Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:27 AM
Dr. Rich, I went back and read the Rider article you were referring to: "House of the Habsburgs" photos/story by Mark Tuttle.
That route, per map on page 44, of February 2010 issue would make a perfect "2nd week" for the retired/shiftless among us!
I was never intending to lead the Alps group farther East than a line drawn from Cortina d' Ampezzo, Italia to Salzburg, Osterreich, via the Grossglockner Road. We could say farewell to the main Alps Group in Salzburg, after a week of riding with you and I, the crew would know the ropes by then and could ride back to Heidelberg on their own. Stay on Autobahn Eight-Acht until Stuttgart, Deutschland; then turn North on Autobahn Six-Sechs; so damn easy even Bust and Shiny can do it!
Then, the forever and never to be employed again, could hit these successive cities: 1) Klagenfurt, A. 2) Maribor, Slovenia. 3) Sopron, Hungary. 4) Bratislava, Slovakia. 5) Vienna, A.: Since you lived in Wien for many years, I'd like you to show me the sights of Vienna! 6) Ceske' Budejovice, Hungary. 7) From Budweis, Hongrie, A-3 takes us all the way to Calais, France ferry!