August 26, 2007 GMT
day Two, hannover , Berlin

Today, Sunday 26th August.
Good night sleep followed by a fair F1 breakfast. We are all rested and ready by 09:30 (ish). Our aim to get to Berlin via Sted.......something, for a lunch break. So we all depart, fill up with fuel the intention being to have a Photo opportunity as we make our way onwards. We leave the petrol station turn right, 8 bikes 1 truck get through the lights, I stay at the now red light's. Great! Where are they? To make matters worse I miss a turn and have to do a 20 mile loop. Fine, I do all this and find myself at a junction AHEAD of the main group, how do I know this, well the camera crew are at the junction as I pull up behind them. They have gone ahead to do a shoot as we pass, the main group have stopped for a drink / break, fantastic! After I join the group (I waited at the roadside) I find myself in the #2 slot. Going through a small village my sat nav says turn right, two cars have stopped to turn right so I follow them. BIG mistake, everyone else carries on behind the lead bike, me do a U and try to catch up. Fine, 30 mins later I do. As is the way of things by diner we have separated and whilst in the same town we end up in two location's. One in Mc. D's and one in a very nice restaurant in the town center. The group in Mc D's come to the restaurant! Loverly food. From here we make our way the remaining 60 miles or so to Berlin. It was on this journey that we figure that the GPS is only good for the final search for the Hotel! We did have fun though, new roads not on the GPS old roads that end, just stop! Mmmm?
Beware the cameras, they are everywhere and not easily seen, dark green or gray and small, damned small, thankfully forward facing (if that helps?)
Still now we are in Berlin. I have removed the Continental TCK's and fit Mich' Tourance to the Transalp, 6mm of tread gone in 1200 miles. Only started with 10mm.Andy has an issue with the support truck but the consensus is “there is no issue” just the new brake's settling in. Fair enough that eh?
Hotel is fine but the AC is goosed in our room, and its 'ot! We ate in the hotel, trip to Berlin center just did not happen.
Tomorrow BMW work's then Poland.

Posted by Martin Worley at August 26, 2007 10:03 PM GMT

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