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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Tiger ADV Days 2013 - Day 2

start the day with a good breakfast...

Only problem was - I was still full from the food last night...

A summary of yesterday's riding - including the sleep over!

Somewhere on the road in the hills between. .... Coffee stop!

Tja... After lunch Tigger felt tiered and had a quick nap at the side of the road!!!

But he felt strong afterwards.

Up and over the Stella pass...

We rode onto Slovenia and into Kransjka Gora.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Tiger ADV Days 2013 - Day 1

15:30 - Packed and ready to leave - at Moto91...

The plan - Müstair.

And we made it to Plinio and the Hotel Münsterhof.

Where we stopped for food, beer and the Night!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Testing The AVS4You Software

I'm finding out how the software works...
Trying to see if I can make some nice layered films...

Here's some VERY short clips...

What you think?
Should I continue?

I just need the time to do them!

Öhlins Have Been Fitted


You can feel the difference in the first few meters you ride away!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Afternoon Coffee & Cake

After all that hard work adapting the back protector, we decided to go for a coffee and sticky bun at the Höfli.

Sarah and Sarah looking as excited as ever... !?!
This happens when you try to make a self picture...

A nice one of Sarah and me.

Decisions, decisions...

But Sarah knew what she wanted - and no one was allowed to have any!
The filling gone... The rest left for whoever wanted it!

I found my salvation in an Ice Coffee...

While the wasps found theirs in the residues of coke a cola.

Rücken Panzer Upgrade

Fact is, that after 5 seasons of usage, the velcro has worn out!

Time for some innovation...

Use an old diving belt/buckle!


Friday, 23 August 2013

Öhlins... They're Here!

It's time to replace Tiggers OEM suspension ~ they are truly shot and done... With all that pounding they took in Piemonte and Morocco, together with my weight and side cases - no wonder.

So now he's getting a treat and having something special installed:

Their first mission will be Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Italy...

Watch this space for more!


Today, we, the:
ALSTOM (Switzerland) Ltd - Thermal Power - Thermal Service - Field Service Center GT Product Line OEM - Competence Center - Power Plant Training Center,
finally christened our grill!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tiger ADV Days T-Shirt - 2013

This years Tiger Adventure Days T-Shirts are done!

I've made a small change to the 'Tiger' text font and exchanged the 'Adventure' to 'ADV'. In addition, I've added a small sleeve motive this year too. The back has remained the same...

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Alsace Weekend

Once again Anna had a fantastic idea to 'get-away'.
This time the goal was to explore the French Alsace area.

So Friday I got the Trophy ready for when she got back from work...
Then we were off!

Destination: Breisach am Rhein
Hotel: Non planned
This was to be an adventure!

We got there rather late - 8.00pm - but found a room at the Kaiserstühler Hof right in the middle of Breisach.

It's a very nice hotel, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The staff are very polite and welcoming, and their breakfast-buffet is simply perfect.

The next morning we were up early to a WONDERFUL breakfast before heading on over to France - Neuf-Brisach.
If you look in GOOGLE maps at this place it looks amazing.

But from the ground, you see nothing!

So, we moved on riding through Colmar and headed into the hills.
First coffee stop was at Metzeral where we saw a parade of Gypies.

After all that excitement, we decided to head for our first Ballon...

Then over a few Col's...

Then a few more Ballons...

Shortly after the Grand Ballon in direction Wittelsheim, we stopped at the Hartmannswillerkopf War Memorial Site. It's both impressive and eery... Definatly worth every chance you get to stop and have a look around.
It's a national monument of World War I for the fighting which took place in the trenches there.

From the Hartmannswillerkopf memorial, we rode down direction Wittelsheim then right onto Thann and over the Col du Hundsruck to Masevaux. From there we went right, up to our last Ballon of the day - finally - Ballon d'Alsace.

From Ballon d'Alsace we headed down to the flatter lands direction Altkirch and started to look for hotels...
GARMIN found a wonderful hotel: Auberge Sundgovienne just a few kilometers outside Altkirch. So we booked in and had a beer or three.

Then what could be more better than a day full of Ballons...?


On our third day - Sunday - we took an easy ride back going through Olten along the way to see Sarah.

All in all - around 600 km - and Anna's got the biking bug!
She's planning the next trip already...