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Vietnamese and Cambodian thunder in Europe.......................................

Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Robert Stoll / Uwe Hausleitner / Pierre Baumgärtner | Europe

On the ninth day.............   we were once again blessed with near perfect weather.  And as they say all "good things must come to an end!".....  this tour was not good..it was fantastic, for our guest and the tour guides....different cultural backgrounds united by one passion......  the big twins of Harley Davidson unites like no other.    On our last day...we started in Bolzano...we headed north to conquer the famous Timmelsjoch.........    a high alpine pass connected Italy and Austra.    It was a brilliant late summer day....only a few clouds in the sky. Twisting and turning...up then down we enjoyes a nice lunch at an Asian restaurant......   afterwards it was time to knock down a few more kilometers of fantastic roads.   We  arrived back in Mieiming to part with our bikes.........  a wise man once said..."do not be sad it is over.....be glad it happened"...  thanks to our fabuloes guest from Vietnam and Cambodia a trip of a life time for all of us!!     The tour guides are just as thankful to you as you are to us!!  lets do it agian some time......"saddle up, lets ride"!!!!!

THis sign says it all....."What friendship unites.....Politics cannot divide"!!

On the 5th day...we left Europes largest rally and headed south to Italy....the roads from Faak lead us through Slovenia, where we enjoyed great mountain roads and a National Park,  topped off with a wonderful lunch......the landscape was simply incredible...  the road eventually flatened out and we cruised into Marino, Italy, near Venice!!......  tomorrow is a "rest day"....but I am sure some folks will venture out on the bikes......or perhapdls check out the legendary city that is only a short distance away......

Arrival in Venezia after a Great curve ride through Slovenia
The Doge Palace
and very busy traffic in a Monday morning
and the typical romantic transportation
and after a lot of walk through the Labyrinth of Venezia we deserved a nice Lunch in tze Danieli
with an awesome view to the Sea.

Day four....another amazing day...  we joined 10,000 bikes..YES 10,000 for the annual Faaker See, European bike week pafade.  The roads are all shut down for the parade, which is about 60 km. Lining up two hours before hamd was just part of the fun..  and our group drew alot of attention... the other riders around us certainly noticed the H.OG. patches on the back of our guests.   Then off for a ride around the beautiful area of Faaker See...led by...none other than Bill Davidson.......  speaking of him,  he was so kind to join our group for about 45 minutes later on in the afternoon.   Autographs and photos for everyone.......   after that it was tike to take in the sights, smells and sounds of Europe's largest motorcyle rally.........   wharlt an awesome experience for us all thus far......tomorrow we head to Venice......   

at the parade
our group gathered a lot of attention.......one does not see many HOG groups from Vietnam in this area
vests and patches.........it is a Harley thing!!.
Bill DAVIDSON meets the group....... he is a very friendly man...and he is passionate about his brand!!
you never know who you might meet on an Edelweiss tour...thank you Bill Davidson for taking time out of your busy day to meet the group!!
best group photo ever!!!!
YUM YUM!!!!
Markus was on the tour for a few days too!! He was very popular with the guests and ...although he would never take credit for it, he was a huge help for the tour guides...thanks Markus it was a pleasure having you and fun as well!!
this rally is huge....thousands of bike from all over Europe........and folks from every corner of the planet....FUN TIMES for sure!!!!
many come for the party as well!

And the journey continues......... we headed off from Hartmannsdorf, after visiting a very cool museum, a private colllection infact, VERY impressive and laid some tread down towards FAAKER SEE!!!!!!    more and more Harley's on the read..from all over Europe, there was even a plate lscense plated spotted from Quebec......  can you imagine that??!!  Tomorrow we head to the event, we will join the parade and meet up with one of the family members from the Legendery Davidson family.....it is gonna be good!!!!!!!! Check that...it is gonna be  Epic!!

A storm was brewing in South East Asia...............  it has blown into Europe and is heading toward Faaker See...........if you listen closely you can hear the rolling thunder....as three famous HOG chapters  from Hanoi, Saigon and Phnom Penh are rolling toward EUROPEAN BIKE WEEK 2016......We set of on the first day in perfect weather from Seefeld, Austria.......zigged zagged in and out of Germany a few times..where we all enjoyed a great Schnitzel..and finally are bedding down for the night in the city of Mozart    aka,,,,,,Salzburg, Austria.   what a day.....awesome roads spectacular scenry, good eats and a nice beer at the end of the day.     The group was so excited to get rolling this morning....as they were geared up at 7:30 am................  we hit the road a short time later for a great day............THIS IS WHY WE RIDE!!!!!!!!!   

CAN WE GO YET??
a few morning instructions..
let's roll!!
WOW!!!!!!! absolutely stunning!!
Showing country and HOG colors with pride!!!
Uwe....leading the pack........having a quick glance over his shoulder to make sure all are there.......
Cows getting down from their summer camp in Germany.
Markus and Rob hanging out with new friends.........you see, it does not matter where you are from...east, west, south north...or what language one speaks.....Harley Davidson creates a common bond.....and EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL is an awesome avenue to tie us together!!
photo stop!!!
we all wanted to take this sweet machine for a spin!!!!!! SALZBURG RED BULL Museum...also known as Hangar 7.everything in this museum is fully operational........ TOYS FOR BIG BOYS AND GIRLS!!!!!!!! we highly recommend a visit to this place.....
BAD ASS!!!! A vintage DC 6..... freaking gorgeous airplane!!!!!!
looks fast standing still!!!

DAY TWO!!!  more of the same briliant weather as we rolled out on our throttles and hammered out some kilometers between Salzburg and Hartmannsdorf.    The twist and curves climbs and dessents were breath taking.......the amazing beauty of Austrial is something to treasure.   Once again the only hint of even slightest of bad weather only came from the thunder from our engines....and the thunder is getting louder.....as the closer we get to FAAKER SEE, the more and more free spirited Harley Davidson riders we see on the pilgramage to Europes NUMBER ONE motorcycle event........ 

Salzburg at its best. Great weather, nice people
Rolling in to MondSee! INDEED the town of "The Sound of Music" and this time created by rumble of 21 H-D motors rumbling through the streets. Julie Andrews has no chance against that sweet sound!!
Some happy Harley Riders from Vietnam in front of the Grimming, 2351 m.
EVERYOBNE is having a blast....and it is only going to get better!!!!
Spending a great evening together

tune back in tomorrow...the epicness of this ride will continue.............     keep the shiny side up!!  

Riding day 2 from Salzburg to St. Salvador....easy Riding.. .
Lunch Time in Hallstatt direct at the beautiful lake.
The Ladies obviously enjoy this hotspot
Uwe is giving some insights of Hallstatt on the Marketplace
And towards the Sunset......

European Bike Week Faaker See 2016

The Hanoi, Saigon and Cambodscha Chapters are ready for the Festival....
Lining up for the 2 Hour Parade
Then the 2 Hour Show startet the Parad at Faak am See
Pretty Creative examples....
New helmet Model "ragon"
Meet Locals.. ...
and the Highlight after the Parade was to meet CEO Bill Davidson
Bill Davidson patiently is providing autographs on each Jacket
Leaving the EBW after a wonderful Fax...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 08:25

hey guys,
so good to see you riding in such beautiuful weather. I will watch your blog and hope you have the time of your life!
karin

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