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Old 09-15-2008, 01:15 AM   #46
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Damir,
I will be in that area on our way to Novalja
Our route will take us from Sibenik to Benkovac.
It looks like we will be on Road 56
How is the Krka National Park?
Thanks,
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Krka NP is OK, it is possible to get really close with the bike and I think that it will be OK to spend few hours there.

http://www.npkrka.hr/html_en/uvod_en.htm
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:39 PM   #47
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Bravo Damir

Very well done.

Please don't forget to call me when you are near by.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:01 PM   #48
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I always wondered why there were so many V-stroms and Transalps around whenever I was in Split or Omish.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:00 AM   #49
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I always wondered why there were so many V-stroms and Transalps around whenever I was in Split or Omish.

He, he, you should see now
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:13 AM   #50
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your report

Hi Damir

Just came across your great report and fabulous pictures.

Hope you are well. Thanks again for dinner in Zagreb in April. What is your next big planned ride?

regards

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Old 09-28-2008, 04:42 AM   #51
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Hi Simon!

Sorry for the late reply, I was away for last few days.

Linza and I will probably try to do trip like yours in 2010. For next year I don’t have any plans right now, but who knows…
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:59 AM   #52
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Thanks a lot, Damir, great report and pics?
How was your bike on that roads with those tyres? You have Tourance, I gues? Confident enough? And your buddy on V-Strom on the same tyres?
What crashbars are those on your bike? TIA
The sign "Mines" is related to the forest or to the road?
Hvala :)
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:28 AM   #53
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Hi,

You are right, I have Tourances and they are OK on this kind of gravel roads. I also tried Karoo T knobbies and found them maybe a little bit better on the gravel, but hated them on the road, especially in the wet, but they are really good in the mud. My buddy on the Strom rides a lot of offroad on DRZ so he is quite experienced and has no problems on this kind of road. I am reasonably confident, but softening suspension and reducing tire pressure makes a lot of difference. Sometimes is tricky in deep gravel, you must remember that you are on heavy bike. It all depends on the rider, IMO.

Crashbars are Hepco Becker, you can find a lot about them in GSpot.

Signs are related to the forest, as long as you are on the beaten path you are safe.


Nema na cemu.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:58 AM   #54
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And how long lasts the season over there? to come in October is still O.K.?
BTW, did you have any issues with your bike after dead batery on the way from Volgograd?
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:11 AM   #55
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October is OK, but weather could be unstable. I would say that real riding season is from beginning of April to the end of October on the continent, on the coast you can ride for almost the whole year. This year first two weeks in September were extremely hot, and then there was two weeks of rain. Right now (9:05 AM) it is sunny in Zagreb, temperature is 7 C (45 F) and should rise to 20 C (68 F), good riding weather, and I am sitting in my office. :(

Bike was running fine with new battery, ABS warning light came on few times, probably because of small capacity battery. Bike has almost 40.000 km after I came back, so I went to the service few days after I returned. My BMW dealer refused to give me new battery because I had to return old one to get new. It makes sense, but still sucks IMO. No problems since service.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:36 PM   #56
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Hi Damir, I have always wanted to ride in central/eastern Europe (Poland Czech, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Croatia).
From your pix, Croatia is so beautiful!
Do you know where I could rent a bike for a 1-2 week ride? Somewhere close to the coast...
I live in Canada, and can't bring my own bike :(
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:30 AM   #57
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Hi Mike,
Yesterday I met with Dan (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=43050) and Ellen, they are touring Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro.





They rented their bikes in Slovenia http://www.smtours.com/index.html They will be back home in few weeks time, so you can contact them for more info.
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #58
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I enjoyed your report

It is fun to see other parts of the world. Thanks for taking the time to share your rides and pictures with us.

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Old 10-05-2008, 11:42 AM   #59
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Ljepa Nasa!

Amazing report as usual Damir, makes me home sick every time.
Oh I cant wait for the day when I will see Velebit again from both sides.

That smtours link though, now that is priceless, thank you soo much for that!
Touring Croatia is now possible even for me and this time it wont be on a TOMOS 4.
Watch out I will be invading back.

keep it coming please, I really enjoy these
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:07 PM   #60
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Damire, why did't you call us for a beer when you were in Karlovac?
Good report!
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