When All Else Fails …. (Ullcinj Montenegro, Day 68,

In little more than 50km I stand in the last country in the world, Montenegro entering this country labeled as recently as a decade after its independence from Yugoslavia. So at the border I get my first stamp in the passport
I go across the border to find with this unique pair hitchhike a Frenchman and a Japanese barely just met, and to possibly find me again later as we share destination and route, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmekistan …. previously and I found them I went out of Dubrovnik and now I find them already in Montenegro.
The landscape in Montenegro over the first km is impressive, in a moment I have to take a boat in order to save a huge bay that will save me more than 30km and the bay or fjord that is impressive as if it were one of the fjords Norway’s largest landscape tipioc with mountains on all sides, and the boat trip that I run into a strange gypsy Kosovar Albanians, happened to talk a while … We are just 5 minutes on the other side of the bay, and just 20km to Budva here but I just found a site before you arrive in the middle of a field between us bush, rain and an hour ago was present, continue to timid way overnight.
After the first km in the morning can not stop going up and down and noticed that the rear wheel is not very fine, the punctured half so I stop, but I have no camera repaired so as the sting is not very great inchar back and replace it, and a few miles Puffffff … in less than a second wheel runs out of air that has passed coooño, stop and see that I have a cracked wheel, go I think when you do not ride mountain above it, and now what? … repair the other camera that I have because I stop right next to a stall to clean cars and there is a cube where I used to repair the cameras, so the amount of these and let it swell medium to at least go though is walking to the next town and pray that there is a bike shop, nothing at all until I reach 5km Petrovac but nothing indicates to me that there is a workshop a couple of miles on the road and try there, with go to bed bike came, but they have nothing, and I say to Bar I will not find anything as far as that Bar? 20km good attempt to hitchhike but no way, so now on my way continuous midday walk to Bar until it gets dark and encontrarr a site to purchase the store and spend the night. What a night I expected, start a wind shakes the tent like a plastic bag, and soon begin high rain thunder, lightning and thunder it count to 12 rays in less than a minute … and every time you hear thunder closer, I no longer pray or to holy … finally just going after a few hours, but the wind continued all night anything that makes barely able to sleep all night.
And so the wind the next day, and I dragged the bike holding on to the ups and downs, 12km and I am in Bar where I suggest a bike shop I go straight there, and finally change it wheel and the way I buy another but just in case so I would not happen again, the guy in the shop seeing as I have the bike will start to take a little oil helps me to mount the wheel and as I see it as motivated I say that I change the sprockets (to say anything) the guy just committed to help the worst leaving has no fucking idea mechanics, just me saying that change is screwed (not without reason that it has more than 23000km) and tells me he has one for 10 € ok come put it, while I go buy some food, mounts as you can and jump to try changes in pairs, this does not work ehhh, takes the bike to his workshop to look better or that tells me while I’m out in the shop playing a little guitar, and a kind lady trrae me a piece of patty sandwich warm as a warm, thanks (you think I was asking for money) … Soon comes the guy with the same change that I had set, and good taste it seems to go better, but the guy asked me € 20 more, I changed the cable, the case hardly want to argue and I give, just give me a kit for punctures, one light and a reflective brakes to the wheels, and so almost 15:30 and I are already starting to get dark so I boot Ullcinj address, which is just 25km from the border with Albania But on top do not know if I’ll be able to cross the border since Monday morning a disinterested driver to warn that if unemployment taxes to Albania Ullcinj the border was closed by the flooding of the river due to rainfall has had during last week. I think with all the action I’ve had and seeing that it has not rained much these days may have lowered the level for tomorrow … but should go back and go backwards Posgorica and cross the border on the inside which is 250km but …
Just start the first ramp and see what he has done this type of store is a waste and I start popping the changes, and you begin to put me in bad ostia, find a place to put the store just before a perfect cliff with sea views and the clear sky make me look to spend a quiet night. Well, nothing, spend an hour and the wind starts to whip the store with more force than yesterday if possible, even beginning to think I’m going to fly off into the ravine that is barely 5 meters, between this and do not stop thinking it over to how I was able to cheat in that way the guy in the shop, spent one night divine, such as bad luck … Luckily as I can spend the night without sleep so if you just …
In the morning I get to leave something better change, but also makes a noise that I do not like, I go upstairs and Crrrrrack under mierrrr …. the chain from me just in the midst of the most absolutely nothing about 15km from the border with Albania, well I have a chain tool and spare parts needed, I get to fix it until it pisses me off the chain tool and the screw goes, so to again push the bike until I get to ask someone tells me that until we get to Vladimir nothing there about 8km but try in a shop there a couple of miles

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