Transalping Around – Bieszczady Edition

The idea behind getting back into riding the Transalp was to do at least one epic run a season. Now the jury is still out on what exactly would deem a ride ‘epic’, but right away my imagination started running wild. Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, no, screw that, Albania! It’s all just a few thousand kilometers…

Back in the Saddle

The Cracow trip described in the previous post wasn’t exactly a sightseeing trip from the get-go. The real purpose of the trip was, in fact, to check out a motorcycle I had found online and considered buying. The owner of the motorcycle had said that he will be available in the late afternoon, giving us a better…

Moto Sale

I sold my Transalp last week. Pictured here is my last photo of it, along with its new owner Jacek. I wasn’t gonna post anything about it, but my wife’s response to that photo was priceless. I messaged her the photo with a “SOLD” caption, and her reply was: “That guy doesn’t look like he knows…

Transalp for Two

In what appears to be the beginning of an annual tradition, Ania and I took part in the Zwierzyniec motorcycle meet up about 160km north of Wrocław. This was my second time there, but a first with my beloved “backpack”, as that’s what a female motorcycle passenger is known in the biz. Riding with my…

End of the Season

I took my Transalp for a short ride yesterday after about a month or so of sitting idle in the garage, and quickly came to the conclusion that my riding season is done. This was pretty obvious to me already with temperatures slowly dipping below zero celsius, but the after hours ride just drove the…

Danube River Delta

The Danube river is Europe’s second longest river after the Volga. It originates in Schwarzwald (the Black Forest) area of Germany and passes through or touches the borders of 10 countries before flowing into the Black Sea in a spectacular delta on the Romanian east coast. With the heat getting more and more intense the…