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Old 11-16-2008, 05:50 PM   #76
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First stop was in Plitvicka Jezera NP, we had to put our raingear on and have a breakfast.














We reached coast near Split and enjoyed fantastic weather.











We decided to cross into Bosnia near Livno. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livno
Hi Damir,
I miss your country already
Thanks for bringing me back in spirit
I rode in this today.

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:46 AM   #77
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Hi Damir,
I miss your country already
Thanks for bringing me back in spirit
I rode in this today.


Hi Dan,

It seems that cold weather is also coming here.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:17 AM   #78
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It is spring, so I decided to resurrect this thread with few short rides in Karlovac area.

I was born in Karlovac and my parents still live there so I went to the few short rides with my dad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlovac

First ride is in Zumberak area, idea was to climb Sv. Gera peak.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDumberak/Gorjanci















Gravel started after Sosice village, but after few kilometers we ran into the snow. Real problem was thick ice, it was incredibly slippery, and so we decided to turn back.



















I am still waiting for TKC to be delivered, but the snow will probably melt before getting them. :)

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We had more luck next weekend, good weather and nice roads.










Karlovac is known as city on the four rivers, Dobra and Mreznica are on the pictures. I used to spend summer months on the rivers during my teenage years.











Area is called Kordun, In former times, this region belonged to the Habsburg Military Frontier towards the Ottoman Empire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kordun








There is lot of nice gravel roads and area is scarcely populated, so it is perfect for riding.











Quick bike wash before returning home. :)



Track.

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Old 04-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #79
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thanks for the resurrection and at such a fitting time!

You should keep this one alive.
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:53 PM   #80
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damir, respect (svaka čast) for this and others RR

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Old 04-04-2010, 02:04 PM   #81
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Beautiful country! Beautiful pics!
Thank you both for sharing vieuws & ride reports...
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:22 PM   #82
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Hi Damir!
Thanks for the nice report and beautiful pictures from Karlovac. You are lucky to ride with your father.

When I'm done writing the report about our ride in the area I'll set a link to this thread.

I'm looking forward to meet again and ride in your beautiful country.

PS: Nice bike!

Best Regards to Linza and your father.

Cheers!
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #83
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Looks good.... and good see you sharing your ride with Veteran
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:22 AM   #84
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very good RR . good promotion for CROATIA
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:29 AM   #85
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Hello Damir, thx for sharing your memories with us.
Waiting you here this summer
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:48 PM   #86
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Hi Damir,
How's the 800 treating you?
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:12 AM   #87
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Thanks for a great report!

Very nice gravel roads! Looks like paradise for dual sporting!
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:03 AM   #88
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Remembering Croatia

Greetings from the centre of Canada. I really enjoyed your RR. I must visit your country...again.

I was in Croatia in 1992 and 1994 did just over a year and got to experience the sad civil war first hand. The Bulcan's had in those day's an interesting feel to it...You see I was part of UNPROFOR but, that's in the past for me.

I got to party hard in Split and Macarska (unsure of actual spelling). Our leave centre (a hotel) was next door to one of the Croatian army veterans hosptials and seeing those busted up soldiers still holding their chins up with pride was very cool.

When you come from the interior to the coast it's is a transformation in climate, cars, & roads. I loved the happy moments we had and there were a few. Your pictures tell of the beauty and rich history that neck of the woods for all.

I recall there were camping areas all over the place in the interior, a little run down at that time (they had more pressing matters to attend to) but thought..someday I'd come back one day and stay at a few.

Thank you for rekindleing my disire to return.

PS: Do they still drive those rototiller-wagons with no lights and long handlebars. We almost took out a few on those back country roads in our APC's..You have to post a picture or two of those machines.

Crazy times.. Cheers

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Old 04-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #89
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Thank you all!
2 the Venturer: Looking forward to meet you.

2 enduro0125: Hi Dan, I really like the 800, even my dad after ˝ of century on boxers said that the bike is cool.


2 Morinite: It is Makarska. This is really emotional post for me (and I suppose lot of people from Cro). I hope that we made a lot of progress since 90’s. You should come back to check it out.
Maybe you will find this thread interesting:



http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240446
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:51 AM   #90
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I don’t have any immediate plans for Europe in the next year or two but I would definitely revisit Croatia, Split, and other places too when I do return.

Your country has grown significantly since the war. You all should be very proud of yourselves.

I still have a handful of “Kuna’s” in my souvenir box (we soldiers called it crunchy bucks). Do you still use Kuna or have you gone to the Euro Dollar?

When I head over I’ll bring a bottle of the best “imported” Slivovitz we have here in Canada. You provide the Pevo.

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