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Old 01-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #16
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Half litre of the local pils for $AU3.77 When do we go ?
...and that's the restaurant price.
Buy a crate of 10 half-litre bottles at the local supermarket for $AU~8.50.
Or the more main-stream stuff for about 10-12 bux @ crate of 20x0.5l.

Goodie's going for a week, at least, either before or after next years' Balkans ride...tossing the dates and details at the moment.
It's an out-of-the-way destination for bike-travel....but LOADS of tiny single-laners (sealed and gravel) around.
Trying to make contact with the guys who run this German bike travel mag, at the moment...they're based up there and I'm holding their issue 82 in my hands at the moment.
Maybe there's some contact re: rental bikes/ routes/ ideas etc in there...we'll see.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:41 PM   #17
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Nice yarn and pics of some pretty interesting places there Pete, thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-10-2017, 04:05 PM   #18
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Nice yarn and pics of some pretty interesting places there Pete, thanks for sharing.


Certainly places I wouldn't think off as "primary motorcycle destinations" (and still don't), but most probably best seen by the local transport modes of pushie + hiking boots.


While at it (as someone asked), the Mazda was booked through AutoEurope @ AU$842 for 20 days unlimited k's and full comp insurance with AU$1050 excess.

We declined the excess removal insurance option as the excess was covered by travel insurance.
A manual would have been cheaper by AU$110 for the duration.
(they still mainly drive manuals over there).
Considering that a DR650 is gonna cost AU$100/ day in NZ soon (and THAT'S mates' rates!!), that Mazda6 was a total steal!

That 2.2l Diesel had some surprising mumbo, the engine-auto-stop was disconcerting to the end, tank-reach about 1000km @60l capacity with mixed urban crawl + mash-the-firewall cruising near top whack.
Diesels now have the "DIRTY"-tag in Europe and buyers are actively discouraged to buy 'em.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:47 PM   #19
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I'm originally from Poland, so all that's making me a bit homesick
Haven't been back since '85

Appreciate the stunning photography, though
Central Europe is so different to Oz
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I'm originally from Poland, so all that's making me a bit homesick
Haven't been back since '85

Appreciate the stunning photography, though
Central Europe is so different to Oz
Yo, plenty of stuff to gaze and wonder at...to me it was a first.
Last visited the area (and Goodie's family) around '75 or so when the Iron Curtain was still up and we only had a permit for the shortest route between the inter-German border and her granny's place.
Turned into a trip through Germany-in-the-'30s... with the occasional watcher up the bum to make sure we tracked straight.

Would love to see more of it....
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