the diary

"Never write anything; you'll only regret it."
Don Whillans

back to the fairly big ride

  back to ride open spaces

The diary was written up as we went along and sent back home, a chunk at a time.  The best chances for writing were often at border rest stops so the chunks are mostly country-sized.  It has been left exactly as it was written on the trip.  Click on a country picture or name to see the diary notes.

Wales (Apr '04) England (May '04) France (Jun - Aug '04) Italy (Sep - Oct '04)
Slovenia (Nov '04) Hungary (Dec '04) Romania (Jan '05) Bulgaria (Feb '05)
Greece (Feb/Mar '05) Turkey (Mar - Jun '05) Syria (Jul '05) Jordan (Aug/Sep '05)