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EBENDORF-BOVEC

semi-overcast 19 °C

After eastern breakfast I started pedaling at 9 in the morning. After nice 20 km of flat terrain, I had to climb again for at least 45 minutes in direction Ferlach. I decided to try to come to Bovec in same day, so I was mostly cycling. It went well and arround 17 30 I was on Italian border. From here I had to climb over pass Predil, which took my almost all energy left. Weather has changed and it was slightly raining. I changed my clothes and lenses in the sunglases, it was getting dark. Now I only had to ride downhill another 14km and I was almost in Bovec. When I arrived it was 19 30 and already dark. I was lucky that I made it on time, but to achive that I had to cycle for 11 hours....
I overnighted in friends apartment. I was planing to cycle another 3 days and try to come back to Maribor trough Slovenia, but the weather forecast was bad and also I had to rest for at least 1 day...I decided to return with my friends in late afternoon in their car.
Very pleasent journey, but I was overdoing it. Such relation would be better to cycle in 3 days than 2, but it was great anyway! I would suggest this route to cyclist, because it is not many traffic...Only thing that bothered me a little were huge amounts of motorcycles speeding on 1 part of the road.IMG_6827

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Posted by Mitja 11:01 Comments (0)

MARIBOR-EBENDORF

cycling

sunny 24 °C

I wasnt on cycling trip almost for a year now, so I had to taste it again. I decided to cycle from my home town Maribor in Slovenia trough Austria and Italy back to alpine village Bovec in Slovenia.
I loaded my back to much again as usual and later I was mad at myself again draging each kg of weight trough hills. I started from my house at 9 30 and cycled 20km to border. I countinued along econdary road rough beautyfull wine gardens. Later I had to climb over tough hills which take me 2houurs, but all suffer and pain was refounded with 10km of super ownhill where I reached top speed 70,9km per hour. I am proud on this speed, especialy because bike was fully loaded. For sure this is my new record!
When I reached valley I countinued cycling in direction Ebendorf, but I was very tired and it was getting dark. I had some problems finding a room, because i was easter hlidays which are a big holiday for Austrian people, so all pensions were closed. In the end friendly turkish owner of kebab saloon Jihad offered a room in seller. I received an offer, but later we find a room after all. I camed there at dark and was exhausted.I was 8 hours on bike and cycled 135km and this was also the loniest ride with fully loaded bike so far. I was sleeping like baby in beautyful mountain valley pension.IMG_6694

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Posted by Mitja 12:25 Archived in Austria Comments (0)

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