In the heart of Europe

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Darel, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    These are the nearby rock formations. Pics are are from last years trip but worth to see.

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  2. mka

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    You are truly wrecking my head with the photos of your country.................fantastic.................!!!!
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    keep it up man.
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    res lepa drzava. vrnil se bom tam nekje!
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  3. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate. All I need is your sense of humor to make my reports juicier. :D
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  4. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    There is a turquoise river valley not far from home. Beautiful in all seasons. Sometimes dangerous caught between the narrow rock walls at other places quietly peaceful.

    At the entrance to the valley on the beautiful autumn day

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    As we go deeper to the walley

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    We see a series of unforgettable views and ride along the beautiful winding road

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    will continue
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  5. tastroman

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    Man, I am so jealous, thanks for showing us your part of the world!!!
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  6. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    You're welcome. Every part of the world is hiding some beauty which is waiting to be discovered.:norton . All we need are wide-open eyes.
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  7. Darel

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    Then I came to the part of the valley, where the rock walls the are just one meter apart with a roaring river between them. Place is equipped with wooden fences and stairs to prevent accidental falls.

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    Great tag line. Nice area and I have it on my list.
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  9. Darel

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    At the end of the valley the shadows became long, visitors were mostly gone

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    And the last view of the turquoise river, along which I rode all the time

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    Maybe I should avoid shadows and go up the hill :hmmmmm
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  10. Comrade Art

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    Didn't know much about Slovenia but what amazing scenery!
    Thanks for posting :thumb
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  11. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    Very diverse region indeed. I didn't show you pannonian part yet, all southern part with their warm rivers, styrian, few lakes ...Some of that parts will probably get on schedule next year, this season is more or less over for motorcycling although we have some very warm days in front of us.

    TNX :thumb
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  12. Darel

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    So I went up the hill where shadows are equally long but they are falling onto the poor souls in the valleys :evil

    Just a teaser for a new story

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  13. Darel

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    Soon I came to the first huts. It's amazing how suddenly has changed my perception of the world and time as soon as I moved away from the lowlands. It's incredible different world up there with huts, cows, mountaineers...

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    Houses are covered with shingles, in fact, they're whole coated with shingles.

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    Good Stuff!

    A few years back I spent 5 fantastic days riding in the Alps & Bavaria on a hired 640 supermoto, I went over the Felbertauern & Grossglocker, so your pics bring back some memories. When I did the Grossglockner it was late in the season & almost closed for snow, there was hardly anybody around.

    I look forward to riding there again one day, & checking out some of Eastern Europe. Looking at the map the part of the Alps I saw was such a small chunk, so much interesting country stretches out all around as your report shows.

    Cheers
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  15. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    Contact me when you will be in the planning phase. I can give you some hint at least for the south-eastern part of the Alps, Adriatic coast....:deal
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    This pic illustrates the extreme speeds that I have reached on the way up :huh

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    And this one one of the nicest parking lots far and wide.

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  17. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    Remember this pic

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    This one is few years older but from the same spot. At that time I was wandering with CBF1000.

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  18. Darel

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    To continue the previous story. I would like to show you pics of thumper on the plateau but I can not. Riding motor vehicles there is prohibited. So if I wanted to see the plateau I had to walk. It's quite right that way, it is so quiet up there and without humming engines and even walking is pleasant.

    On the plateau Velika planina (unspeakable I know - translation would be Big Mountain) is a lot of shepherds huts, many turned into holiday homes.

    Some photos are not from this trip.

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  19. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    Some more

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  20. Darel

    Darel Been here awhile

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    After ten days of enforced rest I'm full of anger cursing the heavens and the like. It's easier to imagine what kind of feelings some of you have in the wetter northern areas. Recently I found the fact that in the Norwegian Bergen rains around 300 days a year:huh:puke1

    And so we wait, me and my faithful companion, when we can swiftly ran to new adventures

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    This is a nightmare for any decent biker:becca
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