|At the bar inside Munich airport, a nice Focus Bike and kit display. This is for Duncan, our new local rep.|
|Mark and I arrive at BMW Welt. It is a massive building/operation and incredibly impressive.|
|Lots of stuff to look at.|
|Looking down to the deliveries area.|
|We had a nice cafeteria with tons of drinks and food- this is looking across at the future biker bar cafe. Tons of guys were picking up their motos and going for a ride.|
|This is our new 550 GT. It was spinning around as we approached it.|
|Three times a day they do a moto show- this guy was cruising up and down stairs and showing off. Nothing sounds better than a big thumper indoors!|
|The building is 6 stories, more below ground than above. This is the elevator that brings cars up from storage to delivery.|
|BMW recently purchased Husqvarna and had an impressive display.|
|Me ready to jump on the Paris-Dakar bike and head into the dessert. It is available to purchase for about 35000 Euro.|
|Finally on the road and leaving the Welt.|
|Driving south through Lichtenstein and Switzerland heading for Italy. The mountains here are legit.|
|Crazy steep and snow covered still. Some of it is fresh snow from a few days ago.|
|Pulled up to Romano's house and this is the first thing I see- I am definitely home! We are in Cernobbio on Lago di Como (Lake Como).|
|View from the terrace where we enjoyed our drinks and apps. Northern Italy is definitely more wealthy than southern. This is looking out over Cernobio towards town of Como right at sunset.|
|Across the lake.|
|And the rest of the view. Absolutely spectacular.|
No speed limits in Germany for large sections. Mark had us at 100mph for a while- doesn't feel that fast in the 550. And people in little econo boxes were still passing us.
Romano's wife Vanentina made dinner- crazy good pasta, wine, and caprese salad. Sleeep was very welcome after only 30 minutes of sleep on flight.
This morning's project is to build the new bikes and head out for a ride around the lake and to see the bike museo and shrine in Ghisallo.