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#1 beemerdons

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:54 AM

http://www.edelweiss...ation-e-usd.pdf If you've used Edelweiss Bike Tours before or have an interest in EBT: MEGA PARTY on September 10-12, 2010. I'd consider leading group of no more than six to this Alps event!

http://www.knopftours.com To save money, I would fly into Frankfurt Rhein Main Air Base, departing Phoenix on Saturday, September 4; arriving en Deutschland on Sunday the 5th. I'd use mein Freund Stefan Knopf's rental fleet of BMW K75's for only $665 a week. On Monday 9/6 we'd depart for Vienna 440 miles away; long, boring und mach scnell on Das Autobahn.

Spend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday strafing passes in the Eastern Alps and Dolomites. Make it to Mieming Friday PM!

I've gone on 4 Edelweiss Tours over the last 2 decades. Looking forward to MEGA PARTY, but we can tour it much cheaper!!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:37 AM

Jawohl Herr Cain, this is replacing the previously planned 2011 trip! Sorry about that, but when Werner und Coral Wachter sent me this 30th invite, former EBT Participants were first contacted, I decided I will not turn this Alps/Dolomites trip down!

I certainly stand ready to help you, Gary and any others plan your 2011 trip! Why can't you two go riding next September?

Let's face it, if I keep riding to Mexico with bbolesaz and anywhere with SkooterG, I won't live to the 40th EBT Anniversary!!!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:10 AM

http://www.edelweiss...om/OUT/4AEE.pdf Bruce and Gary, I thought of something new that has recently occurred since we last talked about the Alps and Dolomites. Edelweiss Bike Tours has started a new "RIDE FOR FUN" program, it runs the same Alps and Dolomites routes that their "STANDARD" tours do: But you're not mounted on BMW's, you carry your own luggage and the hotels are not 4 to 5 Star's Rated. They stay in what is described as comfortable "middle class" lodgings.

They run these "ECONOMY" Tours in late July & late August, when all of the high passes will be snow clear. Passo di Stelvio!

You can rent a Honda Transalp, a perfect bike for strafing the Alps for $1,920. Add your flight to/from Phoenix/Munich for $900, figure $180 for food/beer other than the Tour provides and $200 for gasoline. Any brothel expenditures are extra!!!

So for $3,200 traveling solo, you can do the tour with a "REAL" Guide for $1K less than traveling with Chuy Medina Ballerina!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:08 AM

I recently received their catalogue, and I think you should consider the three part round the world tour. I know I would if it was at all feasable. What an adventure. Hope you enjoy your trip.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (juniorfjr @ Nov 25 2009, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recently received their catalogue, and I think you should consider the three part round the world tour. I know I would if it was at all feasable. What an adventure. Hope you enjoy your trip.


juniorfjr: I hear you loud and clear, Brother! I have pages 12 and 13 of the 2010 Edelweiss catalogue memorized. Can you believe this "Discover Our EARTH Expedition"? Continuously on your moto from November 14, 2010 to July 19, 2011!!

Except for the four flights over four separate days, you are constantly rolling around the world on two wheels: 1) Dakar to Buenos Aires. 2) Bogota to Panama. 3) Los Angeles to Sydney. 4) Perth to Beijing. If I hit the lottery, and it would have to be the Powerball, I will be all over this one! You notice there was absolutely no mention of the price, you have to call Werner!

You know juniorfjr, if my illegitimate son SkooterG would support his bastard stepfather Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina" like any good child should: Yours Truly would be packing for this trip and prepping Salma Hayek mi BMW F650GS right now!!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:19 PM

Yep, I buy the lotto ticket with that in mind. As the old saying goes, "If you gotta ask"

And what's up with that ingrate?

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (beemerdons @ Nov 25 2009, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (juniorfjr @ Nov 25 2009, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recently received their catalogue, and I think you should consider the three part round the world tour. I know I would if it was at all feasable. What an adventure. Hope you enjoy your trip.


juniorfjr: I hear you loud and clear, Brother! I have pages 12 and 13 of the 2010 Edelweiss catalogue memorized. Can you believe this "Discover Our EARTH Expedition"? Continuously on your moto from November 14, 2010 to July 19, 2011!!

Except for the four flights over four separate days, you are constantly rolling around the world on two wheels: 1) Dakar to Buenos Aires. 2) Bogota to Panama. 3) Los Angeles to Sydney. 4) Perth to Beijing. If I hit the lottery, and it would have to be the Powerball, I will be all over this one! You notice there was absolutely no mention of the price, you have to call Werner!

You know juniorfjr, if my illegitimate son SkooterG would support his bastard stepfather Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina" like any good child should: Yours Truly would be packing for this trip and prepping Salma Hayek mi BMW F650GS right now!!


You'll be in Mexico.

But my birthday is November 14, so anybody that is wondering what to get me...
The only difference between intelligence and stupidity is that genius has it's limits.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:10 AM

QUOTE (ShinyPartsUp @ Nov 25 2009, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (beemerdons @ Nov 25 2009, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (juniorfjr @ Nov 25 2009, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recently received their catalogue, and I think you should consider the three part round the world tour. I know I would if it was at all feasable. What an adventure. Hope you enjoy your trip.


juniorfjr: I hear you loud and clear, Brother! I have pages 12 and 13 of the 2010 Edelweiss catalogue memorized. Can you believe this "Discover Our EARTH Expedition"? Continuously on your moto from November 14, 2010 to July 19, 2011!!

Except for the four flights over four separate days, you are constantly rolling around the world on two wheels: 1) Dakar to Buenos Aires. 2) Bogota to Panama. 3) Los Angeles to Sydney. 4) Perth to Beijing. If I hit the lottery, and it would have to be the Powerball, I will be all over this one! You notice there was absolutely no mention of the price, you have to call Werner!

You know juniorfjr, if my illegitimate son SkooterG would support his bastard stepfather Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina" like any good child should: Yours Truly would be packing for this trip and prepping Salma Hayek mi BMW F650GS right now!!


You'll be in Mexico.

But my birthday is November 14, so anybody that is wondering what to get me...


Once again, you're right Mike! I can't go on this Around The World Your because I'll be with You, Chris and others in Mexico!

And the fact they are probably going to charge at least $200K for this trip! This ride is 33 weeks long: Figure the exotic trips with Edelweiss Bike Tours, such as China and Russia, run at least $6.5K per week - this BIGGIE has got to cost $200K!!

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:52 AM

EDELWEISS AROUND THE WORLD!

FIRST MEETING OF PARTICIPANTS

The 23 participants of the expedition met for the first
time this last weekend, here in Mieming, Austria.
They came from Canada, the US, Brazil, Germany,
Austria, Switzerland and Italy. From the Americas by
air, from Europe by their own expedition bikes. They
came to meet the riders and passengers, who will be
riding with them from November 2010 to July 2011
through 6 continents. Just Antarctica will remain
untouched this time.

They also came to learn more about the expedition
from the team of Edelweiss/GlobeBusters. These 23
World Tourers do now know more about how and
where they will ride, how their expedition bike should
be equipped for the journey, what they still need to
practice for their riding, what they should pack and
what not, where the route runs, how and where they
will spend the nights, what they should eat and what
they should avoid, how long they will sit on their
bikes everyday, who they will meet along the route,
how their motorcycles will be transported from one
continent to the next, how to learn to dance the
tango over Christmas in Buenos Aires, how to enjoy
surfing in El Salvador, where to change tires in Los
Angeles, how to avoid road trains in the Outback of
Australia, not to swim in some rivers because of the
crocs, how not to get lost in Laos and how to
recognize a dog on their dinner plate in China, not to
collide with Russians, who just drank a bottle of
vodka and finally how much Schnaps to drink in one
go after reaching the finish line in Mieming in the
Austrian Alps.

They all benefited from the riders training on asphalt.
The GlobeBusters/Edelweiss team found out how
the 23 handled the challenge of riding slow and
riding fast. On the ride up to the glacier the hairpins
got tight and tighter and the walls of snow on the
side of the road increased with every mile. The
Brazilians had never experienced anything like it and
thought it would be great if the temperatures would
be much higher!

One of the challenges of this expedition, aside from
some of the daily rides (some up to 500 miles) will be
to spend 8 months together: Riding, looking, eating,
talking, sleeping, drinking, picking up motorcycles,
finding gas and the overnight places. Everyone of
the team has realized this will be a completely new
section in their life!

Is there still space?

For those adventurers, who want to ride the entire
1DE, there is still space for 2 riders.

On section 1 (Europe/Africa), section 2
(Latin America), section 3 (Central America) and
section 4 (Australia) for one or two riders.

On section 5 (Asia/Europe) there is no space left.

Are you sometimes still dreaming about
joining the trip?

If you want to convert these dreams into experiences
you have two possibilities:

1) Decide now to join us on November 21, 2010
here in Mieming for the start of the expedition.

2) Start now to make the preparations and
changes you need to effect, to ride the second
DISCOVER OUR EARTH EXPEDITION in the fall
of 2012 to live what you have dreamed of up till now.

In both cases, or for your own adventures we wish you a safe ride and experiences that enhance your life!

Werner Wachter
Edelweiss Bike Travel

Julia & Kevin Sanders from GlobeBusters care for you!


30 YEARS EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL
September 10th - 12th, 2010
It’s time to celebrate: 30 years of touring around in this world have left many lasting impressions, we’ve met many new and old friends and these experiences might have changed some of our perspectives for the future of our world. So let’s get together and talk about these experiences at our 30 year celebration in the Alps in September 2010. Come along and celebrate with us!
Information at www.edelweissbike.com/30-years.edelweiss

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:13 PM

All for only $101,200 per rider if you share accommodations.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:37 AM

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Passo di Stelvio!


Italia!


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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:18 AM

QUOTE (Larry33319 @ Jun 2 2010, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All for only $101,200 per rider if you share accommodations.


Chicken feed, that's just "walking around" money for Niehart and Fairlaner!!! If I had more advance notice of this Around The World Motorcycle Adventure, I'd have sold one of my rental units to go!!!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:22 AM

QUOTE (old Pilot @ Jun 3 2010, 05:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (beemerdons @ Nov 25 2009, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Passo di Stelvio!


Italia!


The windscreen from my long gone FJ1100.






old Pilot: I absolutely love your FJ1100 windscreen. All of Papa Chuy's favorites are on that plastic. Grossglockner, Stilfserjoch und Timmelsjoch. Es geht mir gut. That is classic M/C artwork on your wall!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:44 PM

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old Pilot: I absolutely love your FJ1100 windscreen. All of Papa Chuy's favorites are on that plastic. Grossglockner, Stilfserjoch und Timmelsjoch. Es geht mir gut. That is classic M/C artwork on your wall!


beemerdons-
The guy who bought my FJ wanted this screen with it but I told him it would cost him $4k extra, ha ha.
I can't afford Europe any more for I am a poor man now. If you go to the Edelweiss party have a great time!

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE (old Pilot @ Jun 3 2010, 07:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (beemerdons @ Jun 3 2010, 06:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
old Pilot: I absolutely love your FJ1100 windscreen. All of Papa Chuy's favorites are on that plastic. Grossglockner, Stilfserjoch und Timmelsjoch. Es geht mir gut. That is classic M/C artwork on your wall!


beemerdons-
The guy who bought my FJ wanted this screen with it but I told him it would cost him $4k extra, ha ha.
I can't afford Europe any more for I am a poor man now. If you go to the Edelweiss party have a great time!


old pilot - When I posted this thread, I was unaware Barb and El Cajone were planning a Western Canada FJR Rally; now WCR is a go, I'm going to British Columbia instead to party with the Canucks.

In my Post #8 above, I had guesstimated that an Around the World Tour would cost more than $200K. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Edelweiss is selling this expedition for half of that amount.

Around The World by Motorcycle, what an incredible dream for any motorcyclist. Every time I read the books and see the videos of Helge Pederson and Dr. Gregory Frazier: I want to ride the World!