Sunday, May 29, 2016

27April-19May Sofia (BG) - Lisboa (PT) 3116.33km

So, as the audience was not relevant to update this blog daily, I have decided to focus more on what matters (hang our with my hosts and prepare the daily journey).
It was another trip to remember, wonderful soundtracks, shared stories, learned as well, lost 20kg in 3 weeks, biked the Monaco GP circuit, climbed the Pyrenees under heavy rain, opposite wind (present on most journeys which forced me sometimes to catch the train and avoid late arrival to my hosts), found interesting secrets, had a lovely chat with the Spanish authorities, cycled in the Autovia (Spanish toll free motorways, and yes, it is legal to cycle there, helmets are mandatory in all Spain), and ended up in the Rock in Rio festival (aka Far Far Away) with a wonderful welcome and all night party!
Stats and all the pics of this trip (more than 600) can be found on the Sports Tracker and Facebook banners of this blog.
And lets's see where next!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016-05-02 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Portogruaro (Italy )

Leaving with rain, climbing steep mountain and this time, good wind and sun
Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Portogruaro (Italy): 165.89km in 8:11:47, average 20.23km/h max 56.08 km/h trip total: 918.64 km, bike total: 14520km

Monday, May 2, 2016

2016-05-01 Zagreb (Croatia), Litija.... Ljubljana (Slovenia)

This day was simply with rain all day long, had a flat tire, then was not properly fixed, so was enforced to catch the train, so has had 90minutes time made adjustments and some other mechanical checkups on the bike.
About the view... Simply Wow! Better results with rain!

Zagreb (Croatia) - Litija (Slovenia): 124.16km in 6:18:48, average 19.66km/h max speed 38.86km/h trip total: 752.75km, bike total: 14353km

Sunday, May 1, 2016

2016-04-30 Vinkovci - Nova Gradiska ... Zagreb (Croatia)

Today as I knew that would have to get a train to Zagreb as yesterday have not reached my planned destination, decided to make a shorter and more relaxed journey and be at my confirmed stay. The road was still flat, no wind and cloudy day marked the day. Just to chill, however made s better average!

Vinkovci - Nova Gradiska (Croatia): 129.06km in 5:55:44, average 21.76km/h max speed 39.25km/h trip total: 628.59km bike total: 14222km:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Re: 2016-04-29 Beograd, Serbia - Vinkovci (Croatia)

The route was completely flat, however in cloudy and cold days ( max temperature at 11degrees) there is also some wind. At the beginning was quite friendly when mistakenly turned south convinced that would be the main intersection towards west, then when back on proper road, still had to find ways to cut light opposite wind and got able to make an average of 20km/h. Also very impressive was even with an entire cloudy day, experienced a very wonderful sunset and arrived to Vinkovci by dark night with a wonderful road on the Croatian side. 

Beograd (Serbia) - Vinkovci (Croatia): 181.40km in 9:11:07 average 19.74km/h, max speed 34.74km/h, trip total: 499.53km, bike total: 14093km:

Friday, April 29, 2016

2016-04-28 Aleksinac - Velika Plana ... Beograd

With a very bad start of the day on which I stayed on an over priced hotel (they claim 4 stars, but everything is extras, including the lousy breakfast which I had no drinks, few food, so don't go to that only hotel in Aleksinac), that affect my entire performance during the day, got sentitive uphill and slight opposite wind which made end up in Velika Plana and then do the rest by train as I had confirmed host in Beograd.

Aleksinak - Velika Plana (Serbia): 119.96km in 7:04:16, average 16.96km/h max speed 52.84km/h trip total: 318.3km, bike total: 13909km:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016-04-27 Sofia (BG) - Aleksinac (RS)

As per first day of the big exercising of the year, the start was really hard, feeling the heartbeat in my ears and getting tired quickly. Lucky most part of the road was downhill, however once there is opposite wind and road works which caused a flat tire and hard to find a calm point to fix the tube, had to inflate almost every 5km.
Funny fact is that a local resident on a small Serbian village was really willing to help and even with language barrier, we sill get along on the wheel repair!
Then once reached Nis, finally the wind was calmer, but was already late to meet my host in Krucevac, so ended up in the only acommodation available in Aleksinac.

 And the statistics with heart rate, altitude and speed in addition to geo location: Sofia (Bulgaria) - Aleksinac (Serbia): 198.34km in 9:41:52, average: 20.45 km/h max speed 44km/h bike total 13789km

And the Audio of the day: MQ3 23 April 2016, second hour