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Sunday
Jun192011

Alps Ride - Prequel

5:30 am, rain's stopped, riding 185 km/h up the A8 on a borrowed BMW K1200RT- yeehaw!  In-and-around Munich for a few days.  The Porsche factory tour in Zuffenhausen was more fun than playing with Tonka Toys as a kid, and the Porsche Museum was a curatorial masterpiece, beautiful cars in appropriate settings.  

The Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart was a mishmash, as if a sample of everything ever made was mixed up and dumped on the floor (several floors) like the game 'jacks that I never played. They did have a very cool elevator-cocoon-thing, though.  

Back in Munich, BMW factory tour was an interesting contrast of high-volume robotics automation vs Porsche's low-volume hand-built production line. The BMW Museum was great, with an astounding three-story wall of motorcycles behind glass, and lots of beautiful cars. At the exit turnstile, I pressed the red button, which actuated an emergency exit system...'was supposed to push the green button :-)  I've not been invited back.

 

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Very nice vision ! It's always the green button/red button delema that screws up our welcome, Ha!

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstrange ricky

Lol!!! That is too funny!

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

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