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    The best laid plans.........

    Our pilgrimage to hallowed ground has come to a conclusion.

    We have arrived at Mandello Del Lario!!!!!!!!

    But all is not what it seems. The chief booking officer has done a fine job, we are here for three days, but there has been a little hiccup.
    The plan was, Bernina Express to Tirano, train to Mandelo, arriving about 3, and going straight to the Factory. As you know, the Museum is only open from 3-4pm.
    But the Bernina was about 9 minutes late, we missed the 1 o'clock train by 60 seconds.

    Add in the fact that the museum is closed on Saturday, I only get one day, one hour in fact, at the Museum.

    Bugger.

    Never mind, off to down some Chianti. Ciao.
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    Ah yes, but at least you may see it. On my pilgrimage in 1987, it was not open to the public, except by special request or invitation. Lots of Guzzisti were in town, just visiting the shrine.

    Take lots of pics.
    No road is safer than the one just robbed. (Mexican Proverb)

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    How often do you hear the missed the Museum story. Travel half way around the world and it's closed.
    Friends whose long lost relative was Onobono Tenni had one day to see the shrine whilst travelling, only to get there during the month the museum is closed.....bugger.
    It is so worth the visit. We managed to get 2 days there, great to get a closer look at things you missed the first time.
    Enjoy it Rod, hopefully catch you for a spin when you get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Our pilgrimage to hallowed ground has come to a conclusion.

    Never mind, off to down some Chianti. Ciao.
    Stuff the Chianti. Get into some Brunello. Same region, same grape variety but much more drinkable.
    La vida es como un sándwich de mierda. Cuanto más pan que tenga, menos mierda que tienes que comer.

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    Hi Rod went there myself in August only to find closed for the entire month. Luckily we were flying out on the 1st of September so got an hour there. Fabulous. If still in Italy head to Gottar Park via Sempione. Best museum we found all types of bikes machinery etc

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    This morning went to Agostini's and picked up a T-shirt, was about to walk out the door, when SWMBO said, "here's a wet weather suit you need".

    well decent/bloody good quality two piece, 50Euro down from 115Euro. Just fits at the mo, but once I lose the holiday pud, will be a beauty.
    and the pic?

    Me and my mate Carlo discussing my purchase!!!!


    BTW, sorry if the pic is too big.....I hate ishit....



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    Well, isn't it a small world!!!

    Arrive at the Moto Guzzi Museo a little early, and meet two couples also waiting. One couple from Bristol in the U.K., where my wife's brother lives.
    The other couple from Perth.

    Alan rides a '96 Cali, and was wearing the same Thunderbikes tee shirt I was wearing.

    Anyway, took lads of pix, won't bore you with them.....except for one from the Ghezz bar. If I can work out how to post it.
    stay tuned.
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    Carlo's looking well.
    No road is safer than the one just robbed. (Mexican Proverb)

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    I be jealous Rod. Must combine Hval with Mandello for 100th birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azazl View Post
    I be jealous Rod. Must combine Hval with Mandello for 100th birthday.
    I had no idea you were so old.
    No road is safer than the one just robbed. (Mexican Proverb)

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