Thursday, 9 October 2014

All good things come to an end.

Well... there hasn't been much chance for blogging over the last few days and not always a reliable internet either. And also not much chance for photos since arriving back in England.

We left Paris on Friday and rode to Calais, got the ferry to Dover and caught up with Janelle's old mate Loui in Hastings for a couple of days, and then Paul and Alan in Brighton.

The weather has been switching between atrocious and bearable except for last Sunday which was just perfect.

In the last 4 days we've visited a real life castle (Bodiam) hung out in a health club, been almost blown off the road, soaked to the skin... and today, after 5 weeks, completed the loop back in Royston and  sadly, reluctantly, gave the bike back to Paul and the crew at Open Road Rentals.

We now have normal suitcases again. Different clothes to wear and all our bike gear is packed away. We have the next 2 nights in a guest house near Notting Hill. In 48 hours we'll be on a plane heading for Dubia, then home.

So tomorrow Ill try to find some faster internet so I can upload the last 3 or 4 days worth of fun.  For now, let me just say that we travelled 6403 kms and spent just over 95 hours actually on the bike. We averaged 68kph and hit 191kph on an autobahn near Berlin and 214 kph on Nurburgring. We visited 8 countries, stayed in  26 different places, jumped off a mountain in Switzerland, climbed the Eiffel Tower, raced the awesome Nordschleife, and got ourselves engaged along the way.... in Venice... as you do.

What a trip. So many stories, so much to tell. So very much.

So I'll try to get as much on here in the next few days as possible. Till then... it's late, we're tired and a little emotional too if we're honest. So it's goodnight from London... for now at least.