In to Greece
So glad I was out of Bulgaria, it was a little unfair on Greece. Weather good. Big bikes are now all over the place - no-one is waving at me any more. I stop overnight at Katerini - bike is making an odd noise at low speed but I can't work it out.
Next morning, the front wheel bearings collapsed on me - abuse on Romanian and Bulgarian roads, no doubt. Scary, as I had been doing over 100mph not long before. I called my bike insurers in the UK - Tow truck, palatial Honda dealer in Larisa.... all solved. New wheel bearings fitted while I wait for 65 Euro - not bad. And the sun was still shining....no worries. Now if that had happened in Romania or Bulgaria I would probably still be stuck there.....
Headed towards Athens after the bike was fixed. Nightmare. NEVER drive in to that area. I finally found a very expensive hotel near the airport.
Posted by Kevin Payne at August 29, 2005 11:24 AM GMT