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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2017, 02:21:27 pm »
Well I registered for next years trip! Really looking forward to going again!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2017, 04:14:39 am »
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2017, 05:46:11 pm »
For anyone that might be interested in going, read Fais daily reports from last years rally discussion.

http://forum.cog-online.org/ride-reports-roads-routes-and-places/gce-alps-rolling-rally-report-complete/msg550453/#msg550453

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2017, 02:05:16 pm »
Less than 8 months to go!! WooHoo! 240 days to the start! Just a friendly bump up! If you are interested I would tell you this is one awesome adventure and you will have the time of your life on a motorcycle with people that love to ride and in an area that is beautiful with great carving roads!


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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2017, 02:15:34 pm »
I just looked at the Participants List and 21 are already signed up.
12 of those are from USA/Canada.   :great:

This event is limited to X number of people. (I'll try to find out that number}

So if your interested, don't wait.

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Again; Look here for more info and the Video.

https://sites.google.com/site/gcerollingrally2018/home

https://sites.google.com/site/gcerollingrally2018/home/event-presentation-video
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2017, 01:53:03 pm »
Merry Christmas All! Only 200 days to go to the start of the Alps II Rally! Woohoo!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2017, 11:50:56 pm »
meanwhile i can show you some photos from an earlier ride in the Dolos...
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2017, 12:30:21 am »
Hi Ralf, Great pictures! Looking forward to meeting you and riding those fun roads!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2017, 03:54:18 pm »
The Combe Laval Road in the French Alps is one of the most spectacular in the world.  It doesn't appear that it will be included in this rally but would be well worth the effort to visit if you have some extra time before or after the rally. 







https://youtu.be/TCJzk_YvcSE
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2017, 07:40:08 pm »
I was looking for other video's in the area Mike posted and came across a trip that others made last year.
     Unlike some of the other video's we've posted, these are not all "blitz and go".

These have lots of scenery and (if you watch the differing conditions) it will give you an idea of many things that you will see/experience.
NOTE: These are pretty long so bounce around if you get bored....

On the 3rd video; pay particular attention to the narrow road's and 180* switchbacks.
Those of us that go <GRIN> will definitely test our skills on roads identical to these!!

#1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7BpiH9KEo

#2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyXikwD75aQ

#3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arK89N21Xik

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 11:10:37 pm »
Great Links Ted!! 177 days to go till the start! Woohoo! Does anybody have any experience riding on this road in Romania- Top Gear selected the Transfagarasan Highway the best road in the world and our group may try to ride it before the Rally as we go to visit Hungary first! Love to hear from any riders on this and any great roads (back roads) to take from Munich to Budapest on the way! Thank you!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2018, 09:54:27 pm »
Important; Binding registration must be sent in prior to January 31st 2018.

I just looked at the participant list and see there is 1 opening (in a shared room)..
   {NOTE: I am not sure this has been updated recently}

I suggest; If you wanted to go and thought it was full,, send Mika a note immediately!
                Because;  there might still be a chance for you to go.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2018, 03:19:51 pm »
I came across some photo's of Passo Stelvio.
This one is a test of everyone's skills.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=stelvio+pass&FORM=hpbap1

Grossglockner........
Supposed to be beautiful.
   We didn't get to see this one when I rode it the first time..
      It was so foggy we could barely see the tail light of the bike in front of us! (at about 20-30')
         We had to turn on our 4 ways so we could see the bike we were following.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Grossglockner&FORM=RESTAB

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2018, 05:52:59 pm »
Just received a note from Mika.   :Woot_Emoticon:
  He's working on finalizing room costs/assignment's.

NOTE: "When we go",   Everybody be sure to thank Mika.
            {He does a great job of organizing, & this is REALLY a lot for work for him and his Boss [err wife]!!}

Bottom line; We're getting closer to D-Day!!!  :13: :dance: :victory: :clap:

"Soon",, he will send us info on; how much/when/& *how to send in our down-payment $$.
    ** Last time, we did the D-P via paypal.

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Don't tell Russ, as he tends to get {err} "a bit" over excited...   :67:
       {unless you consider riding you bike around in your front yard "necked",,, as "normal" ?}  :motonoises:

     Oops, I just remembered that Attila is going. {He thinks that behavior might be "Normal"...}   :nananana:
        Oops again, I just remembered that Doug is going. {For him,,, that behavior "is" "Normal"...}    :17:
 
Gee, "Somehow" I suspect we're gonna have a blast with this bunch!!!!   :PDT_Armataz_01_37:

     
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2018, 10:05:57 am »
Mika forwarded the confirmations.  Received mine last night.  All (my) rooms booked/paid for....   ;)
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2018, 04:36:08 pm »
Hi Capt'n.
Won't be far behind you.

Just saw my note from Mika.
Will send mine in shortly.

Yahooooooooooooo, we're getting closer!!
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2018, 11:37:54 pm »
150 days to go!! Woohoo!! Hotels are now paid! Looking forward again to meet great people and ride some fun roads! 6 coming from California! Watch out!  :)

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #67 on: February 14, 2018, 08:23:02 am »
150 days to go!! Woohoo!! Hotels are now paid! Looking forward again to meet great people and ride some fun roads! 6 coming from California! Watch out!  :)

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #68 on: February 14, 2018, 05:31:21 pm »
OMG!! 6 are coming from California {and 1 from TeXaS}??
 Europe will NEVER be the same!!

Can't wait!!!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2018, 02:44:44 pm »
Waiting "im-patiently"!!!

Just realized Attila and Rob will be there. yahooooooooooooooo

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2018, 12:56:50 am »
Yes we all are going to have a great time! Ted and Patrick I am not sure you knew or not but Rob just spent 12 days in Colombia riding a rental motorcycle through the mountains and jungles with a couple friends..... They may be the same ones coming to the Alps from Canada! Very cool!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2018, 12:24:12 pm »
Good Morning all, 4 months to go till the start of the rally today! Woohoo again! Just need to pick up a International Driver's License and a few nik naks and will be ready to go! Gonna be so much fun! Thank you Mika and the team for putting together the routes and hotels! See you all soon!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2018, 03:17:22 pm »
Geez, you already have everything ready?
I've hardly started getting things ready.

My main plan is take a lot less than I did last time!!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2018, 08:56:40 pm »
Justa thought here; If anyone that is reading this is interested in the ride,,, there might be a chance you could go.
                               ie; Everyone has sent in their $$ for rooms etc, but someone might have to cancel.
                               If so, Mika might be looking for someone to take that place.
                               Bottom Line: if your interested, send Mika a note, or contact me and I'll give you the info to reach him.
                                                   It never hurts to ask..

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #74 on: March 29, 2018, 01:29:10 am »
Woohoo!! In 100 days our group will be landing in Munich on July 7th, then we pick up our rental bikes in Landshut and head to Hungary and then back for the Rally start on July 13th!! Going to be a great trip before we even start with the rally! We now have 6 of us heading to Hungary on the 7th. More information down the road. Ralf a OTP traveler this year sent me a couple of possible routes coming and going. They look super!

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