Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Club VUNIC Hit the Dolomites

Last Saturday, members of the VUN International Club (VUNIC) met at Bassano del Grappa to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Club Pompone (Italy's largest club dedicated to Italian motorcycles).

Passo Rolle - Dolomites

These are the stated objectives of the VUN International Club:

No snobbery. Lots of biking, lots of bends, fine locations and, at sunset when we stop, somewhere good to eat, a comfortable room, without spending more than necessary. The sole aim being to have fun amongst people with the same elective affinities.

Roberto and his friends have been organizing motorcycle tours across Europe and North Africa since the mid 1990's. After the birth of the CR&S's VUN in 2007 this group was extended to include all VUN motorcycle owners. Now the trips regularly include owners from Italy, Germany, France and elsewhere.

Bernhard Peintner outside the hotel at Bassano del Grappa

Last Saturday's ride took us to the top of Monte Grappa, down to Pedavena to visit the CR&S exhibition at the Club Pompone meeting, then deep into the Dolomites for a lakeside lunch and across the wonderful mountain pass at San Martino. After Passo Rolle an aggressive ride across Passo Manghen on a tight B-road then back to Bassano for diner. A glass of grappa on the Ponte Vecchio and a walk around the old town completed a true day to remember.

The view at Monte Grappa

VUNic Lineup at the Club Pompone stand...

Cristina Baio: 2004 champion, Italian female superbike series

Franco keeping the DUU prototype upright.

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