My first long distance bike tour, brought me from Italy trough Albania and Macedonia to Greece to later to Bulgaria and Serbia. A good route for my first bike travel. Italy was very easy accessible and advices, equipment and parts easy to get. Specially Albania combined my passion for economic undeveloped countries and adventure.
My Iron Lady was still equipped with a seat post rack and a selfmade handlebar bag. Additional I carried a heavy backpack. I was very satisfied with the bike, less with the set-up. As a greenhorn I left and as a greenhorn I returned. But a new passion was raising.