October 08, 2008 GMT
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After getting down to Malaga with the boys and taking part in the HU meeting, I did a presentation on first aid for bikers and really enjoyed it. STH70522 - Copy.JPG
With the expert assistance of Elle, the organisers lovely daughter as the casualty and the nerve wracking feeling of being filmed I managed to settle into it and even have a laugh or two, if it gets on the dvd the outtakes will be hilarious.

Once the meeting was finished and all the goodbyes to new freinds done, a couple of us took of to the coast and Gibralter, where after a day or so it was time to head off further upthe Spainish coast for Portugal and meet up with Mark, a fellow rider to ride down to Africa.STH70611.JPG

As I'm also trying to do a bit of free camping I found out excatly how heavy the bike is. I went down what appeared to be a nice bit of forest on the side of the road and a strange white pathway, not feeling too fussed about it I pushed on. Only when it was too late I found it to be deep sand!! Aaargh.. and down I went as the front wheel dug into the soft sand. Bugger. it's getting dark, I'm knackered and I've just dropped the sodding worlds heaviest bike! AND deep sand in a Portugese forest, this trip is getting wierd already!
So after much humping and heaving, i managed to get the bike upright and 'walked' it out of the forest, prefering a campsite with more solid flooring and my hammock. I'll get enough sand to fall over with in Africa methinks!!


Posted by geoffshing at October 08, 2008 01:24 PM GMT
 


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