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Old 11-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #1021
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How's the weather holdin' up Noah?
Portugal was cold at night, great for sleeping. I was cold crossing Spain. Riding to Marseilles today was good. Now I'm on a ferry to Corsica. Fingers crossed for nice weather and poor roads there!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:36 AM   #1022
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Portugal was cold at night, great for sleeping. I was cold crossing Spain. Riding to Marseilles today was good. Now I'm on a ferry to Corsica. Fingers crossed for nice weather and poor roads there!
Good luck with that..

We're having some strange/rather warm weather on and off here in Croatia
so I was wondering..
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:53 AM   #1023
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Good luck with that..

We're having some strange/rather warm weather on and off here in Croatia
so I was wondering..
Well, hopefully that will last so it is warm when I get into Croatia in December.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:03 AM   #1024
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Well, hopefully that will last so it is warm when I get into Croatia in December.
There are parts of Croatia that will most likely be covered in snow, actually
it's already a miracle they're not.

While most that live along the Adriatic coastline usually can ride all-year long,
last year we had some crazy winds and even snow in those areas where
snow falls once in 10 years. Ice rain too.

This is your best source for weather forecast here:
http://meteo.hr/index_en.php

The Road Warriors love the road from Rijeka to Dubrovnik (along the coast),
can't help much with offroad stuff.

I live in Osijek, far east near the Serbian and Hungary border.

I might be able to offer a place to crash, but I live in a building and I know
you're more concerned about sleepin quarters for your bike then yourself.


I'll probably be on the road for 5-8 days in December going all over the
place (in a van ) but I'd love to meet you if our paths cross!

You might even get a free meal!


Let me know if you need any help with planning stuff here!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:48 AM   #1025
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Well, hopefully that will last so it is warm when I get into Croatia in December.
It won't last. Predictions for next week is -10°C and high possibility for snow (for Slovenija) .
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #1026
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It won't last. Predictions for next week is -10°C and high possibility for snow (for Slovenija) .
First snow in Croatia expected this Saturday.

While you may be able to ride on thin snow coverage, there's not a chance that
you'd be able to ride in the wind that we get here (called Bura). Most main roads
are closed for motorcycles (and everything other then normal cars) during that.

We may be able to steer you around those roads though if it gets ruff.
Drop me a PM if that happens, I'll respond as quickly as possible (I'll get
a notification on my cell phone).
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #1027
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First snow in Croatia expected this Saturday.

While you may be able to ride on thin snow coverage, there's not a chance that
you'd be able to ride in the wind that we get here (called Bura). Most main roads
are closed for motorcycles (and everything other then normal cars) during that.

We may be able to steer you around those roads though if it gets ruff.
Drop me a PM if that happens, I'll respond as quickly as possible (I'll get
a notification on my cell phone).
I will stay near the coast and if it gets to bad, I'll have to get on a ferry to get south of it all. I hope I get to see atleast SOME of Croatia.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 AM   #1028
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I will stay near the coast and if it gets to bad, I'll have to get on a ferry to get south of it all.
The "Bura" happens along the coast only, and when it gets as bad as it
got last year, ferries are a no-go too.



This road is the most enjoyable, and the worst re: wind.
It's often closed just south of Rijeka and all the way to the end (near Zadar).

You can hit highways A1 and A6 to get south (toll roads), those won't be
closed and won't be so windy but you really wanna see those cities along
the coast.

Pula, Senj, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Omiš, Makarska, Dubrovnik.. from North
to South.

If you try going east at any point on that road, you'll end up climbing very
high and very fast, and those areas are usually covered in snow from
November to (sometimes) April.

It gets warmer (and lower altitude too) somewhere south Split, and you'll
probably find people riding in flip-flops in Dubrovnik, after riding on snowy
roads just 12h before around Rijeka.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #1029
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I completely agree with Cortez. You can crash at my place in Zagreb, but if the weather continues as it does during this time of year, it will be very difficult to get to the coast from Zagreb. Snow covered mountains and freezing temperatures are between the two. Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #1030
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Also worth mentioning that the first highway they close when the weather
hits is the A6 (Karlovac-Rijeka).. right about the middle, from Delnice to Rijeka.

There's a bypass road there that's usually cleared of snow very often since
it remains the only passable road between the seaside and continental parts,
even with a lot of snow fall.

It'll be tricky.

..and this is exactly what you don't want to see:


That's here:
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:26 AM   #1031
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Once you get down to the coast in Croatia the weather is usually completely different. I've had lunch sitting outside in a t-shirt in December near Sibenik.

Nice pics from Morocco Noah!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #1032
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Great fecking adventure Noah! Like many, makes me want to quit my job and take off on two wheels. Keep it up!
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #1033
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Great fecking adventure Noah! Like many, makes me want to quit my job and take off on two wheels. Keep it up!

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #1034
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And I will leave you with a video that Christophe made.
Hats off Christophe, nice editing, cool vid
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #1035
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All Caught up with the trip!

Sounds like a great time so far Noah, video was excellent cheers Christophe.

Question, what brand is the helmet that the first guy in the vid is wearing?

Safe travels!

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