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invited me back to his parents house to stay the night. He’d called ahead, so when we final- ly arrived, his parents had prepared the most incredible Italian feast and I ended up staying for 10 days with them and had the most amazing time. I’d spend the days trail riding around the mountains of northern Italy with Mauro and Andrea, and returning for a four course meal three times a day … it’s a hard life … Jana said she was trying to fatten me up! As you can imagine it was very hard to leave. Whoever said fast food restaurants were bad clearly has never bumped into a biker outside of one! Through the wonders of social me- dia, I got invited to stay with a Brit- ish expat and his family living in a chalet in Switzerland, so I headed over the Alps and explored the Swiss TRAVERSE 67