Europe Moto Trip 2016 Side Story: To be honest this trip was more what I needed than I knew. I was feeling a little stuck in a rut considering I hadn't taken a loosely planned solo motorbike adventure since my trip from Canada to Argentina. And let me tell you this trip, the places and people were exactly what I needed and finished exactly how it should. Heck everything does, doesn't it...Thank you.
Rainy start out of Rijeka on A8 to Rovinj (100km), a smaller touristy peninsula'd Old Town. C3R7T3V6. Due to the rain I passed by Pula, but stopped in Rovinj for a quick tour and bite to eat.
|This is not the day I ordered!
|Wet in the tunnels too.
|I kinda freaked out feeling I was
suspended in the clouds.
|Side road close to Rovinj.
|Where have you been all my life?
|A sign of expensive eats
|On top of the peninsula
|Always an opportunity to charge people for the toilet
|The tourist walk to the Church
|Fish that eat the dead skin from your
|Yikes. Am I in Kansas Toto?? USA, USA, USA.
|"Tourist Clinic" - good prices for sure
|Too developed area for me
Once in Slovenia I took a quick tour of Koper the biggest coastal town, hit McDonald's for internet and found Piran a quiet tourist town to stay. Unfortunately Slovenia tourism comes at a cost compared to Croatia, but hey people told me that was because Austria drives prices up there, plus it's on the Euro.
|Is Slovenia more dangerous for Motorcycles than all
other countries in Europe??
|And coppers. This is bad for motos!
|Slovenian coast is
|This is not looking good
Downhill big time.
|This is about as far as cars without special permits can go.
|Oh the Adriatic
|We made it
|Permit holders only...And motorbikes. wink, wink
|Sweet parking for that guy
|Still on the secondary highways to Trieste
|Not much room for a breakdown
|So Foggy I think the cops actually told me to stop.
I didn't listen of course.
|Oh man! What a last day!
|Hey, here's a secret if you want to pay 20% more for gas
buy it on the Italian Motorway!
|Rompe mi Culo! 150 km = 12 euros
Back in Padova, I made it! What a trip.
|Sad to say goodbye and even
sadder to leave the bike unwashed
and with only 4 litres of gas or so.
GOOD BYE BLUE BANDIT
|Dressed to ride, but now without
|Not cool! No way I can walk the 10 km from
Campalto to Venice Airport.
|Train to Venice
|4 hours sleep and ready to leave.
|Incredible through the Alps
|I couldn' even believe it