Sec to Plesnice

When we set out in the morning, we discover Jo has his second flat. This time it’s the front tyre. So out come the tools again. We had planned to make an early start and get some mileage done but it seems we have to change our plans again.

 Our second flat, this time Jo
Our second flat, this time Jo’s front wheel.

 

 Wheel comes off.
Wheel comes off.

 

 Tyreless Terra II
Tyreless Terra II

 

 That center stand was quite a good investment
That center stand was quite a good investment

 

 Out come the tyre irons
Out come the tyre irons

 

 The culprit this time
The culprit this time

 

 Working the tyre irons
Working the tyre irons

in the mean time dark clouds are moving in again.

 Incoming bad weather
Incoming bad weather

The first tyre we replace seems to be punctured as well… We patch it up and in it goes again.

 The new tyre seemed to be punctured as well, so a quick fix for that
The new tyre seemed to be punctured as well, so a quick fix for that

This time it seems to hold, so we put the inner tyre carefully in and then we’re ready to go!

 Nicely fixed, ready to be mounted again
Nicely fixed, ready to be mounted again

 

 Pumping
Pumping

 

 And we
And we’re all ready to go

 

 Ready to go!
Ready to go!

We ride further west through the Czech countryside and it feels like we’re riding constantly on a mountain rim. The views out on both sides of the route are just stunning.

 Huge field of white poppies
Huge field of white poppies

 

 Beautiful flowers
Beautiful flowers

 

 Jo trying to capture a flower
Jo trying to capture a flower

 

 Poppies
Poppies

We stop for a quick picknick at Kacov castle. It seems it was quite an important site in history but now it is mainly a nice but run down location for wedding parties.

 Lunch next to the castle at Kacov. We only get to see the ugly side apparently.
Lunch next to the castle at Kacov. We only get to see the ugly side apparently.

 

 Religiously inspired statue at Kacov
Religiously inspired statue at Kacov

 

 Wheat fields
Wheat fields

 

 Taking a breather
Taking a breather

 

 Wide open views and dramatic skies in the Czech Republic
Wide open views and dramatic skies in the Czech Republic

 

 The landscape seems to change every fifteen minutes
The landscape seems to change every fifteen minutes

 

 Beautiful views, beautiful country
Beautiful views, beautiful country

 

 Taking it all in
Taking it all in

 

 180° views
180° views

 

 Taking it all in.
Taking it all in.

We find a camp site with views on the lake near Plesnice, not too far from the German border. In the end we did get the mileage done we were aiming for and we had a beautiful day on the bikes.

 Our last campsite in the Czech Republic at the lake near Plesnice
Our last campsite in the Czech Republic at the lake near Plesnice

 

 Sailing the artificial lake on the Mze river
Sailing the artificial lake on the Mze river

 

 Dam on the Mze river
Dam on the Mze river

 

 I want the Volkswagen! With slide!
I want the Volkswagen! With slide!

 

 Straight into the lake
Straight into the lake

 

 Day 19 - June 24 - Route
Day 19 – June 24 – Route

 

 Day 19 - June 24 - Elevation plot
Day 19 – June 24 – Elevation plot
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dreamer – traveller – citizen of Enduristan

When I’m not out there discovering the world on my motorbike, you can find me crouched on the sofa dreaming of far away destinations in travel guides, blogs and maps.