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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2009, 9:28 am Thread Starter
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Mt Blanc

Today the temperature reached 5 degrees C, and the chance for a short run proved too much to resist.

Mt Blanc can actually be seen from my front door step, but when you can see every nook and cranny clearly, it means poor weather is on its way.

I set off around 14.30 for a short spin but also to take some pictures of Mt Blanc. Even though it's so close its always magical to see it.


These were the first couple of pictures, a little murky as the cloud hadn't lifted.





Next stop was the quay at Versoix. I used to live here for 5 years and at night you can sit on the quay and watch the planes coming in over the lake on their approach to the airport, often 5-6 at a time.

The first pic is looking back towards Geneva.



The next two looking the other way and across to France on the other side.





Obligatory bike shot!





After Versoix I headed to Divonne, these pics are on the road to Gex.







Another 5kms or so further on and the cloud is lifting a little and the view even better.





We have a lot of buzzards here, and as I passed there were two, the one here protecting a kill from another
determined to take it from him. Unfortunately one flew away before I could take the picture. You know what they say about working with kids and animals, same applies to birds!



The view 200m or so from my home



The airport is only 10 minutes away and planes can be seen landing clearly.



Clouds over the Alps at the Lausanne end of the lake.







By the time I got back an hour and a half later the temperature was dropping.




Great to have been out though!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2009, 11:07 am
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Cool running.....

Hey GREAT shots of your area. Wish it would warm up and dry out here in Canada. My 'K' is getting lonely in the garage.
I see you have a rear hugger installed. Where did you purchase it from? Looks very finished. I have seen them for the 'S' bikes but yours is the first I have noted on a 'K'
Thanks..stay safe

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Hi there,

The hugger is an Ilmberger carbon model, cost 236 from Horning in Germany. Quality is superb and fitting took less than 15 minutes.

My parents are moving to Canada soon, but they tell me it's winter 8 months of the year, limits the riding opportunities somewhat!

IAre you in a warmer part of Canada, if not, there can't be much chance to ride? Hope the weather clears for you soon, was great for me to get a ride in, however short.

All the best

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Hey GREAT shots of your area. Wish it would warm up and dry out here in Canada. My 'K' is getting lonely in the garage.
I see you have a rear hugger installed. Where did you purchase it from? Looks very finished. I have seen them for the 'S' bikes but yours is the first I have noted on a 'K'
Thanks..stay safe

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Pirate's for my Hugger in CF, does need a piece of closed cell foam between the hugger and the torque arm, otherwise you get noise on every large bump. It is the same hugger as used on the R & S

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Great photo's. Thank you.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2009, 10:42 am
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Great pics! You're fortunate to live near such great roads.

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