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    Ciao

    Hi guys, I've found a sticker of this forum on the 1150GS I just bought. I thought why not to check in. Maybe I bought an old friend of one of you

    I landed in the UK a couple of years ago from Italy, where I left my Moto Guzzi. I thought I needed a more solid, reliable and resistant bike to tour this country, on a budget, hence an extensively used but much loved 1150. I love the handling and the loading capacity.

    Hope to meet some of you soon, maybe for a ride one of the next weekends, or for any of the event you may organize. And for few pints, of course.


    Ciao
    Marco

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    Ciao Marco.....welcome to the forum....
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    Ciao Marco, welcome to the crazy side of GS ownership. As I’m sat in Tuscany I’m wondering if I could live here instead, probably not, but it’s beautiful.

    Enjoy the UK.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Hi Marco

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    If you are still in Tuscany and you are heading north, may I suggest to have a tour on 'Passo della Raticosa' (google it). It's nothing like 'Passo dello Stelvio', still it's worth your time. It sits among the hills between Tuscany and Emilia and it's a meeting point for hundreds of bikers every weekend.

    If you are not in hurry I do really recommend it.

    Ciao

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    North?
    Head west and go to the bloody seaside beyond the Maremma
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    Welcome Marco, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the site. The good, the bad and the ugly. May be I will see you around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco1150 View Post
    If you are still in Tuscany and you are heading north, may I suggest to have a tour on 'Passo della Raticosa' (google it). It's nothing like 'Passo dello Stelvio', still it's worth your time. It sits among the hills between Tuscany and Emilia and it's a meeting point for hundreds of bikers every weekend.

    If you are not in hurry I do really recommend it.

    Ciao
    I'll have to try that one as I also love it in Tuscany. I have gone here (Museo Archeologico Alto Mugello, Piazza Ettore Alpi, 3, 50035 Palazzuolo sul Senio FI, Italy) from Mugello and it's a brilliant ride too. Just to the east of your route recommendation.
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco1150 View Post
    If you are still in Tuscany and you are heading north, may I suggest to have a tour on 'Passo della Raticosa' (google it). It's nothing like 'Passo dello Stelvio', still it's worth your time. It sits among the hills between Tuscany and Emilia and it's a meeting point for hundreds of bikers every weekend.

    If you are not in hurry I do really recommend it.

    Ciao
    The one I rode was the passo della sambuca which went to a small, but lovely, village Palazzuolo Sul Senio. I found both passes on a list of ten "The magnificent ten climbs of the Apennine". I think they could all be worth a visit. I'll Google them all to check their locations. Thanks for the tip.
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco1150 View Post
    If you are still in Tuscany and you are heading north, may I suggest to have a tour on 'Passo della Raticosa' (google it). It's nothing like 'Passo dello Stelvio', still it's worth your time. It sits among the hills between Tuscany and Emilia and it's a meeting point for hundreds of bikers every weekend.

    If you are not in hurry I do really recommend it.

    Ciao
    Here's the link to a Kurviger page with all the ten passes on it.
    If I could rename the link I would be I'm not getting a rename option.
    I'm sure it's simple I just don't remember how!
    I've ridden at least a couple by just following a road and it's a stunning area; I must go back and ride some of the other ones.

    https://kurviger.de/?point=Passo%20d...Esri%20Streets
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco1150 View Post
    If you are still in Tuscany and you are heading north, may I suggest to have a tour on 'Passo della Raticosa' (google it). It's nothing like 'Passo dello Stelvio', still it's worth your time. It sits among the hills between Tuscany and Emilia and it's a meeting point for hundreds of bikers every weekend.

    If you are not in hurry I do really recommend it.

    Ciao
    When I get more time I'll have a go at making a circular route, or a figure of eight, and probably base it at Scarperia near the Mugello circuit.
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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    Here's a quick rough ride for c. 4hours, plus stops.
    It covers 154 miles and does no. 9 pass twice.
    On a lovely Tuscan day what could be better.
    You can a cracking pistacchio ice cream at the pub/cafe in Palazzuolo sul Senio.

    https://kurviger.de/?point=43.995531...Esri%20Streets
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khulu View Post
    Here's a quick rough ride for c. 4hours, plus stops.
    It covers 154 miles and does no. 9 pass twice.
    On a lovely Tuscan day what could be better.
    You can a cracking pistacchio ice cream at the pub/cafe in Palazzuolo sul Senio.

    https://kurviger.de/?point=43.995531...Esri%20Streets
    Thank you so much for this map! It brings back good old memories. I've lived in that area for 20 years and your map shows a "typical Sunday ride" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco1150 View Post
    Thank you so much for this map! It brings back good old memories. I've lived in that area for 20 years and your map shows a "typical Sunday ride" .
    I might try it myself this August or maybe next year if I don't manage it en route to the Austrian MotoGP.
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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