Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

You Capture – “Fun”

As luck would have it, this week’s You Capture theme at I Should Be Folding Laundry is “fun.” Since I am currently on vacation having the most fun I have ever had on any vacation, I didn’t exactly struggle for material. Actually, it may even sort of be cheating. Sorry.

Okay, I’m not REALLY sorry. Like I said, I’m having fun. And since that’s this week’s theme, here’s some snapshots for proof…

Passo dello Stelvio

Passo dello Stelvio is in the Italian Alps, not very far from Switzerland and Austria. Actually, we’re staying near Innsbruck, so we rode through Austria into Italy specifically to traverse this pass. We did a little bit of riding in Switzerland on the way back, too.

It Was Cold at the Top

There’s a ski resort at the top. There’s not much snow left, but there’s a glacier, and people are still skiing.

ToadMama After Riding the Pass

I was quite happy to reach the top of this very challenging pass in one piece and without dropping my bike or riding off the side of the mountain.

Hubby was the first in our group to make it to the top.

This was THE coolest riding day ever for both of us.

Hubby with the pass behind and below him.

The road actually winds down the side of the mountain below where Hubby is standing.

My bike perched atop Passo dello Stelvio.

This last shot is the only artsy one I took specifically for You Capture. If you want to see what other folks did for fun this week, be sure to visit Beth’s site.


  1. June 10, 2010    

    WOW those are some SERIOUS hairpin turns!!! I bet they were fun on a motorcycle! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this WHILE you’re traveling! (I hope you brought an extra big memory card!)

  2. Jenn's Gravatar Jenn
    June 10, 2010    

    Hey Lady! Looks like you’re having a great time! Enjoy!
    Love all the pics.

  3. June 10, 2010    

    INCREDIBLE!!! First of all, the scenery, and second that you’re traveling in Europe! with your bikes! But most of all that you’re SO BRAVE!!!! And also that you’re joining You Capture from way over there. I haven’t seen everybody elses pictures yet but, I know for sure, YOU WIN!!!

  4. June 10, 2010    

    Stillmary, the bikes are rentals. We’re on a group tour thing. But they are awesome. I feel like I am driving in a motorcycle video game. 🙂

    When I saw this week’s “fun” theme, I knew I’d have something to share.

    I might not win for best picture, but I bet I am having the most fun. LOL

  5. June 10, 2010    

    WOW! Talk about fun! What great shots, and adventures!

  6. June 10, 2010    

    Gorgeous views! And riding motorcycles up there? OMG that sounds like so much fun!

  7. June 10, 2010    

    Amazing pass – cudos for being brave enough to do that on a bike! The last picture gives be vertigo just looking at it!

  8. June 10, 2010    

    holy crap, those mountains are AMAZING!!! Seriously breathtaking!

  9. June 10, 2010    

    Omg, these photos are amazing. I’m with stillmary on this…you totally win!

    I would say to have fun, but you clearly are. So keep up the good work!

  10. June 10, 2010    

    Wow that does look fun, now get off the computer and go back to vacation!!

  11. June 10, 2010    

    That looks like so much fun! I would love to do that sometime, minus the motorcycles, I’m a chicken.

  12. Bec's Gravatar Bec
    June 10, 2010    

    My mom is jealous you are near Innsbruck 🙂 That was our favorite town in Austria to visit!

  13. June 10, 2010    

    Oh wow, wow, WOW your last shot. I’m sure you’re having an amazing time there! 😀

  14. June 10, 2010    

    Oh man, oh man! I think I know where I’m going the next time it’s trip time!

  15. June 10, 2010    

    Holy crap! I’ve heard about that place! So glad you took pics etc.
    I bet its an amazing vacation. So cool. (Those Bm’ers look nice but you should have rented Ducs – wink wink)

    • June 12, 2010    

      Monstergirlee, your comment made me smile. “Ducs” (Ducati motorcycles for my readers wondering what that means) were an option, but we chose the BMWs. I’m glad, too. Because they were so much fun!

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