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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler
    So where are you getting the bike from? Friend? Rental? I've heard of Edelweiss Tours and I believe they rent bikes, yah?

    Edelweiss is very over priced/..... I know my way around Europe already.. I will rent the bike out of Munich-

    Edelweiss is a convenience for those who do not know and have no time to do on their own... that is what I think

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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Eifelrider
    Hello Bradford!

    HERE are some pics of the "Mutterstrasse". I never heard that funny name before. We just call it the "Rhine Valley". Upper Middle Rhine Valley, to be exact.

    great pics.. but from the map it looks like it is in the opposite direction from where I want to ride... maybe save that for another day.....

    I found a great rental for the bike out of Munich .. a nice R1200GS w/ bags

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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by bftownsend
    great pics.. but from the map it looks like it is in the opposite direction from where I want to ride... maybe save that for another day.....

    I found a great rental for the bike out of Munich .. a nice R1200GS w/ bags
    No worries eifelrider, i'll be on the B-49 next week if it dosen't snow . And I already have your map printed out for good use

    I'm getting ready to buy a Tom Tom Rider navigation thingy, but it's just something about having a hard map that I can't shake
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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by bftownsend
    Edelweiss is very over priced/..... I know my way around Europe already.. I will rent the bike out of Munich-

    Edelweiss is a convenience for those who do not know and have no time to do on their own... that is what I think

    And Brad, you're right about the prices, some of them are truly outrageous . All my tours have been well under the amount of some of these companies, now granted I'm stationed in Germany so it's a little easier for me. But for the average rider, Fly over, rent a bike, get a good map and a basic German language book, and it's eurotour central.
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    Well, here goes my second try at loading pics. These are from the tour I did this past summer. Over a period of 7 days, I managed to tour parts of Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Lichstenstein, and Italy. I covered roughly 1300 miles or so, not sure of the exact distance, but what is important, I see I need to start taking more pictures and keeping a journal as I go Hope you enjoy the few that I've posted.


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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Cool Pics, Anthony!

    The pic of the twisties looks familiar. Is that somewhere near the Stelvio (Stilfser Joch)? I think I rode there in 2004. Unfortunately there was a Truck in front of me, and the road was too small to overtake.

    Good Luck with the weather next week!


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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Eifelrider
    Cool Pics, Anthony!

    The pic of the twisties looks familiar. Is that somewhere near the Stelvio (Stilfser Joch)? I think I rode there in 2004. Unfortunately there was a Truck in front of me, and the road was too small to overtake.

    Good Luck with the weather next week!


    This could be the one....
    Thanks for the Kudos Eifelrider, most of the time I look at the pics on the site and I think" no way can I compare with the pics", but hey we must try huh?

    The first twisty pick is when I went through the Hahntennjoch Pass going through Lichstenstein on my way to Austria.

    The last twisty pick could be Stilfer Joch, all I remember is trying to beat the storm
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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Anthony - do u know of a source for electronic road maps for the Alps?
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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by bftownsend
    Anthony - do u know of a sourse for electronic road maps for the Alps?

    Not right off hand, but I hope the Tom Tom Rider I plan to purchase this year will do the job. Even still, I know I'll have a hard map with me, seeing the alps spread across the table when I'm planning the ride is just so inspirational to me

    Hold on, just found this on the net www.travelbygps.com/premium/swiss/alps.php maybe this will help you
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    Re: European Alps Ride

    Tom Tom have all the maps you want on a sd card look in their web site
    you can get them ,, I have just got one with Croatia on it also has Cyprus and most of Eastern EU on it ,,, not from tom tom though, keep the pics coming John UK
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