Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Ride Tales, Trip Reports and Stories > Ride Tales
Ride Tales Post your ride reports for a weekend ride or around the world. Please make the first words of the title WHERE the ride is. Please do NOT just post a link to your site. For a link, see Get a Link.
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



Like Tree51Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 24 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Right! Today nothing turned out as planned. Gotta take the rough with the smooth!

My route today was a lot longer than planned!

Day 12 Banja Luka to Sarajevo

Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:25.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 24 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
After a good breakfast



First off was Banja Luka which was only about 30 mins down the road, It is quite a big place. so I had a little ride round and stopped for a coffee. I then wanted to go see the Castle in the town. Spoiler 1, They were renovating it so I could only get to see the outside, after being told you could ride right inside as there was a cafe in the middle of it. So after taking a few snaps it was time to go to Doboj which was just a stop on route before heading to Tesanj Castle.

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








Last edited by Lonerider; 7 Jun 2023 at 06:08.
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 24 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Tesanj Castle Spoiler 2, when I got there they were doing road works on the road leading up to the Castle so the only place I could park was a carpark in the middle of the town, it would mean leaving all my kit unattended for a long time. so that didn’t happen

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




Last edited by Lonerider; 7 Jun 2023 at 06:09.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 24 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Then it was back on the road towards Maglai Castle. I got to the town and found the Castle and I managed to nearly get up to it before I came across some more digging in the road. Spoiler 3! I had to turn round on a really step incline which is not fun with a fully loaded bike as you know, so that was the end of that.
Whilst in the town I decided to grab a Kava and use Airbnb and get myself a room for 3 nights in Sarajevo. My only bit of success of the day. £45 for 3 nights, not too bad, with a garage and wifi.


Maglai Castle


Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:28.
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 24 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
So I set the Montana towards Sarajevo with a view to looking for somewhere to camp on the way there (about half way). Anyway that didn’t happen as I could not find anywhere suitable due to following the River very closely. On the way there I passed yet another Castle in Vranduk. I spent an hour riding in the dark before I came across were I am now.
Hotel Sunce N43.90210 E18.33759 on the very outskirts of Sarajevo.


Vranduk Castle

Some Views from today









Wayne

Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:29.
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 25 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Day 13 Balkans Trip

Day 13 Balkans Trip

Set off from the Hotel and headed deeper into Sarajevo. It was only about 10 mile to where I was going to be staying. So I had a bit of time to get lost in the city and also to look for the Yamaha Dealer to see if they can sort out my back brake.

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

The place I have booked through AirBnB is nice and I have a great view from the Balcony. I have a complete apartment to myself. 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, shower, wifi and best of all a garage for Arrunya. I am sure she blew a sigh of relief when I took all the gear off


Not bad at all for 45 quid

Washing is in so its time to relax.
















The View from the Balcony

Wayne

Last edited by Lonerider; 7 Jun 2023 at 06:10.
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 26 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Day 14 Balkans Trip

Day 14 Balkans Trip

Went to get Arrunya fixed today. The shop was closed when I got there at 0930hrs even it was supposed to be open at 0900hrs. So I hung around and 10 mins later someone turned up. They do not have a mechanic on the premise but I followed them to the authorised Yamaha Mechanic they use it was a 10 minute ride away. The caliper was starting to seize so they stripped it all down, cleaned it, greased it, put it back together and bled my rear and front brakes with new fluid, Dot 5.1, they dealt with me straight away and spent about 1.5 hours working on her and all for £29.40 (once I had done the conversion from KM to £). Brakes are now spot on. Well happy.
The Yamaha Dealer Sarajevo N43.84128 E18.32553
The Mechanic N43.83707 E18.33490 (not the Jason Statham film)








Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:34.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 26 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Once that was sorted it was a quick stop at McDonalds for a burger and a Kava Frappe, then a sit out in the sun to enjoy it.

Then I went it to the city on the bike to have a good ride around. Traffic was busy but I was not in any rush.










Spot the flag


Lots of these about and the majority have dates from the early 90's








Still lots of this about too








Sat enjoying a Kava



When I was parked up 3 French bikers came passed, they paused for a quick photo and as they shot off one of them was nearly under a car turning left at the junction, he was waving to me at the time.



Off to try and find the Skakavac Waterfall tomorrow, traveling light

Wayne

Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:39.
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 27 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW France
Posts: 119
Getting better mate and the suns shining
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 27 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by PHILinFRANCE View Post
Getting better mate and the suns shining
Thanks Phil
Very foggy this morning for my trip to find the Waterfall

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 27 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Day 15 Balkans Trip

Day 15 Balkans Trip

Woke up this morning to a very thick fog in Sarajevo and I was hoping that it wasn’t going to be like it all day. Because of the height I was going to I thought that I would climb out of it.
I wasn’t to be disappointed

Day 15 Visit to Skakavac Falls

Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:39.
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 27 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
I was a good trip out and once I got out of the city it was a mixture of paved and unpaved roads. Once I got to the 1000m to to the falls sign, in a little car park there was a barrier.

Some photos from the way up






Sarajevo is under the blanket of fog


Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:41.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 27 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
I thought I am not leaving the bike in the car park, just in case…so I managed to squeeze Arrunya through on the right side so I could ride to the falls, or so I thought.
After riding for a K there was another open area with some building work in progress, wooden huts for the summer no doubt. There was yet another sigh pointing to the Falls, it said 850 meters, so I got off the bike and went for a look, it was a track with stairs, no way I was taking the bike down there.
So it was a case of hide the bike or don’t go. The bike got hidden out of view and off I went. It was a right hike, going down was ok but coming back up, well….. I was knackerd..point to note for oneself…remove quilted liners from jacket and trousers before walking a great distance again. I was roasting.
The sight was worth it when I got there although I didn’t hang around to long due to the bike been left and here was no way I was getting back up to the top again in a hurry. I am not as fit as I used to be.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skakav...all_(Perućica)








Looking back from the Waterfall

As I got back on the bike and started back along the track towards the barrier again there was a van coming towards me and it was slowing down, I thought I was in for an ear bashing but he was just slowing down to let me passed and he waved at me as I did so.
Back through the barrier and time for a sit down and open the flask before heading back in to the city to sit at a nice cafe I have found and watch the world go by


Sat with the flask

On the way back down







Stopping another night after this one, not in any rush and I quite like the city.
Then it is off toward Vitez, Nova Travnik and Gornji Vakauf

Wayne

Last edited by Lonerider; 7 Jun 2023 at 06:11.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 29 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
Day 17 Balkans Trip

Day 17 Balkans Trip

Warning, a little bit of graphic writing below from my experiences in the area. If you get offended please do not read todays report. Thanks

Today was Sarajevo to Prozor. With a stop off at Vitez, Nova Travnik T Junction and Gornji Vakauf

Day 17 Sarajevo to Prozor

Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:45.
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 29 Oct 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E Yorkshireman...in the Chum Phae area, Thailand
Posts: 1,271
When I left Sarajevo it was very gloomy not with rain cloud but with a kind of smog and it stayed in for most of the day, although in the background the sun was out. It did get better as I progressed.

Gornji Vakauf was where I was based in 93 and one one of the reasons I want to come back to Bosnia. 22 years on and I wanted to see the change.

Some photos from on route












The Autumn colours are definitely out






Last edited by Lonerider; 3 Jun 2023 at 14:49.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
balkans, bosnia, lonerider, slovenia, xt600e


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 3 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:25.