The ride finally kicked off yesterday in scorching heat. We pushed towards the Turkish border and camped somewhere in Bulgaria as darkness fell. We should reach the border in an hour or two and then hit the Turkish TET trail.
Our 2200 km van ride through Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary ended in Bucharest Romania. It took about fifty hours with one quick nap in a Polish truck stop, a night in a Romanian gas station motel, lots of sunshine [...]
As promised, the mechanic had gotten right into repairing our van in the morning. The faulty driver side rear wheel bearing was replaced and our expedition vehicle is now rolling south silky smooth. Or at least as silky as a [...]
We showed up at the garage this morning this as requested, but unfortunately did not have other news, except that the mechanic was not there yet and that the part would arrive in the afternoon, after which the van [...]
The first hurdle We had just passed the Latvian border, when the van was filled with an ominous sounds. It was immediately clear that it was not good. Surely enough, when we pulled over to investigate, the rear left [...]
A race to the south The expedition kicked off yesterday, when my buddy Juho arrived with his van from the cold north. As soon as the bikes were packed we headed to overnight at a friend's place north of [...]
Ultralight enduro expeditions The gear setup for Prometheus 19 is the lightest one yet, and compared to the Crimson Trail setup, there’s a pretty significant decrease in mass; from 11.9 kg to 8 kg packed weight. Also, what’s carried [...]