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Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,030
Posted By markas
Very nice trip mate!!! Enjoyed it a lot!

Very nice trip mate!!!
Enjoyed it a lot!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 1,659,829
Posted By markas
Nice pictures!

Nice pictures!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,517
Posted By markas
Great ride report from a mysterious neighbor!

Great ride report from a mysterious neighbor!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
That is correct!!! I must confess that your...

That is correct!!! I must confess that your observation amazed me! I forgot to mention this fact, was writing rather fast and casually!



No, this canyon was not essential to the resistance as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Kms rode for today: 315 ...

Kms rode for today: 315

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Till next time then folks!
And the next time, i will get you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Our way back home is easy now. Full of fresh...

Our way back home is easy now. Full of fresh memories and happy to have discovered one more unknown corner of our island, we head home.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Vryses village! (Βρύσες) ...

Vryses village! (Βρύσες)

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Our need for food is not so urgent as our need...

Our need for food is not so urgent as our need for something COLD and refreshing! we keep riding till we find a place with such characteristics...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Hot!!! Water!!! ...

Hot!!!
Water!!!

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At last, after what seemed an eternity, we reach the Monastery of Gouverneto where...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
The way up is much harder than the way down. Its...

The way up is much harder than the way down. Its 14:30 now and hot sun is scorching hot. Bad idea for the beer fed guys to go for a walk at this time, the girl on the other hand doesn't seem to care...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Sea at last! ...

Sea at last!

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This was the place where the monastery had a small anchorage to buy or sell goods and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
The whole place has a mysterious aura. I don't...

The whole place has a mysterious aura. I don't know what it is but i don't think i would like to sleep here for the night, feels like the place is hounded!
Since we are here, why don't we go for a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Pretty good shape for a more than 400 years...

Pretty good shape for a more than 400 years deserted place, right?

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Soon we reach the ruins. As i already wrote, the...

Soon we reach the ruins. As i already wrote, the Monastery of Katholiko was initially build around 1100. It grew and prospered until 1500-something. Then it was abandoned because of the constant...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
The path gets a bit steeper but we still have...

The path gets a bit steeper but we still have strength and water so soon...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
The path goes slightly downhill and is fairly...

The path goes slightly downhill and is fairly easy to walk on. The only problem is the increasing heat...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Even THIS monastery is not the oldest in Crete....

Even THIS monastery is not the oldest in Crete. Dated around 1537, one of the onldest and biggest of the island but not the oldest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouverneto_Monastery
Tradition says...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
And some narrow asphalt roads again... ...

And some narrow asphalt roads again...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Our ride continues through some twisty back roads...

Our ride continues through some twisty back roads and small villages...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Small stop for a pic ...

Small stop for a pic

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Near the city of Chania is a big natural gulf...

Near the city of Chania is a big natural gulf that is being used as a commercial and military harbor, the Suda bay. It's being formed by the Suda Peninsula, a very important one that has an airport...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Our ride continues west and soon we enter Chania...

Our ride continues west and soon we enter Chania Region.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Smoke, coffee, chat, relaxing, the time passes,...

Smoke, coffee, chat, relaxing, the time passes, now its 11:30 and it seems we are going to walk our way towards the old monastery in the middle the day under the scorching sun. But, for now we just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Weather is hot, must be more than 30 grad Celsius...

Weather is hot, must be more than 30 grad Celsius and the senior of the group wants a stop for smoke and cold coffee.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Nikosp ...

Nikosp

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
The National road in the north of the island is...

The National road in the north of the island is interesting both for the view...

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...and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Well, it took a bit longer than those few days...

Well, it took a bit longer than those few days rest, but the time has come, lets talk about a ride to the most ancient monastery of Crete, the Monastery of Katholiko (Μονή Καθολικού).
But first,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
thnx, i too hope he finds a home in that village....

thnx, i too hope he finds a home in that village. Anyway, she has way more chances for survival than high in the mountains alone
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
You would be disappointed... Its mainly...

You would be disappointed...
Its mainly deserted and looted systematically. Only a few buildings (mainly houses inhabited by army officers) are still in use. Maybe i go have a visit there and take...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 130,059
Posted By markas
Finding an abandoned dog in the mountains to die...

Finding an abandoned dog in the mountains to die and rescuing her by taking her for a ride to the nearest village. Smile for the camera doggy :D
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Till next time, ride safe mates! ...

Till next time, ride safe mates!



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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
What did i keep from this day? The memories of...

What did i keep from this day?
The memories of a nice ride, the warm feeling the i just might made a difference in a life of another being, and this stunning (for my personal taste) photograph to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
A few kms and some time later, we reach the...

A few kms and some time later, we reach the village where we release her. Our homes are still many kms away and none of us have the space required to provide shelter for her.
While we ride away, we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
And, let me tell you this, it went like a dream!...

And, let me tell you this, it went like a dream! Our dog even enjoyed the ride!

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Then, well, i don't know how or why, i just grab...

Then, well, i don't know how or why, i just grab the dog and put her on the wheel between my arms.
Can this work? I don't know!
Have i ever tried this before? Nope!
But, i go for it anyway...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
But, the doggy can't take it anymore. What can...

But, the doggy can't take it anymore. What can we do? Leave her here in the cold mountain where a dark fate is waiting for her?

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
It is obvious that some cold hearted bastard has...

It is obvious that some cold hearted bastard has just brought the dog here in the mountains, far away from civilization just to die of hunger. What the idiot probably doesn't know is that a starving...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Suddenly i notice a dog watching me near the...

Suddenly i notice a dog watching me near the road. I am afraid at first that he will attack so i pull the throttle and get ready to get my feet up, but she (it's a bitch) just stays there, looking...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
Inside the mountains we find the forest of...

Inside the mountains we find the forest of Rouvas. The clouds are here a few hundred meters above our heads and let us enjoy the view while eating our humble lunch.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 25,718
Posted By markas
The clouds embrace us in a milky white scenery....

The clouds embrace us in a milky white scenery. Nothing to see here, but still beautiful.

Lonely?

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