i rode to test luggage real quick sunday afternoon

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    last year i got banged up pretty bad ridin my bycicle , and just because of pure boredom i was surfing the net and found a DR big 800S , went to look at it , couldnt really ride yet , wanst suppose to anyway , but i bought the bike for 1300 euro , and rode it home . than i rode around town for a day or two and had to leave to usa for work and left the bike parked in the garage till july this year .
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    back in here for summer , i knew i wanted to go somewhere on it , wasnt sure where , so i tried to start the bike after sitting , wouldnt start , had to take the carbs apart and clean them , the float valves are shot , but works for now , screw it , it runs amma go for a cruise . did couple regional loops nothing fancy , some dirt . realized few thinks . the bike is heavy turd , suspension sucks , its out dated but fun , for whatever reason .
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    so i go to buy cheap tent , i have a 30 years old sleeping bag , travel bag , and wolfman e12s that u se on my beta . so i load thinks up , strap em down using bungee straps we had and it sits in the garage . its sunday . i am eating lunch with my pop and he is talking about wanting to go to croatia for vacy , and i joked about going there on the bike , we had coffee and i said i wanna go test the luggage where should i go , he said go towards Sturovo , the are some hills , its like a half a day trip you ll be back for dinner . i filled up at the end of the town and went . in that particular direction and zig zag across the fields and farm roads and eventually made it there relatively quick , so now i am in hungary . nice little town , like a tourist destination , bunch of food stands and restaurants etc . 20190721_150715.jpg
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    so i am standing there , and i looked the hungaria tet , and it doesnt look that far , sun is still up , i have tent , bed , some stuff with me , screw it and downloaded the tracks and started heading that way . of course , got lost made some turns wrong way , did matter to me , i come to some nice twisty roads right of the bet , it was fun , bud dead end into some resort or whatever . kinda hungry . stopped to eat some real quick .
    no idea what was on menu . all hungarian . they need photos on them thinks
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    so i kept on keeping on finaly what looks like one left turn to tet , yeah ok , made the left and headed towards the red line on my phone but got totally lost in a labyrint of gardens , there must have been million gardens in there all fenced in and some had little sheds , some had bigger cabins , some where nice some not so bad , but the streets went every direction possible , dead end , u turn another dead end , oooo ok this goes somewhere , nope gate , this one ends in a flied , damn it ok , now i am back on paved somewhere and i go , and yaaay there it is i am on tet .
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    cross a small airport runway , sign says watch for airplane , like a picture of airplane , thru some farmers back yard and up a hill . into a field of sunflowers 20190721_175036.jpg
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    so i follow the fields left and right and right and left , and bam here comes a quick rain . i am like damn you , go away , stop raining on my parade , it listened , and rained for about 5 minutes and went away . but the trail is bad news . tires filled up with mud , cant go , first gear , landing gear down , and i go . no way i wanna keep continue , google , nearest town , pavement i go
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    so i am like waaaay below budapest , i go to gas station get gas , sipping on coffee , and dont really feel like going back home just yet , i now made a decision to make this one an overnighter . serbia . i never been to serbia , ok lets just go down to serbia , spent a night and ride back . plan . and down south i roll . hit the border just before sun went down . took and hour to cross . terrible . so now i am in serbia . 67618412_610035896069664_8445351394222800896_n.jpg now what . lets go find a camp . google search . refugee camp near by , 6 km , oh hell no . lets try booking . bingo . 1 bedroom apartment , 25 km down the road , 13 euro for the night , oh hell yeah lets go . i confirm , and put traveling on motorcycle in the notes . rollin . need to get gas , i just hit another reserve . gettin gas , i get the email , the owner of the apartment replies to my notes . there would be no additional charge , for arriving on motorcycle . i am like ok weirdo , laughing . i get to the town , find the place pull in , there is two bmws with austrian plates in there , its like midnite , the guy is waiting for me, dobrodosli , introduces me to the apartment and goes to bed . cool . i am in . sleep .
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    the grass is for cleaning your boots, maybe try it on the tires, but dont want to take any fun away.
    great report
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    i get up , make coffee , whats the plan . wife calls . pop found last minute croatia vacation and they need me home asap to pack and go . hmmm. i am like , uhm , ok well , serbia has tet , and runs south , so why dont u go there and meet u there . ok that works , lets ride . pack up n go .
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    farm fields and tractors .

    i go in general direction east , left and right , fields and small towns , old cars , goats , 10 feet tall corn , hay , more tractors , more old cars . not too bad nice back country riding , no traffic whatsoever , fun . one more left i am on tet . it runs along the river on top of levy , below it , farm fields in between , fun , fast , miles are adding up 20190722_124240.jpg . come up to town , loop around town , pull some local money out of atm , made few wrong turns , came up on some make shift beach locals sun tanning , bridges are old 20190722_111555.jpg , trucks are old , and i am into that kind of think . nivas everywhere . i love nivas . even the cops drive nivas , tho it took me a while to figure out which cars are cops , cause it doesnt say police policia polizei or none of that , it says something azbuka . along river , i pass by abandoned factories , abandoned crude oil terminals and so on , and i am thinking wow , this must have been some good going industrial economy some times ago .

    random world war two memorials .
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    than its splits off to the left , you no longer by the river . the road apears to be paved , well , whatever is left of it , and it goes straight as far as you can see . the pot holes are giant , i have to go slow , the pavement narrows to one or two feet in the middle . i catch up to a farm tractor with a wagon loaded with hay bales sky high . there is 3 or 4 guys sitting on the very top and as they crawl across the potholes the top swings left to right , feels like its gonna tip over at any time . i wawe , they wave back . that would have been one photo . that i didnt take . cause i made a right and i go .
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    the sun is beaming on my phone , it cant be seen its too bright out side , so just randomly go , towards south , kinda , for a while . come to an intersection , they sell produce on both sides , on all 4 corners . old TAM trucks . i am amazed . sign says belgrade . never been to belgrade so i go .
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    20190722_151433.jpg get to town i am riding around no particular direction , star wars like looking building pretty cool 20190722_143604.jpg , looks old , but not that old . seems that there has been an economic boom , that didnt last , folled by another boom or who knows , many buldings arent finished , are overgrowns with tall trees , and some are brand new righ next to some super modern in between very old . some unfinished , what appeared to be unfinished light commercial / shopping , are being knocked down to build something else or who knows . like someone tried to build something , something happened , never finished it , than it sat for 20 years and someone is knocking it down . weird .
    now i am in center town . hungry . street food , hell yeah 20190722_151211.jpg . trams are passing by up front . some are super modern , some are super old . 20190722_151137.jpg
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    one last photo in front of the train station and i am out . 20190722_151433.jpg some windowns are knocked out . but that normal i am used to it from slovakia . i go in no particular direction , i get lost , go up hill down hill , left and right just cruising . oh wow look at these nice houses , must be rich neighborhood , there is israleli embasy , and here it is american one , damn it i am just trying to get out of town lol
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    i am working my way up and come up the hill and its like steep hills and look to the left and wow there is the whole town , thats cool , looped around the block few times , ended up in few backyards trying to find a photo spot , nope , lets go , oh what it this . some tall tower on top of a hill , maybe televison didnt know at that time , but it was south so i headed that direction
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    ride over few little towns , here comes and intersection completely cluster effed busses , everywhere , i am like wah , to the left there was rad i could squeeze in without waitin so i took it , i am climbig up the mountain , and quickly realized that i am heading for the tower , cool . got up there , and it was modern , observation deck , i stop , free wifi didnt work so took photo and left . 20190722_161336.jpg
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    i kinda wanna head back towards tet now . so i tried to navigate , somewhat , i get carried away by other thinks too much and cant be paying attention to the phone at all time as i want to enjoy scenery . i get stung be a been . shit . so go from town to town left and right , i stopped to get gas . sitting at the gas stop , coffee , looking in my phone , i am on tet . wah . cool . older fella sits next tome has questions so i try telling him , he likes the story he wants me to buy me a beer , i refuse , i say i have to go , he say i can have few beers and go later . i thank him i get in saddle and i go . very pleasant people everywhere .
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    super cool twisties up n down , traffic piles up behind a truck , but on the bike you pass everyone quick and you ride all by youreself till the next batch , and you pass those and so on . than tet splits onto a small dirt road that turns into small paved road , i come down hill , my rear brake faded again , so i am rolling slow and come around the corner and i look up and there it was , holywood , actually the H is replaced with R , i cant stop laughing 20190722_185252.jpg 20190722_184949.jpg
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    i am no longer on flat ground and tis strating to get interesting . left right left right , all back roads , fun . So i am just cruising , far off the track somewhere but dont care cause the riding is good , sun trying to go down on me , i should put a tent up , no i got a bit more , hay wagons getting off the mountains , one tractor after another , another valley , another ridge i am rolling left right up down . i should put a tent up . nope keep rolling . 20190722_193037.jpg 20190722_200243.jpg 20190722_192432.jpg
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    rolled into a little crossroads town one street , seems that all them haywagons i ve been seeing are having a meeting down in a bar . tractors everywhere . next from the bar is a store . its late , but they are sitting up front and the store is ground floor of their house so why close the store , they home , so if anyone needs anything they there so , i walk in get some stuff and i go . paved roads now , but switch backs , forst gear , second , third , thats it , steep up steep down . made a left turn on a bigger road , and i cruise , curious to see what the next town looks like . i cant see very well at night , and my visor is dirty , so i cruise slow . tractor trailers are passing me . what a goofball . i needed gas again . while stopped , looked up a camp , 18 km away , score .
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