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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2017, 07:59:05 pm »
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[s]for me getting to go [/s] Judy allowing me to go last year,, I'm taking her on her special vacation in August. (Alaska)   Assuming, I get over that big ding, I'll be there in 2018.

Here is a C-14 near the top of Stelvio at a bit more speed.
The upper section is the tightest, and the narrowest roads...
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2017, 05:58:06 pm »
Heard about this from the OTP Travelers last week in Kiefersfelden. I'm just finishing up 2 months in eastern Europe on my F800GS which I shipped from Toronto. I'm leaving the bike here (Sister's house in Athens) for further travels next year so might be able to join in this ride!

For those interested in air freighting the bike, the Air Canada "Fly Your Bike" program is dead simple and went very smoothly for me this year. I flew Toronto to Frankfurt May 1. Cost was exactly $1000 CDN (about $750 us) one way. Here's a link to my Blog. Scroll back to the first couple posts for a description of  shipping procedure.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2017, 06:16:31 pm »
Almost forgot.....Further info on the Air Canada Experience (Mine and others) is on this Horizons Unlimited Post....

horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-transport/air-canada-cargo-killer-deal-80707-10

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2017, 06:42:29 pm »
Yup, this will probably be cheaper than renting a bike for two or three weeks for alot of folks.  Thanks for posting the info Brian.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2017, 09:55:20 pm »
OK I'm so in. Where do we sign up?
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2017, 11:10:39 pm »
OK I'm so in. Where do we sign up?

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2017, 11:22:02 pm »
Go here,,

https://sites.google.com/site/gcerollingrally2018/home/event-presentation-video

Select Registration Form.
Fill in the blanks.
Then send ted $200 for posting the info.. <evil grin>  ;)

 Later on; {6-8 months from now} you send Mika $$ for down payment on hotels etc...

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2017, 03:19:44 am »
Now we know how Ted is getting the money for his cruise to Alaska.  :))
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2017, 09:37:50 pm »
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2017, 01:28:16 am »
Who can recommend a good shipper for bikes from Florida to Venice?
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2017, 02:48:49 am »
Who can recommend a good shipper for bikes from Florida to Venice?


Almost forgot.....Further info on the Air Canada Experience (Mine and others) is on this Horizons Unlimited Post....

horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-transport/air-canada-cargo-killer-deal-80707-10

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There are other links from SteveJ on tbe 1st page. Canada is cheap and easy both ways. Shipping a bike back into the US is expensive and annoying.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2017, 01:36:55 pm »
Here is what I do to get the cheapest airline tickets
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/google-flights-tips-tricks_us_58062e82e4b0b994d4c1675a


Thanks for the info Doug.

Wasn't aware of Google Flights.
When I went, I did it the hard way;
     developed where/when was the best flight for me, then checked daily until the price dropped.
Both years, their was a short price drop and I grabbed it. (Saved over $400 both times)

Dan and Mark just got back from their "OtP" trip.
 I think they found an even better deal.
   Will talk with them and see what they discovered.

NOTE: On one of my flight legs, I opted for non stop.
          That long flight, {without being able to do a good stretch} was miserable.
          If I'm able to go in 2018, I "will" do a layover both ways.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2017, 01:06:31 am »
This would be AWESOME to do again but to soon  :'( We booked flights into Amsterdam through Condor/Thomas Cook into Manchester UK then Flybe to Amsterdam. Just around 800 bucks rd trip. Thomas Cook was impressive. Nice airline. The trains in EU are pretty awesome and I bet you could run down to Austria for a few bucks and have a nice trip. The Alps are astounding! Practice your neck stretching exercises each morning as you find yourself looking over your shoulder around the hairpins looking up the road. About half way through I started practicing the cone technique MC Leos use for tight low speed turns of turning the bike in and kinda sitting on top of the bike instead of leaning the body in. Seemed to work well. If you do this trip it is awesome and worth it. Don't follow Ted! Have a blast muchachos. OMC endorsed.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2017, 01:49:07 am »
I didn't see a forum on the site. Maybe they can start one?

Will we have a chase vehickle for our luggage? I have a friend in Ft. Lauderdale that may want to come and drive a minivan and be our chase vehicle. Any thoughts?
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2017, 05:02:56 am »
I'm a no go on this. Interesting to think about, though.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2017, 05:19:39 am »
...Will we have a chase vehicle for our luggage? I have a friend in Ft. Lauderdale that may want to come and drive a minivan and be our chase vehicle. Any thoughts?

That's a thought.  Car rentals are not that expensive, here in Europe.  Not certain about vans, though.  As for me, though...I will only bring what I can carry on the bike (I live in Germany.)
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2017, 11:19:13 am »
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...I will only bring what I can carry on the bike (I live in Germany.)
If you live in Germany why are you listed as South Central Area?  Unless things have changed, COG members in Europe are Northeast Area.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2017, 11:50:48 am »
Only here temporarily.  I'm from Texas.  :great:
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2017, 01:32:26 pm »
...Will we have a chase vehicle for our luggage? I have a friend in Ft. Lauderdale that may want to come and drive a minivan and be our chase vehicle. Any thoughts?

That's a thought.  Car rentals are not that expensive, here in Europe.  Not certain about vans, though.  As for me, though...I will only bring what I can carry on the bike (I live in Germany.)

Anyone who has ridden the area will tell you ....driving a chase vehicle there would suck. A little Lotus would be nice; but still. But a van? After the first set of switchbacks I bet your friend has an emergancy back home and bails out. The ground we cover woukd be nauseating in a van. Just sayin'. We see vehicles on the road but they aren't going as far.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2017, 02:09:57 pm »
I was thinking between hotels.  Some folks travel with a lot of gear, I guess....
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2017, 04:09:20 pm »
We change motels about every other day.
 So you can do 1 day with minimal gear, and another with all your gear as you go to the next Motel.

Pack as light as possible. But don't forget anything..  <grin>
  I took waaaaay to much with me last year...

Any idea's have to go thru Mika. {ie; it's his rally}
  They use Facebook, not Forums..

The idea of this discussion; is to talk, discuss, and get some idea of who may go.
    Great discussion!!!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2017, 02:48:25 am »
Only 320 days to go before this Alps Rally 2 starts! Needs a bump! Still planning on going with Attila and hopefully at least a couple of more here in Southern California!

Gonna be awesome....especially the fun spots we go to before the rally starts!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2017, 01:51:43 am »
I'll be living north of Muenichen (Munich) by then, This is a definite possibility.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2017, 05:30:34 am »
I've been trying to open the links given by the OP but they require a permission. Does anyone have some "Pull" to make it easier.


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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2017, 02:52:22 pm »
Top, 2018 hasn't started yet.
I assume the contribution links are locked for now.
I'll ping Jorge and see what's going on.
Hope to see you at the Rolling Rally...

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