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Old 05-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #496
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Checked in a waiting to board

first adventure... Condor is now out of the south terminal. No signs, had to ask around then haul our luggage in a long walk from North to south terminal. Fun... Next new rules as of May 1st is one luggage per person and $56 for extra, so I said "What extra - those are carry ons." When we bought the tickets way back when it was 2 bags...

So in line for security and I realize my "carry-on" has my two knives in it. So I get out of line, send Gina through, and go back to the check in counter. Pay $56 or mail it home... 8.50 to mail and look for a cheapie on the road. Have on large one that Griz gave us for our campsite - so it may do. gotta board...
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:45 AM   #497
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We (currently me) are gathering our gear and packing up for this summers adventure. Gina has been having her adventure already in OK, having to ride out tornado warnings and having her plane home cancelled. She gets here in the morning with one day to pack! There will be no sleeping until we get on the plane...

For those that don't know, the plan is to ride to Slovenia and cruise the coast of Croatia. We will post the blog link when it is up - the old link is not working and I have been battling (working with) Apple to resolve the issue for over a month... not good, but we still have it all backed up and can start a new one even though the old one is not working correctly.

Alright, gotta go pack and get the house in order...


Timing is everything...so close yet so far. I've been in OKC for a few days after dodging twisters while wandering the area, fly back west tomorrow.

Have a great trip.

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Old 05-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #498
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Bike work

I spent the last day and a half working on the bike. It sat for two winters waiting for the shocks to get put back on. Put on new brake lines, new gas cap, oil, torqued some things, threw in some new plugs, and all while sippin' on German beer!

Now we start packing the bike. What do we need and what do we want on the bike. Met some fellow travelers, one heading out, the other coming in.

The flight went well, luggage was quick, found the right train and about 90 minutes later were at Knopf Tours, and now the bike work is done. Another day here and we will be on the road!
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:37 AM   #499
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Summer blog site now up

The old one is somewhere out there in cyber space but here is Summer 2011!
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:37 PM   #500
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:45 PM   #501
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Seems like everything is a bit backwards in Europe!
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #502
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:53 AM   #503
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For those not checking the blog, we are in Austria and heading for Slovenia. Hiked the worlds largest ice cave - way up a mountain, hiked a gorge, and changed out the weeping oil sight glass window... that was fun - at least I had a replacement on hand.

Tomorrow we ride hard through some passes on the way to Slovenia. We have been riding short miles, and not having to be anywhere by any date, enjoying and relaxing.

Gina has taken over 700 pix so far...
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:28 PM   #504
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For those not checking the blog, we are in Austria and heading for Slovenia. Hiked the worlds largest ice cave - way up a mountain, hiked a gorge, and changed out the weeping oil sight glass window... that was fun - at least I had a replacement on hand.

Tomorrow we ride hard through some passes on the way to Slovenia. We have been riding short miles, and not having to be anywhere by any date, enjoying and relaxing.

Gina has taken over 700 pix so far...
WAY COOL Y'ALL!!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:54 AM   #505
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Few shots of what we are doing:

the highest mountain road in Slovenia:


Tunnel up the mountain:


One of several gorges we hiked:


Spent the day touring the capitol (eating and drinking) of Slovenia. Great day after a wet one (had to move the tent after wicked downpour led to a lake forming too close for comfort). All's well, just trying to decide if we do a quick side trip to Hungry...
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #506
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Spent the day touring the capitol (eating and drinking) of Slovenia. Great day after a wet one (had to move the tent after wicked downpour led to a lake forming too close for comfort). All's well, just trying to decide if we do a quick side trip to Hungry...
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #507
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All's well, just trying to decide if we do a quick side trip to Hungry...

Just AWESOME. Great stuff, kids. Loving the blog.

Ya know, I'm always up for a quick side trip to stop the hungry! Have ya found any
Börek Houses yet?
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #508
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You guys are my hero...
+1 you crazy kids be safe over there!
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:20 PM   #509
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our current campsite outside the capitol of Slovenia:


Did not eat the lamb...


definitely ate:


just riding:


it may be small, but it gets ridden:


Going down the hill:


in the gorge:


Symbolic of Slovenia


just a car:


Hiked the worlds largest ice cave:


typical view along many roads:
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