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    Hi all .....
    Due to the loss of my friend and BPN fellow , Andre Pretorius , i had to cancel the september trip i had planned with him and Gabriela . Normally i would have been in Botswana right now ..... with them .
    As a result of being frustrated and filled with sadness about the situation ... i was not able to plan a different photographic journey ... so as a result i wanted to do something short and something i love to do .
    So i got the idea of a motorcycling trip to Italy and the Alps ... short thinking ... i tried to get the motorbike on my Bakkie ...... it worked as you can see .
    Tomorrow at 4 am i will start my adventure by driving roughly 900 km to my base hotel .... from there i will make day trips ... as it is lying in the centre of the alps .
    So i will do a lot of pass roads up to 2500 m high .....
    Hopefully i will have a lot of fun on the windy roads ..... weather forecast is brilliant !!!!
    I might send some pics from the road .

    Cheers Andreas

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    Hi Andreas, I hope you are having a great time on your trip. Have fun!

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    Andreas:

    Sadness, yet life goes on, and I like your strategy to make the most of it!

    As I mentioned before, your Guzzi is lovely, with neat detailing.

    Ride safe, and have a great time.

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    Thanks Randy and Daniel for your comments .... yes i am having fun riding in the Alps.
    Great way of traveling with all the bends in the roads ..... weather was ok when i came here ... nice and warm .But that has changed ....rain and cold was here for about 2 days .
    Today it was ok with clearing skies from noon onwards .Took some images with my GoPro .... hope you like them .
    I crossed a pass at an altitude of 2200 m .... snow fell during the night and when i was there in the afternoon ... still 5 degrees , was a bit cold for motorbiking but i very much enjoyed the ride and the gorgeous scenery in the Dolomites .
    Cheers Andreas

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    Have a great time.. and dont drive too fast... lol

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    'Born to Run'...

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    Andreas:

    Looks like a great place. Perhaps this model Guzzi would not have been my first choice for gravel roads, perhaps a Multi Strada Duc, or GS BMW, but I bet you still had a lot of fun.

    Its kinda like cameras, the best bike for the occasion is the one you have with you!

    Cheers

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