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Who wants to visit the Alps in 2017?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Kreeeee, May 24, 2016.

  1. Kreeeee

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    I've changed day 3 based on a tour of Switzerland I'm starting today.

    We don't do the Grand Saint Bernard pass, but we do 3 others in its place and we do the Centovalli the next day instead. It also avoids some average roads in Italy.
     
  2. Sin_Chase

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    Kreeeee, unrelated to this trip. But can you recommend any passes/rides in the North of Switzerland? Coming down through Germany potentially and would like to make way down into the country through some decent routes.
     
  3. Kreeeee

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    How far north are we talking? The very north of Switzerland and Germany in general isn't great.
     
  4. Sin_Chase

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    Coming down through Germany, so by the sounds of it would be better just to smash down through Northern Switzerland into the south?
     
  5. Kreeeee

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    Furka, Susten and Grimsel are incredible roads, and there's not much decent of any length above them. It's mostly beautiful lakes and the odd km or two of nice sections further north.
     
  6. Kreeeee

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    Here's the dinner plan for at least one of the nights:
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    Yes that's a photo I actually took of my lovely pizza oven in use :D
     
  7. Drangueos

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    Can you stop that please? otherwise I'm going there NOW and not in one year :D
     
  8. Kreeeee

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    The weather is perfect at the moment, just having a family house warming party in the 3 square kilometer garden, then off up a few mountain passes to aid digestion :p

    Life is very difficult.
     
  9. TallPaul_S

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    3km square garden you say... No dirtbikes? :D
     
  10. Kreeeee

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    Well an 800m2 plot for the house and garden and the rest are fields we own.

    I think you'd get shot for having scramblers here :p

    Edit: The pizza aftermath:
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    Words cannot describe how hot this is! I had the phone in there for one second and it was almost too hot to touch.
     
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  11. Drangueos

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    So reading your post on the other thread, do you think I will need to fit my oem silencer back?
    Shouldn't be louder than 80db right? do you know the rpm for that?
     
  12. Kreeeee

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    Is it loud enough to draw attention is the main question. We're avoiding some of the more retentive areas so as long as it's not obnoxious (and you don't upset my lovely neighbours) you should be fine.

    Don't remove the baffle anywhere in Europe though if your aftermarket exhaust has one. If you don't have one, put the stock cans back on.

    The official limit is the db rating of the vehicle as it left the factory, and should be stamped on the vehicle's your VIN plate. My Street Triple is (for some bizarre reason) 94db!
     
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  13. Drangueos

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  14. Kreeeee

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    I'd probably risk it.
     
  15. Drangueos

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    It sounds like a 125cc with the silencer :p
    Without sounds much nicer, lost 5kg and probably got 1 or 2cv :D
     
  16. Drangueos

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    Btw, I've sent you a trust msg about this ride.
     
  17. Kreeeee

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    Responded.
     
  18. Drangueos

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    So guys, I've created a Whatsapp group for this, trust me your mobile numbers so I can add you and we can get to know each other better, before we visit Kreeeee
    :)
     
  19. TallPaul_S

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    On it's way :D
     
  20. gcaster

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    Just had a look at your routes and this looks like an awesome trip, gutted I'm only allowed 1 trip a year (bosses orders!).
    May I recommend on your day 5 route, before you head into Morzine turning left at Taninges and riding the D308 before rejoining the main route up into Les Gets. We did this road this year and it was a great little pass with very little else on the road.
    Another recommendation would be the D338 up toward Avoriaz out of Morzine and back down the D328, an excellent road and a very fun switchback climb on the way up.