RDD BgOUG and RoOUG tour spring 2018

by piet de visser

8256km in 28 days · 1808 views

Day 1, Friday, May 25

262km in 3h · 81km/h
  • Traveled 82km in 56min
  • 18:19 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 174km in 1h 52min
  • 20:16 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 7km in 6min
  • 20:30 Stop for 10h 32min
  • 20:53 1min first stop. zzz after long week. First leg of trip was just to "get away". It feels Really Good to be on the road again. Because of a sudden burst of work, I started out later then I had planned. First up is a sprint through Germany into Poland. If possible, I want to check Sopot, the venue of POUG.org in September, but main aim is to get to Riga on time for the RigaDevDays (speaking).

Day 2, Saturday, May 26

889km in 9h · 80km/h
  • Traveled 145km in 1h 15min
  • 08:19 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 35km in 18min
  • 08:39 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 609m in 1min
  • 08:44 24min fuel and mac bxfst
  • Traveled 247km in 2h 00min
  • 11:09 1h 02min A few Pylon-pictures, special purpose.
  • Traveled 93km in 1h 07min
  • 13:19 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 245m in 23s
  • 13:26 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 312m in 51s
  • 13:29 9min Pylons again. Reason: Dicussion about the merits of tube-pylons versus frame-pylons. Dont ask.
  • Traveled 14km in 13min
  • 13:52 3min Tree hugging, German Style
  • Traveled 15km in 9min
  • 14:05 Stop for 2min
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  • Traveled 165km in 1h 26min
  • 16:08 Stop for 39min
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  • Traveled 32km in 20min
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  • Traveled 81km in 52min
  • 18:37 Stop for 18min
  • Traveled 4km in 3min
  • 18:58 Stop for 13h 30min
  • 21:19 1min nice local hotel..zzzzz

Day 3, Sunday, May 27

412km in 6h · 70km/h
  • Traveled 27km in 21min
  • 08:50 4min pentagon? . @myadv: I want those red/green/blue buttons. or a vrs to take notes.
  • Traveled 94km in 1h 03min
  • 09:58 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 15km in 11min
  • 10:14 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 19km in 19min
  • 10:36 23min Bees and Dino's. The IT angle: Devops has this concept of Pets, Cattle and Swarms.. (and Dinosaurs)
  • Traveled 36km in 33min
  • 11:34 Stop for 5min
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  • Traveled 120km in 1h 36min
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  • Traveled 24km in 29min
  • 15:03 22h 40min oops. forgot to switch on gps tracking. but this 512 is one of the greenest, finest motorcycle roads in poland.

Day 4, Monday, May 28

311km in 4h · 72km/h
  • Traveled 41km in 36min
  • 14:20 13min fuel. next suwalki.
  • Traveled 145km in 2h 00min
  • 16:34 Stop for 16min
  • Traveled 31km in 33min
  • 17:23 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 95km in 1h 00min
  • 18:29 12h 55min Heey? Approx at this point, I ovetook a rolling army Convoy of Hummer with Equipment mounted on top.. And this is where My GPS-tracking stopped... ???
  • 19:14 1min bnb. queu
  • 19:48 1min this place is famous for the Zeppelins

Day 5, Tuesday, May 29

311km in 4h · 52km/h
  • Traveled 116km in 1h 13min
  • 08:38 7min road work. serious work. 20min?
  • Traveled 4km in 5min
  • 08:51 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 11km in 8min
  • 09:03 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 119km in 1h 17min
  • 10:25 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 3km in 3min
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  • Traveled 7km in 10min
  • 10:49 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 42m in 10s
  • 10:55 25min not my luckiest day. quite hot. no shadow. road works x10. a ww2 bomb needs a large detour. more road closures. hot. but I hope to get there before evening.
  • Traveled 37km in 33min
  • 11:54 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 14km in 24min
  • 12:21 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 448m in 2min
  • 12:31 Stop for 2d 18h

Day 6, Wednesday, May 30

Day 7, Thursday, May 31

Day 8, Friday, June 1

716km in 9h · 65km/h
  • Traveled 19km in 13min
  • 07:34 Stop for 18min
  • Traveled 51km in 39min
  • 08:32 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 76km in 47min
  • 09:23 3min quiet. beautiful.
  • Traveled 11km in 6min
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  • Traveled 92km in 55min
  • 10:30 Stop for 2min
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  • Traveled 40m in 9s
  • 11:04 Stop for 30min
  • Traveled 170km in 1h 59min
  • 13:34 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 455m in 1min
  • 13:39 Stop for 51min
  • 14:29 1min fuel and business calls...
  • Traveled 133km in 1h 45min
  • 16:16 9min hot. relstively quiet. good.
  • Traveled 6km in 4min
  • 16:31 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 83km in 1h 03min
  • 17:36 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 38km in 51min
  • 18:32 33min victory.. (good ride but 2nd part of day was very warm)
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  • 19:22 Stop for 12h 33min

Day 9, Saturday, June 2

565km in 7h · 76km/h
  • Traveled 42km in 27min
  • 08:24 16min rain break. small thunderstorm.
  • Traveled 137km in 1h 30min
  • 10:11 Stop for 47min
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  • 11:15 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 68km in 1h 07min
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  • 13:47 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 38km in 27min
  • 14:21 17min lightning. not easy to fotograph. and accuweather says: warning for flash floods. I m thinking of Graham...better find a highly situated bus stop
  • Traveled 15km in 12min
  • 14:51 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 61km in 45min
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  • 17:44 Stop for 15h 34min

Day 10, Sunday, June 3

579km in 6h · 81km/h
  • Traveled 122km in 1h 18min
  • 10:37 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 17km in 10min
  • 10:51 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 26m in 6s
  • 10:56 5min fuelstop. very good ride so far. ok roads. cloting blown dry.
  • Traveled 168km in 1h 07min
  • 12:09 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 15km in 9min
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  • Traveled 47m in 11s
  • 12:32 Stop for 17min
  • Traveled 8km in 6min
  • 12:55 3min turbo roundabohfs and funny surfacss. testing avoid queue
  • 12:57 1min turbo roundabohfs and funny surfacss. testing avoid queue
  • Traveled 3km in 2min
  • 13:01 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 68km in 49min
  • 13:54 27min back in cyrillic country. no border queue going south but long queue going north. first an OMV coffee.
  • 13:56 1min back in cyrillic country. no border queue going south but long queue going north. first an OMV coffee.
  • Traveled 52km in 39min
  • 15:00 5min hah. 2lane roads are so much nicer..
  • Traveled 43km in 29min
  • 15:36 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 52km in 26min
  • 16:06 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 32km in 28min
  • 16:38 1d 15h known hotel. same room even.

Day 11, Monday, June 4

Day 12, Tuesday, June 5

531km in 6h · 73km/h
  • Traveled 151km in 1h 15min
  • 09:19 26min first coffee. exellent weather. good roads. no trafficdlays. fuel consumption a bit high though.
  • Traveled 62km in 38min
  • 10:24 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 50km in 34min
  • 11:02 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 376m in 50s
  • 11:06 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 8km in 5min
  • 11:21 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 143km in 1h 39min
  • 13:06 Stop for 38min
  • Traveled 39km in 29min
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  • Traveled 39km in 41min
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  • 15:05 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 24km in 22min
  • 15:33 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 10km in 20min
  • 15:57 1d 17h This was an Excellent Riding Day. Left early to out-run the rain. Serbian Autobahn is now “fixed” with good quality asphalt. The serbian road crossing the mountains to Z.. is Excellent: Smooth surfae, nice curves and very light on traffic. That road is just Made for Motorcyles. Border crossing was Easy. 1 car and me. No queues in either direction. Bulgarian roads : mostly Good. parts of 81 a bit risky. Excellent road and few trucks between Vidin and Montana. From Montana into mountains: road, 81, is under improvement. The improved parts are Great. the non-improved parts are sometimes a bit dangerous with large potholes. The construction work itself is chaotic. Had a bit of rain on+off, nothing major. Sofia in rush hour was a bit full, but traffic is tolerant. I had the additiona benefit of earlier visits, knowing reasonably well where I was and where I wanted to go. The pre-booked hotel called to say there was supposedly a problem with my creditcard, and were overbooked anyway. hm. Website quickly showed they were now full for the days I wanted a room.. Next Known-Good hotel has room for 1 night but now has lousy wifi.. bummer. Fixed the wifi by using an old-fashioned network cable… Wired-Internet works here! Let see if I can work here for a day. update: doing fine so far.

Day 13, Wednesday, June 6

Day 14, Thursday, June 7

78km in 1h · 50km/h
  • Traveled 24m in 4s
  • 09:25 Stop for 16min
  • Traveled 16km in 20min
  • 10:01 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 27km in 24min
  • 10:28 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 21km in 18min
  • 10:49 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 15km in 18min
  • 11:14 3d 22h hmm. bridge still a problem. especially with "convoy exceptionel" stuck at one end. hot in the sun.
  • 11:35 1min rila.

Day 15, Friday, June 8

Day 16, Saturday, June 9

Day 17, Sunday, June 10

  • 14:59 1min museum
  • 17:41 1min coffee and finding hotel
  • 18:08 1min aandd hotel. 100m from the first coffee. and it looks Nice.

Day 18, Monday, June 11

153km in 3h · 31km/h
  • Traveled 32m in 10s
  • 09:22 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 409m in 54s
  • 09:32 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 118km in 1h 35min
  • 11:11 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 12km in 15min
  • 11:28 1min pylon geek pictures....
  • 11:30 Stop for 51min
  • Traveled 7km in 6min
  • 12:29 4min more pylons. lots of buzzing.
  • Traveled 15km in 30min
  • 13:04 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 671m in 4min
  • 13:11 Stop for 25min
  • Traveled 35m in 10s
  • 13:37 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 9m in 3s
  • 13:40 Stop for 1d 20h
  • 15:11 1min home is where you put your dupa on the sofa, your devices connect automatically, and you get the laundry done.. (but the moto parking is now a hip lounge area)

Day 19, Tuesday, June 12

Day 20, Wednesday, June 13

360km in 6h · 45km/h
  • Traveled 4km in 14min
  • 10:48 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 1km in 5min
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  • Traveled 89km in 1h 16min
  • 12:17 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 173km in 2h 25min
  • 14:49 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 36km in 28min
  • 15:21 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 53km in 1h 09min
  • 16:37 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 4km in 15min
  • 16:56 Stop for 14h 03min
  • 17:06 1min water
  • 21:19 1min rain. serious rain. even though I am indoors

Day 21, Thursday, June 14

382km in 7h · 46km/h
  • Traveled 28km in 40min
  • 07:40 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 99km in 1h 48min
  • 08:19 1min wow transalpina
  • 08:19 1min wow transalpina
  • 08:19 1min wow transalpina
  • 09:35 3min impressive. road qlty has improved enormous over 4yrs. and seen less 10 cars sofar.
  • 09:38 1min impressive. road qlty has improved enormous over 4yrs. and seen less 10 cars sofar.
  • 09:38 1min impressive. road qlty has improved enormous over 4yrs. and seen less 10 cars sofar.
  • Traveled 12km in 13min
  • 09:52 3min trying to capture magic in a photo..
  • 09:55 1min trying to capture magic in a photo..
  • 09:55 1min trying to capture magic in a photo..
  • Traveled 22km in 27min
  • 10:23 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 44km in 48min
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  • 12:09 Stop for 23min
  • Traveled 39km in 42min
  • 13:16 4min rain or no rain..
  • 13:18 1min rain or no rain..
  • Traveled 41km in 43min
  • 14:04 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 49km in 52min
  • 15:00 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 5km in 9min
  • 15:13 16min coffee..
  • 15:16 1min coffee..
  • Traveled 3km in 7min
  • 15:37 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 491m in 3min
  • 15:42 Stop for 17h 13min
  • 15:58 1min casa verde
  • 15:58 1min casa verde
  • 15:58 1min casa verde

Day 22, Friday, June 15

263km in 4h · 63km/h
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  • 08:58 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 105km in 1h 30min
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  • Traveled 28km in 25min
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  • Traveled 500m in 39s
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  • Traveled 4km in 2min
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  • Traveled 86km in 1h 07min
  • 13:11 Stop for 47min
  • Traveled 38km in 40min
  • 14:39 Stop for 20h 45min

Day 23, Saturday, June 16

318km in 5h · 63km/h
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  • 11:25 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 7km in 9min
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  • Traveled 55km in 48min
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  • Traveled 37km in 28min
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  • Traveled 45km in 44min
  • 15:09 3min excellent ridinv in croatia.
  • Traveled 66km in 1h 00min
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  • Traveled 34km in 33min
  • 17:01 Stop for 26min
  • Traveled 3km in 5min
  • 17:33 Stop for 13h 53min

Day 24, Sunday, June 17

471km in 6h · 65km/h
  • Traveled 36km in 23min
  • 07:49 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 69km in 37min
  • 08:29 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 9km in 8min
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  • Traveled 61m in 14s
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  • Traveled 165km in 1h 30min
  • 10:32 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 38km in 36min
  • 11:18 Stop for 29min
  • Traveled 26km in 25min
  • 12:14 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 11km in 17min
  • 12:36 2h 11min Sunday in Slovenia is a bit crowded on main-roads, but the smaller roads are mostly empty and Good Quality as well. The road I wanted to take from DT to Nova Gorica was closed.. the alternative was possibly even more impressive.. (but I did the same road twice.. against my principles)
  • Traveled 35km in 37min
  • 15:25 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 17km in 20min
  • 15:51 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 66km in 1h 06min
  • 17:00 Stop for 15h 56min

Day 25, Monday, June 18

13km in 0h · 59km/h
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  • 09:11 Stop for 23h 19min

Day 26, Tuesday, June 19

558km in 8h · 62km/h
  • Traveled 59km in 40min
  • 09:11 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 68km in 57min
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  • Traveled 4km in 3min
  • 10:20 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 82km in 1h 10min
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  • Traveled 4km in 6min
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  • Traveled 66km in 1h 01min
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  • Traveled 62km in 41min
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  • Traveled 26km in 19min
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  • Traveled 90km in 1h 14min
  • 17:45 Stop for 4h 16min
  • Traveled 514m in 1min
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  • Traveled 125m in 26s
  • 22:24 Stop for 11h 54min

Day 27, Wednesday, June 20

317km in 4h · 70km/h
  • Traveled 83km in 1h 15min
  • 11:35 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 15km in 12min
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  • Traveled 28km in 22min
  • 12:15 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 14km in 10min
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  • Traveled 13km in 8min
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  • Traveled 35km in 19min
  • 13:02 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 159m in 40s
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  • Traveled 82km in 42min
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  • Traveled 46km in 49min
  • 15:01 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 998m in 2min
  • 15:05 Stop for 17h 25min

Day 28, Thursday, June 21

766km in 7h · 92km/h
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  • 09:01 Stop for 5min
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  • Traveled 116km in 59min
  • 10:35 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 96km in 50min
  • 11:29 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 5km in 8min
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  • Traveled 1km in 2min
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  • Traveled 237km in 2h 14min
  • 14:05 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 66km in 40min
  • 14:48 Stop for 3h 48min
  • Traveled 82m in 24s
  • 18:38 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 100km in 48min
  • 19:32 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 64km in 30min

Legend

  • Generic stop 77
  • Natural sight 10
  • Hotel 8
  • Coffee 3
  • Gas station 1