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  • Offline luxybob   ch

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    Morning
    on: April 08, 2021, 09:05:16 am
    April 08, 2021, 09:05:16 am
    Morning,

    Have been browsing for a while and thought about time to join.

    2019 S1000XR (ok 2018 model reg for 1st time in 2019)
    23k km so far
    Trips to date, IoM 2019 and Gibraltar 2020 (was to be Tunisia but decided to play it safe and head to Spain 07/03/2020), multiple B500 to and from Luxembourg and usual Swiss routes
    Trips being planned, Scotland 2021, IoM Classic 2022 (reschedule from 2021)

    Other bike:
    ZX6R 2007 Orange, nowadays track use only

    Cheers
    Luxybob

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    Re: Morning
    Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 07:00:32 pm
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    Welcome Luxybob!

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    Re: Morning
    Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 07:05:39 pm
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    :400: luxybob. Good to have you along for the "ride"  :305: :305: :305:
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    Re: Morning
    Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 07:34:05 am
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    Re: Morning
    Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 08:00:45 am
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    Nice garage  :152:
     :821: cheers.
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    Re: Morning
    Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 11:24:53 am
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    Must be so nice to be living in the middle of Europe with all those fantastic roads going off in all directions. Contrast my mate in Penzance, who has to travel 100 miles due East and back, on the same old roads, just to find a new bit of tarmac.
    Got any less well-trodden passes we ought to know about?
    Enjoy the site.
    Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 11:52:34 am by brickit

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    Re: Morning
    Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 11:41:38 am
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    Welcome.    :002:

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    Re: Morning
    Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 08:27:53 am
    June 03, 2021, 08:27:53 am
    Now finally moved house so have time to reply. Re the question from on road suggestions in Switzerland, well I would at least consider the following:

    1. Renggpass - great view point, short road but nice and good place to grab some food (can be closed on a Mon and Tue)
    2. Bristenstrasse (from Amsteg to Bristen) - Very careful if loaded up, really short but so scenic. Would also recommend doing the national road from Amsteg to the Gotthard pass, rather than coming off Mway around Wassen or later
    3. Geissbützi (from Ibergeregg pass to Muotathal) - great views, had to manoeuvre past some cows last time
    4. Schallenberg - very nice
    5. Pillion pass - from Gstaad via Glacier 3000 - really like this one, then head over to Chatueax d-Oex
    6. Juan pass - Some flat bits but ok when combining with 5
    7. Gurnigelpass - Love this one, combine with 4 + 5(twice) + 6 and its a great ride
    8. Glaubenbergstrasse/Passhöchi Beizli - Realls nice flowing road
    9. Car ferry from Gersau to Beckenried - Top notch (not soo regular sailings best to check in advance)

    Remember and look out for the police, there are no fixed speed cameras in Canton Aargau (they voted against them) but loads of speed traps, try and avoid going over 20 kph too fast. 

    Generally I prefer either the smaller passes or ones that are lower down, the traditional high passes are full of caravans and cars
    Last Edit: June 03, 2021, 08:30:22 am by luxybob

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    Re: Morning
    Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 09:55:33 am
    June 03, 2021, 09:55:33 am
    Welcome! Other options in Switzerland might be to go from Geneva down to Italy (I confess an interest as `I have house there !) through Chamonix and into Italy and the Gran Paradiso National park.Could then ride south to San Remo and then along the mediterranean coast. Its easier on your wallet in Italy compared to Switzerland.The Police are less cunning and the food is so much better  :001:

     



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