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March 22nd, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,Croatia

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I have been kidnapped by the great folk in Makarska.

I tell you, they won’t let me leave.

But what a great bunch of people. If the clouds clear up good, then we might go for a slog up the big mountain behind Makarska. 0m to 1750m is a solid ride. Rain rain go away…

Ivo Raivc from Makarska Kronika has kindly given me the photos he took the other day for the article about my journey. Here is a selection:

Interviewed by the Makarska Kronika (photo by Ivo Ravic in Makarska, Croatia)   Photo by Ivo Ravic in Makarska, Croatia

Photo by Ivo Ravic in Makarska, Croatia   With Nenad Zidic, president of the Makarska Bicylce Club (Photo by Ivo Ravic in Makarska, Croatia)

Photo by Ivo Ravic in Makarska, Croatia   Photo by Ivo Ravic in Makarska, Croatia

It’s not often that I get photos of me on the bike. So that is quite enough for now. Thanks to Ivo Ravic and Makarska Kronika for supplying the photos.

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Comment by neil — March 23, 2007 @ 7:30 am | post a comment

hi Rob, I said they were hospitable!! Check your email! or maybe you noticed already…. :-)

Comment by Daniel — March 23, 2007 @ 7:45 am | post a comment

Yeah, that's what I call posing :-)

BTW: You said, that you'd do that 2month-ourdoor project in Switzerland … so you won't travel through Germany for at least 2 months + time to Switzerland, is that right?

About the not-so-touring-style look: Do you know "The Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery"? If not so, visit: http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com/
Bike No. 004 show what's the minimum load to count as hard-core touring cyclist (but it's not dirty enough – yours looks much dirtier (i.e better) on your latest photos :-)

Comment by Satoshi — March 23, 2007 @ 8:37 am | post a comment


found a beer can cooker/stove DIY instruction


may be when you are in a remote place again (if ever, i mean you are in Europe now!) you can kill time with those beer cans he he he

Thanks Daniel for that tour bike link they are awesome!

Comment by Rob Thomson — March 23, 2007 @ 9:29 am | post a comment

Satoshi, yeah, those stoves are great. I must have a go some time. I figure they might even work on central Asian vodka.

Comment by Rob Thomson — March 23, 2007 @ 9:30 am | post a comment

Daniel, that's right. If things go right with the Village Camps, I won't be in Germany for a long time yet. Well, that is if I don't end up there for a weekend or something at some stage.

Thanks for the loaded bikes gallery. I was meaning to submit my bike at one stage, but now it doesn't qualify!

Comment by Daniel — March 23, 2007 @ 12:12 pm | post a comment

I've visited the Village Camps website. The prices are quite impressive (expensive)! But if you get that famous "teachers" (TV and newspaper stars, coming from half around the world) training you it must be worth the price :-)

Comment by Mum — March 24, 2007 @ 1:58 am | post a comment

Nice to have some photos of you on the bike plus scenery. Enjoy your Makarska visit. You may not be this way again.

Comment by Tim — March 24, 2007 @ 9:51 pm | post a comment

whats wrong with pictures like http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=246382265… for that gallery?

Comment by Daniel — March 25, 2007 @ 3:25 am | post a comment

Hi Tim,

you can read the submission guidelines here:

I think the pic you suggested does not show the whole bike (1) and has at least one flag on it (2).

Comment by Tim — March 25, 2007 @ 10:04 pm | post a comment

I actually read that and I couldn't see anywhere that the bike had to have all of its wheels showing or that it had to be a directly side on photo.

I think the flag would be ok, to quote the site "The small country patches sometimes seen attached to panniers are OK."

but anyway other possiblities could be http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=197759339… or http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=182881965… they seem to be more rules compliant

Comment by Rob Thomson — March 27, 2007 @ 1:02 pm | post a comment

Tim, those photos you linked to are a great look back to the past. When my bike was still all new and shiny…

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