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Tim Harberd

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Alpine Crossing
« on: June 30, 2023, 10:36:22 AM »
Just got back from a tandem trip across the Alps. 400Miles. From Geneva, via France/Switzerland to Italy, then back through Switzerland to Austria.

Attached, a few photos for your entertainment/amusement.

Tim DH

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Re: Alpine Crossing
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2023, 10:37:39 AM »
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Re: Alpine Crossing
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2023, 12:46:43 PM »
Wow!! Good for you - quite the trip on any bike!
Those lovely flowers and views must have helped you on your way, though. Some of the natives look a tad unkempt, I must say!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Alpine Crossing
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2023, 09:10:50 PM »
Tim,
take my compliments for your powerful performance and many thanks for the excellent pictures.
They are the kind of photos which I miss in our forum since a longer time. Love the picture of the
ibex, never had the luck to see them in the wild. 
 
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Alpine Crossing
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2023, 07:15:07 AM »
Wow...what a sporting achievement.

I would also like to thank you for the magnificent pictures.

Rudi...we have already discussed this development in the forum and I share your opinion one hundred percent...it is a great pity that one hardly sees the REAL alpine plants here. No matter if from private gardens or from the wild. I think we are not alone with this opinion. But I don't give up hope.

Therefore, I am very grateful that Tim let us participate in his trip across the Alps.

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Re: Alpine Crossing
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2023, 04:22:43 PM »
Hi Folks,
   Thanks for your kind comments.

   We saw Ibex on two occasions. In the photo above, I assume they were licking salt off the road. The pass (Nufenen) had not long been open. Attached, a view of the other Ibex group.

   Apart from that we saw loads of Marmots. Two in this picture.

   In terms of sporting achievement, I think the San Jorio Pass was our pinnacle! We had to carry everything for the final two miles. (From the Gesero Hut.) The path was a bit tricky, so we only carried half our stuff over first time.  But at least we weren’t sharing the space with other road users. (See photo from Maloja Pass.)

Tim DH

 


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