Balkans 2016 – Day 54 : Bajan Luka to Gradiska, Bosnia

Today I am heading for the border with Croatia and would be my last couple days in Bosnia. It has been a fantastic experience so far. The weather has been not the greatest but that’s expected . Anyway I will have fond memories of Bosnia. The forecast was rain and rain it did. The whole day actually. 

After having breakfast, Malinic accompanied me downstairs and showed me the direction to head to the border town of Gradiska. The route there will be flat as a pancake and it’s only 50KM plus. So should be easy peasy? It was not. 

First it was grey skies and light rain all the way. Temperature was around 2 or 3 C. About mid way I hit the open farmlands and the cross wind kicked in and made cycling and progress slower than normal. The road is also used by many big trucks and buses to avoid paying toll on the adjacent toll way. Familiar isn’t it ?

Anyway coupled with the crosswinds and sometimes headwinds and the charging opposite big trucks, I got blasted several times with huge gust of cold wind and rain spray. That was not pleasant at all but still I pushed on. The consolation is there are many towns in between and petrol station where I can take a coffee break and warm up. And I did. 3 times at least. One time I had coffee and Rakiya as well and that warmed me up significantly. 

Finally I arrived Gradiska at around 1PM and I must say I have seen better riding days. Tomorrow I will say goodbye to Bosnia and hello to Croatia again. The weather  is forecasted to be sunny but cold temperatures of 0 to 2 C. That should be fun. 

Photos ? There are none. Ok I will post 2 just for fun. 

Lions Project : RM 254.40

I am seeing this the whole day

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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