For the love of dirt, and Albania.
If there is a way to slow the clock, riding in the mountains off-pavement is it.
Dirt brings us back a decade or more, and slows our progress out of the country. Progress is much less the goal anymore.
We ride through the beautiful city of Korça, and into the hills for a day. The route of officially unconnected roads doesn’t work out due to impending rain. Return to pavement after a whole day of pedaling, less then a dozen miles south of where we left it the evening before. And then, off towards Greece.