Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-31 : To Belavići

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Jastrebarsko to Belavići $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 61: 37km: Total 2641km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Campsite „Slapić“ Belavići $81.00 3 Nights

Trip Log

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I've been poking my brain out with a stick for the last few riding days. Dewey's rear brake started squealing non-stop. It has been making little noises on the whole trip, mostly little cricket chirpy noises, but the non-stop squealing has been really bad. Brent has tried a number of times to adjust the brake and do something about it, but nothing has had any lasting effect. When we pulled into Karlovac today, we saw a small bicycle repair shop and stopped in to see if the guy could do anything. A few squirts of "disc brake silencer" and all is right with the world again. Yay!
Our first several days in Croatia have been completely wonderful, make no mistake, but one thing that has been missing is... campgrounds! We've been missing camping, and it's kind of a pain in the arse to worry about pre-arranging accommodation in the small towns we've been staying in as we go. It's so much easier to just roll up to the next campingplatz and set up housekeeping. Tonight we finally made it to Campsite „Slapić“ in Belavići. It's a GREAT campground. It's not too heavily populated, it has great facilities including washing machines and free WiFi, and the zeltplatz is beside the most lovely little patch of river that reminds me of the Louisiana bayou. I'm in heaven! We may stay here for a few days if we enjoy the day trips in the area. Once we leave it should only take us two or three more days of riding to make it to the coast, which is littered with campingplatzes. Yay!
Since we reached Croatia we haven't seen any other cycle tourists. We ran into the group from Zagreb who were doing a weekend trip to Varaždin, but I mean real cycle tourists - folks fully laden with what they need to ride for at least a week. Today we ran into a guy in Karlovac who is from Austria and riding to Bosnia and back. In the campingplatz, a couple showed up late at night and they were clearly touring although we didn't have a chance to talk to them.