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Photo by Ellen Delis, Lagunas Ojos del Campo, Antofalla, Catamarca

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Ellen Delis,
Lagunas Ojos del Campo,
Antofalla, Catamarca



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Lonerider takes Arrunya on her first big date....The Balkans

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Nice one mate , hope the weather picks up at the other end



We had a bit of drizzle in Slovenia


A bit of drizzle haha, it's bloody persisting it down at the moment, still got about 50 mile to do before I get to Slovenia lol

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Hi Wayne good to see ur back on the road mate. When you get to Slovenia the Vrsic pass is a must if its still open. I went in June this year and there is a lovely little campsite on the Soca riverside approx half a mile on the left as you leave the pass. Cant remember the name off hand.

There is also another pass

Hope the wrist is holding up with the bike vibration and or absence of your Tai lifestyle

Safe ride mate...

PS back in June it was 35 degrees in Slovenia and hotter in Coatia. We were preying for some rain to cool us down

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Hi Wayne good to see ur back on the road mate. When you get to Slovenia the Vrsic pass is a must if its still open. I went in June this year and there is a lovely little campsite on the Soca riverside approx half a mile on the left as you leave the pass. Cant remember the name off hand.

There is also another pass

Hope the wrist is holding up with the bike vibration and or absence of your Tai lifestyle

Safe ride mate...

PS back in June it was 35 degrees in Slovenia and hotter in Coatia. We were preying for some rain to cool us down

Cheers
Bones
Eh up Bones

Good to hear from you, I have more chance of been on the next moon landing than getting 35 degrees now Just got to Maribor in Slovenia after a very wet day, think its also in for tomorrow! I will have a look for that pass, where does the pass start?
The wrist is fine and if if isn't it will be getting sorted in Dec when I am back over there

Cheers mate

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The jetsteam doesn't care

Just a bit of cheer;
There is a largish area of high pressure centred over northern Europe at the moment and for the foreseeable future; in weather forecasting terms the latter means about 5 days or thereabouts.

As a consequence, the jetstream is split north and south of the high pressure and is dishing out heavy rain all over places in southern Europe, especially on the west side, in the vicinity of Portugal, and the eastern mediterranean, especially in the Balkans.
The weather in the UK remains fine for the foreseeable, all because of that pesky high pressure; an Indian summer no less.

Got to love the jetstream.
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Just a bit of cheer;

There is a largish area of high pressure centred over northern Europe at the moment and for the foreseeable future; in weather forecasting terms the latter means about 5 days or thereabouts.



As a consequence, the jetstream is split north and south of the high pressure and is dishing out heavy rain all over places in southern Europe, especially on the west side, in the vicinity of Portugal, and the eastern mediterranean, especially in the Balkans.

The weather in the UK remains fine for the foreseeable, all because of that pesky high pressure; an Indian summer no less.



Got to love the jetstream.

I hope they send some of the Indian Summer this way haha

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Day 3 Balkans Trip

Day 3 Balkans Trip

Vienna to Maribor

I got off the train for about 0815hrs and re packed the bike after lugging all my stuff off the train. Then I was on the road. First stop was to get some fuel and a coffee before I started the 150 odd mile ride to Maribor in Slovenia.
Had a bit of fun at the petrol station.



I laid the bike down, I filled up with fuel and parked it up outside the shop/cafe bit of the petrol station whilst I went in for a coffee. When I started to move my bike back (i wasn’t sat on it) I slipped on the petrol/diesel on the ground and slid away from the bike, so Arrunya was lying down…I know, no photos, it didn’t happen…all I will say is that it was heavy picking it up again. Good start to a wet day

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It was a very wet day, it bleeding rained all the way there, thankfully my kit held out. What I will say at this point is that the Forma Adventure Boots are great, dry feet all the way. Although it was raining the riding was good, I have the Montana set to avoid Motorways/Autobahns so I pretty much takes me the back roads. It may in some cases be a bit longer or slower but far more enjoyable. I stopped in Wiener Neustadt at got a few photos but today has just been riding as its a PITA to take your kit on and off in the wet.
Although there was not a lot to see due to low cloud or mist the riding was still good. Even though it was raining it wasn’t cold.








Even the Police Building has some nice architecture




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I got to Maribor at about 1500hrs and my kit was soaked. I, by chance, found the Information desk in the middle of town and asked for a hotel, mainly to dry my kit out over night. So I was pointed in the direction of the place where I am now…The Orel Hotel/UNI Hostel. Off I went in the direction given, ended up riding through and round and round the pedestrian only zone of the shopping area, I was getting some funny looks but I couldn’t find the place. This old bloke stepped out in front of me and asked me where I was going (well I guess that what he had said) so I pointed to the map and he pointed me in the right direction. Eventually got there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maribor





My room at the moment looks like a laundry shop with clothes all over the place drying out, ready to get wet again tomorrow, no doubt!





The room is good and they have a big garage with parking for about 20 vehicles so Arrunya is tucked up safe and dry.

The Orel Hotel, Maribor, Slovenia, N46.56003° E15.64767°

Some views around the town when I went out for some food.







I found a nice place for some food and they brew their own , dark, lager and green!




The Green Beer

Hopefully heading further into Slovenia tomorrow, off to try and meet up with Endurofly

Wayne

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I'm late, but I'm along for the ride once more
Safe & hopefully dry travels Wayne
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Safe & hopefully dry travels Wayne
Hi Bucket, good to see you back mate. You go steady

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Day 4 Balkans Trip

Day 4 Balkans Trip

Maribor to Nova Gorica, Still in Slovenia and it’s still raining. But I managed to catch a bit of sun today and could even take my all in one Romper Suit off in the later stages of the ride.

Maribor to Nova Gorica

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When I left Maribor I decided to take the back roads, but they were still very wet as the rain had just stopped so I was taking the sharp bends very carefully and was not enjoying it very much ( I am still a bit dubious after my off on diesel in Laos) So I went on to the Motorway for a bit and I was glad i did because I had yet another down pour. once passed the capital city I got back on the back roads which were dry and made for good riding.







But the further I traveled towards Nova Gorica the better the weather became and eventually the sun came out again. This time it stays out and I could take off my waterproof gear and air off my bike gear.












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When I got to Nova Gorica I got in touch with Mito (endurofly) who had kindly offered to put me up for a bit and take me out for the day tomorrow. So I sat and had a coffee while i waited for him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Gorica







Once Mito turned up we went and had some food before going to his home which is where I am typing this.



Tomorrow we go and visit some great places which are where I had plotted to go in the planning stage of this trip, looking forward to it

Wayne

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Day 5 Balkans Trip

Well what a great day, Mito (endurofly) and I did a big loop in Northern Slovenia and there weather was very good all day.

Day 5 Local area to Nova Gorica

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Firstly a big thanks to Mito for giving me a guided tour and for putting me up (or was that putting up with me?)

When we set off we followed the River Soca north from Nova Gorica we were heading towards Lake Bohinisko, the roads were great and we climbed and dropped a few times before we got there. The advantage with going with Mito was that we took small roads and tracks which I would never have been on had I just being following my GPS. Once at the lake we stopped and had a coffee along side the lake.




Mito on his TT600


Getting higher and higher











https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bohinj

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