BIKING TO THE BEATLES IN KRANJ

Help! the Beatle Tribute band was playing in Kranj.   Since it was biking distance, I reserved a night at the hostel (13 euro with breakfast).  When I lived in Skofja Loka I had biked to Kranj maybe 20 times.

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I HAD ALREADY RIDDEN 10 KM WHEN I GOT TO THIS SIGN

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BIKE PATH CUTS THROUGH CORNFIELDS BY CHURCHES

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MANURE SPREADING, THE SMELLS OF LITTLE SLOVENIA WHEW!

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BIKE PATH LEADING THE BRIDGE

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SINGLE TRACK BRIDGE

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COUNTRY ROADS MADE WIDE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE BIKES

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SOMETIMES I’M A LITTLE SURPRISED HOW MANY BICYCLIST ARE OUT RIDING

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I ARRIVED A LITTLE EARLY SO I VISIT MY FAVORITE BAKERY

It’s KranFest, so there’s lots of stuff going on in town, beach volleyball! yea baby.  I’ve been to several of the museums already, I did find a few that I hadn’t seen yet.   I walk the town and find the “nickname” for Kranj-Kranjsterdam!
I met a family on their first family bike tour- quite the set-up.

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FEELS LIKE SAN DIEGO

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1,000 YEAR OLD REMAINS, RIGHT BENEATH THE GLASS FLOOR, WHERE THEY WERE FOUND

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SEE, YOU CAN TRAVEL WITH 2 KIDS, WITHOUT A CAR

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BEE DOOR IN TOURIST OFFICE, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT MEANS?

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THIS GRAFFITTI HAS BEEN HERE FOR YEARS, YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD PAINT OVER IT

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VIEW FROM THE TOP

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ARCHITECT PLESNIK HAS LEFT HIS MARK IN KRANJ TOO

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THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME, BEER VAN-AWESOME. THANKS TONYA

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THE MUSIC STARTS WITH AN ABBA COVER BAND.

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The Beatles songs are so well written and easy to sing along with.  One of the best things was seeing the young people singing and dancing to all the songs.  It gives me faith in the young generation.

 

WATCHING THE YOUNG PEOPLE DANCING WAS SO AWESOME (2 mins in)

I’ve been to Kranj many times but had never visited the “Bomb Shelter Tunnels.”  There’s a 3 euro tour at 10 on Sunday, how wrong could it go?  I go.  The tunnels were used during WWII bombing raidds, it was a shelter for up to 5,000 people.

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THEY HAD A SIMULATED BOMB ATTACK ROOM, WHERE THE BENCHES SHAKE RATTLED & ROLLED

The hotel next to me in Ljubljana, said they had a golf course.  The bike path went right by it, so I stopped for lunch on the way home.

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I WAS ACTUALLY A LITTLE SURPRISED HOW GOOD IT WAS AND HOW WELL IT WAS SERVED ON THE STONE SLAB PLATE-PRETTY COOL.

 

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THIS IS THE HOTEL’S OFFER, PRETTY COOL.

Traveling by bike is an awesome experience.  Fresh air, exercise, meeting people & exploring places where you feel connected.  I’m planning more bike-festival tours, my calendar is full.
Remember to ride your bike for you and the planet.
Ride On,
Jeff

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