Bulgarian trip 2016 project: numbers and tools

Numbers:

Distances:
The trip from Italy to Bulgaria:
·         1300 km
Trip in Bulgaria:
·         3000 km
Total: 4000 KM

Time: 30 days

Budget: €1500

Tools used:

Clothing:

  • Motorbike suite: Handmade from Gmoto, first quality leather bought in 2008, really good quality with good protections and double layer protection for adjust to weather changes.
  • Back shield: purchased from the same company.
  • Rain clothes: I bought them before the motorbike suite from Tucano Urbano and they were used many times with never a problem.
  • Gloves: Three pairs for different purposes. Driving protection against fall at high speed, protection during touring and summer time of cruise and final winter/rain protection.
  • Helmet: Moto bike helmet made from Aero and decorated from me.
  • Interphone: Cellular line interphone F4, amazing product, purchased in 2008 and already updated to be used with google now in 2016.
  • Backpack: Tucano Urbano motorbike backpack.

Media devices:

  • Action camera: Sony HDR AS50 bought in 2016. Good stabilizer, lens protection, deep water case (up to 50 meters) standard recording 720 HD (it could go full HD but I preferred kip it light for post elaboration purposes) , it is well designed and allows to kip the camera charged also while filming, different mountings available, (on helmet and on backpack), wifi connection available as app on my smartphone.
  • Camera and phone holder: Ikross, octopus style holder; really versatile for mounting any type of devices, really adjustable on any surface you want to locate it.
  • Power bank: EasyAcc power bank purchased in 2016 (mid. year) double charging, smart charging, 10,000 mAh for a good charging capacity for all my devices (Extra useful led light in case of need).
  • Laptop: really old laptop 2010 which I call “my little brother”, convertible tablet-laptop  Lenovo ThinkPad x201, i7, Windows 8 (at the time) with all the applications I need for a quick processing and storing data files. ( I am not going to much in details about the hardware configuration)
  • Smartphone: Nexus 5, LG, bought in 2013 in the UK. Other perfect adventures companion.

Entertainment:

  • Coffee grinder: Rinowares stain still hand grinder 2016
  • Coffee brewery system: Aero Press purchased in 2016
  • Moto Guzzi mug: Gained at the official Moto Guzzy meeting in 2005

Vehicle:

Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro, 1999 purchased in 2005

  • Engine type: two cylinders, V 90, four valves per cylinder, electronic injection, 992 cc, 70kW, torque 88 Nm 5,800 rpm.
  • Motorbike style: naked cruise hybrid

 

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