Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 62 – Andermatt Loop

27 September 2011 Another riding for pleasure day. The 147 miles travelled got me no closer to London. Just back to the same place I started the day – Hotel Aurora, Andermatt. There are some great roads and high mountain passes in the area. I took it easy and stopped frequently for photos. It was […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 61 – Garmisch to Andermatt

26 September 2011 Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a nice town. It took me a while to find a place to stay though. Either too far out of town or too expensive. Seems the good weather and Oktoberfest have extended the summer tourist season. I finally settled on a central Guesthouse and after unloading the Family Truckster I […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 60 – The Grossglockner

25 September 2011 This is the 113th Turkey motorcycle tour blog entry. Unlucky for some, but at least I made it past the century. Just to be sure I will do another blog before getting on the bike again. Not that I’m superstitious. I ended up stopping for the night just outside of Hermagor, Austria. […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 59 – Italy, Slovenia & Austria

24 September 2011 The ride from Pontebba to the Slovenian border was superb, starting with a fast road south following a mountain river, before again heading east into the mountains and over Passo Sella Nevea. This road was probably the tightest of the day (to here at least) and included several short dark tunnels that […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 59 – East Again!

24 September 2011 The Dolomites were so good I simply didn’t want to tear myself away from them just yet. I checked out of my hotel in Arabba this morning and had two choices – east or west. West was the logical choice as it would get me closer to London. But logic rarely comes […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 58 – Arabba & Dolomites Loop

23 September 2011 The Family Truckster is full of electronic gadgetry. The bag of tricks includes: Electronic Suspension Adjustment, with three settings adjustable of the fly (Comfort, Normal or Sport). When stationery it is also possible to adjust for the load ie one up, with luggage or two up. Three engine mapping settings, Rain, Road […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Days 56 & 57 – Zadar to Arabba

21 & 22 September 2011 I like Italy. Have been here a few times now. Twice on the Family Truckster’s predecessor and once to go skiing. The coffee is simply the best and the food is great also, but no good if you are dieting. The ferry crossing was smooth and I arrived on time […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 55 – Split to Zadar

20 September 2011 Tuesday’s ride to Zadar was relatively straightforward. Follow the coast north west to Zadar. No borders or crossing coastal mountain ranges. It did start to rain as I checked out of the hotel in Split. No problems. Will have an espresso while I wait for it to clear. It wasn’t heavy rain […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Day 54 – Mostar to Split

September 19 2011 It’s been some time since I had to deal with anything other than hot weather. No rain since Romania. The 10th of August was the last day I donned the wet weather gear. Two and a half wet days out 54 is not bad going really. But it was very humid on […]

Turkey Motorcycle Tour Days 53 & 54 – Mostar

18-19 September 2011 I made it into Mostar about 2130. Better late than never I say. I found a hotel near the old town. It looked ok so I checked in. Mostar is not quite Dubrovnik but any bed at the end of a long day in the saddle is welcome. It was not that […]