Valley no more…

15 11 2009

So it was planned for yesterday to ride towards the valley of Parnassos, but on the move the plans changed! πŸ™‚
We started at 09:00am in the morning, 3 motorcycles and 4 riders, headed – as we initially had planned – towards Delphi, the weather was sunny but yet this time it was colder, I didn’t predict the lower temperature on some places and I was not wearing suitable trousers!
Arachova
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14/11/2009 Parnassos valley

13 11 2009

The week rolled boringly, waiting patiently for the next escape from everyday city madness!
So Friday has arrived and our minds are already tripping far away, to distant routes and warm villages surrounded by cold and magical mountains! What better than a trip towards Parnassos mountain, and the exploration of its lovely valley.
We start 08:30am Saturday morning, head towards Kastro from where we exit and head towards Livadia and from there to Arachova, we bypass the luxourious and crowded Arachova and head towards the mystical and ancient Delphi we stop for a coffee over a lovely nice cafe overlooking the Delphic olive tree valley. After our short stop we head towards the ancient site of the Delphi oracle.
Our next waypoint is the valley of Parnassos valley, we head towards Arrachova and we take the turn towards Parnassos valley, once on the valley we will be riding a few Km’s admiring the fantastic view of this place!
Around 500 Km’s again, so be prepared for a late return! πŸ™‚





7/11/2009

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!





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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