riding a thumper, Europe is bigger than i thought - home till 2022

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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    Not enough water to cover them up? :lol3
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.09.29 Pula Walking Tour

    ms. merkel gets a 2-day off since i will be taking the bus. my accommodation has a white door.
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    it's only a 10-minute ride to the old town. glad i still have Kunas to use on the bus. thanks to Ian for giving me his HRK currency, and i needed more. FYI our dollars and euros are not accepted in Croatia so i have to exchange $100.
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    the Roman gate to the city
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    i remember reading his work from our Literature class
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    close up
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    back again to the war memorial
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    what are those hanging below the windows? kind of oversized planters....:lol2
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    the Roman Forum
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    glad to see even though only one survived
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    old town square
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    build date
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    the stones were from Roman times and got polished from being walk on
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    it is showing the correct time
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    i was curious to see the smokestack
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    stay tune.....:y0!
  3. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    continuation....:clap

    another Roman ruin and i was told, there are more under the existing buildings
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    look what i found! it is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers entirely preserved. It was constructed between 27 BC and AD 68,[1] and is among the world's six largest surviving Roman arenas. The arena is also the country's best-preserved ancient monument.
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    11 kunas got me in
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    girls posing
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    but the best one is.............the victory pose (less sword and shield)
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    there's a gear rental shop inside but i'm too cheap. just picture this with me instead. pretty sure Biggie can do photoshop...:evil
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    underneath are tunnels and chambers
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    dragon eggs
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    modern version
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    gladiators like to drink a lot
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    grab the railing when it rains
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    lunch.......:dukegirl
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    another good traditional meal........Istrian Pasta
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    nothing exciting after lunch so i took the bus back to my accommodation, turned the tv on, and watch documentaries and news....in Croatian...:D

    then studied the map and planned my stops along the coastline...:ricky
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  4. BiggieFalls

    BiggieFalls b00b

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    If I start PhotoShopping, it may cost you a lot more than 11 Kunas to get me to remove some of the results you weren’t anticipating.

    That amphitheater is awesome.
  5. Mofrid

    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    I notice the girls are usually posing for you.
    Even if they don’t know it!
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.09.30 Pula to Senj

    the original route is from Pula to Zadar which is about 6 hours. it was windy when i left this morning at 9 am and just got worse on the coastline heading south. it was so bad that i can't keep a straight line. the corners are crazier, felt like the tires were sliding sideways and even worse when i'm at a stop. this reminded me riding Mojave on a very windy day. at 2 pm finally decided to stay in Senj and continue the ride tomorrow.
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    finally i saw the coast
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    i was a celebrity once more after these riders saw my license plate, and asked a few questions.....:y0!
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    down to sea level
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    i was standing a few meters from the 45th parallel
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    i filled up and decided to stay in town
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    more cannons will attract hordes of tourists
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    the accommodation is on a hilltop with a good view of the city and the sea...also the wind was howling louder
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    it is advertised as 200 m from the beach....that is if i jump off the edge
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    i didn't get the full view since i booked a room at a discount....:lol2
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  7. Cafeguzzi

    Cafeguzzi Been here awhile

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    just terrific, i love your RR!
    great work, Joel!
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    :cry

    shedding tears won't matter...:lol2

    agree...and the coliseum is the city's main tourist attraction

    more info here...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pula_Arena

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    my camera has a special feature...a wandering lens


    thanks....:y0!
  9. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.10.01 Senj to Trogir

    i had a rough time sleeping due to the strong gust of wind pounding on the window and the trees outside. this went on all night till noon of the following day. there are a lot of tent campers on the shoreline and i'm pretty sure they had worse.

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    the route was partially coastal and nice while the inland roads were quiet and straight
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    having to face the sun doesn't make good pics
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    some of the many islands
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    coastal village
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    lame selfie
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    there are as much motos as cars on the road
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    once behind a caravan it's tough to pass legally...no diff being on the Pacific Coast Highway
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    before Zadar, there was a big bicycle race and the roads were closed temporarily. i made use of the time by having a traditional Croatian food at a roadside restaurant. always have Kunas since many places on the countryside don't take credit cards or euros.

    pig neck and rice, including sparkling water for about 12 dollars
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    Zadar
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    having moto gear and to walk, i just rode around the city wall
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    Sibernik and St. Michael Fortress on the hill
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    borrowed from the web
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    accessible through a residential street and i hiked up the stairs to get close enough
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    i have to turn around and go back to the bike since i left the key, phone and GPS on the bar (typical of me)
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    Trogir.....:y0!
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    already i can see my accommodation ................:clap
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    i am very satisfied with my Lumix for being able to deliver good quality pics....my only regret is waiting too long to make the purchase. all my pics are not post-processed.
  10. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.10.02 Trogir Surrounding - i wanted to get to Ciovo Island, just west of Trogir

    tourists lining up to get aboard
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    along the way, view of the fortress from the island
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    it's either a 1 or 2 lane road to get to the end of the island
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    current location
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    crystal clear bluish water
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    i can't help it, really enjoying it when people ask me where i came from after they saw my license plate.


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    there's a crack in that wall
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    the island is connected to the mainland by bridges, this is one of the 2 and being repaired
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    the other bridge
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    riding back to the mainland
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    then to the old city
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    motos able to get this far with a special permit....:scratch
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    no need to pay to get out...:augie
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    tour of the inner walls next.........
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    Trogir walking tour...

    17th-century city gate
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    neighboring island
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    ferry ride is free
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    for sale? i will take the dinghy....:lol3
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    the city center
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    random pics of narrow alleys
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    she asked me to see her picture...:hmmmmm
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    i climbed up to the wall above the gate and noticed this........
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    did someone mess up? can't make up what the letterings are? whoever did it, he/she/they should be hanged upside down...:lol2
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    tomorrow...Split

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  12. Mofrid

    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    “she asked me to see her picture”

    as she should of a handsome fellow. If only some others knew!
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  13. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    So Joel, aren't you getting just a bit tired of all the bucolic scenery, the ancient ruins, the amazing food and longing for the smoke-filled skies and traffic clogged roads of home?
  14. BiggieFalls

    BiggieFalls b00b

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    I hope your new camera, which takes excellent pictures, has a silent mode, otherwise the shutter sound may be followed by a slapping sound.
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  15. motolover

    motolover rookie

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    I hope you didn't miss this huge statue near Primošten. You can ride up there and have a cup of coffee or a drink and enjoy the view. IMG_4398 2.JPG IMG_4396 2.JPG IMG_4392 2.JPG
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    :fpalm

    tired?

    send $ so i can stay longer....:D

    always something new every day.

    lol...:2cry
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    BiggieFalls b00b

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    Joel, maybe get a strap for your camera and try out this look. You might get away with more.

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  19. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.10.03 Split

    it's only about 20 miles from Trogir to Split by public bus. ditch the moto gear for shorts and tee since there will be a lot of walking.

    at one time, it was a majestic city
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    the main gate to the walled city of Split
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    outside is this tall monument
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    typical narrow alley
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    entrance to Diocletian's Palace
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    going rabid
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    i'll let you figure this one out
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    stay tune and don't touch the remote........
  20. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.10.03 Split continuation....

    for the fans of GoT
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    lunch
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