An early start as it promised to be hot, so on the bikes by 8:15, well that is early for us. For some part we rode along secondary roads then took a pleasant bike track by the river.
It was only a 50 km ride to meet up with Vlado at Solkan to take us to the coast on a road too dangerous for riding.
After attempting to meet, we having navigated to the incorrect rendezvous point, we did meet then it was load bikes into the van and look for lunch.
Vlado called a friend, Kristijan, who lives locally, to get inside information on the best place for lunch. Kristijan then joined us. It turned out Kristijan is a pro with Bahrain-Merida team.