STELVIO PASS — At 9,045 feet Stelvio Pass is highest (paved) and most renowned of all European mountain passes. It is located in the Italian Alps just 200 meters from the Swiss border about 15 miles northeast of Livigno. Originally built from1820-1825 by the Austrian Empire, it has 60 hairpins, but the extremely difficult 48 turns on the northern side are numbered with stones. Everyone is grouped together as this photo was staged for Motorcyclist Magazine. The results of this photo shoot can be seen on page 50 of Motorcyclist. It was shot about three hairpins above the photo above. Photo by Heidi Gish


Motorcyclist magazine tapped local couple for Alps tour

By From page A1 | September 20, 2013

Steve and Heidi Gish of Shingle Springs are motorcycle enthusiasts who love to ride and who have traveled the world to do it. Heidi Gish, who has ridden dirt bikes off-road and has her own Honda XR200, only rides as a passenger on the street with husband Steve.

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