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Old 02-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #166
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Descending was a bit easier then going up. We where more prepared psychologically of what we had to face and went a little slower. Thats why my wife could take more pictures, without me having to stop at all.








OMG, did i ride so close to the cliff?







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Old 02-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #169
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #170
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I must admit that when we reached the regular dirt road...




...it felt like a highway


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We head southeast and after a while...





we reach the village Orino (Ορεινό, translation: Mountainous)






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Then again northeast we ascend a hill...





...and descent it reaching the village Stavrohori (Σταυροχώρι, translation Village of the Cross)


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Old 02-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #173
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Everybody is pretty beat but i urge them to press on. The ride is not over boys, we have just a few dirt roads to conquer, don't give up!














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We continue north (asphalt road) for a few minutes and reach another village Chrisopigi (Χρυσοπηγή translation: Golden spring) Nice little village with its church...





...and its friendly people, mostly olive farmers or shepherds. The grandmothers (as usual) babysit the children enjoying the sunshine while their parents are at work. We asked for directions towards Kavousi back north which they gave us and of course they asked us to stay for a few minutes to fetch something for us to eat or a raki to drink but we where in a hurry and refused politely.


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Chrisopigi (Χρυσοπηγή)





Sun is low and the mountains cast shadows on our path dropping temperature fast. The way back is through a gorge with tiny villages still inhabited only by shepherds and connected with civilization only through this dirt road.














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Old 02-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #178
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Well, this ride is almost over but we STILL we haven't managed to get our bikes muddy. So, when we find a muddy puddle everyone just rushes through it...










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...with expected results.
Does this count as mudding?














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Old 02-15-2012, 10:31 AM   #180
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The last km's till we reach the asphalt in Kavousi (Καβούσι) village is a piece of cake now. We are tired but our morale is high and we just press on without any complains.














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