Motorbike Trip to San Sebastian day one

We’re off to visit Dan’s pop-up bakery in San Sebastian on bikerboy’s KTM.

 

I had to pack 10 days clothes in one of the pannier and they didn’t believe I could since I’m not known for travelling light.

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Last time I wore full gear was 3 years ago but it wasn’t in the 30C heat.

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Cleaning lid of dead flies.

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Earplugs so not to hear Bikerboy.

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At 5pm was the wrong time of day going through the M25, difficult to filter through rush hour traffic with side panniers but we made it just in time.

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Usually being on the bike means you’re allowed on to ferry first.

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We lugged the panniers to our cabin settled in the restaurant watching sun set over Portsmouth.

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Went to sleep in Britain and wake up in France.

Neither of us slept. It was quick coffee and down to the bike.

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After brief time stop for fuel, make work call and phone kids.

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Our proper journey begins.

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At this point in the journey the full heat wasn’t on and there was a nice cool breeze when riding. The biggest problem I have is that after 30 minutes my bum starts to ache and there’s nothing I can do about it. Stopping now and again is a must to stretch legs.

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Now the heat was intense. We were like two pigs sweating inside this gear, we no longer had a cool breeze riding along but instead hot air blasting.

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Just have to keep going, with the odd break to quench thirst.

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We finally could see the end of this part of the journey.

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We were close to our destination had arrived in Île de Ré but couldn’t find hotel. I was grumpy by this stage, could feel sweating inside my gear, was thirsty and simply wanted to arrive at the hotel to take gear off.

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And finally we did. There’s nothing like the site of a cool room after this journey.

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A well deserved blond Île de Ré beer for Bikerboy.

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We can almost dive from our room into the pool – and that’s what I’m about to do…until tomorrow hopefully from San Sebastian.

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