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Stella Alpina 2017
« on: July 11, 2017, 13:54:56 »
A long time I look at this meeting, but I thought it was to difficult for me with a varadero - yes I know a few have done, but I'm not a pilot.
So (as here) asked on some forum if some people are interested , meet also some friend in the Touratech French event , so decided to go; some hesitation due to the weather, but we meet there!  VCIF_ThumbUp

down from Echelle pass



Over Bardoneccia beginning of the track, with a lot of dust



arriving bivouac place



after the storm, Michel prepare the" fondue"  VCIF_ThumbUp





old bikes



And strange ones, a French one done with Citroen GS motor





or one you can go in torrent with



evening is time for mechanics





Sunday morning is time to go up to Sommeiller pass (3009 m osl) despite the rain









Pass is there !



Stunning!



Arrived !  VCIF_ok



just have to go down now  ;D

A wonderful week end with a lot of friendship and mutual aid; I have meet one of our old friends from VIM14 in Tarragonna  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 15:53:49 »
Nice :)
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 01:41:18 »
Thanks for sharing, great photos. Looks like you had a great time in spite of the weather and of course you had the best bike to ride the pass on.  Cheers...
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 11:13:19 »

Arrived !  VCIF_ok



just have to go down now  ;D

A wonderful week end with a lot of friendship and mutual aid; I have meet one of our old friends from VIM14 in Tarragonna  VCIF_ThumbUp

No problem with grip on those tires?
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 11:59:11 »
Great  time, somethings like a VIM  ;D  VCIF_a040hae

No problem, the tires were new (or quite) and I have down flat , perfect ! But I was very cool and prudent.  VCIF_salut
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 12:08:26 »
Impressive Gilles!  VCIF_ok
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 16:03:29 »
Great report and images :) 

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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 00:23:55 »
I done this rally last year, I done a film of my trip there in several sections on youtube if anyone wants a look, here is the link     

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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 08:16:30 »
We remember your report  VCIF_ThumbUp this year we can go up to the pass  VCIF_ok ;)
http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1351.0
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 09:04:13 »
Wow cool, I'd love to do this ride as well !

I really have to make my report of Norway vacation for you guys !

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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 11:52:10 »
Wow cool, I'd love to do this ride as well !

I really have to make my report of Norway vacation for you guys !

Surely 7/8 of July in 2018  VCIF_salut
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 01:28:35 »
Did the Stella Alpina in 1985, `86, `87 and `88.
In `85 to the top on a CB 900 Bol D`or with package  ;D
At that time there was a weather station at the top, that´s where this picture is taken from:





In `86, `87 and `88 to around 1800 m. on respectively CB 900 Bol D`or, Kawasaki Z 750 B2 parallel twin and CB 750 K7 (the one I still have)... without package, but now with passenger.
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 08:23:53 »
Was the road better when there was still the refuge at the top ?
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 04:14:24 »
Beautiful scenery and great roads. Looks like a fantastic ride. Lots of riders, too.


Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Stella Alpina 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 22:20:12 »
Was the road better when there was still the refuge at the top?
No, it was quite rocky and muddy with snowmelt running down the road. In fact, the second year on the CB 900, I got a bulge in one of the exhaust front pipes from a rock ;D

At that time you could only go to the top every fourth or fifth year, I was told by Mario Artusio, the founder of the meeting, the other years there was to much snow. Seemed to be right, as it was only the first of the four times I got to the top. Don´t know how that is today, but the weather has changed, I can see, back then we had the finest sunny weather all four years.
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