got up in the morning around 8 feeling much restored after 10 hours in the horizontal position and made our way out into streaming sunshine on the cafe deck for a morning coffee. What a difference a night’s sleep … Continue reading

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Alppikierros, Day 1: To the Alps!

Here we are, off on a motorcycle trip to the Alps! The grand and storied land of soaring peaks, winding narrow roads — home to the best James Bond car chases — green slopes, longhorns and pure maidens, cable cars … Continue reading

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Home

2017/07/30 (Sunday; Humppi -> Espoo) Now this was it, the last day, and although this campground had had the friendliest atmosphere, I was in no mood to sleep late and lounge around. I got up and got rolling early, and … Continue reading

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Finland

2017/07/29 (Saturday; Pajala -> Humppi) Today I was planning to cover a lot of distance, but I figured that since I wasn’t going to stop for a hike, I’d have more time AND energy to do so. My goal was … Continue reading

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