This weekend wasn’t about a big ride. It was a chance to simply get out for a ride in the mountains, do some camping, and just hang out with a couple of mates. A chance to escape the city and just be in the moment. Enjoy the scenery, the road, and the angry growl of a 14 echoing off mountain walls. Just enjoying being alive.
It’s two months since our ride in the Swiss alps and we are craving more time in the mountains. Last minute plans saw us on the bike and heading for the Australian high country for an early Spring ride.
They say there’s no motorcycles parked in front of a psychiatrist office. But man after battling the winds today there maybe one outside the Physio. Today’s ride was to Barneys cafe at Bookham.
Spending a week riding the Swiss, Austrian, and Italian alps on a BMW K1600GT was a great opportunity to test and review this bike. Would I give up my ZX14R for one of these…?
When you think about Zürich what do you think about? Banks? Well yes, this certainly is the capital of banking in Switzerland with the financial district, shops I can’t afford to look into, and luxury Mercs and BMWs as taxis.!! But after taking a great walking tour there is much more to Zurich than just money.
After handing back the BMW we spent a couple of days of just hanging out with our new friends and doing touristy stuff around Thun and Bern before making our way to Zurich.
An overcast morning greeted us for our last day on the K1600GT. Today we headed back to Thun via five spectacular passes – Lukmanier Pass, Grimsel Pass, Gotthard Pass, Nufenen Pass, and Oberalp Pass. Amazing!
Leaving the ritzy town of St Moritz had me reflecting on all the amazing roads we’ve ridden on the K1600GT. Today saw us on the Jullier Pass, having coffee at the top of the San Bernardino Pass, and lunch at the Bellinzone castle before getting to our overnight accommodation in lakeside town of Ascona.