Category Archives: Croatia

@ 28 June 2015- Croatia (David)

Anyone for meet. Treated to Kulen and other dried varieties. Not for the veggies out there! Ha
Anyone for meet. Treated to Kulen and other dried varieties. Not for the veggies out there! Ha

Sunday marked the 2 week mark for our Mad Ride! Steve is still in Venice with Jo, his wife and I and enjoying time in Nasice, Croatia. Today was another family day, lunch with relatives which involved lovely home cooked Stuffed Praprika and mashed Patato. I struggled after lunch as the food, relaxed lifestyle created the perfect environment for an afternoon nap! In the evening I caught up with a neighbours and went out for a casual drink, ending up at their place for a bite to eat. As you can see from the picture meet features heavily on the menu. It is lovely I must say. This is home made cured and really is yummy! Got home late (around) 10:30pm which was not bad as I had only intended a quick drink with friends at 5:00pm.

Time to update the statistics, so here we go;

(All data from David’s Bike)

Week number – 2

Distanced travelled this week – 1,768km

Average fuel consumption – 5.3litre/100km

Average speed for trip – 61.9km/h

@ 27 June 2015- Croatia (David)

Peace inc Castle is a wonderful Baroque design dating back to 1812. Owned originally by the Count Ladislav Pejacevic. Now needing significant renovation unfortunately
Pejacevic Castle is a wonderful Baroque design dating back to 1812. Owned originally by the Count Ladislav Pejacevic. Now needing significant renovation unfortunately

Steve met his wife Jo all Ok in Venice and has been happily sight seeing while I am in Nasice with the family. After creating a stir by camping in the town unannounced and my Mother In Law telling me I should have knocked on her door (it was 02:00hrs when I arrived).

Nasice is a relaxed Croatian town with approx 10,000 residents who are friendly and very welcoming. The centrepiece of the town is the wonderful old Pejacevic Castle.

Today I took the opportunity to wash everything I could, including my riding outfit and the bike itself as I am sure that we will not have the relaxed easy access to facilities as we progress. Besides that I noticed  that my riding gear was learning to walk by itself!

Nice easy day all in all. The day finished off with drinks and conversation with family, which with my very limited Croatian skills was interesting but fun.

The bike is being inspected by Patrick after I washed it
The bike is being inspected by Patrick after I washed it

@ 26 June 2015- Italy / Croatia

David taking time to Free camp in Croatia.
David taking time to Free camp in Croatia.

Friday was a different days for Steve and I as Steve was off to Venice to meet his wife who is flying over to meet him (my wife will be over shortly) and I was off to Croatia to spend some time with the “in-laws”, more specifically the Mother in Law. In total the ride through to Nasice, Croatia was approx 875km meaning I arrived well after mid night.

We rode through to the outskirts of Venice together and it was (this is getting boring) another great day of riding! The Euro roads and mountain passes taking road riding to another level.

Even muscling our 290kg rides through mountain passes was fantastic and the capability of the BMW’s to cover ground at a very good pace is a credit to their design. It is when you pull up and try to manoeuvre them that the fun begins!

Steve and I will be catching up on the 1st July to continue our Mad Ride and in the mean time Steve will have quality time with the wife and I shall be earning “browny points” with the mother in law.