Mopeds tackle the alps

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Every September for the last three years, hundreds of mopeds have gathered in Switzerland to tackle the mountain passes there. This year’s Red Bull Alpenbrevet saw 770 entrants compete in the rally.

The 82-mile route includes three 7,000-foot passes. A huge challenge for vintage machines powered by a hybrid of human and two-stroke power.

The event includes a “style” contest, in which participants are judged both on costume and vehicle modifications.

Here’s that gallery link: http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/09/mopeds-tackle-the-alps/?gal=1#/0

  • kinsler

    my homie steve did this on the most patriotic moped in existence.

    American Pinto

    yes, that is an airbrushed eagle holding a bucket of KFC on the tank!

    • randry

      Pretty bad ass……..for a moped.

      • Steven

        trolololololol sometimes there’s more to bodywork than road rash on a fairing!

  • http://www.cdavisdesigns.com Chris Davis

    I thought the cows would have more holes.

  • DoctorNine

    Born To Be Mild…

  • aadmanz

    Awesome event, we slogged uphill for hours at speeds well under 6 miles an hour..

    This was us in the style contest:
    http://bit.ly/QkJ3MX

  • Keith

    That looks like a blast!