Category Archives: Alppikierros 2018

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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9: Tunneling to Livigno

Today we were off on the road again to the Dolomites. We were starting to notice certain patterns as we bounced back and forth this way between Austria and Italy. Austria had better showers and well-sealing windows; Italy had better … Continue reading

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Alppikierros Day 10: A Little Bit of Everything

We were going to spend 2 full days in Livigno and both would be more loosely arranged than usual. There was an official day ride today, but less than half of the people were going on it. Others were going … Continue reading

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