Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia!

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  1. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Was a trip i did with my girlfriend and another girl september 2009, main countries can be seen in the title.

    I myself started from Skellefteå in Sweden with alot of boring highway down to Prauge where the real trip started with a train to eastern Slovakia.

    Bike when starting, the tankbag broke just a few days before but was able to get hold of a new in Czech:

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    A maps showing the GPS-track from the trip:

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    Me, Hilary and Nancy on the train:

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    Food break in Hungry, that was more of a transportation getting to Romania:
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    Will be kind of a video heavy report, will mark a few that i find really good with the word watch in big orange letters.


    Entering romania:
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    It was getting kind of late so we tried getting hold of a place to camp, wasn't that easy since none of us knew any Romanian. We used sign language and a "point it" book at a pub in a small village trying to get some help, we were able to camp at an old farmers place:

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    All went well until he beeing drunk wanted to have Nancy sleep with him, ended up with us packing up and leaving in the middle of the night, so not a very great start.

    Found a bigger town and a reasonably priced motel:

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    Next day:

    Didn't take us long to end up on unpaved roads that got us lost:

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    WATCHHere i took of doing some scouting but it was a dead end but fun:

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    Trying to ask for directions, no help really.

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    Some minor tipovers but nothing took any damage:

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    More scouting:

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    Short rest:

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    We ended up going back since we could not find the way:

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    Cute picture of me and my girlfriend:

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    Alot of roads looked something like this ...great roads:

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    Some dam we crossed, foggy also:

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    Was quite alot of horses on the roads, with the 950 beeing a little on the loud side i rather stop and let them pass:

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    A town we passed had a bunch of these quite fancy looking houses:

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    Dont remember the name.

    Following some valleyroad:

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    Following some winding gravel road:

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    Trying to catch up with Hilary:

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    More great roads:

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    The center of some small village we stayed at:

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    Our home for the night:

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    Romanias finest (read police) at work:

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    Some improvements:

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    Some really nice villages on the mountain side along a winding road:

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    Back on tarmac but it was still nice:

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    Here we got tricked, we had plans on another road but meet a polish couple in Hungary that informed us that it was all tarmac, we ended up splitting up, me and Hil going for more of an off-road route the polish guy told us about, first part was supposed to be good unpaved roads and the other part hard off-road.

    Turned out it alot of it was fresh tarmac =( with some road constructions:

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    Some areas a bit muddy and slippery:

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    Some dam along that road:

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    More roadwork:

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    Getting closer to that small village we planned to sleep in:

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    Arriving:

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    Slept in one of these, glad they brought an extra heater ...it was cold and the benches was really hard ...but it was cheap:

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    And they served nice food:

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    The morning after:

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    The next day we continued onto the hard part but it was also mostly road constructions:

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    A water crossing since the bridge was being worked on:

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    WATCHThe climb uphill starts:

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    Short break:
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    Further up:

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    WATCHUp on the mountain its more of an unpaved highway:

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    If the roads are to good ...take detours ..see the end:

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    And the i had to help her up and she accused me of cheating not going straight up ...so here we go:

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    Break at one of the high points:

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    Amazing views:

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    More detours:

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    Passing some skiing resort and after that it was all tarmac =/

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    U got to admire the creativity:

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    Last night Romania really redemed itself we ended up beeing invited to a super nice family when we tried getting directions to some camping:

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    They worked hard with harvesting grapes and preparing to make wine out of it.

    Super good food:

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    And an amazing breakfast:

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    Dont have that much more left to show from Romania but here are a few:

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    Giving the road worker something to talk about at the break:

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    Fun on the ferry into Bulgaria:

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    Getting off the ferry in Bulgaria:

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    Will add Bulgaria and Serbia some other day hope u enjoyed my RR from Romania for now!

    /Johan
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  2. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    Looks like great riding.......and thx for including food pictures.....think I'd go to Italy, park and eat.......:D Bruce
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  3. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Excellent report! :thumb

    Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    Will be looking forward to more...

    :lurk
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  4. Countvonaltibar

    Countvonaltibar Adventurer

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    Nice thread Dirty950, I especially like the vid of you riding off through the trees near the start. The Count approves!
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Fantastic ride, report and videos! Really enjoying your trip.. looks like Romania is under construction and you're on the right bikes for the roads! :thumb

    :lurk
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  6. Thorne

    Thorne Sherpa-ing around

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    :clap:clap:clap great RR...
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  7. konoplia

    konoplia Rookie

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    Nice trip :thumb but video Nr 25 is funny when your girlfriend was under the bike and you decided make some photos but not to help her at first! :pynd
    Well done :evil
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  8. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Waiting for the next update :clap

    I grew up in BG.
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  9. marcone

    marcone V-Stromer

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    Looks like great fun; Romania is the place to be if you're looking for dirt roads:D And you certainly brought the right bikes for that!
    Taking the time to take some pictures before helping your girlfriend get up, that's priceless:evil

    BTW what camera did you use to film the trip?
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  10. LukeKTM

    LukeKTM Adventurer

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    :D I see some familiar faces in this report. I'll be waiting to see more of it coming.
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  11. neighbor's goat

    neighbor's goat Just call me "Goatie"

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    I'm happy to see that the girl didn't get hurt on that mountain trail; you don't wanna wait for help in a place like that in Romania.

    Nice ride; looking forward to seeing the rest of it!
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  12. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Thats the way she likes it, unless she seems hurt then its help first and pictures later.


    Used a V.I.O POV 1.5




    Will post some of Bulgaria tonight, maybe all of it if i have time.




    She falls all the time, more will come from Bulgaria!


    /Johan
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  13. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Day 1:


    We went by some turisty place with some fortress thing in the mountain:

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    A nice winding road getting us to Sofia:

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    Cant say Sofia is a really nice city:

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    Trying to find our way to Luke. Most of these roads was in the GPS, still it was hard.

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    BTW this is Luke

    Barbeque at his place first night in Bulgaria:

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    Day 2:

    Nancy rested this day but me, luke and hilary went out for some riding:

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    All this day was great riding!

    Think this was some old military road but had not been maintained in alot of years:

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    Up on some hills south of Sofia:

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    We also found some dirtbike track:

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    Some pictures:

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    And here we have luke making some banana cream:

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    Back on some field roads:

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    Some flooded road:

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    I dont like city traffic ...Brrr

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    Day 3:

    We took of for some travling close to the Greece border:

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    The gang passing me:

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    Hilary started loosing bolt from her vibrator (read small single cylinder bike):

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    Arriving at the highest lake in Bulgaria:

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    Playing at a small skislope:

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    For some reason Hil started taking pictures of me peeing (think she is jealous of how easy we guys have it).

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    Horses passing:

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    Not sure exactly when we ate that day but here are some pictures:

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    Some shortcut?

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    Unfortually Nancy had a crash that ended with a quite sore shoulder =(

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    She didn't want to ride any more so Luke gave her a ride out, so his nephew who hardly ever been on a bike ended up on Hilarys DR and she rode the Transalp out.

    But it took alot longer then planned so we had to ride in the dark and it slowed us down even more:

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    The Xenon conversion was worth gold (only low beam in video above, high beam would turn off by itself if only using idle revs).

    Finally made it to our destination, Trigrad where we had food and beer waiting:

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    Day 4:

    This morning we looked over the air in the tires getting ready for some off-road and found this:

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    So we had to start with some rubber wrestling:

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    And tube was ripped but luckily we had spares:

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    Had to go check out the road into the village, kind of in the mountains. Was pitch black when we arrived:

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    This was also a great day alot worth looking at:
    Luke guided us along some really great trails in this area:

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    Was previously posted as a sneak peak:

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    Hil doing a minor fall:

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    And here she was able to get a sore wrist and break both rear indicators:

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    What can i say it was just a GREAT day!!!

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    Here is what u get after trying to bumpstart a bike with the key off:

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    Also been around as a sneak peak:

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    Trying to get Hilarys bike to hold togeather, was mainly luggage straps and duct tape by the end of the trip:

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    Had one watercrossing worth mentioning here is luke crossing:

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    Me crossing:

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    And finally Hilary ...not looking as cools as us or something:

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    But the picture turned out quite good at least:

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    Sure we had to give it an extra run:

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    Was alot bigger stones when attacking it from another angle:

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    Back at the lodging we had a big animal across the street trimming the grass:

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    Day 5:

    Leaving Trigrad:

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    Turned into alot of tarmac this day, some of it nice:

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    Think she was pointing out her ass was sore from to much tarmac:

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    Here the rest of the body was as sore as the ass was in the previous picture:

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    Finally we made it to the hotel where luke had some connections so we got a real nice price.

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    More of Bulgaria will come when i find more time to write!!

    Hope u enjoyed this, my server where i host the pictures seem slow (and its in my closest so something might be wrong, please say it the pictures wont load or takes forever and ill try to restart it or something).


    /Johan
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  14. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    :freaky

    Great rides and the food looks delicious!!! I miss Bulgarian food... My wife also saw the pictures--we have an upcoming trip to Bulgaria in July and your RR is making us look forward to it even more :clap

    Where is this place by the Black Sea coast? So much has changed since I lived there.
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  15. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Its near Sozopol, the hotel cant be found on google earth but think it was here:

    http://maps.google.se/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.407552,27.670398&spn=0.025635,0.051155&t=h&z=15

    /Johan
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  16. LukeKTM

    LukeKTM Adventurer

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  17. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    The story continues:

    Day 6:

    Some quite good riding this day also, borrowing Lukes gps we went out to find some trails:

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  18. lowbudget

    lowbudget _twin brothers on the go_

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    Hey luck man,
    loved to read your RR.
    Thanks for sharing your Pics and videos!

    I want to travel to Romania this September and i would really be glad to see some GPS Tracks.
    Would you send me your gpx. Files?
    That would be a great evidence in planning the trip.

    maybe you can email it to: jonasfamous (at) yahoo.com

    With best regards

    Jonas
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  19. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    The story continues:

    Day 6:

    Breakfast:

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    Nancy was going to Istanbul in Turkey but it turned out very hard getting there on a rented bike so she left the bike at the hotel and took a bus. Me and Hilary rather spend more time in Bulgaria and skipping another big city to squeeze in more riding!

    Some quite good riding this day also, borrowing Lukes gps we went out to find some trails:

    Didn't take us long to find something like this:

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    And it got narrower and narrower, and as i will show more of later, 98% of all plants and trees have torns in Bulgaria for some reason:

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    A little more open roads:

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    Turned out we had entered some hunting club and they didn't want us there, sure we might have crossed some gate but it had been open:

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    We had plans to find the coast but ran into more gates and stuff and didn't feel like arguing with grumpy old men any more so we turned back into the old parts of Sozopol:

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    Some alleys was kind of narrow ...not sure if it was meant to be possible to walk through or what?:

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    Food, the had this kind of sallad everywhere and it was super good!

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    Sea food, and my stomach held up quite fine the entire trip (after that place in Romania where they prepared wine and drinking to much grape juice it was a close call getting hold a toilet).

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    And this was some really greasy thing:

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    Day 7:

    Another hotel breakfast since we slept 2 nights there:

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    First pee break this morning i think:

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    Checking out some logging roads, alot of them dead ends but still great riding:

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    And NO i didn't crash here, just couldn't park so laid it down:

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    Had to take care of this, getting it turned around case it was a dead end:

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    Hilary found it funny finding a sign saying 0 (it had lost a number infront):

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    Kind of liked these bugs, very close to orange:

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    Trying to find some place to stealth camp:

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    We had some bugs this night and got scared some by a very bright moon, was like a flashlight.

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    In the morning we had some mushrooms pickers coming by, glad we had them, but more on that later!

    Over and out for tonight!

    /Johan
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  20. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Clarifying that the sore shoulder was in fact a 2 degree collarbone separation...3 months of physical therapy and my right shoulder is higher than my left now, but I'm a hell of a lot better off road and I've got the right gear now!

    Anyone interested in Turkey in Aug/Sept, two weeks?
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