Favorite Rides & Destinations

Fall 2017

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www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 46 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02 THIS FAR FROM NOTHING After all these switchbacks, I was starting to learn to ride. I figured we were going through a new corner about every four seconds. That's 7,200 corners in an eight-hour day. Even if you cut that in half to account for stops and straights, in seven riding days we would go through about 25,000 corners. Christian, who is also a BMW Riding Academy instructor, advised staying to the far right on the narrow passes. He held his hands about eight inches apart. "You should be this far from the cliff or The BMW F 800 GS Adventure, the rich man's V-Strom. Outfitted with luggage, it handled me and the Alps without complaint.

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