Clipped Wings and Anti-Fascists – Twelve Pics From my First (!) 100km Bike Ride

I biked over 100 kilometers yesterday for the first time. That may not be a big deal for some people, but for a recovering former chain smoker like me, it is.

The bulk of it was from the city of Cerknica back to Ljubljana via Rakitna. Which meant lots of hills, too. Which meant plenty of stops to take photos. Above is the view from village of Gorenja Brezovica, which is southwest of Ljubljana, to the northwest. I would have missed this view if I hadn’t been on my bike.

To the geographically curious, here’s a route map of the Cerknica to Ljubljana part. When I descended from the hills to the Ljubljana Moors, I felt remarkably good so I just kept pedaling around. 100km became a quest. And I haven’t even felt too bad today. 🙂

A few more shots:

I didn’t clip his wings. I swear.
Memorial in Cerknica – Engraving reads: For the Victims of Fascism
In Begunje pri Cerknici
Barn, village of Kržišče

Near Gorenja Brezovica
Near Gorenja Brezovica
‘Death to Fascism’ – Rakitna

 

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  1. Cassie says

    These are beautiful and so organic. I love the man with the grass.

    1. BobR says

      Thanks – There were three generations working that field. Oddly, there was lots of grass cutting going on everywhere.

      1. Cassie says

        How awesome. I love it even more now (not the grass part though). Maybe the grasser is greener cut. 😉 Okay, that was a corny one.

        1. BobR says

          Their neighbors with the corn fields, they’re the corny ones. 😉

  2. recoverythrumylens says

    Impressive…

  3. Congrats on the ride and the great pictures.

  4. Lisa says

    100 kilometres is an impressive ride no matter what! Great photos – I like the last two best but I can’t really say why – perhaps it’s that the photos seem to evoke a feeling of solitude and that seems like an appropriate mood today.

    1. BobR says

      They were both interesting characters. The woman expecially, but she didn’t want to pose for a photo when I caught up with her.

  5. Congratulations, Bob! 100km is quite an accomplishment.
    Scenes like these would definitely make me forget I’m doing 100km. Stunning!

  6. Mary @ The World Is A Book says

    Congratulations on your accomplishment. Gorgeous scenery and pictures. I love how you captured the building details and such a beautiful butterfly.

  7. Lisa Overman says

    Beautiful photos

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