Heaping gear in a livingroom pile before it’s arrayed geometric and photogenic. Visited Slovenia a couple of years ago, fairytale mountain and castle peaks, the green of the near summer Alps. I rode for a couple of days then, enough to be persuaded of a return trip. Duffle stuffed full, Jack and I will rent bikes, secure the bags and head out into the gravel doubletrack, mountain paths, small roads, meet up with Marko for part of the circuit. A map, a plan, the basic kit, a beautiful place.