Author Topic: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states  (Read 1820 times)

Karla

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I've finished my Balkan journal from 2016, so here it is. 

Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states - a journal on crazyguynabike.com

You should go read it, it's rather good  ;D  For extra forum intrigue, this is the tour where I accidentally rode backwards along the TCR route and bumped into most of the racers, including Frank and Hippy.

To whet your appetite, here are some photos.














Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 09:31:40 pm »
Hmmm, images not showing for me here - Safari onna iPad. Will have to look upstairs.
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Karla

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 09:42:49 pm »
Click through and they might show up in the journal itself?

Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 10:04:00 pm »
Yeah, that’s ok, it’s just here. Not tried on the laptop yet  :)
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 10:17:10 pm »
From the FAQ on crazyguyonabike:

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Remote image link blocking is something I implemented in the server config to stop bandwidth leaching



Karla

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 08:49:37 am »
Aah gotcha.  I'd better host them somewhere else then.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 02:44:08 pm »
That was a fun read. You write as you tour: unable to suppress the time trialler within you!

FTR student mix is a common name for a mixture of nuts and raisins, though I've not seen it in English before, and Dvorce refers to something like a manor house.
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Karla

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 03:38:15 pm »
I'm not sure I mentioned it in the journal, but my reason for running tribars was that I was doing a 12 hour soon after I got back, so wanted to keep riding in position.  Did I put it in?  If not, that might be worth a quick edit.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 03:52:29 pm »
I don't think you mentioned tribars at all.
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Karla

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 03:57:54 pm »
Aaahh, I just noticed them in the photos after you made the comment.

Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 04:20:45 pm »
Great RR, Greg.  We toured the Balkans a couple of years ago and agree that Montenegro is a fantastic place to ride - so much variety of scenery and plenty of great climbs/descents.

Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 05:03:18 pm »
Really enjoyed reading if not the thought of the dogs - is there a trace of the route anywhere?

Karla

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Re: Travels with Tito: Bulgaria to Austria via the former Yugoslav states
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 07:28:42 pm »
Glad you liked it  :)  I've now fettled my Strava so you can click through the links on each page to see the route.