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Bellissima!
Now that is sweet!
No one can deny the beauty of Italian machinery.

That was taken 2 1/2 months ago, before I covered her and put her to rest in garage.

Actually having mostly driven naked bikes I wanted to own a Monster one day but series II Monster I did not like at all, even the 1100 EVO of which I read beautiful reviews. They finally got me with the series III.
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What type of bike is this?
MZ RT 125.

German made, went bust in 2013
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I managed to get out for a few hours on Saturday morning. What a beautiful day.
Weather was bright the roads were dry but it was quite chilly - Heated grips to 1 soon sorted that issue.
Not sure were I went exactly as I'm without a GPS at the moment. But I headed for the hills around Lurach and headed in a general easterly direction then came back along the Rhine.
I'm glad I made the effort as Sunday wasn't really riding weather.



The rest of my plans for Saturday got sidetrack.
I had intended to head in to Basel and what the rugby games in the Irish bar.
Well this little lot kicked off in the village and I caught caught up in the Carnival.




I've never seen anything like it before. It was such a laugh and went on in to the early hours of Sunday.

Oh and if any of you wonder what I look like when not wearing my crash helmet.... Here you go.

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I got an BMW F800ST
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Hey Blowzorn - good to see that someone go out as well on Saturday!!!!



I also went out on Saturday - and on Sunday, too! I stayed with friends in Seon (near Lenzburg), so I had to come home on Sunday morning. Still, it was a great ride.

A little bit of France, crossed over into Germany and then played around in the Black Forest for a few hours. Fantastic views across to the Alps!








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I've never seen anything like it before. It was such a laugh and went on in to the early hours of Sunday.
If you think Fasnacht is interesting, be sure to head to Liestal and check out Chienbäse (I hope I spelled that correctly). Talk about "out of the ordinary"!
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I've never driven to Black Forest

How long shall I plan, half a day, a day, overnight?

Any special route to ride ?

Will be riding from Zug
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Hi DD
What an excellent ride report. I will have to find time to read more of your travelogues.
This is what I love about motorcycling; a trip to a friends an hour away is just a journey in a car. But it's always an adventure on two wheels.
Do you always ride with your panniers loaded. I so rarely put mine these days, I find they get in the way too much and they make you a lazy packer; you carry more than you need because you have the space. I find the topbox and roll-sac more than enough capacity on my own. I only fit the panniers these days when I'm riding with a pillion and I have to carry multiple pairs of shoes.
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How long shall I plan, half a day, a day, overnight?

Any special route to ride ?
This website shows a lot of good choices. I haven't spent a lot of time in the Black Forest myself, but I have yet to be disappointed by my random choices

Coming from Zug, you could hit a few roads in a day, easy. I think a half day would be much too limiting, especially since it'll take an hour just to get to the German border. It just depends on how long you want to stay in the saddle, and how far you want to explore. I like the idea of staying overnight, so that there is no rush to get home before the sun goes down.
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What an excellent ride report. I will have to find time to read more of your travelogues.
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Do you always ride with your panniers loaded.
If I'm just doing a day ride, the panniers stay home. But this time I was packing overnight kit for both my husband and myself, and extra clothes for him to change in to when he arrived at our destination. Plus, I had to carry his bicycle gear home with me the next day, too (he and his bicycle took the train home)

The top case is always on the bike though, as it carries Important Stuff (like visor cleaner and extra Rok Straps). I also do not like to ride without my tankbag, but that's because that's where I keep my cameras
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DD and Bz: awesome pics, thanks for sharing!
I could also drive on Saturday: 30 minutes, to the gas station than back home on family duties
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No riding this weekend. Well only to the airport and back, going to the UK for the weekend.
Have a great time everybody catch you all soon.

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Wish us luck! My husband and I are riding north into Germany this weekend. We expect cold and rain, but hopefully no snow.
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That's what I call dedication
Crossing fingers for you to enjoy the ride up north!
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Best of luck on your trip!

I was supposed to get the train to Rizenbach near Bern tomorrow but now its looking doubtful!


Not great weather for first journey on a bike!
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Crossing fingers for you to enjoy the ride up north!
We made it! I'm not sure if "enjoyable" would be the best term to describe it, but it wasn't unbearable

Temps were low (lowest registered on the BMW was 2C) and I'd say that there was some level of precipitation for about 30% of the ride. Of course, it felt like a much higher percentage while we were doing it!

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Hi Everybody
Well I had a exciting time on Saturday.
I left home bright and early with the plan to ride up to Donaueschingen and have a ride around the Schwarzwald.
It was wet and slightly damp but OK.
Climbing out of Bad Sackingen on the road to Todtmoos at approx 300m height there was snow slush on the road, I travelled approx another 100 or so metres and round the next bend the slush turned to full on snow.... Woah I thought this is getting a bit hairy best I turn round before it gets too bad. Well, as I was slowing down woosh the front wheel wipes out and me and the bike take a tumble. Very low speed no damage to me and only minor cosmetic damage to the bike.



Well picking the GS up is no easy feat at the best of times, but trying to do it in the snow well the front wheel would just slide out. I kindly gent stopped to help but I could see he didn't want to help lift it. Got him just to foot the front wheel to stop it sliding as I heaved it up to vertical.
I gingerly walk the bike down hill for about 100m and I was back on wet roads and off I went.

Minor damage to the headguard... But that's what they are there for!
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Damn Blowzorn, sorry to read that but happy that it was nothing serious after all!
The Black Forest is really tricky, it only takes a few hundred meters (sometimes less) and both temperature and road conditions become much less friendly than expected. After all, it's not called Black Forest for nothing! Some parts of it do not see a lot of sun during the day so sometimes even snow and rain from the day(s) before can welcome you around the corner.
Soon it will be much less dangerous to enjoy those corners!

Take care!

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Re: Motorbike trips from BL

Sorry to hear that Blowzorn. Not a nice experience Im sure, once youre ok who cares I guess.

Had my second spin on the bike yesterday up around Gempen, was very pretty I must say.

Only issue I have is with accidental throttle when braking, which is due to my wrist position not being flat Ive read. Lead to a few WOT braking mishaps so far.
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The weather was glorious today so I went to Gurnigel:
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