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A short ride with Dan
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:41:51 AM »
April 22, 2018

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Spring is here in Baselland! Actually, it feels more like summer, but the trees are in bloom which means that spring still has a hold on things. I went for a quick detour last weekend to see if the local cherry trees were blooming, but I was a bit early:

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But with the high temperatures and blue skies we've been having, we knew that it was time to get back out there. Dan and I agreed to go "early" today and do a little tour of our corner of Switzerland. We were not disappointed. And like most day rides, the pictures do most of the talking.

And what's a ride in Switzerland without a castle?
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Leaving Basel behind
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Thick green pastures
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There were a lot of people out enjoying the beautiful Sunday. Many other motorcycles went by, quite a few bicyclists, and the parking areas near trailheads were full of cars. It was a glorious day to be out!

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This region is known as "Kirschland" (Cherry Land)
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Swiss cows
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Bee hives in place
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I love it when Dan comes with me
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Dog cooling off in the village fountain
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We came around a corner to find "accident ahead" signs along the edge. We slowed down and came upon a smattering of emergency workers, vehicles and a Rega rescue helicopter. We couldn't see any cause for the accident, but perhaps that's why they call them "accidents". Oh, and one of the officials at the scene wasn't happy that I snapped this photo. I just wanted a photo of the helicopter, honest!

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I think the "peak" for the cherry blossoms was a couple of days ago, but it was still beautiful
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We then left Kirschland behind and headed towards Jurapark, a natural area a little further east. There really was no destination; I just pushed on the GPS for somewhere in an area that I wanted to ride.

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Riding through the village of Nusshof
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I love riding through this area
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Seriously, every turn just made me smile with the view
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Dan had put in a new sprocket (along with a new chain of course) and wanted to see how it felt on the motorway, so once we hit our halfway point we just made our way back to Basel via the fast roads. Not nearly as much fun, but it had been a good morning's ride.

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And the rest of the ride home was taken at 120 kph!  8)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 12:37:02 PM by Mrs. DantesDame »
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Re: A short ride with Dan
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 08:43:31 PM »
As expected, Wonderful Photos  :clap:

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Re: A short ride with Dan
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 08:58:44 PM »
As always I love your ride reports dating back to the KLR Mex trip! The only challenge in your ride reports is you seem to be the designated photographer. Get Dan to snap a pic or two of you on your steed. Just a suggestion...

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: A short ride with Dan
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 11:57:42 PM »
Lovely photos, I can imagine the giddy anticipation of the next view as you topped each hill or rounded each corner, thx!

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Re: A short ride with Dan
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 12:42:01 PM »
Tacking onto this post, since the photos I have aren't really worth a new one  8)

May 12, 2018

Yesterday Dan and I went to a Garden Park about an hour and a half away. Unfortunately it was through some of the more boring sections of Switzerland, but we still had a nice journey. Here are some highlights on our return trip.

A limited view of the Alps
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The park as we left it behind
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Link to the park photos,  if you need a healthy does of spring  ;D

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 03:03:05 PM by Mrs. DantesDame »
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Re: A short ride with Dan
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 12:48:03 PM »
And a couple of days before that we went for a ride, but the weather was pretty much shite and we weren't "feeling it"  :bluduh:

May 10. 2018

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So, there you have it: a few more pics from The Life of DantesDame  :popcorn:
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Re: A short ride with Dan
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 01:08:54 PM »
Love it! Thanks again for sharing!
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