This is Ned. Ned works at a gas station that doesn’t sell gas. A car stops to fill up. He tells them in Serbian, “I’m sorry, we’re all out. No petrol.” The confused yet understanding driver rolls off. Ned waves his hand upwards and rolls his eyes. “Hm…” he ponders, appearing slightly annoyed but still with a carefree step in [...]
Archive for August, 2012
We finished!!!! After a 2,641 mile (4,250 ks) trip taking us from Istanbul, Turkey to Sofia, Bulgaria over three months, Suzie and I finally dismounted our bikes and put the trip behind us. This trip has been a life changing experience I will not soon forget, nor will I fail to remember all the incredible people I met along the way [...]
Taking the backroads in Bulgaria on our last day we expected relatively level roads that were in acceptable condition. We were wrong as we gradually climbed all day through construction projects and around hundreds of pot holes.
Perhaps we were a bit too ambitious to think we could complete our 3rd consecutive 100 mile ride…. Especially when the terrain is ALL uphill. Thinking we could make it to Plovdiv along the relentless mountain roads in the Balkan Mtns…we were beaten down by 6 hours of straight up climbing. In the end… Our previous days rides left us [...]