riding a thumper, Europe is bigger than i thought - SLOVENIA

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

  1. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    2021.09.13 Ljubljana - Postojna

    the plan is to stay 2 nights in Postojna so we can visit the Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave. camping is no longer an option since the weather is now cold and we want to stay within walking distance from the cave.

    good bye Ljubjana and happy i don't have to remember the correct spelling after this post...:lol2
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    again Ian in front and TomTom leading
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    we found ourselves on this dirt road
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    an older lady came out of her yard and was curious who we are and where are we going. Ian and she were talking and inscribing routes on the dirt. she gave us the shortest direction and exact distance to get to Predjama. also, she assured us the dirt road is good.

    the nice lady even offered to take our pic. and to our surprise, without asking her, she did a shot from the ground. seems she knows photography
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    that's her house on the right side
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    once we came out from the trees, there's the town
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    Predjama Castle Tour
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    tucked in a big rock
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    built inside the rock
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    the various stage of construction
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    the wooden horse can be replaced by OEM KTM seat and would make the confession a bit faster
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    we could see our bikes are safely parked
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    we were provided with recorded devices as guides
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    the only heated room in the castle
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    they brought the chapel inside next to the bedroom for convenience
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    one of the caves inside the castle
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    it was a long hike
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    going down is pretty tricky, the rock or stone steps were smooth and shiny...you know me i always slip and slide.
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    the apartment in Postojna was just another 10 km away and we made it there on time to check in. anyone coming to visit the castle should buy the packaged tickets with the cave tour and save yourself 4 euros. that we didn't know.
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    2021.09.14 Postojna Cave

    the sign across the street from our apartment
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    met a nice couple from Germany who rode their pushbikes and staying at the same apartment, and we all heading to the cave
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    40M visitors
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    it's 5 kilometers in, 130-150 meters deep which requires taking the train
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    none of my pics will give justice to this place
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    after the train ride, it's all hiking and the temperature in the cave was about 10C
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    the tour guide was helpful in learning more about the cave
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    they are called spaghettis
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    my favorite shot
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    after the cave tour, we had plenty of time to do nothing. so....finally caught up and the RR is now up to date.

    p.s.

    yesterday's lunch @ 19 euros
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    today......12 euros
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    tomorrow....we ride towards Udine Italy. rain and snow are already in the forecast. i need WP winter gloves and a thermal bottom base layer. it is going to be exciting.

    Ian and i are fine, and the bikes are running well. happy to tell you all my Outex tubeless conversion is holding up air.
  4. BiggieFalls

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    Wow, that cave is amazing.
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    very amazing and it's alive. the stalagmites and stalactites are still growing; there's also a blind salamander living inside.



    the cave is about 20 km long and we only saw 25%. the rest are closed due to seasonal closure and under-construction.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postojna_Cave
  6. 405sqn

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    Did someone translate the "fortune" for you? It says "You can express yourself very well: in words, in actions, in feelings." Based on what I've seen of your RRs, it's right on the money. :beer
  7. NaMi

    NaMi Mirko

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    Thank you @NSFV. Very nice presentation of my little country SLOVENIJA.
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    haha i didn't know i have that talent.....lol

    thanks for the translation and kind comment.

    prior to going to Slovenia, many people advised me to visit your country cuz it's beautiful. no doubt and also the riding is fantastic. lots of natural landscape and calm atmosphere. Ian and i are happy we took our time at a leisurely pace travelling in Slovenia. the people we met are friendly and helpful.
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    2021.09.15 Slovenia - Italy

    still in Slovenia on our way to the Italian border
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    abandoned building, just a sign and no border guards
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    my 7th international crossing in 2 months
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    we found our accommodation in the small town of Manzano
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    it was very warm when we arrived at around 2pm and the place was locked. the sign says check-in is at 5:30 pm, so we decided to have lunch but most restaurants were closed. found a small one and we sat in happily.
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    a little more waiting and after another hour the manager showed up...:clap
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