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post #1 of 5 Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 11:20 am Thread Starter
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Holy Gyros Batman . . they are delicious!

Linda & I returned late Sunday night traveling for 27 hours from a 2 week riding adventure to Greece.

It was the most challenging technical riding I've done of all the trips with one 9 hour day (7 riding) with twisties, switchbacks, goats, sheep, wild boar, rock slides and some partial road wash-outs. To compare, try to imagine 2X + the curves of the Dragon for 7 hours! Sore arms/shoulders-yes!! I did get a back rub that night though

Greece is in a DEPRESSION and is a cash society. None of the petrol stations had the ability to process credit cards but we had lots of Euros. The infrastructure reflects the economic conditions but the people were very hospitable and glad to entertain us. Even the tourist shops want cash since they don't trust the banks.
Hardly any traffic since the major season had passed and we visited many areas where only the locals frequent.

We missed the lighting of the Olympic Torch by a day but saw the Marathon the next day in Athens as it begins its journey to the Winter Games in Russia.

The archeological sites were amazing! How did they build those temples thousands of years ago anyway?

Didn't think I would like the Greek cuisine but gained about 8 pounds!

Would I do it again . . . YES!!!!
We rode 2,369 km ~1,400 miles
























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Re: Holy Gyros Batman . . they are delicious!

Welcome back, Paul. You've chalked up another great European Vacation. That's some great scenery!

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Re: Holy Gyros Batman . . they are delicious!

I'm green with envy. What bike were you riding?

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I'm green with envy. What bike were you riding?
It was a 2013 RT with about 17K miles on it I would have scraped the center stand on the LT!

I upgraded from a GS for my pillions comfort. . . . NCIS Rule #!, keep your lady happy!

Had a cloud burst one morning with horizontal rain. Fortunately we just stopped for coffee at a Taverna, otherwise the weather was perfect. The mornings were cool (mid-high 60's) and most of the day it was in the mid 70's. The warmest was 85 F.


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Great pictures, thanks for the report.


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