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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #100 on: June 28, 2018, 09:23:28 am »
You guys have fun.  I can't wait to see the pictures of your adventure.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #101 on: June 28, 2018, 02:00:36 pm »
I've been gathering things for the trip and packing for 2 weeks.
       But, everything I take, has to go on the bike
  After I get it all together, I then removed the non essentials, and downsized..
       Followed by changing my mind and adding it again.
         Mebbe you can help?
       
    Being me, I have a lot that I think I have to take so I'm trying to get it right....
              Must haves; Camera, riding gear, moonshine, glasses, GPS, phone, beer, Texas Flag, Texas hat, Texas stickers, more riding gear, etc etc etc.

So, I'm down to what I think I have to take and 1 pair of pants, 1 shirt, 2 underwear, and 1 pair of socks...
  {May have to cull the 2 back to a 1}   :great:
        Thoughts??

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #102 on: June 29, 2018, 11:11:22 am »
Good Morning All, 7 days before we go and 14 days before the rally begins!! Woohoo! Looks like we will be staying in Northern Italy and riding the Dolomite passes for 4 days before the rally with maybe a day to Slovenia and Lake Bled mixed in!! We will be very experienced on our bikes by the time the Rally starts!  ;)


Most everyone in our group (5 crazy Californians) is packed though I have not started yet.  :-[ I know from participating in the rally in 2016 that less is more. I will have the quick dry underwear, shirts and pants that makes packing light pretty easy. All the motorcycle/camera stuff goes in my checked bag along with some other stuff and I try to keep that well under the 50 pound limit.  Pulling the suitcase out in the next couple of days! I have a little more riding to do here at home before I clean my over pants and mesh jacket and pack it.


It's going to be a great adventure with a bunch of fun people! Any suggestions on packing or anything else are always welcome!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #103 on: June 29, 2018, 01:35:28 pm »
On our first trip, the Airline lost my wife's suitcase.  {With all her riding gear!} >:(
  So , we bought/borrowed some before starting the ride.
     {Mucho thanks to Richard/Ria for their assistance!!}

Sooo, my "carry on" will include my helmet/boots/gloves/riding jacket!!   :Woot_Emoticon:

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2018, 12:26:51 pm »
I suggest that you put all that gear into a "carry-on complaint" bag to be sure it will all fit. I know you're a pin-head but ... . :great:
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #105 on: June 30, 2018, 01:31:53 pm »
Route updates have been posted to the Rally's webpages.   :motonoises:
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #106 on: June 30, 2018, 04:43:41 pm »
I suggest that you put all that gear into a "carry-on complaint" bag to be sure it will all fit. I know you're a pin-head but ... . :great:

Checked and done {except riding jacket wouldn't fit/replaced with rain gear}...

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #107 on: June 30, 2018, 05:11:34 pm »
I took out all armour from my riding jacket and pants, so they would fit in a suitcase easier. I stacked the armor so it packed better...
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #108 on: June 30, 2018, 10:39:30 pm »
I took out all armour from my riding jacket and pants, so they would fit in a suitcase easier. I stacked the armor so it packed better...
Now that is a great tip! :great:
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #109 on: July 03, 2018, 07:21:43 pm »
I bought some of the roll-able Vacuum Storage bags to reduce the size of my jacket etc....
No vacuum needed, just place the article inside and roll em'' flat to squeeze the air out.
   Worked so good I put everything in the bags..
Unfortunately {since I had room, I added a few "needs"}... and it now weighs about 100 lbs.  :sign0137: 
      But I got ta admit,,, everything is nice and compact.  :great:
              hmmmm, Guess I need to "cut back" on the gear (I think) I need? :smiley_confused1:

So, until departure, the "packing and unpacking" continue's...    :16:

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #110 on: July 05, 2018, 01:30:45 am »
Hi Ted, I think you leave tomorrow! Have a great trip and I will follow along! Our group from SoCal leaves Friday afternoon! I finished packing today and I think I did pretty well! Probably will take one last long look of what I am bringing too....Remember less is more! If you have 100 pounds of stuff I think you can leave some at home!  ;)


Safe travels!


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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2018, 03:51:23 pm »
Getting ready to head for the airport.
Solved my problem; As I'm adding a room to my home while packing, I mixed things up..
                                  Removed Hammer, nails, saw, and saw horse from my bag.
                                                  Alles ist gut!!  :great:

See ya there.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2018, 10:37:53 pm »
Yes! See you there!! Have a great time on your route!!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #113 on: July 06, 2018, 09:30:41 am »
Getting ready to head for the airport.
Solved my problem; As I'm adding a room to my home while packing, I mixed things up..
                                  Removed Hammer, nails, saw, and saw horse from my bag.
                                                  Alles ist gut!!  :great:

See ya there.

Ride safe, Ted

I can't wait to hear about your adventure and see pics.  Have a fun trip and be safe. 

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #114 on: July 06, 2018, 11:38:55 am »
Hello All, Well the day has come!! WooHoo!! We have our bags packed and 5 crazy Southern Californians are flying out this afternoon to our destination in Munich Germany with another flying out early next week!! Be there tomorrow afternoon travel to Landshut and pick up rentals from a super shop Motorrad Maier! Stay the night and head to the Dolomites for some great riding before the rally starts in 7 days from today!! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Rally Hotel in Zell am See on July 12th to get ready for the Alps 2 rally that starts the next day! It is going to be a blast!!


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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #115 on: July 24, 2018, 10:18:46 pm »
Returned home yesterday with 4 other Southern California riders! All I can say is this was a Great Rally! Kudos to Mika and anyone else on the planning team! Weather overall was super. Passes and points of interest were awesome! Our group spent 4 days in the Dolomites prior to the start of the rally and enjoyed ourselves immensely! Made some new friends while hanging out with old friends! Ate and drank a lot! Enjoyed the Locals! Try to get some pictures out in a link in the next few days! Spectacular Scenery! If you an opportunity to do a trip like this please do not hesitate! It is sooo worth it!!  We left on July 6th and returned July 23rd!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2018, 02:06:08 pm »
I arrived home last night.   Wow, what a trip.

Bernd/Anette had to force me to go to the airport.
    {They sed something about needing to go back to work and tired of feeding me?}  :??:

After we left the Rally we had 2 rainy days, but otherwise all was beautiful.
Last few days we rode Germany and went to see castles and visited/rode with other GCE friends.
Finished the trip with 5996 klms on the odometer of the little 600.. (I think that's about 3700 miles?)

If any of you get a chance to go to the Alps... "DO IT"!!!!

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2018, 03:20:17 pm »
 :TPIWWP:  No pix. Didn't happen.  Fake news. :rotflmao:
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2018, 05:39:05 pm »
:TPIWWP:  No pix. Didn't happen.  Fake news. :rotflmao:

I agree.  Where are the pics?


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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #119 on: July 27, 2018, 05:52:49 pm »
I was browbeat so badly about not using Facebook, that I finally started.
Some pic's are there.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #120 on: July 28, 2018, 12:44:44 am »
I was browbeat so badly about not using Facebook, that I finally started.
Pic's are there.

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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #121 on: July 28, 2018, 04:02:25 pm »
Glad yer home safe Ted and gladder that ya had fun.
Wish I could have joined y'all in the Alps but too expensive for me.
Was great to finally meet up, albeit pretty briefly.
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #122 on: July 29, 2018, 02:20:41 pm »
That was quite a shock when we met "Boomer".
I had given up that it would take place. Had no idea that you woul d meet us!
Thank you!!!

To those that don't know, Boomer's trip to the USA is what we used to develop "OtP"..
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Guy Young was our first traveler and is "OtP 1".

We've been trying to meet for 17 years..

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      Hopefully they will be here soon.




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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #123 on: July 29, 2018, 05:48:37 pm »
Almost forgot; {to "the Boss"/Jaana, and Mika}
                         Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!                       We really appreciate all the work "you" and Mika did!
                                                                   ;)

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PS; Aww, I was just funnin'.
         Thanks Mika. You did good!!!
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Re: Announcing: Rolling Rally in the Alps II
« Reply #124 on: July 31, 2018, 10:07:14 pm »
Ted will add captions and color commentary. (Welcome home Ted - I think.... :D  )



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