Well this blog update comes from Nice in the South of France. Over the last three days Ive ridden my 1098 right across France. Ill give a full run down of the journey when I get to blighty, but so far, all three days have been filled with drama of one kind or another. On the first day, my bike blew a front fork seal, which resulted in round trip via Ducati Dijon and then Ducati Lyon to have it fixed. A huge thanks goes to the unknown Triumph 675 rider who helped me when I was tired and lost. I finally got to Grenoble at 19:00, about three hours later than planned.
Yesterdays trip along the N85 Route Napoleon saw 30+ degrees and epic downpours which made the downhill sections....errr...interesting. Both my shoulders feel like theyve been stamped on, but I only have one more day of riding before I get to World Ducati Week, so I know I can make it.
All in all, over the last three days there have been highs and there have been lows. Its been a lonely few days and yesterday was the first day I saw some UK number plates, so I had to stop and have a chat. Two lovely blokes from Plymouth. Hope you got out of the rain eventually.
Anyway, time to get the bike ready for the final push to Riimini