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Our trip went something like this:
Friday- Overnight on the ferry to Roscoff, sleeping on the floor in the cinema
Saturday - Blast down beyond Bordeaux, wild camp in the woods
Sunday - Find a 17mm spanner to remove Nick's front sprocket. It was on back to front causing the chain to munch the alloy rear sprocket.
Once that was sorted it was back on the road to Llavorsi (base for HUMM 2008 and possibly 2011). We were warned that there was a fiesta on and we would be kept awake all night so headed up for a wild camp in the hills. Then I remembered it was my wedding anniversary
so it was on to Andorra to get a phone signal. We ended up camping next to a bunch of Ozzies and kiwis on a van tour
Monday - More riding in the mountains then a road blat across to La Molina for HUMM 2010.
Tues, Wed, Thu - the HUMM. Well done to all who took part.
Fri - 6 of us leapfrogged up the motorway to Route 66, a bikers hotel near Limoges. I won't try to describe Route 66, a unique place that just has to be experienced.
Sat - up to Roscoff for the ferry, this time with a cabin.
Sun - I go 20 miles home, Nick has another 300 to go.
Final count - 1950 miles (600 more for Nick), a few sore heads, 4 toasted tyres, 3 mirrors, 2 sore arses (but watching Nick squirm on his seat in my mirror I think my £12 sheepskin proved equal to his airhawk
), 1 bottle of 12 yr old malt.
Big thank you's to Grant and Susan for running the event so smoothly (also Austin and Lois for putting the course together).
Thanks also to: Sara for filling my Scotoiler and the use of her Cramp Buster, Nick and Rachel for the lift back to the campsite in the van to avoid the rain, Stephen for the front TKC and not forgetting Hans for helping me finish the whisky so I didn't have to take the bottle back home
Hope to see you all again sometime.