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Old 09-18-2009, 06:27 AM   #16
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Its always great to read your reports Damir!! Its been some time now!!
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:42 AM   #17
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Thank you all.

2 Street
PM me your number and I will call you when I come to Karlovac.

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Skroz frisko, od petka do utorka. We were there from 11. to 15.09.

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I am thinking about starting to hike.

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Picoda ti je vec rekao, ti samo dodji a ostatak prepusti nama.
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I was sitting beside Gasho when you called him. Sutjeska is fantastic, I really wanted to go to Dragos Sedlo and Donje Bare but we did not have the time. It is in fact not bad, now we got reason to come back.

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http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/r...18/pruta-.html

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Hi, when are you coming back to this part of the world?
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:53 AM   #18
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i hope i'll share with my son when he grows up, what you are sharing with your dad

Dumitor National park is an awesome ride. i am enjoying it again with your photos.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:00 AM   #19
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Hi Damir

again a superb report. Great pics.

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Old 09-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #20
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Looks like a very nice ride you had.
Great scenery and roads.
And to be able to share it with your father... priceless!
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #21
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Skroz frisko, od petka do utorka. We were there from 11. to 15.09.

Mogli smo mozda pivo popit u Sarajevu.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:13 PM   #22
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Excellent RR! I never tire of seeing old motorcycle pics.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:49 AM   #23
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Thank you all!

Our hotel in Zabljak was full of retired persons so we were the main attraction. They were very polite and full of questions.




My registration plate holder was loose, so I had to tighten few screws. Damn those unreliable BMW’s.



“Policija” (police) was hard at work even on Sunday morning.




We left Zabljak and made little detour towards village of Njegovuda.







As usual, sometimes you stumble on something quite unexpected while on the road.





Free translation: During night on 27/28 May 1943 allied military mission to HQ of YU National Liberation Army (Tito’s partisans) led by captain William F. Stuart landed on Njegovuda.
Captain was killed on 9. June on Sutjeska fighting nazi occupiers and their collaborators.


Part of mission was Frederick Deakin who wrote book about his time with partisans called Embattled Mountain. It can be found on Amazon or similar sites.


We were still above 1000 m high, and it was quite cold in the morning.



Next stop was Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, engineering marvel from 1930’s. It was built between 1937 and 1940, designed by Mijat Trojanovic, who oversaw the building of the bridge. When it was finished, it was the biggest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe.

The bridge is 365 m long, and has five arches, the biggest having span of 116 m. Distance between the roadbed and the river is 172 m.














Back on the main road towards Berane.






After Berane we started to climb, road was really narrow.








Weather was quite unstable for whole trip. There was no really heavy rain, but it started and stopped for few times each day.

Rain starts,



rain gear on,



after few km rain stops,



rain gear off.




Then we started do descend towards Podgorica.






There was lot of old trucks hauling wood from nearby forests.




We just blasted trough Podgorica, it suddenly become quite hot in the valley.

There is small road from Podgorica to Virpazar with magnificent views of Rijeka (River) Crnojevica and Skadarsko Lake.

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














It was late, so we were back to main road towards Bar. We had to meet our friend Gasho in his restaurant. After fine dinner we went to sleep in nearby hotel owned by Gasho’s friend Rajko.

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To be continued...
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:23 AM   #24
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View from our room. Hotel is surrounded with orange trees.






Last evening Gasho offered to show us Bar and surrounding area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar,_Montenegro

We met in front of his restaurant Pulena.



First stop was old olive tree,







then it was time for old city.















Gasho took us on some small roads back towards Virpazar.


















My parents visited area more than 30 years ago and remembered people selling fish along the road. Gaso said: “They are still there, do you want to see them?”






Rain started, so we stopped for cafe in place called Sotonici (it means Little Satan’s) before parting our ways. Gasho, thanks for hospitality!




We turned toward Lovcen, luckily rain stopped before we reached the peak.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lov%C4%87en






















From the top we descended towards Boka Kotorska.

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








It was quite late and we still got quite a long way to go. Another border crossing and we were back into Bosnia (in fact in Eastern Herzegovina).



It was dark when we arrived in Citluk. We settled in nice little hotel, I was there 9 years ago when doing some work in Mostar so we had nice chat with manager.

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To be continued...
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:15 AM   #25
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Fanf&*kintastic!

Damir, I've followed a couple of your adventures and have enjoyed every one of them. Your sense of adventure and ability to translate your experiences into words, very well done! My wife is a second generation Croat, her grandmother also residing near us passed away seven or eight years ago at the tender age of 92..... I wish my wife would have learned more about her homeland so she could pass that on to me. Oh well, I guess I'll learn from you instead! I appreciate the Wiki references, too. Saves me a ton of time on Google!

Ride safe, RIDE ON!

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:01 AM   #26
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Welcome again, my friends...
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #27
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Thanks!

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We will be back, still so many roads to ride in Montenegro.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:34 AM   #28
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It was time to ride back home, but we still had few things to see. Blidinje Lake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blidinje was along the way.

There was supposed to be about 30 km of gravel road leading to the lake according to our map, but it seems that construction of new roads is progressing faster than map updates. There was some wide gravel on the top of the pass but it seems to me that it will be asphalt all the way soon.




























From the lake we turned towards Tomislavgrad and found some more interesting gravel road.












After Tomislavgrad it was quick ride home. Last pictures were taken near Kupres.









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Trip lasted five days, from 11. to 15. September, we made around 2.000 km, and had really good time. It was also my first longer ride on F800 and I am very satisfied with the bike.

Thanks for reading.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:15 AM   #29
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Great RR !!
I am a little bit jealous, because i wanted to do a similar ride in august, but my holidays were canceled by my boss.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:32 PM   #30
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Man, how did I miss this XLNT RR whjen first posted.

Damir, you wouldn't be willing to rent yourself out as a guide would you ?
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