We're almost halfway around Europe and at the mid point of our bike hire. So here's some stats so far.
We've been actually sitting on the bike for just under 42 hours in total.
We've covered just over 3100 kms.
We've visited 6 countries.
We've reached an altitude of 2571 mtrs.
I've lapped Nordscheife in 12 minutes 13 seconds.
We've avoided any incident while navigating hundreds of stairs,
and we're on time and within budget.
We're tired, weary and travel stained.
We've been soaked to the skin.
We've walked so far, more than 10 kms on some days.
We've eaten apple strudel on top of the world.
Tomorrow we will ride in a gondola through the canals of Venice.
And on Monday we turn west and start heading back.
... but we intend to take our time with it.
We really are loving every minute. Yes, even navigating the Italian traffic.
And now a little confession. We didn't want to worry anyone, but we were actually quite unwell for the first 2 weeks. I came down with a serious chest infection we suspect I brought with me from Australia, and Janelle ended up with serious sinus trouble. It's only really been these last few days we've been all ok.
So here's to the next 2 weeks. Riding along the Mediterranean coast, playing in the mountains and racking up another few thousand k's on this most marvelous motorcycle.
Bring it on.