|The next day||Budapest: 2018-04-21 20:00|
|Buenos Aires: 2018-04-21 15:00|
Praha: 2018-04-21 20:00
After the return, missing just one kilometer, I did 300...299 kms in one run.
Had a Pécs-Mecsek-Orfű-Szekszárd-Szalkszentmárton-Budapest return trip.
The quickest wisdoms of the current trip:
- trust your instincts: when you're heading to Kásád but at the farther end of Kislippó the petrol warning lights up - then forget the destination, immediately turn back and refill at the closest petrol station, 7 kms far. When the engine starts to cough and you turn the valve to RES - you'll be grateful toward Thor and Odin that the station is only 600 meters far awayIn defense of the petrol tank, you left Budapest full, so the ~250 kms distance with not one but more full throttle accelerations is a completely real and fair result.
- the driving training finished two days earlier already helped instinctively - more and specific use of rear brake - will give an enjoyable and entertaining travel on the serpentine roads of Mecsek (using the engine brake is already inside from cars).
- at first sight, for one night stay a 30l waterproof backpack is good - maybe for even longer distances - but not recommended. Primarily it'll unnecessarily weigh down your shoulders, secondarily it's an extra upper torso muscle actions with 15 kg plus, to handle the bike. There are much more efficient back and shoulder exercises for the goal in the gym.Especially if the GPS takes you into the moor going back from Kásád: you cleverly overcome the first few tractor tracks in the mud, but when the road changes into a swampland you decide: neither you, the bike, the tires are prepared for off-road - then turn back.
- actively seeking the recommendations of the experienced touring bikers: as, clearly, the first half hour after the arrival in the evening is spent to clear the dried and dead bugs, their green/yellow intestines and red blood from the helmet and clothes.Even already on the route, to clear the visor.
- the Golden Speed on the highway is 110-120km/h; above until 130 is recommended only when you take over someone, otherwise the incoming wind is uncomfortable and also tires one more
- it's more painful to fasten a D-ring helmet with a beard