Look Mum! I’m on TV again!
National Croatian TV came to Vodice this morning to do a spot on the crazy New Zealander cycling across the continent.
I left Vodice after lunch, headed for Zadar. It was dark and wet again, with dead animals roasting on the roadside, looking none too comfortable at all.
This little number is called Jajetina – roast lamb on a spit. All very gory. A Croatian I met said it wasn’t all that tasty.
Today the distance was correctly estimated, with about 80km to Zadar. Once there, I called upon Nenad’s great networking prowess, and had a number in minutes for the president of a local road bike racing club. Ante Zorovic arrived a few minutes after I called him in the club van. My bike was piled in, and we were off to his place.
He had recently purchased a new racing bike for his son. An Italian bike – a Wilier. Very nice. The frame is all carbon fibre, and the frame alone only weighs 1.2 kg.
I would love to have a go on some of the ultra-light recumbents out there. I do miss the thrill of a really fast bike.
Ante’s wife fed me till I couldn’t eat any more (really good jaffa cake!), and I had a restful sleep.
Wanna ride fast and lightweight recumbents? Come to the Special Bikes Show here on 28/29. April. I hope you can make it. It's not far from Switzerland! The HPV club will have it's annual meeting there and they are really an interesting crowd to stay with!
Jaffa cake? Cool. Are there lots of Aucklanders in Croatia? Maybe they are pests – like rabbits!
Andrew, there are a lot of Croatians in Auckland, from what I hear. Looks like the northern influence has leaked.
Daniel, I would love to go to the Special Bikes Show, but if all goes well, I will be starting in Switzerland at summer camps on the 29th of April. Gutted. I may just have to visit some of the manufacturers individually.