One of the funky bunch decided to take the day off after all his travels through Europe these last few weeks. The other four set off for a nice and relaxing half day ride, to make it back to Seefeld before the rain set in. We still got to see some sights though, like the legendary Bergisel ski jump in Innsbruck.
Talking about sights... this being a short and quiet day, we decided to head up to a little extra sightseeing all the way up to Lüsens. A quiet and hidden corner of the Alps where only brave bikers go. And our fab four made it up there without breaking sweat! (well, apart from a bit of sliding on a cow pizza here and there)
Picture time on the way back down towards Kühtai. Here's Darren on the growling Ducati.
And look at Bill on the three-wheeled transformer! He didn't even hear the camera click as he went by. (bit of an inside joke, that)
Ken went by all calm and purposeful. No fuss, no problems, just as reliable and precise as his R 1200 GS
Oh and then Stuart came by on the Triumph. But we accidentally may have focused on some cow-related safety issues... It does prove those morning briefings are not just there for decoration!
We did get a decent shot of Stuart though. And hey, by the way: good line of sight technique there! That Riding School day paid off!
Alpine road heaven, is what it was.
And those Alpine roads lead to this: the legendary Apfelstrudl in Kuhtai. No whipped cream, that's for tourists. We had it the serious Tyrolean way. Light? Sure!
And so we ended our shorter riding day a bit earlier than usual, before the rain really came down again. But hey, what is all this going on after coming back to the hotel? Ken and Bill went out to buy flowers for the girls at reception?
Well, yes they did! Because great service and help to get the train tickets sorted for the trip home, deserves a little present! And well... then a whole lot of hugging was going on.