Lake what?

Another nice day in the high Alps. It started a little cool and overcast but around noon turned into a sunny, slightly cloudy day.

I had contemplated to visit some sights around the lake today but the prospect of more amazing roads and stunning scenery won me over. So back on the bike.

The first part of this trip took me south along the Alps before heading back into the fun at Sonthofen. It’s just incredible what kind of roads they’ve got here. Could I have some for takeaway, please?

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The new bike is performing very well. It’s lean and agile and the wider aftermarket handlebar makes each sequence of turns pure joy. The V-twin pushes nicely from the bottom and its sound isn’t too shabby either. Wouldn’t want to do this area with the CBR.

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People along the road have been very friendly and welcoming wherever I stopped. Coffee and cake have been my main nutrition during the day. Don’t want to feel sleepy after a hearty local meal.

And the Lake Constance? Well so far it’s been a big body of water under a grey and overcast sky. No thanks, I grew up near the North Sea. Might see a little more of it on the way back tomorrow. If not then I don’t think I’ve missed out much, considering what views I enjoyed instead.

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Really big Mountains

Having managed to leave my way too comfortable flat, I drove south to Lake Constance yesterday. The ride took me through some very nice areas not far from Stuttgart – could be something for a day trip.

Near Bregenz I got a room through airbnb. It’s actually a whole flat at the moment as the owners won’t return before tomorrow. As the place is about ten minutes out of town, I had a splendid view with my morning coffee.

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Some time in the not too early morning I got back on the bike to see what exploring the Alps would be like. It’s awesome! Less than half an hour into the tour I was on roads that are what one could call a motorcyclists wet dream. Curvy, not too crowded and stunning vistas.

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If roads were Hollywood celebrities, these would be Eva Mendes. After about two amazing hours I stopped for lunch. Sat on the balcony. This was the view.

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Also had a stopover in Vaduz but that’s not really something to write home about. Two days in the saddle, stiff as a brick. Hope I won’t have to take a break tomorrow.

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