‘We’re leaving together But still it’s farewell And maybe we’ll come back To earth (well Cornwall), who can tell? (apologies to all those born after 1986) It’s a tres grand country The roads out of Nice towards the Alps were epic. Yes, I know I’ve said this before and so, yes, we’ve been well and truly … More Europe: “The final countdown”
Well, here we are on the homeward straight and we’ve just crossed over into France – so bonjour tout le monde! Mind you, the final week of the route up and out of Italy has had its fair share of interesting bits. Two immediate points a) the realisation that we were leaving Southern Italy in … More Arrivederci Italia!
It’s hard to accept that the rest period in Sicily is almost over. We honestly thought we’d be bored after a couple of days and be kicking our heels a bit, but not so. The time has flown by and we were certainly more ready for a rest than we imagined. I think it fair … More Taking a deep breath….
This stage has been all about new arrivals. Firstly us, of course, finally arriving in Sicily after 9,150 km. Amazing. Getting the ferry from Villa San Giovani was actually quite emotional – although we still had the trip from Messina to Notto, it just seemed a really significant moment and we could hardly believe that … More Bill and Tom’s most excellent (mini) adventures
W is for ‘well done’ boys Yes, this stage has seen us hit the 8,000 km mark – WOW! Just to celebrate, I’ll start with a photo of the ‘boys’ having a well-earned rest in a rather nice B&B in Puglia and us having a bevvy or two in a beach bar soon after! W … More This stage, I have mostly been considering the letter ‘W’
A couple of days off and so much has happened. After the excitement of the Stelvio and other passes, the bikes deserved a well earned rest in their underground, secure car park. Knowing they are safe means we can relax and enjoy ourselves! As Vinnie Jones once said – ‘it’s been emotional’ and I can … More Verona, it’s been emotional
Today must be a rest day as it is absolutely throwing it down – so what a good opportunity to tell you about a pass or three that we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of days. I’d been thinking that I should do an advanced cornerning course. Phil did one at Mallory Park and raved … More Making a pass at Stelvio
Yes, this week has seen the 5,000 km milestone reached and smashed – just as we were about to cross from Denmark to Germany on the ferry. Blimey. And, as fearful of saying it as I am, the bikes have not missed a beat. Absolute stars. Mind you, now in Germany I have to say … More But I would ride 5,000 km, and I would ride 5,000 more…..(well 5,800 at the moment actually)
Here is the first of Tim’s tech talks where he will tell you a bit more about all our gear. I’ve also updated an existing post ‘Swedish highlights’ with some content so have a look. Just click on the ‘locations’ tab in the side bar and select Sweden! MPG Having covered nearly 5000 Kms we can give … More Tim’s tech talk
Well, after a lovely day off doing proper sightseeing stuff in Trondheim, it was time to hit the road again. The boys (aka Tom and the Colonel) needed to be removed from their personal garage first though – did I mention that? When we arrived at the hotel, the private, onsite parking turned out to … More Welcome to Sweden!