MTB in Alp Mouintains, 2009 MRE

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MTB in Alp Mouintains, 2009 MRE

Post by housil » Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:22 pm

Just came back from another MTB vacation in Northern Italy and Austria. BTW, check out my "new" (2018, used) VW Touareg I just bought that week
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Went to a place where there was a village before they flooded it, so just the church tower is still looking out of that reservoir lake
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That place is at the Italian/Austrian border and was a front line in first also in second World War.

We were biking up into the mountains
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had lunch at the "Alm" what are Alp Mountains farms where they host guests for lunch
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an Italian WW1 barracks
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The actual Italian/Austrian border line
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that is the official border crossing up there
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Those are WW2 anti tank barricades
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The most epic place at the former front line is that rock at elev 2009 meters (6.600ft)
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that whole mountain is filled with bunkers

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Re: MTB in Alp Mouintains, 2009 MRE

Post by housil » Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:41 pm

In the evening we were walking that WW2 bunker line
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the bunker entrance, note the door and the shutters, is camouflaged with concrete to blend in to the natural rocks
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the shutters open, an MG or canon emplacement
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shutters made from a metal frame with the concrete camouflage
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We walked that bunker line, coming back home pretty late with no moods to go out for dinner again. Lucky me, I always bring MREs to vacation :D
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I opened my oldest case, a 2009, and took the #23 Chicken Pesto Pasta and #24 Buffalo Chicken out and we cooked it
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Must the Buffalo Chicken taste "sour"?! :shock:
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That "sour" taste was too "suspicious" to eat it so we dumped it :(
Anything else was still edible and OK - except the civilian peanuts M&Ms. They became rancid after 13 years of storage... :?

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Re: MTB in Alp Mouintains, 2009 MRE

Post by norge » Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:58 pm

hmm have never had a sour buffalo chicken so i think its a good idea to skipp it :D

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Re: MTB in Alp Mouintains, 2009 MRE

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Re: MTB in Alp Mouintains, 2009 MRE

Post by Dekard » Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:53 pm

these pix are great! thanks!

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