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Old 13-11-2018, 07:41 PM   #76
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Have to read again! ...... So many impressive pics and good stuff of an exciting ride report through the westalps!!!!
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Old 14-11-2018, 08:27 AM   #77
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Thanks again for posting up your travels.

Looking forward to your next trip.

Thanks for following. Next trip? That will take some time or I have to go in my own archiv. North Germany a dust ride to the Baltic Sea.




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A big THANKS for the story and some sweet pics (and memories to go with it), it's a damn shame it's over already.

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I enjoyed your story and pictures a lot - it took me right back to when we traveled some parts of it about 10 or so years ago, AND showed me some new places. Well done, Mr Zuckerbaron!!!
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Have to read again! ...... So many impressive pics and good stuff of an exciting ride report through the westalps!!!!

Thanks for surfin along!!!
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Old 14-11-2018, 08:42 AM   #78
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this stuff really intrigues me.

was it left over from WWII or is it a more modern thing?

was there any evidence of how they could take out the road if needed?
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Old 14-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #79
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Dragon's Teeth aka Swiss "Toblerone Fence"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon...rtification%29

With Switzerland being the European "safe-heaven" and "loot-stash" of all and everyone
(countries, royalty, industrialists, dictators, churches of all colours, political parties, foreign military etc etc) involved in any war or conflict over the last 200 years or so, they didn't/ don't really need a massive army to protect themselves....they only needed/ need to buy enough time to slow down any would-be-intruder who then would be dealt with by other interested parties that also got their goodies stashed in the same place. :-)

All pass roads that could conceivably bear ANY military traffic or supplies were mined in multiple locations with a central "red button" to blow any invasion route, nearly all military supplies were stored in huge tunnels around Central Switzerland (staying near the core of the country)....all other roads through more accessible terrain were blocked by the Dragon's Teeth.

Still plenty of them around, the line of concrete blocks usually extends from one natural obstacle (steep hillside) to the next available obstacle....or an easily defensible narrows.
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Old 14-11-2018, 09:55 AM   #80
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.... or I have to go in my own archiv. North Germany a dust ride to the Baltic Sea.



THAT would be something!
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