23 10 2009

All the photographs are peeling
and colors turn to gray, he stayed
in his room with memories for days, he faced
an undertow of future’s laid to waste, embraced
by the loss of one he could not replace…

Spit it out Johny…the journey is here and the mood is around, should the weather co-operate we shall be doing half a thousand Km’s in a days joy!
I have in mind many different destinations and nothing beats a nice old traditional village on one of the most appealing Greek mountain landscapes!
So tripod is getting ready, photographic equipment as well, the bike is getting serviced (damn I wish there where self healing engines!) and we are preparing for what sounds as a lovely weekend!
It’s been a long time since I roamed around traditional villages with a motorcycle, and it was about time I did so!
First stop is Kammena Vourla for a lovely coffee and some Loukoumades (check Greek dictionary for meaning πŸ˜€ ), next we continue towards Damasta and Bralos (Greek magic #2), we continue for Pavliani and finish to Athanassios Diakos, enjoying the Greek country (and some Greek traditional food πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ).
After out lovely meal, (damn I feel nice…) we prepare for the return, a return which in my humble opinion (we don’t give a s**t about it) should be relaxing and calming (yeah! you know lamb chops need their time… ). We head towards Kaloskopi, and from there on to Amfiklia (maybe another nice stop for a quick coffee? ) on from Amfiklia we head towards Cheronia, after Cheronia we head for Kastro which is our last part of the “slow” Greek country and we reach the “new” National highway, onwards the journey is typical until we reach our home!


The equipment

18 10 2009

What better than testing your equipment under harsh conditions!
Well yes, I have owned my equipment for a few years, but I never had the chance to test them under really harsh conditions.
Harsh? I hear you saying what do you mean by harsh?
Well lets just say 250Km’s of unstopable heavy rain (the kind which lets you wonder if that red thing 10 meters in front of your nose is a car or a distant light), so heavy that moisture penetrates from everywhere!
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So we start!

7 10 2009

So since 1st of October 2009 this blog comes to life, the BMW R1150GS is now in my hands, and ready for some adventuring!
29000 Km’s on its counter and ready to roll on the roads of Greece!
I spend the weekend riding the beast, just to see how it feels and how it behaves, I had a long time to ride a motorcycle of this style (On/Off). It felt pretty nice, comfy with a nice engine and quite stable. What I mostly enjoyed was the ability of β€œher” to hide that extra pounds, it’s amazing how she transforms once she hits the road!
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A new start

30 09 2009

This is a blog regarding motorcycle traveling, and motorcycle adventures.
After 10 years of riding and 3 years of photography, I decided to create this blog, to share with you all my thoughts, my journeys and finally to bring you the beauty of Greece.
This is also another nice spot for sharing your adventures, your suggestions with the rest of the world.