Gypsy by heart2

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Elenore, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Great ride and photos! The sailing just adds to the whole trip.

    Congratulations to you both on the relationship and good luck preparing for the big adventure :norton
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  2. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Hallo Nancy,

    wie schön wieder von dir zu lesen - in deutsch!

    That would be great - we'll meet irl !! :clap
    @ Bob: Thank you for the support!!

    So, now I'll go on and I'll tell you what happend after we came back to the marina:

    After one week with your friends on a boat you're kind of happy to go on. We packed and left direction south - right along the croation coast.
    We stopped in Senj. And I was confused....I kind of knew the surrounding. Now, I've never been in that part of Croatia. When we saw the castle I knew it. There was a kids movie out when I was a little girl ( yeah early 1800...:huh) it was called: " Die Rote Zora" They made that movie right there and somehow I felt home, I felt like I fitted in there....

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    Because we liked the countryside, we decided to build up our "Basecamp".
    A little very basic Camping Place outside of Senj:

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  3. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    It was wonderfull to ride the bikes without lugage. We made day trips and had a look at many different countrysides. Croatia is great for bikeriding. The streets up in the hills are very good, with lots of grip. They also have thousands of gravel roads and dirttracks....

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    Very pretty are the Plitvicer Waterfalls. They are famous and lots of tourists are arround. But that didn't matter to us. Again we noticed how friendly the people were. We did not have to pay for parking the bikes, they stored our helmets and stuff for free and we stayed 4 houres instead of 1 to have a look at the nature. Those coulors were amazing!!

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    On our way back to the basecamp - Hans-Dieter was riding in front - in one of the many switchbacks a car came frontal on Hans-Dieters lane.
    That car crashed into him head-on. Hans-Dieter managed to lay the bike on the side and kind of jumped away.:huh

    So at least only the bike crashed with te car and Hans-Dieter could glide over the tarmac....

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  4. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    :eek1 Doesn't sound good, hope injury and motorcycle damage are minor.
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  5. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about the crash! I hope Hans-Dieter is okay...maybe just some scrapes from sliding the tarmac, eh? But what of the bike....and your vacation? Both ruined? I hope not. Wishing Hans-Dieter a speedy recovery!
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  6. HaDiHu

    HaDiHu n00b

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    I`m fine!

    The accident wasn`t that strong, just a few bruises at the shoulder, hip and leg. Not so bad.....
    Most I was worried about my bike.....but it is an excellent bike, even stronger than a car. :evil
    I found just a few scratches at the crash bar - but thats what it is for.
    Also damaged were the saddlebag, the exhaust pipe and my clothes. But funny was the whole situation....the car (not from croatia, it was from slovenia) was driven by an american guy from Arizona and nobody realy knew where we were, somewhere in the dark forests of croatia on a street which turned to gravel road a few km before and later.... :confused
    I never thought to get any mony to replace the damage. But I was wrong, we both found a compromise and he paid a part of the damage......nice guy! :beer

    After this we thought about some distraction. We wanted to do Off-Road.......we found nice places.......

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    but we decided to ride on regular roads again........ :kboom
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  7. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Good choice to stay on tarmac
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  8. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    It's good to hear that it's not as bad as it sounded in Julias post before.
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  9. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Again: after all we are really glad, that the accident wasn't so bad, that Ross payed for the damage and that we were abel to ride on. We only had one more night in Croatia, than we had to get started for the way back...



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  10. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Next morning we packed slowly, 'cause hans-Dieters shoulder hurted and than we started our way back to Germany. We went through Slovenia. Very nice - not at all as I thought. Ljubiliana was very clean, with old buildings and beautifull places. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time...
    We went through Slovenia within few hours and came into Austria. ' Cause Hans-Dieter' shoulder and back started to hurt more wen wanted to spend the night in sauna and a hotel. Because he knew Autria we were trying to get to Bad Gastein.
    It was a long day riding - especially because we did not use the highways, but it was worth it. We found a cheap and nice little hotel and we spend that evening in the sauna, which was very good.

    Only to days more left. From Austria we went to Germany an stayed one more night near by Munich. My sister lifes there an so we were abel to combine familyvisits with vacation.:1drink
    From Mur am See (near Munich) we went on north - direction north... here is a picture of our last camping place - [​IMG]

    ...so sad... our vacation was coming to an end.
    After all... we were glad, that everything was great - camping gear - bikes - getting along together....
    The futer looks bride and we are so much looking forward to our next adventure!
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