Riding in snow.
29.06.2013 - 29.06.2013
Leaving Innsbruck it was not long before we stopped to put on our wet weather gear, the skies were looking ominous.
And from this point on it got progressively worse, heavy drizzly rain, enough to make it difficult to see, and if there is a view, we had no idea.
Through Vols and down to Sellrain (named appropriately) it continued, and then it got worse.
Going over the Timmelsjoch Pass (2509m) we experienced sleet & snow - yes - not much fun on a motorbike.
Visibility was down to 2 metres, could hardly see where we were going. Quite an experience riding along with snow falling on the visor.
Unfortunately this means no photos - for very obvious reasons. Couldn't see a f*****g thing. Temperature got down to 0 degrees and quite chilly.
And to add insult to the whole experience we had to pay 12 Euro EACH to go over the pass, and we couldn't see a damn thing.
The most amazing part of the whole story is the number of motorbikes heading up the pass as we came down, group after group, at least 200 bikes, some Ferraris, and campervans.
BUT - we made it - another achievement to add to the growing list.
We did intend to do the Jaufenpass just past St Leonhard, and then stay at Sterzing - BIG CHANGE OF PLANS. We diverted straight down to Merano, a very interesting place famous for its Thermal Baths and very popular with extreme sports people. As a result the shopping is amazing, quite unexpected, and quite exciting for me anyway. Steve not so happy about that bit.
We investigated the Pfarrplatz - Piazza Duomo (church)