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Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby Horst » August 20th, 2015, 4:02 pm

After one week 4 M151s today successfully finished the 2015 edition of our bi-annual tour thru the French and Italian Alps. One week with challenging weather conditions but finishing with a ride on a perfect trail with good weather.

A short glimpse on the participants:

https://youtu.be/owlaEE7lwAs
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby Mr. Recovery » August 20th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Good job on the trip, look forward to seeing more videos and photos. 8)

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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby csmith » August 20th, 2015, 10:05 pm

Great clip Horst! Jeeps sound good with a load on the motor! Incredible countryside! One day I am coming over and join you!
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Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby Horst » August 22nd, 2015, 6:32 am

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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby rickf » August 22nd, 2015, 9:05 am

Great pictures, looks a bit chilly. I see at least one of the group was semi-dry and partly warm.
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby Horst » August 22nd, 2015, 3:59 pm

Not shown but first time ever since I have the M151 I installed the top. Fortunately I was able to remove it a day later again.
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby SNOOPY » August 23rd, 2015, 9:24 am

When you go to war, you go to war all the way. You don't go to war piecemeal.
You go, and you go to win.

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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby richard » September 8th, 2015, 3:13 pm

Day 1 - From Susa, Italy to Briancon, France

Ready for the tour at the B&B in Gravere
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Horst showing the correct position of the jerry can :mrgreen:
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Ready to enter the Asietta pass
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Unfortunately the first day of our trip started with rain and was cold up there. Also not even the best weather condition for making photos as in 2013.
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby richard » September 8th, 2015, 3:21 pm

Day 2 - From Briancon, France to Elva, Italy

Shopping in Briancon
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Old center of Briancon
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On the road again
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby richard » September 8th, 2015, 3:34 pm

Day 3 - From Elva, Italy to Festiona, Italy (Bivouac)

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Italian gas station with two pumps
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Here we had our lunch picnic
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Waterfall, it is raining again
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Snoopy, always with a big smile
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As announced by the lady at the B&B in Elva, the rain stopped in the early afternoon and we found a dry and sunny place for our bivouac near this place in the mountains
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby richard » September 8th, 2015, 3:48 pm

Day 4 - From Festiona, Italy to the Edelweiss Hotel in Limone Piemonte, Italy (next to the French border)

Surprise, surprise. We were not allowed to use a trail so we had to choose the public road. An Italian lady passed, stopped and invited us. Her husband is the vice president of the Italian military vehicle preservation association. So we visited his living museum and got a wonderful Italian menu at their family owned restaurant with traditional Italian food.
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On the trail again
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And the target of the day was Vernante, Italy where the tale of Pinocchio was written. Thanks to mwmutt, sitting in front of the monument, for this very nice stopover.
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby richard » September 8th, 2015, 4:05 pm

Day 5 - From Limone Pemonte, Italy to St. Dalmas de Tende, France

At Fort Central, clouds and fog
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A few minutes later no more clouds - sun :D
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Fort Central from another perspective
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Just another nice place for a picnic
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby richard » September 8th, 2015, 4:25 pm

Day 6 - From St. Dalmas de Tende, France to Susa, Italy

The last day of our tour starts with sun and a beautiful mountain view
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At the (only) toll station for our last trail
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And a final view on Fort Central. In two days we are back at this monument.
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Good bye for 2015
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The Asietta road fromk day 1 - today without clouds and rain :D
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That was the 2015 tour. Perhaps we'll see each other again in 2017?
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby SNOOPY » September 8th, 2015, 11:17 pm

Beautiful, Richard!

Thanks for posting these pics - great experience...
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Re: Tour des Alpes, Edition 2015

Postby rickf » September 9th, 2015, 5:29 pm

Absolutely beautiful. Someday before I die I would love to be able to come over and visit that region. Unfortunately I am retiring in less than two months and the pension I will be getting will barely be enough to keep us going let alone allow travel. I will just have to be content to live it through your pictures and videos. Thanks for the sights and sounds.
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