Moto Guzzi National Owners Club — Moto Guzzi Klub Slovenija Rally

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Moto Guzzi Klub Rally. by Luigi Riva

It all in the 2001, during the 80th Rally in Mandello del Lario, Sunday morning I was walking the camp at the Lido taking of Guzzi bikes and bikers. I saw hanging between two Guzzis, the of Moto Guzzi Klub I hadn’t heard about club, so I asked some there, Are you from Slovenija? Can I some info about club?

One of them was the president, He told me that the club was in 1999, they had one meeting in the and a tour around Slovenija in We exchanged our email addresses the promise to keep in touch.

In I planned to attend their time rally, but at the last problems came up and this was not But this year nothing can me. I want to ride there.

weeks before I asked my for Friday off. I wanted a ride, so I had three days. from our club (Aquile Martesana Moto Guzzi also attended.

Giuseppe and I on Friday. Livio and Luca on Saturday. On Friday, at 5:30 I was ready to go. I met Giuseppe ten miles home. When I arrived, he was there. We decided to take the roads, because the traffic was We were off, the day was good, not the sun was low and the colors were pale. We through a country area, and areas of farm fields. Garda Lake, we saw little vineyards, and all kinds of different of green colors.

What views!

At 7:35 A.M. we for another breakfast, for cappuccino and — always appreciated. At we were on the road again. we dealt with Verona, then Padova (where were a lot of heavy traffic) we back to enjoying a very ride on the Riviera del Brenta, the river on right side, and on the bank there was some Palladian Villas near

We decided to ride on the autoroute, the national roads are too busy. In this way we could go full About 12:15 P.M. we in Palmanova del Friuli, just 5 from there our friend lives. He’s a German rider.

Some years ago he his Italian girlfriend here. A few before I told him that we going to ride to Slovenija, and if he to come with us, we could together. Unfortunately he had to work, but us to stop by for something to eat.

his good indications it was enough for us and to find the small town he lives.

After greetings, we ready for the food — a big with salami, prosciutto, bread, and good local red I said to him Too much food we can’t eat all this! But as we talked we it up like wolves!

However, we took a couple of glasses of

The day became hot, and after there for a couple of hours, the worked heavy on the head. after a good espresso we said our good byes to and wen were on the road again. the promise to meet us again in at the Guzzi Rally in Collemberg.

16 miles later we arrived at We crossed the border at the Fernetti and we finally entered Slovenija.

land is not new to me. In 1986 I spent a few around here, during the to Hungary, with my V35 (350cc) I still remembered some

Matevez sent by email to find the meeting, and this it very easy to find Cernika, Rakek Unec, Bloscka Polica, and Nova those last miles great!) Those towns and are in a plane with mountains all in the country area. Children us and it was hard for me to ride. We had to use concentration, and out all around.


Matavez said before the gas station (on the left) see the road sign VELIKE There our target was. We and I stopped to take a picture of solitary road, with the only a couple miles

Very quickly two guys up — one on an EV, the other one was riding a They saw our Italian license One asked Luigi? I answered

After this we followed and in two minutes we were at the rally.

It was a place, some people working to make ready the which officially started on During our contact the weeks Matavez said that if we to come on Friday it was okay. A was the official WELCOME for us. We were that the beer was self (home brewed), and there are different kinds.

Very this will be interesting to all on the list!

At this rally it was pretty with mountains all There was a large vacation where people slept. of room too, with six beds, all very clean, all cheap.

We got the first choice and our room for us and our friends that the next day.

After we our clothes, we had a shower, and we were to enjoy the rally. All was good. Two had been put together where from cars were

It was suggested we walk down to the for something to eat because food going to be at the rally until the day. We could do this.

But Giuseppe and I have some troubles with language in the restaurant when we tried to the food. Anyway we ate good, and cheap. We still remember and laugh about this of our trip.

When we were at the rally, the guys were around the campfire, after the work of preparing everything. We sat in on the and talked. They offered us a good local white all was fine, a fresh breeze the night with a clear sky and of stars that could be as only in the mountains.

I thought we privileged people. we tasted the of the life. Sometime after I said my ciao and buona to the troops. I felt the trip in my I had better go to bed.

Saturday was a nice sunny day. a night of good sleep, and a big we were ready for the long We decided to spend the morning as and meanwhile we waited for Livio and We decided to ride to Postojna.

is a famous place for the big caves

We were off — Giuseppe gasoline so we stopped at a station. he was gassing up, I looked around and I a familiar sound. Guzzis! I saw two

Quickly I recognized Livio and coming. They were already and it was only 9:30 They told us they leave at 5:30 A.M. took the autoroute — throttle all the way!

So they with us on this tourist and we rode the back roads the forest. It reminded me when I was on the roads around White Mountain, in the Adirondacks area August (2002).

In Postojna we walked around, coffee, and just relaxed. We the caves with the little and took our time going to the rally. We stopped in a shop to buy good wine of the area to home. When we arrived at the rally, all had changed!

Lots of were parked all around, of people, registration was very Good! All was running well.

We and looked around at the commercial took some pictures, and the same routine of every rally.

Our curiosity was taken by a that was parked in front, the registration. With this was a display of books. Also was a poster of the world map. On map was marked various roads with this bike.

In Uros, the rider with his Metka took a world on a Quota 1100ES in 1999. I him about this interesting around the world which was two times. The first tour was in in Africa, South America, America, and Canada. The second was in 2002-2003 in Asia, and Australia, for a distance of about 105,000 Km.

I was the distance was done without mechanical problems.

Anyway he a book about this Unfortunately (for us) only in the language. If someone is interested, or an editor for translating into an version, please contact him at: .

After the talk with the nice smell in the air reminded me it was lunch time. Livio and I for the food line. We saw Matevez another man. He said, this is our official Moto importer. He has two Guzzis to test

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Are you interested?


The importer good Italian, What do you want to ride? The Aluminium, or the

The Scura!, we both answered as one

I rode a 1977 850T3 Livio rode a 1100 If we test rode something, we something different.

Welcome to the We signed the document for the demo We waited for the Scura. The rider on the showed up. I sat on it and I instantly understood bike was like a wild

Livio said to me, Luigi, be there are no mirrors.

Yes, it was I don’t like riding mirrors. Anyway I was ready to go turned the key, pushed the button, 1st gear engaged and ahead! I can say only that it was a half hour, very (God bless Brembo

After the ride the adrenaline was at the and more white hairs on my head.

When I turned the Scura to Livio, I said to Warning, it’s a wild

After this excitement, I enjoyed the lunch of goulash and with good home beer. The day was still nice and and new riders were arriving. I was a good time.

In the afternoon I set up my table to show my Guzzi and club patches that I To help me, gentleman Matevez, a public announcement about my I was selling and more people to see.

During the afternoon of the day it was game time. The Slowest Drive the Barrel, and so on. Livio part at some of the games good results.

Then as it was a nice walk around the take pictures, speak the riders, and meet with not so far from my area (Bergamo). I met a truck driver who often in my home town, small

In the late afternoon it was awards Our group got the Long Distance and we delegated Livio to take award for us.

That last was fine, with a light Then there was an announcement us all the drinks were now free. another announcement. there was a ham for us to

The ham was sliced by hand (with a knife!) in very thin better than with a

The night continued with music and dancing. We were too. Also available this same time was a movie on the front wall of the pictures of previous meetings and downloaded from the Internet such as videos showing bikes, bike duels and so

Around midnight it was time ( regret) to go to bed.

Sunday breakfast was in the open air and some of the there showed traces of the night. J

Ready to go. with regret we had to depart. We enjoyed nice days there, hospitality, good people, area, all for great time. but not least the Slovenjan Guzzi was really interesting.

We said and promised we would be there year.

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