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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 01:26 PM
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Posted By markas
Does this count as a bridge? ...

Does this count as a bridge?

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 228,383
Posted By markas
Waiting for the storm (came after a few secs) ...

Waiting for the storm (came after a few secs)

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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Well, after that pic, all hell broke loose. Rain!...

Well, after that pic, all hell broke loose. Rain! too much rain. No other pics of the ride, even though i kept struggling for an hour or so till i got home safe and sound. Soo, how about your...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
First try, i can't see the arch while on top of...

First try, i can't see the arch while on top of her, EPIC fail.

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Running fast...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Well, however far into the mountains, you never...

Well, however far into the mountains, you never are too far from sea. Soon i reach the sea myself and with that my major goal for today, the Geropotamos Arch (Καμάρα Γεροπόταμου) Nice, heh? But the...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Searching for the unknown mountain paths or dirt...

Searching for the unknown mountain paths or dirt roads but never far from civilization. Looking over the national northern road that crosses the whole island from east to west.
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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
A new, small update. It's winter. Here in Crete...

A new, small update.
It's winter. Here in Crete it rains... sometime. This is not something that happens everyday, even in winter. So, when it does, most casual motorcycle riders just stay home and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-07-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
From late December till the end of February, its...

From late December till the end of February, its very common. But, even when snow falls, it starts melting right away because the temperatures are over the melting point at day time, so the snow soon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Thanks for your kind words :nod As i wrote...

Thanks for your kind words :nod
As i wrote already, the snow falls and stays on the mountains. The vast majority of the people though, live near the sea. So, at weekends after it has snowed, lots of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 430,801
Posted By markas
THE ENDURO SNOWMAN!!! ...

THE ENDURO SNOWMAN!!!




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More winter photos here:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Well, i must admit, we don't have much snow in...

Well, i must admit, we don't have much snow in Crete. At least not enough in places where we can ride on it. 2-3 months is the "snowy" period for us and even so, we must head and search for it, it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
From Saint Iakinthos, we head back north and...

From Saint Iakinthos, we head back north and descent through the forest of Rousa Limni (Ρούσα Λίμνη) till we reach the snow free (for now) village of Anogeia (Ανώγεια) The only tracks visible are the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Well, some come here for fun but others try to...

Well, some come here for fun but others try to save their sheep from harm and head to the warmer parts of the island
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Cooling of after a hard ride... :D ...

Cooling of after a hard ride... :D

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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
We continue on a snowy dirt road till the chapel...

We continue on a snowy dirt road till the chapel of Saint Iakinthos. (Άγιος Υάκινθος). A bit hard to get there with all the snow, but we made it.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
George got the idea and me, with a violent push,...

George got the idea and me, with a violent push, made it happen.

The ENDURO SNOWMAN!

Don't ask about how the helmet felt after...:asshat
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Some kms later we finally make it to the asphalt...

Some kms later we finally make it to the asphalt road. Well, of course, we don't stay on it but get swiftly on unspoiled snow again.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
While we keep ourselves on the road and benefit...

While we keep ourselves on the road and benefit from the deep snow tracks the 4wheelers left, we don't hesitate to get out and play in the snow whenever we feel like it. Few photos, LOT'S of fun...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
We continue searching for more snow and more...

We continue searching for more snow and more adventure, through the plateu of Krousaniotiko Livadi (Κρουσανιώτικο Λιβάδι) and toward the asphalt road that ascents from Anogeia, Ανώγεια (Zomithos,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
We are going towards the mountains, Psiloritis it...

We are going towards the mountains, Psiloritis it is for now. Through Krousonas (Κρουσώνας) village we pass and through a canyon and a dirt road we head towards the Vromonero (Βρομονερό) valley
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Laugh I know i have been away for a long time, but its...

I know i have been away for a long time, but its time to revive this thread a bit with a new short story. Not the mountain desert i have spoken about, not yet at least. It's winter and it's time for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,545
Posted By markas
Very nice trip mate!!! Enjoyed it a lot!

Very nice trip mate!!!
Enjoyed it a lot!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2014, 12:38 AM
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Views: 1,790,491
Posted By markas
Nice pictures!

Nice pictures!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,071
Posted By markas
Great ride report from a mysterious neighbor!

Great ride report from a mysterious neighbor!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
That is correct!!! I must confess that your...

That is correct!!! I must confess that your observation amazed me! I forgot to mention this fact, was writing rather fast and casually!



No, this canyon was not essential to the resistance as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Kms rode for today: 315 ...

Kms rode for today: 315

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Till next time then folks!
And the next time, i will get you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Our way back home is easy now. Full of fresh...

Our way back home is easy now. Full of fresh memories and happy to have discovered one more unknown corner of our island, we head home.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Vryses village! (Βρύσες) ...

Vryses village! (Βρύσες)

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Our need for food is not so urgent as our need...

Our need for food is not so urgent as our need for something COLD and refreshing! we keep riding till we find a place with such characteristics...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Hot!!! Water!!! ...

Hot!!!
Water!!!

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At last, after what seemed an eternity, we reach the Monastery of Gouverneto where...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
The way up is much harder than the way down. Its...

The way up is much harder than the way down. Its 14:30 now and hot sun is scorching hot. Bad idea for the beer fed guys to go for a walk at this time, the girl on the other hand doesn't seem to care...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Sea at last! ...

Sea at last!

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This was the place where the monastery had a small anchorage to buy or sell goods and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
The whole place has a mysterious aura. I don't...

The whole place has a mysterious aura. I don't know what it is but i don't think i would like to sleep here for the night, feels like the place is hounded!
Since we are here, why don't we go for a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Pretty good shape for a more than 400 years...

Pretty good shape for a more than 400 years deserted place, right?

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Soon we reach the ruins. As i already wrote, the...

Soon we reach the ruins. As i already wrote, the Monastery of Katholiko was initially build around 1100. It grew and prospered until 1500-something. Then it was abandoned because of the constant...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
The path gets a bit steeper but we still have...

The path gets a bit steeper but we still have strength and water so soon...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
The path goes slightly downhill and is fairly...

The path goes slightly downhill and is fairly easy to walk on. The only problem is the increasing heat...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Even THIS monastery is not the oldest in Crete....

Even THIS monastery is not the oldest in Crete. Dated around 1537, one of the onldest and biggest of the island but not the oldest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouverneto_Monastery
Tradition says...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
And some narrow asphalt roads again... ...

And some narrow asphalt roads again...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,678
Posted By markas
Our ride continues through some twisty back roads...

Our ride continues through some twisty back roads and small villages...

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