It was great to strip Rhonda of her luggage and check out some of the roads and sites around Krakow and a perfect day for it too. Filtering is a big no no in some countries these days, especially in most parts of the US. Not so in Poland, and we made the most of it, working our way between the traffic to hit the centre and check out the Wawel castle which sits on the Vistula river, before heading back out in to the country for a blast along some twisties.
Later we dumped the bikes and headed back to the centre for a few beers! Krakow is also stunning by night. It is one of the
largest and oldest cities in Poland and the medieval buildings are big and extravagant. It really does have a great feel to it. I will go back for sure and stay longer next time.
This morning I loaded Rhonda up again and headed out with Ulka accompanying me for a few miles before heading back. We said our goodbyes and I continued, once more alone, to Slovakia. My plan to stay one night in Banska Stiavnica. However, on arrival in this beautiful cobbled town set in a stunning green valley, I knew it would a longer stay!
The roads today were nice, although at times I was sandwiched between lorries. Rhonda was also hit by a lorry in the garage where I had parked up for a break. I couldn't believe she didn't fall over at least but the only scar was yellow paint from said lorry, on my hand guards! A lucky escape! Otherwise a really nice biking road through the mountains.
Read more about Banka Sniavnica here www.banskastiavnica.sk/visitor/
So the first week is over and Rhonda had been great so far. I can't even complain about the seat! Everything is in good working order after 1800 miles and yes dad, I have oiled the chain!
Check out the route so far http://eventeagle.com/Map.aspx?EventName=OneStephBeyond
....and dont forget to check out the video diaries (see tab to the left).