Favorite Rides & Destinations

Fall 2017

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www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 44 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02 NOT A RACE Christian briefed the group. We would be free to go wherever we wanted—just show up at the designated hotel each night or call one of the guides. Or just bring your bike back in 10 days. There would be two guided riding groups most days—a shorter route and a longer one. "Remember," said Christian, looking at the throttle hands twitching all around him. "This is not a race." At 9 a.m. the next morning we headed southwest toward St. Moritz. I had a new BMW F 800 GS Adventure test bike, which seemed about perfect: tall, well-damped suspension, strong brakes, smooth power, a comfortable seat and a proper sit-up riding stance. As we sliced over the Stelvio Pass, my fear of being stuck in the middle of a slower group evaporated. Andreas, pursued by young Texan Scott Jansen, VIDEO SLIDESHOW CLICK HERE To see additional photos from this tour! Scott and Janet, from Denver, provided a day-glow Olympia homing beacon from Imst to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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