Right time for a catch up.
The route we took from
across the top of Spain
while scenic was fairly unremarkable. We stayed in a nice biker friendly place
just outside San Sebastian
where we put the bike in the lift to the upper floor in an old industrial
building for safe parking.
The next day was one of this mistake days where while trying to avoid the boring toll motorways we ended up on the coast road through
Biarritz. Very hot, with
lots of holiday makers going along the coast road in no hurry. Get me outta
Anyway we were back in Fontennay En Parisis a couple of days later and then into full on “lets get married” mode.
The wedding took place in
in September with people coming from as far as Switzerland
to help us celebrate. The day went off without a hitch and I’m pretty sure that
everyone enjoyed themselves. We certainly did and spent a very nice wedding
night at Coombe Abbey.
The long awaited trip across
Mongolia and Siberia is on. Since Christmas I’ve been planning for
most of the time and getting the Russian visa sorted. That is all done now and
it’s just a question of getting the last few bits and pieces sorted out before
I fly to the UK again on the 10th of May (economy again! But
finances dictate this time) Unfortunately my mate Mike Haysom has had to pull
out of going with me but as I write this I’m in contact with a guy from Sweden
who is heading the same way and might be company for some of the way.
Packed for two
The bike is pretty much sorted and since
fitted a single sided Titanium exhaust. It’s made the bike more rideable, got
rid of 4.5kg and it sounds like a big single should now. As you can see from
the photo Claire has been amazing with the amount of luggage she can manage
with on the bike, although we will be slightly overloaded through Europe as I have to carry the camping gear with me this
time. That’s OK as it will be all on tarmac roads and we won’t be pushing hard.
The seat has also been recovered with better foam which should improve the
comfort for both of us.
I’ve still got to fit a decent bash plate and upgrade the front fork springs but nothing that a few days work wont fix.
Bring on the 10th May.........