Erzberg Rodeo is only something what we want to see quikly. The main point are the Alps. Not that fancy passes. We want to do some off road there.
It was four days of everything:
and not so beautiful,...
nice off road,...
and very nice road parts.
There was some crossing problems,...
There was also peace of Erzberg,...
some friends from Africa,...
and something white.
This is our trip on the map:
- red: all the roads
- blue: all the off road
- black: sleeping points
So, lets start from begining...
Julian Alps - Day 1
Thursday, start at 5AM. Me and my friend Ivan. Tenere & XT. Off course, we start at 6. And a half.
Fast to Slovenia: Trogir - Sibenik - Benkovac - Maslenica - Rijeka - Rupe.
In Slovenia we put our friend Zumo to avoid everything except off road.
You can see whats hapened after that.
After half our of trying to find the exit we are on the road again. Lunch in small place called Zaga.
Meat for me...
and fish for Ivan.
It is time for mountains...
Nice weather on the top
This is what we try to find
Down on the south side
Lets go to Mangart. The most beautiful road in Slovenian Alps.
It will be better, maybe...
...but not this time. Waiting for better weather.
After half hour the rain stops. Lets go!
On the way to Mangart.
...problems again. Where is the tunel?
More bikes are coming.
What can you do? Go back, nothing else.
Over the Predil pass to Italy...
...and in Pontebba on new pass to Paularo.
Until we didnt come here.
After one hour fight with the mud and snow we are on the road again. Thanks to T63.
One and the only pansion in Paularo. Thats it for today.
Dinner, few beers and after that, baby sleeping.
...next: Italian part of the trip: Dolomites
Day 2: Dolomites
Wake up at 6, breakfast, lets go.
On the mountain again
We spend 5 hours on this mountains. Thats nothing. It can be days, not hours.
On the road to Dolomites
This is the track where I learn skiing many years ago.
Cortina d'ampezzo. Lunch time.
From Cortina to Passo di Giau. Maybe the best pass in Italy for riding.
Passo di Giau
Next: Passo Pordoi
Here, whats hapened when you try to follow Ivan on this passes.That XT is the "mean machine".
Next: Gardena - Corvara - San Martino - Brunico. From Brunico to Lienz in Austria.
We will sleep near the famous Grosglockner. Tomorow is saturday, so it will be busy day on Gross and we want to do it early. We find beautiful camp in the bottom of Gross.
Nice bungalows.10E per person. The owner, Peter, very nice guy.
Ivan Nobodyinfrontofme Knezovich
"Peter, we are hungry". He said: "No problem", take the uniform and become chief.
After few minutes...Wiener Schnitzel.
Peter is biker, too.
Tomorow will be long day, so the bed is calling.
...next: Day 3: Grossglockner - Erzberg - Slovenian Alps
Can't get too much of the Alps, will have to mark down your off-road sections.
We have great roads and trails in the US ... but no good restaurants at the top of the passes or out in the wilderness...... nice set up on the Yamadog....Bruce
an incredible thread
thanks for taking us along on your journey
i greatly appreciate it
i cannot wait to read more
Awesome report! First your dalmatian rides and now into the alps- thanks for sharing!
:lurk :lurk Great Report thus far, the pics are flippin amazing!! :thumb
Thanks everybody! Soory, becouse my english in not so good.
Day 3: Grossglockner - Erzberg - Slovenian Alps
Wake up early. We want to be first up there.It is cold, very cold.
Someone looking for mother
Lets go on the other side
What are they doing...
Breakfast on the top...
This parking will be full in few hours. Its saturday.
Down, after the breakfast...
On the way to Erzberg thrue Austrian small places.
Erzberg Rodeo 2009
What can you write about Erzberg. Crazy place. 1500 riders want to do it. Only 23 finished the race this year.
KTM is number one here.
Guys from South Africa on the way Durban - Dublin.
We are hungry now...
I wait for beer,....
...and this suspicious man for food.
Big forces of Austrian secret police come to see him....
...and he run away with something in his hands.
Who is the boss here?
My favorite in yellow pants..
Few photos from one of the races...
On the road again. We want to come to Slovenia before night.
At the end of day we are somewhere in the north Slovenian Alps. Mr. Zumo want to take us...
No way Mr. Zumo. We will do it without you. After few hours we find the way out. No more fuel in XT. Only for few km more. And we find this place...
Somebody said that the first pansion is few km avay. Lets try. And we did it. Pansion in place Luce with very nice slow food restaurant. We are lucky this time.
next: Last day: Slovenia - Croatian off road
Wow!! What a gorgeous ride! thanks for the details and the superb pics :clap
Awesome photos and trip. Very different way to see the Alps than the usual hairpin turn highways.
More Of Yellow Pants!!!! :d
Funny how some places attract people to taking picutres...
exactly at the same spot, just a few meters difference.
What a beautiful ride ..... I'm so jealous! Nice ride report, thanks for sharing with the resy of the asylum!
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