Cicling from Podgorica to Kolašin
11.07.2009 - 11.07.2009 12 °C
2nd DAY 11.7.2009:
After breakfast I noticed, that my phone is switched off. I tried to switch it on and typed 3 times wrong PIN code. Because of this I had to call to my operater in slovenia. I used hotel stationary phone for most 10 minutes and I also send 1 fax. This service costs me 48,8 EUR which is real ripp off. Because I didnt want to argue, I payed the receive and prepare for the trip. Still didnt fix my handlebar problem, so first stop was bicycle shop with repair service. Had luck because it was on the way. After handlebar was fixed, I started to cycle emediately. Didnt have time to visit old town because had a long way infront of me this day. My goal for this day was village called Kolašin. It is possible to come there on new main road which goes trough a canyon of river Morača. Main road is fastes way with not much uphills, but it is very dangerous for cyclers because of constant traffic and trucks. I decided to take old road which goes trough mountains. I already draw on this road 2 years ago with car and I knew, that it is really quiet with only few cars. I also knew that it is mostly uphill and that it will take me at least 5 hours for 70 kilometers to Kolašin. It was really cold and that is why I had long sleeves softshell on me for whole day long. Road is in good condition. There is not many cars and also not many population. You can see only from time to time a small village. People are very friendly. I asked for water few times and they always gaved to me without any problem. They also invited me for a coffee, but I didnt have time to stop so I had to refuse. I was really afraid to get caught by the dark and I had to move on. Surrounding is really beautyfull and time passed by very fast. After 6 hours of pedaling I arrived in Kolašin at evening. Last 30 minutes I had to pedal in dark, but I manage it (I really dont like to travell at night, althou I have lights on my bicycle). After this I went to same hotel where I was sleeping 2 yearss ago (dont remember the name). They were fully booked, but owner had another hotel 300 meters away.Price was resonable so I decided to overnight there. After dinner I was again so tired, that I was chilling in the room and went to sleep little later.
Was really nice day for travell, maybe little to cold. Because of constant uphill my avarage speed was only 12,8 km/h. Highest spot I reached was 1450 meters. Not bad for the first day!