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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Jesus Christ this is a mission

i cant be on the computer for too long so i'll make this brief: my C90 is being a total bitch. there is no reason why she wont start and i have even had mechanics give up and say she cant be fixed, she has petrol and a spark (maybe timing?)
anyway, at the moment the 90 is in the back of a van and i am being taken to the nearest city where there are lots of bike shops and even mobile phone shops (the engine in my bike is the same as a pit bike)
as i was leaving the Elefantentreffen i finally bumped into a guy called Jim from England who was EXTREMELY kind and gave me a full set of vehicle electrics for the 90 so when i get to the city i'll fit them and hope she runs.

this is how much snow we had:
spot the motorbike haha

this is the view out of my tent:

this is my German friend's tent collaopsing under the weight of the snow:

sometimes the 90 runs fine, and when she does she is amazing in the snow, here is me towing a sledge full of fire wood, tents and beer, it took 4 people to push it, or just 1 C90 :)

this is how the bike looks after 3 hours outside a pub

i have to go, off to Dagendorf to fix the honda and then onto grenoble to go skiing

Thursday, 28 January 2010

All these stingy Germans done seem to have free wifi so i havent been able to update this for a while, basically it's just been cold haha:

little Honda faithfully took me into Austria:

And then into the Czech republic:

This id the road up to the Elefantentreffen which is my ultimate goal in Germany.

It's now warmed up to -10 which is almost tropical now haha, the only real problem is that my visor keeps turning into a solid block of ice and freezes shut so i can open it either.
tonight i'm sleeping in the forrest again because the campsite isnt open yet, most roads up here are now impassable, even to some 4x4s. im in a pub atm enjoying a beer or few ;)
i can feel the cold and the endurance taking it's toll on my body and after just one i was feeling quite tipsy, but the police cant get up here and the roads are lovely and soft with the snow so i should be okay haha.
I even had a round of applause as i pullesup outside the pub and have even had a drink bought for me purely because i have ridden from the UK on a C90.
God damn i love that little bike.
anyway i've got a tent to pitch, beer to drink and a pot noodle to contruct.
stay frosty

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Porsche museum, oil change and a a frozen helmet

This is the field which i slept in last night about 30 miles west of Stuttgart, i treated myself to pitching my tent rather than just laying in the snow in my sleeping bag.

i called in at this shop to give the honda an oil change, the mchanic is the guy on the right and the owner of the shop is on the left, they also gave me a hot cup of coffee.

I went into a mcdonalds to use their wifi and eat something hot and while i was in there someone left a mint on my seat and then came and found me inside because they guessed i was going to the Elefantentreffen and was impressed with me doing the journey on a C90.

I bought a thermometer so that i could quantify just how cold it now is. -8oC was what it read at 5:30 in the evening. and it got colder, it now seems very ironic that in france my breath would mist up the visor and stop me seeing anything. but now i have to use my breath to unfreeze the ice that forms on the inside of it :)

i am now in a nice hotel so that i can dry the sweat out of my clothes and charge all my batteries ready for entering the Czech Republic tomorrow.
good night people

Monday, 25 January 2010

monday 25th, nutella, Luxembourg, Germany and a pie

last night wasnt so bad (sunday night) i stayed in a caravan that had no water and no heating (except this oven which i cooked my leather gloves in to dry them out haha)

this is the caravan:

when i was in the pub that was joined to the campsite i was talking to a quite a few people but a Dutchman said that hius sister-in-law would give me breakfast the next morning. i duly oblidged ad feasted on nutella sandwiches and cheese as well as my own body weight in hot coffee. i also had a hot shower which was perfect and to top it off they even gave me a jumper and some thermal trousers. very very kind of them :) anyway, here are the lovely family.

Just as a random story the guy on the left speaks quite good english and he showed me pictures of two of his friends who rode their C90s to africa last year!!! hmmmm sounds like a plan maybe? ;)

Good old 90 made it to Luxembourg, knew she would

Then she plodded on faithfully to Germany:

The temperature isn't too bad really and it isnt snowing so as i'm dry i'm lovely and toastie

dont know where im sleeping tonight; havent worked that one out yet. A hedge me thinks

i would like to say thank you to Henry Delage who is a manager of some kind for Mcdonalds who has given me free wifi access and a free hot apple pie. Thank you Henry :)

anyway, ive got a pie to eat

stay frosty

Sunday, 24 January 2010

what a bizzare day

what a very strange day. first off i got woken up by a train passing by (had no idea there was a train track there) needless to say it scared the **** out of me haha. made a quick video of my journey back to the main road:

then after about 40 miles or so the exhaust fell off!!!!! turns out that when i crashed on a roundabout yesterday it broke off both exhaust studs, i stopped at the house of a very helpfull frenchman called Arnou:

who spoke not a single word of english but using my molegrips we got one stud out and replaced it and used 3 jubilee clips attached togther as well. at the exact same moment the little split pin that holds the rear brake on RUSTED OUT and fell off, he had already helped so much i decided to not bother him anymore and continued on my journey anyway (still dont have a rear brake now.
i then eventually entered Belgium:

where i stopped in a petrol station to get some fuel and ask if they had a belgian car sticker i could buy. Anyway, one of them was an ex Belgian commando who gave me his knife to pry the badge off his corsa!!! initially i declined but he appeared to threaten me with it so i obliged lol.

here is his car:
and him holding the badge:

he then put his commando hat on:

i am now in a bar with with wifi and a caravan to sleep in for the night, all of the water is frozen and there is no gas so its very cold inside but at least i wont wake up buried under snow :)
the temperature is definatly below 0 (duh lol) but i dont know the exact number, and if i did it would probably depress me lol
peace out people.
see you in france boys
stay frosty

yesterdays pics

just some pics of yesterday, (northern france isnt very exciting haha)
and a picture of my bed last night too ;) it wasnt too bad actually but my handlebar muffs were frozen in the morning?
ok, im off to Belgium now

Saturday, 23 January 2010

About 100 miles outside of Calais

Today hasn't been too bad. It's only just stopped raining which is a nice break from having
to wear all my waterproofs.
I managed to come off on a roundabout earlier 'cause surfac. Water hid a pot hole/ trench
but luckily 'cause the road was so wet I just slid into the Kerb a bit and didn't
tear my waterproofs.
Just in a mcdonalds ATM hang their wifi and bout to do another 50
miles and then find a barn to sleep in. I just hope French farmers don't
have pitch forks too lol :)
if Wadie, Shoobs or will are Reading this: I'll see you France buds.
Anyway, I'm off to try and avoid all the french drivers again, I'm assuming
they're supposed to do a test? Lol
stay frosty, I am lol

Half way to Belgium

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Here's the trusty steed:

Hi everybody

I'm just adding this post to give a heads up on what's happening.
Everything is still going to plan (if there ever really was one haha) i will be leaving at 12:30 on Friday and setting off on my merry journey. My location will get updated every 30 mins (on the map at the top of this page) except when I am asleep or just not moving.
I will try to add pictures as and when I get WIFI coverage and will also update with any news.

If you like what I am doing then please go to and donate whatever you can to Devon Air Ambulance.