|Posted: 26 March 2012 at 5:33am | IP Logged
Last Saturday afternoon I went "abroad" to a Swiss german city to pick up my certification (in fact a medal, bronze, silver or gold, depending on your points) of this trip, which I did last year.
Thinking it may be of interest to our community, always keen for good rides, this was certainly a worthwhile one!
This ride was initiated by the Swiss Motorbike magazine, which went through many consolidation etc .. over the last years. So to cut a long story short, now a retired biker backs the organisation, although it still wears the magazine flag.
To resume my experience, timewise it took around 20 days of my life in 2011, planning, doing the ride, collect pictures, etc .... ; half in organising, half in riding.
For the passes where I couldn't return home in one day, I left them out till I could take 6 days off and did between 10/15 per day. The bike "was" (as it got stolen!) my KTM 990 SMT and a real joy to drive. I did the trip in spring and fall, avoiding summer for the traffic and did all the 111. It was a real eye opener for me and I live here over 30 years now
Voilà, I recommand the ride to all! you'll find all the details on Herman's website (roads aproching the top, pictures, loging the tops and various other details, ...) although in German. It's got a forum and he will certainly help out if he can.
IBA # 28758