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Old 09-28-2013, 09:44 AM   #67
mka OP
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Location: Ireland
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after a long and turbulent night dawn eventually rose on me..................and i felt good as the sun shone in the windows.
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having dispensed with last nights merriment and such i headed down for a bit to eat by which time it was f**king raining and coming down hard............i suppose it took a long time for dawn to come and i didn't notice the clouds gathering.
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so i spent what felt like a day and a half putting on the wet gear...........cursing......sweating..........fall ing over...........cursing again...........you get the drift.
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eventually off and up the road...............it was so bloody overcast by now................crap !
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this is near Marone.............would be better if sun shone through
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i had a long spin today, give or take 700 km thru aoutostradas and over passes and through borders............and it was already 9 am..............blame dawn.
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so down along east side of the lake d'Iseo i meandered.................head slowly clearing...........remembering things i would have preferred not to remember and forgetting the good stuff i bet.
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as it was a sunday morning i doffed my cap to nearest church, i didn't go in as i was in a hurry and anyways cos jepus (see homer simpson) rides with me.........!!
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some islands in the small lake would have been cool to visit too...!!
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again pics are crap - blame it on the weather please
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so now for big jaunt south and east........at least 10 minutes ride............next stop would be..........!!
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a petrol station.........!!!
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no just joking, next stop would be....................!!!!
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slovenia............!!! or as i explained to my kids trannnssssllllooooovvvveeeeennnniiiiiaaaaaaaaaaa.. .........!! (after the movie you see)
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so i had to say gooodybye to the land of my hearts desire.........!!
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it was ating time at the zoo by now.................so just fifty yards up the road i skipped into an ating house...............slovenian style...........!!!
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so what did i order.................what any self respecting nobhead would order...............some calamari..............!!! hahahaha
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out comes this plateful.............wtf, or more wilfully put WTF..........!!
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i also ordered a plate of popeye stuff..................!!!! hahahahaha
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out comes a whole years supply of spinachio.................!!!
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these were local delights and I always believe in trying all the local delights..................but honest to god i fell into the plate of spinach and had to be rescued by a very cute local delight waitress.............who couldn't help but laugh at me..............as she suggested the feckin' food in the first place..............!!!!
i did my best for her, i truly did, but i couldn't get to the bottom of it.............i squeezed lemons on it...............i poured olive oil on it.........she told me not to be putting oil or lemons on it....!!!.........but eventually i had to tell her i was finished...............she looked at me and smiled..............you foreigners are not real men merely boys her brown eyes were telling me............nevertheless i stared deep into her brown, brown eyes and asked her for a coffee and something sweet if she could manage it..............!!!
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all i got was the coffee............!!! hahahahahaha
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the something sweet was coming as i was heading for the door and it would not have been polite to refuse..............so.............i was polite....!!
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having said our goodbyes.............i headed up the road, quite literally, up hill all the way.................amazing scenery............beautiful..........as explained before i was trying to take in the routes from www.bestbikingroads.com in order to get a true sense of where i was etc etc and not to get bored rigid to tell the truth...!!
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Slovenia was looking good so far....................still dull but dry for now...................hahahahahahaha.............. this would not remain so............!!!
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lots of trees here and some cool enough straight roads..................novelty for me, so i had to take some pictures....!
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i look at life from both sides now, from up above and then somehow.................puke
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i was heading towards a town called Bovec and hopefully the Vrsjic pass soon after.
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went through this wee town but sky was like a dogs arse by now.
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i was pulled over by the local police here...............i think they wanted to know why i couldn't finish my spinach..........i tried to explain but they left feeling a bit bewildered i believe..............i felt a bit bewildered myself cos no f**kin way would you get pulled over in Ireland for not eating your greens....!!!
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by now i'm heading uphill and great bends are opening out their arms to greet me.............amazing place this Slovenia..............good roads too.
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but it's starting to rain.......and it's like irish rain.................the f**king kind of rain that has no off button...................bollox..............relax and take the way man i say to myself...........it is wot it is...............it's is luvly really..............yeah..............much better now.
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at both sides now....................puke
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and the tractor in the rain...........!!
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but i was getting glimpses of a river near the road................not the colour of water in my part of the world.....!!
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some unusual signs on road side too...!
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the small building, it turned out was not a toilet at all but a place for holy statues and candles and such stuff.
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i am sorry but i gotta go....................this bloody itch is back and it's driving me nuts...................it's driving me nuts................it's driving me nuts...........and the f**king doctor even gave me a repeat prescription..............!!
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meet you on the flip side
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