Everything started in late 2005. The idea to visit Croatia and other countries on the Balkan peninsula in early summer 2006 finally come true beginning of June 2006. Day 1. I was sitting in front of my PC waiting for first riders to come. Gathering point was a small hotel in a small residential village above Frankfurt in Germany. The first to come was Norvegians: Irene and Trond. I've heard the well known VStrom sound while they were approaching my house at around 16 hours on June 2nd 2006. Much later arrived friends from England (Simon and Robert), and Katherine (from USA) riding Simon's second bike. The latest for that day was my dear friend Zeljko, Croatian living in Muenster in Germany. Katherine Parking bikes behind the hotel: Finally, Zeljko arrived. Me standing. Nice sunset. From left to right: Katherine (USA), Robert (England), me (Croatia), Trond & Irene (Norway), Zeljko (Croatia), Simon (England). Back to the hotel, small chat, few drinks and adventure will officially start.