Who said that riding from Cologne to Barcelona and back on a
february weekend is a crazy idea?
Hhmmm, seems like I havn't put up a new trip report for quite a
while... but that doesn't mean I didn't get to ride!!
There have been trips, smaller and larger ones, and mostly to meet
somewhere with my fellow
AEDST buddies, so
that site is a good place to look for trips and pictures too...
Anyway, in July 2005 we all met in the Italian Alps and Ernst,
Mullie and I just couldn't let pass the opportunity to cruise this
area for a few days more. So we took off five days before the meeting,
headed towards Switzerland and tried to cover as many Passes on our
way to Italy as possible. Here are some impressions from our most
Ernst had visited the mediteranean island of Corsica a few times
already but never with the bike, our buddy Ralph always wanted to
go there and I've never been there either, so Corsica was choosen
as our Y2K destination.
Since our vacation schedules differed a bit, we decided to meet
in Savona, Italy on Saturday, Sept. 9th, 6am, right there at the
ferry to Corsica. I left a week earlier, met with fellow
AEDST'ers AdriAn and Reto in
Basel, to cruise the alps with them for a few days. Ralph left the
following wednesday and Ernst took off on friday, only 16hrs before
we'd scheduled to embark the ferry, roughly a 1000km ride with the
Alps to cross inbetween.
I guess we went so fast, our guardian angels had problems to follow...
In May'99 it turned out that I'd start a new job on July 1st. With
little time for preperations left, Ernst and I decided we'd just go for a
ride around the Iberian Penninsula. We figured it'd be warm in Spain and
Portugal, the roads are usually pretty good, and of course we could visit
our buddy Jujo in Barcelona :-)
So, on June 7th we took off without ever really checking the maps or
even calculating the total distance we had to cover on that trip :
In late '97 my brother Ernst, our cousin Martin and I made plans for our
'98 summer vacation and we decided to cruise the scottish Highlands with
our scoots. When early '98 it turned out that the meeting of the european
the AEDST, is gonna take place
in Spain this year, Ernst and I figured we might as well combine both,
since going to Scotland via Spain would only be a minor detour ;-)
With so many great memories tied to it, here's one thing which was really
important for me to write down. And even though it's already quite some
time ago that this all happened, I sure hope y'all still enjoy it. So here